Thursday, August 4, 2011

Healthy School Snacks

My niece is starting Preschool this fall and my sister called me asking for a list of ideas for school snacks.  She would like to pack her healthy snacks.  So, I put together a list of healthy snacks, with help from a list sent home from my son's Elementary school a couple of years ago.  This is what I've come up with:

Snack Ideas
  • Apple Slices
  • Plums
  • Pears
  • Bananas
  • Oranges/Orange Slices
  • Fruit Cups
  • Dried Fruit, ex: Raisins, Apricots, Craisins, etc.
  • Carrots
  • Celery Sticks
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Yogurt
  • String Cheese
  • Cheese Cubes
  • Goldfish CrackersCereal
  • Graham Crackers/Teddy Grahams
  • Saltines
  • Animal Crackers
  • Wheat Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Pretzels
  • Jello Cups
  • Trail Mix
  • Nuts
Save money by buying in bulk and sending snacks to school in reusable containers.  For example:  instead of buying fruit cups, buy the large can and divide into your own containers.  You could also make your own trail mix with raisins, goldfish and pretzels or anything else you choose.

1 comment:

  1. I think the Go-Gurt snacks are great. I freeze them and they are thawed out by the time the kids have snack.