Back-To-School Snack Ideas Packed With Protein

Back-To-School Snack Ideas Packed With Protein

If your kids are anything like mine, they live for snacks. I honestly think my kids like snacks more than full meals! That means I want snack time to pack a punch. A punch of protein that will sustain them through their schoolwork and beyond. Browse these delicious back-to-school snack ideas that are packed with protein and you will be sure to find a winner for Monday through Friday snack time.

I bet you’ll even find some options for yourself … after all, moms need snacks too!

Back To School Snack Ideas Packed With Protein

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie — I’ll be making double of this, some for me, some for the kids!

Hard-boiled Eggs — Slice ’em, dice ’em, or eat them whole. Let your kids choose a sprinkle of salt or paprika for extra flavor.

Nutella and Banana Sushi — Sub another nut butter for a boost of protein.

String Cheese — Everyone’s favorite!

Larabars — Clean eating has never tasted so good! What is your favorite flavor?

Trail Mix — Make your own or buy a pre-made combo. Trader Joe’s has some of our favorite blends.

Hummus and Carrot Sticks — Start your kids on hummus early and they’ll love it for life!

Yogurt — My kids adore the honey vanilla flavor from Greek Gods.

No Bake Bars — Homemade granola bars seem time intensive, but they’re delicious and can be kept in the freezer for quick, healthy snackin’.

Beef Jerky — Try one of these brands.

Quesadillas — Fast to fix, yummy to eat!

Energy Bites — This basic recipe can be modified for quite a few different flavors.

Tuna or Chicken Salad and Crackers — Kids love to dip and rather than something sweet, give them a fabulous protein dip with a tuna or chicken salad mix!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches — A classic favorite!

Overnight Oats — Follow this basic recipe and then add your favorite mix ins!

Homemade Gummies — Quality gelatin makes these all sorts of awesome for a healthy snack.

CLIF Zbars — My niece and nephew gobble these up like dessert! Thankfully, they’re packed with protein!

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (


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