Snack Ideas for the Coming School Year

In just a few weeks, parents, kids, and teachers will be prepping for the next school year. The first thing on the shopping list are school supplies. After that, you have to figure out how to keep your kids or yourself fueled throughout the school day. School lunches aren’t always enough, and many kids and teachers need some snacks to keep them going. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Fruits and veggiesstudents having lunch in dining hall

Most kids and adults do not eat the recommended number of fruits and vegetables each day. And yet, fruits and veggies are filled with nutrients that can fuel you throughout the day. Incorporating some of these into your snacks can help you stay energized and healthy.

Plus, with so many options to choose from, there is bound to be at least one fruit or vegetable you can eat. You don’t even have to eat it on its own. Fruit salad, smoothies, apple sauce, and veggie dips are all unique ways to incorporate fruits and veggies into your diet.


Dairy is a great source of calcium, an essential nutrient that can protect our hearts and bones. And you don’t have to chug a glass of milk to get it. Yogurt and cheese are both great sources of dairy and calcium.

Whole grains

If you’re looking for something filling, whole grains are the way to go. Whole grains are better than your standard white bread because they provide plenty of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Thankfully, many snacks come in whole grains, including popcorn, crackers, granola bars, pita breads, and even pretzels.

Pretzels can be a great snack to fuel you throughout the school day. Look through our selection here at Uncle Henry’s to get your pretzel snacks before the school year begins!