5 Healthy School Snacks For Your Student to Enjoy

Looking for a snack to send with your children to school? Try these healthy alternatives to the greasy, processed snacks!

Fruity Nut and Honey Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seed kernels
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions

  • Soak dried cherries in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain
  • Put cherries and vanilla into food processor; pulse until paste forms
  • Add 1½ cups Honey Nut Cheerios and pulse until crushed and mixed in
  • Combine cherry mixture, pumpkin seeds, almond butter, and remaining Cheerios into bowl and mix well
  • Form into balls and store in airtight container in fridge

 

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Ingredients

  • 4 apples cored and sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar, if needed

Directions

  • Slice apples and coat with cinnamon and sugar
  • Spray baking sheet and line apples flat on pan
  • Bake for 2-3 hours at 200 degrees until dry and soft

 

Cheese Crackers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Coarse salt for topping

Instructions

  • Put cheese, butter, and flour into food processor and pulse into crumbs
  • Slowly add milk until doughy
  • Divide dough in half and shape into round discs
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 30 minutes
  • Roll out one disc of dough on a lightly floured surface
  • Cut into squares
  • Sprinkle with salt
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes

 


Strawberry Kiwi Gummies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, frozen, unsweetened
  • 2 medium kiwis
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 2 packages (1 oz) gelatin, dry powder, unsweetened

Directions

  • Peel and slice kiwis, allow strawberries to thaw
  • Put kiwis and strawberries into bowl with 6 tbsp sugar
  • Mash fruit with fork, then strain through cheesecloth; keep juice
  • Add juice and remaining sugar to small saucepan; slowly whisk in gelatin
  • Heat mixture over medium-low for 2-3 minutes, whisking until gelatin and sugar dissolve
  • Pour mixture into candy molds or 8-inch square baking pan
  • Chill until completely gelled (about 1 hour)

 

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • Rinse and dry sweet potatoes and cut them as thinly as possible
  • Toss slices in olive oil
  • Bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees—flip halfway through
  • Salt and let rest for about 10 minutes