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Back to school. It’s that time again! A time of new beginnings, uncertainty, excitement, a whole mix of emotions, but also…stress! Making pre-prepped snacks and meals is a great way to help you manage your time, juggle your responsibilities, and make sure your family is well-fed. I’ve rounded up 10+ back to school snack ideas, from the wonderful world of blogging, that are healthy and delicious!All of these back to school snacks can, and should, be made ahead of time for a quick grab and go snack or meal. Click To Tweet
Some tips to get you started with these meal prep 10+ back to school snack ideas:
- Snack Storage ~ When meal prepping all of our back to school snacks, I like to have them separated into individual servings. This way the kids can easily just grab what they want. For dry snacks, I keep a basket in the pantry filled with all the little individual snacks. You could do the same in the refrigerator or use one of the drawers.
2. Shopping & Meal Planning ~ Meal planning is key to saving yourself time and stress! You can spend one day a month making freezer meals, pre-made lunches, snacks, and prepping meal ingredients. This is one of the best things I do to manage my time and stress.
3. Additional Snack & Meal Prep Ideas ~ Hummus and carrot sticks or pretzels, hard-boiled eggs, Homemade Freezer Waffles, muffins, frozen homemade french toast, breakfast burritos, overnight oats, peanut butter banana rollups, cream cheese chicken and salsa rollups, and homemade greek yogurt!
Whether you’re homeschooling or sending your kiddos to school outside the home, these back to school snack ideas will save you gobs of time, money, and stress. Enjoy!
10+ Back To School Snack Ideas Meal Prep Recipes!
First up: I know it sounds weird, but Anne promises that you can’t taste the lentils! Don’t they look yummy? I cannot wait to try these.
~ Red Lentil Granola Bars ~ [From fannetasticfood.com]
“This vegan red lentil granola bar recipe is packed with protein, fiber, and flavor! These make a satisfying on-the-go snack or breakfast, and you can’t taste the lentils, I promise. They’re vegan, too!”
Who doesn’t love a good dip? By the way, bean dip freezes beautifully. You could even freeze individual servings in small plastic or glass containers!
~ 5 Minute Refried Bean Dip ~ [From thriftyfrugalmom.com]
“This refried bean dip has got to be one of the easiest bean dip recipes ever! It takes just 4 simple ingredients, is ready in 5 minutes, and is absolutely delicious.
Cheese and bacon all wrapped up in a warm fluffy muffin?! Yes, please! These muffins would also freeze well.
~ Cheese and Bacon Mufffins~ [From mamalovestocook.com]
“This cheese and bacon muffins recipe is perfect for kids lunch boxes or picnics, or as on the go savory breakfast muffins.”
I think granola bars are one of the best snacks ever. First of all, they’re not difficult to make. Super convenient to just grab and go, and most homemade versions are much healthier than store-bought.
~ Homemade Healthy Granola Bars ~ [From ottawamommyclub.ca]
“Granola bars are such a great and versatile treat that it is also used for hiking, toppings for cake, toppings for yogurt, camping, and much more.”
It doesn’t get much easier than this!
~ Easy Kid Trail Mix ~ [From cookeatgo.com]
“I love finding quick and easy snacks like this Easy Kid Trail Mix!! The kids loved that it had all their favorites in it and that we could make a large batch at once was a huge time saver for me.”
~ Peanut Butter And Banana Breakfast Oatmeal Bars ~ [From myplantifulcooking.com]
“These healthy peanut butter banana oatmeal bars are one of my go-to recipes that I batch make during the weekends.”
You could serve these fritters up with a ranch or marinara dip. Yummy!
~ Easy & Crispy Zucchini Fritters ~ [From vegrecipesofindia.com]
“These fritters have a nice crispy texture from outside with a soft texture from inside.”
Popcorn is probably one of my family’s favorite snacks. Did you know it’s loaded with fiber? Try this jazzed-up version for your back to school snack stash!
~ Sweet & Salty Popcorn Snack Mix ~ [From therisingspoon.com]
“This has a blend of savory & sweet foods with some protein mixed in so it’s sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings. Fix a batch in minutes for movie nights, birthday parties, camping, road trips, and holiday food gifts!”
Gorgeous! Am I right?!
~ Berry Delicious Breakfast Bars ~ [From lovetheserecipes.com]
“One of my favorite things about this recipe is that you can prep in large batches ahead of time. You store the bars in the freezer so that they are easy to grab on your way out of the door.”
~ Crunchy Granola Snack Bites ~ [From twohealthykitchens.com]
“Our Crunchy Granola Snack Bites are easy no-bakes that freeze beautifully for busy days. They’re crunchy, chewy, and satisfyingly delicious! Perfect for snacking or breakfast on the run!”
~ Pumpkin Spice Granola – Gluten Free ~ [From pinkfortitude.com]
“It’s that time of year, where it’s pumpkin spice everything, and this granola recipe will turn pumpkin spice lovers into complete addicts. Can you keep a secret? It’s healthy for you. Shhhh….. don’t tell!”
~ Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies ~ [From therisingspoon.com]
“Make a batch in less than 30 minutes (kids will love to help with this one) and store the leftovers in your fridge or freezer for a quick breakfast, snack, or dessert.”
One recipe, three loaves! Banana bread does not last long around here. And guess what? It freezes wonderfully!
~ Rich and Moist Three Loaf Banana Bread ~ [From lovetheserecipes.com]
“Personally, I love a thick slice of it with my morning or afternoon coffee. It’s also one of those foods that – while sweet – you don’t have to feel too guilty about indulging in. There’s just something that’s so wholesome about banana bread–it’s an ideal afternoon snack for the kids and great to share with friends and neighbors.”
I hope this round-up of back to school snack meal prep recipes helps you! If you meal prep all of these snacks and meals, you could have a month or two of snacks on hand for all those busy school days.
Thanks so much for reading!
Have a wonderful day and a blessed school year!
Leigh Ann ♥