Snacks for School

Updated on September 09, 2010
K.J. asks from Warrenton, VA
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My daughter is in 2nd grade. She is in wonderful shape. She does Karate and Cheerleading. She has the last lunch of they day so I want to send in a healthy snack for her everyday. She does not like almost any kinds of fruit. So I am having trouble figuring out what to send. I can not be something that needs to be refigerated. Some things I have sent in are applesauce, granola bars, raisens and crackers. Please let me know if you have any other ideas. She does not like banasas,oranges, peaches,or nectarines.

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answers from New York on

Celery/carrot sticks
Cheese sticks/cubes
grapes (some kids like them frozen)
pineapple chucks
whole grain pretzels
dark chocolate covered plums (Plumsweet)
dried apricots
air popped popcorn (put in snack size zipper seal bag)
cereal snack mix (some of her fave cereals in a snack bag)
fresh broccoli/cauliflower with a low-fat dressing dip

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answers from Boston on

send her with a frozen tube of yogurt (like a gogurt or similar) and it should be partially frozen or all the way thawed by the time she has her snack. Our school got a grant last year and again this year where they provide fresh fruit and veggies at snack for the kids daily.

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answers from Washington DC on

I make a snack mix depending what my son is in the mood for. Some items I can include are whole wheat bunny crackers, whole grain goldfish, any healthy grain cereal, walnuts, peanuts, almonds, craisins or any dried fruit, pretzels, sunflower seeds, chocolate or yogurt covered nuts, and a few M & M's as a treat. I try to get protein, as well as good carbs in there and he loves this snack. Also, Kashi makes a good cereal bar you might want to try.

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answers from San Francisco on

You can always freeze a tube of yogurt that she can take with her in the morning. Depending on what time she eats it it will be either half frozen still of all the way thawed out but it will still be fine.

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answers from Norfolk on

Trail mix (either bought or made at home with things like nuts, raisins, choc/yogurt covered raisins,), chex mix (again with added ingredients that she would like)

Have you tried the dried fruit? I know you said she doesn't like bananas, etc, but the dried bananas taste almost like candy. (you can also do them at home)

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answers from Washington DC on

Grapes, blueberries, snow peas, edamame
Cheese cubes
Pita and hummus
Apple slices and peanut butter
Banana bread slices/muffins
I like to check out Laptop Lunches for lunch ideas. There is a photo gallery of lunches and my kids will pick different items for their lunches and snacks. Here's the link:

Good luck.

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answers from Fort Walton Beach on

Fruit roll-ups *finally* came out with a healthy fruit roll-up that is 100% fruit.

Okay, I know this is titled "Toddlers" - but it really does have all kinds of snacks that big kids can eat too :)

Have her try out some apples or pears with a little bit of almond butter.

There is a recipe for fruit salsa and cinnamon chips... she might try it?

Veggies with hummus.

Hope this helps :)

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answers from Kansas City on

A frozen yougurt tube or a string cheese would be okay. What about animal crackers (or carrots/celery/apple slices) and peanut butter? We also do the raisens. Will she do frozen (by snack time-thawed out) grapes? Trail mix (sweet and salty)?

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answers from San Francisco on

does she like salami or cheese - send a few slices of salami and cheese with crackers for making little "cracker sandwiches"

trader joe's fruit/cereal bars (the ones with the funny name "This apple/blueberry/strawberry walks into a bar") - tasty and filling with a glass of water and ingredients list is fairly healthy.

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answers from Philadelphia on

My daughters favorite snack was always peanut butter saltine sandwiches.

She also likes trail mix and nutri-grain bars



answers from Washington DC on

My girls like to eat bagels (with nothing on them!) I just stick them in a ziploc.

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