August 17, 2022

School Snack Ideas

Need some Back to School Snack ideas? Tracy from Shutterbean has you covered!

Dipping into the archives today to glean some School Snack Ideas because my child’s first day of EIGHTH GRADE IS TODAY!  You heard that RIGHT.

EIGHTH GRADE. It goes fast, folks. 

So now that Summer is over, we’re back in the routine and it’s time to remember all of my school lunch ideas cuz we’ve had a few months off from the morning chaos of school lunch making.

Let the games begin! 

Savory or Sweet? How about both! 


Roasted Seaweed Snack Ideas

It’s a great way to get some extra green in your child’s diet. 

Hot & Spicy Saltines 

Because we like spice and crackers in this household!

Masala Kale Chips // shutterbean

Masala Kale Chips

Not your regular kale chips! These are flavor packed! 

Garlic Herb Bread Twists // shutterbean

Garlic Herb Bread Twists

Sometimes a child just needs some carbs, ya know? 

Make a quick batch of Refrigerator Dilly Beans in no time! They're perfect for Bloody Mary's , snacks and salads. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com !

Refrigerator Dilly Beans

I love a kid who loves pickled things. 

Roasted Rosemary Almonds make a great snack or addition to your cheese plate! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Roasted Rosemary Almonds

If there are no allergies in your family/class, these babies can help add some protein into your lunchbox. 

Sour Cream + Onion Popcorn // shutterbean

Sour Cream & Onion Popcorn

Because POPCORN! 

Savory Snack Mix 

I encourage you to make your own snack mix. 
Salami + Cheese Snack // shutterbean


If you trust your child with toothpicks, you can make these!
Cheddar + Pretzel Sticks // shutterbean

Cheddar + Pretzel Sticks 

If you don’t trust your child with toothpicks, pretzel sticks! 

Vegan Ranch Dip



Ever wanted to Make Your Own Homemade Dried Fruit? Tracy from Shutterbean shows you how!

Homemade Dried Fruits

Fruits that are on their way out can be put to good use as dried snacks. 

These Strawberry Roll-Ups make a GREAT addition to school lunches thanks to a quick whirl with the @Vitamix Blender. Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups

Make your own roll-ups and you’ll know exactly what’s in them. 

Granola Bark - Shutterbean

Granola Bark

Like portable granola! 

Say hello to your new favorite dessert- Granola Cookies! They're buttery, crispy & crunchy. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Granola Cookies

Like portable granola meets a cookie. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bars // shutterbean

Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bars

I have forgotten about these energy bars and I will NOT DO THAT AGAIN. 

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

I cannot be trusted with these things cuz they are too dang good. Great for breakfast too! 

5 Simple Strawberry Snacks with California Strawberries. See more on Shutterbean.com!

5 Simple Strawberry Snack Ideas 

Snack on some strawberry things! 
Fruit Skewers + Honey Lime Yogurt Dip // shutterbean

Fruit & Honey Lime Yogurt Dip

My Mom used to make this for us. 

Watermelon + Lime // shutterbean

Watermelon + Lime 

A delicious combo. I do it with apples so they don’t brown! 


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Roll-Ups 

One of my friends used to bring these to school and she always shared them with me. 

When life gives you too many apples, make Instant Pot Applesauce. It's a great addition to your meal prep arsenal. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Instant Pot Applesauce 

Put some in a container and snack it up! 

Turn wonton wrappers into a delicious snack dessert. Check out the recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Crisps on Shutterbean.com!

Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Crisps

Yum yum yum! 

Put your food processor to work and make some Mocha Energy Bites! A perfect afternoon treat. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Mocha Energy Bites

A perfect afternoon snack situation. 

Apples + Cinnamon

Why put plain apples in the lunchbox when you can spice them up with cinnamon? 

Peanut Butter & Banana Roll-ups // shutterbean

Peanut Butter + Banana Roll-Ups 

My child will devour these all in a second. 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls // shutterbean

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls 

Bite-sized for perfect snacking. 

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Tahini Cookies 

A good alternative to nut allergies! 

I hope this gives you enough School Snack Ideas for the moment!

Happy schooling!  I hope you and your kiddo(s) have a great school year. xo

  • Sina

    Thank you, Tracy! Just the inspiration I need – my kids started school a week ago, 4th and 7th grade.

    I actually made a list of school lunchbox ideas with them before school started, similar to the one you made for Cooper a couple of years back in that school lunch ideas post. I put it up on one of our kitchen cabinets so we just have to look up for inspiration. I usually do this every half year to keep up with their current favourites. 🙂 Thank you so much!

    Wishing Cooper a good start of term!

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