10 of the Best Snacks for School
Lunchboxes, playgrounds, and classrooms call for sweet and salty treats packed with love. Check out our favorite snacks for school.
For Healthy Snacks: Blue Ribbon Healthy Bars Variety Pack
Who says healthy food has to be boring? This box of 30 snacks features all sorts of granola bars and nuts to keep your kid full of energy all day long, with flavors they’ll love like chocolate chip, apple and peanut butter. Doritos are not “good for you” and have never pretended to be. Here find the best off-brand Doritos that are as good as the original.
For a Sweet Treat: Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie Treats are a schoolyard essential, and you can save yourself some precious time and energy by buying them in bulk rather than making them at home. This pack of 16 bars is also incredibly budget-friendly, so you can spend more dough on field trips, toys and clothes.
For a Serving of Fruit: GoGo Squeeze Applesauce
This is a snack so tasty, kids won’t even know they’re getting a serving of fruit. The 20-pouch pack comes with three flavors—apple, apple banana and apple strawberry—so even your pickiest eater gets something they like. And you’ll like the gluten-, nut-, dairy-free ingredients sans added colors and flavors.
For Something Salty: Goldfish Crackers Variety Pack
Goldfish are a classroom staple for a reason: They’re always tasty, free of artificial flavors and preservatives, and of course, they’re fun to eat. This classic mix of 30 bags features everyone’s favorite original crackers, along with fun colorful Goldfish and pretzel fishies, too.
For Preschoolers: Nabisco Fun Shapes Cookie and Cracker Mix
Everyone knows that the best snacks for school are those that come in adorable shapes, like Teddy Bears and Barnum’s Animal Crackers. With these 20 bags, your little one can snack on treats that remind them of home even when they’re in their first classroom or at a new daycare.
For Fans of Organic Snacks: MySuperCookies
You’ll never have to feel guilty about giving your kids cookies thanks to MySuperCookies. Yummy flavors like blueberry vanilla, chocolate and honey keep kids coming back for more, with whole grain, organic, nut-free ingredients so you’re happy, too. Coconut oil and chia seeds make them the healthy snacks you never knew your kids needed.
For a Fruity Craving: Welch’s Fruit Snacks
In the world of snack popularity, fruit snacks rule the school. Luckily, your child will almost never run out once you purchase this 80-bag pack of Welch’s fruit snacks. Complete with vitamins C, A and E, and made with real fruit, these are some chewy treats you won’t mind snacking on, either.
For Peanut Butter Lovers: Ritz Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches
Does the perfect snack that’s both delicious and filling actually exist? We think so. These classic Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwiches are a lunchbox favorite for their crispy crackers, smooth peanut butter, and generous serving size. And with eight packs in a box for only a few bucks, we’d recommend stocking up.
For a Good Variety: Blue Ribbon Ultimate Sampler
We know how it goes—each one of your children has diverse tastes and preferences, never budging or compromising for the sake of your sanity. Choose snacks that will keep each taste bud happy with this 45-pack sampler set, full of popcorn, pretzels, cheesy treats and more.
For a Special Treat: Fruit Snacks Variety Pack
Okay, so we know Fruit Gushers and Fruit By the Food aren’t exactly the healthiest snacks on the list. But every now and then, this sampler pack makes a fun, super-sweet treat for your kids—and you’ll win mom of the year if the Fruit Roll-Ups temporarily tattoo their tongues.