A list of twenty easy, healthy portable snack ideas for kids!
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.
My oldest is in first grade and for the first time ever has to pack TWO snacks a day, in addition to his lunch.
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.
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?
Needless to say, when my friends at RXBar announced two brand new flavors in their kids line, this Mama jumped for joy!
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.
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:
- 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
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!