The Ultimate Healthy Back To School Snacks with something for literally everyone and ALL healthy! Muffins, no bake bars, brownies and pancakes, all these recipes are wholesome and with flourless, gluten free, paleo, sugar free, dairy free and low carb options- Many are freezer friendly too!
Kids these days.
Just kidding, there is a kid in all of us so let’s not start that schpeel.
The kids in us these days….are spoilt with choice.
When I was in primary and high school, good tasting ‘healthy’ snacks were VERY rare to come by. Healthy choices would have been limited to granola bars, fresh fruit and salad sandwiches. On the other hand, we were ‘blessed’ with some nutritionally void goodies- Dunk-a-roos, faux cheese snack packs, and those muffins which were well….predominantly chocolate chips.
I still remember this one friend I had who loved my ‘healthy’ brown bag snacks. They would love trading the ‘golden options’ (rice crispy treats, packaged muffins and faux-nola bars, which were pretty much 99% sugar) with my wholesome ones. Every day for 2 school years straight (before they moved…sad face) we would trade. I remember then thinking what a sucker, trading off his good snacks for my sub-par ones.
…He’s probably competing in Rio right now.
I’m totally claiming any potential medals he gets.
These days, there are a plethora of snacks- From brownies, muffins, loaves, freezer friendly pancakes, protein bars, granola bars….the list is endless. A bonus? Many of these can be relatively healthy too.However, what if you could make your own snacks which are easy, delicious and give the store bought versions a run for their money?
Today, I’ll be sharing a collection of the BEST back to school/lunch box/food prep/work snacks to keep you energized and to keep your taste buds dancing.
Seriously, there are options here for ALL…even those who enjoy thawed out protein pancakes.
For those with dietary restrictions, there are TONS of options here too- Paleo, vegan, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, refined sugar free, low carb, allergen friendly- YOU ARE COVERED!
Okay, let’s go. Pack a snack while you scroll down!
3 Ingredient “Nutella” Fudge
Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins
4 Ingredient Flourless Protein Brownies
Chocolate Fudge Bites
No Bake Carrot Cake Protein Bars
Blueberry Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins
No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies
Pumpkin Gingerbread Protein Pancakes
No Bake Sweet and Salty Trail Mix Bars
Sugar Free Caramelized Nuts
Greek Yogurt Banana Bread
3 Ingredient Rice Crispy Cups
Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
No Bake Banana Bread Bites
Strawberry Banana Oat Bars
No Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies
Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Banana Bread
Flourless Fudge Brownies
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I havent made snacks in a longgg time..this is a great roundup to get me inspired. now where do i beginnnnn?
You’ve got time to go through them all! Enjoy! 🙂
I wish my Mom packed me these snacks when I was a kid! She used to go for the unhealthy little debbie cakes lol
hahahaha not going to lie…those are pretty delicious! 😀
What a great collection of snacks! I remember seeing most of these, but it’s great having them in one place.
I have to admit that I almost snorted coffee out of my nose when I saw the line about your childhood friend probably competing in Rio. Love it! I think back to the stuff that showed up in my lunchbox, and it scares me that I ever ate that stuff. I mean, I still eat sweets (lot of sweets!), but I just eat homemade versions now instead of the storebought stuff that’s been sitting on the shelf for 3.6 years.
I’m serious! He probably is, had I been watching the Aussies at all. Randomly, my friend is in Matilda the Musical lol!
Good roundup! I’m wracking my brain trying to remember what I snacked on as a kid and I’m coming up blank haha. Does that mean my mom never gave me snacks?!?! I do actually remember eating a lot of those lance cracker packs with the PB in between bright orange crackers.
Okay, those crackers have a special place in my heart- I ate 4 of them when I first reached American soils…the airport!
I want one of each right now! Yum! I often have protein balls in my freezer for a quick snack. I like Kind bars or oatmega bars. I really need to take time to make some of these things to freeze and have on hand. I’m sure it would be cheaper than buying all the bars!
Please do, they freeze really well! 🙂 Enjoy, Marsha!
What a yummy round up. These all look
Thanks! They are all delicious recipes!
So this post is making me hungry! I wish more families made their own snacks at home. I’m a teacher and it’s seriously disturbing to see what some kids eat. Like hot Cheeto’s for breakfast, WHAT, nothing surprises me anymore…..
Oh wow- HOT CHEETO’s for breakfast? Not going to lie, that kind of sounds a little bit delicious! 🙂
Please can we have some recipes for Aussie food. I can’t make most of your recipes because we don’t have the right protein powder here.
Hi Pauline, I actually made many of these recipes in Australia 🙂 The protein powder is available here, just need to find a sports store/supplement store. Feel free to email if you’d need some store suggestions or online resources 🙂
Such a great round-up! All of these snacks look really good!
🙂 Thanks so much, Joanne!
And now I’m officially hungry. Alright fine, I was already hungry. Now even more so.
15th breakfast. xx