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20 Portable Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

    A list of twenty easy, healthy portable snack ideas for kids! 

    asher and jacob soccer

    School has been back in session for about a month here in Michigan and I’m happy to say we are FINALLY getting into the swing of our new routine and schedule.

    Asher and Mom By Soccer Field

    My oldest is in first grade and for the first time ever has to pack TWO snacks a day, in addition to his lunch.

    Asher Jacob New RXBar Kids Flavors

    My youngest is in Pre-K and is now in school all day for the first time ever! And, you guessed it, he also has to pack a snack every day in addition to his lunch.

    Liz Making Muffins

    Between the two of them, that’s two healthy lunches and three healthy snacks that need to be portable and moderately shelf/temperature stable for 8 hours. Talk about pressure! Can you relate?

    Asher Eating RXBar Kids

    Needless to say, when my friends at RXBar announced two brand new flavors in their kids line, this Mama jumped for joy!

    RXBar Kids and Soccer Ball

    Just like the adult bars, each kid bar is Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free contains No Added Sugar- plus they taste amazing! They’re just a little smaller and a little smoother for little ones to be able to enjoy easily.

    RXBar Kids in Car

    Ideal for road trips, a weekend of errands or after school sports events, I always keep a couple bars stashed in my glove compartment, purse and gym bag.

    Hungry for more? Here are 20 of my favorite portable healthy snack ideas for kids, most of which are shelf stable and naturally gluten free:

    What are favorite portable healthy snacks for kids?

    Almond Berry Muffins  
    String Cheese
    Baby Carrots
    Hummus Cups
    Hard Boiled Eggs 
    Seedy Crackers
    Energy Balls
    Freeze-Dried Fruit 
    Nuts (cashews, peanuts, and smoked almonds are our favorite)
    RXBar Nut Butter Pouches 
    Whole Fruit
    Trail Mix 
    Beef Jerky 
    Dried Chickpeas/Edamame
    Homemade Granola Bars
    Green Beans (we love them raw!)
    Dried Fruit
    Ants on a Log

    Ants on a Log Six Ways - Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids
    Ants on a log
    Kids Walking Away with RXBar Kids

    Ok friends, what are YOUR favorite healthy snacks for kids? I’m all ears – this Mama can never have too many snack ideas up her sleeve with these hungry boys!!

    Disclosure: This post is in partnership with RXBAR. Photography by Alejandro Photography. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible! 

    Want more quick and healthy snack ideas?? Head over to my Pinterest board for snacks your whole family will love!


    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. Might I suggest roasted chickpeas? If you bake them in the oven, you can add different flavor combos, like spicy, or cinnamon sugar, or just plain. They are great on the go, and can be as crunchy or soft as you’d like!

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