Crazy Easy After School Snack Ideas


Heading back to school can be stressful! With new schedules, new teachers & new routines, we all need a few tricks up our sleeve! We know the right snack can turn any attitude around, and help to make the transition from school to activities a smooth one.

To get back-to-school ready, we stopped by Target and grabbed a few of our favorite easy snacks to hand off to the kiddos when they get a case of the crankies. To make this list, they had to meet 3 requirements:

  1. Wholesome snacks with protein or fiber (bonus points for both!).
  2. Portable– perfect for taking on-the-go
  3. Shelf stable, aka doesn’t need refrigeration. Each of these snacks can be tossed into a bag or backpack and ready whenever.

First up, a new product from a company we love!

Gogo Squeez Yogurt On-The-Go

With real yogurt and fruit, plus 4 grams of protein, it’s a clear winner for snack time. Our kids love the flavors, too. Available in strawberry, blueberry, banana, and berry. Yum!

Next, a delicious way to get your fruits & veggies!

Simply Balanced Freeze Dried Apples Slices & Simply Balanced Salted Edamame

Simply Balanced is a Target brand, and we love it for high-quality wholesome food, like these freeze-dried snacks. Kids find it so fun to eat freeze-dried food, and Target carries plenty of options, like strawberries, mangoes, and peach slices.

Next is a fun snack pack for protein on-the-go.

Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Blend with Banana Chips Snack PackJustin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Snack Pack

Our kids can’t get enough of the chocolate hazelnut butter blend & pretzels. It’s so simple to toss a couple of these in your bag, or buy a bunch for a whole group kiddos or a team.

Last, but not least, a favorite in the snack line-up!

Biena Sea Salt Chickpeas

These tasty little chickpeas are full of protein & fiber, plus they’re gluten free! Try them solo or in trail mix, even with paired with fruit– the salty sweet combo is not to be missed!

We hope you found a couple of new go-to snack options for those busy school days! Grab a couple of easy snacks at Target & be ready for back-to-school season.

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