20 Healthy Snacks for Teenagers Quickly

1. Chopped Fruit and Veggies – Celery, cucumbers, baby carrots, peppers are just some veggies that are great to chop and go. Bananas, apples, grapes, berries and citrus are great fruit options since they come in their own built in portable wrapper.

2. Yogurt Cups – Yogurt is a really convenient and filling snack with protein.  Either get individual cups to go or buy a large container and send your teen off with a reusable container. You can even add your own toppings. My favorite combo is banana slices, walnuts and mini dark chocolate chips.
3. Cheese Squares or Cheese Sticks – We love extra sharp cheddar here and keep in on hand. Pair with whole grain crackers for an extra filling punch.
4.  Sandwich Rollups – Wrap up your teen’s favorite lunch meat, cheeses and veggies. Press the wrap together tightly, and slice into bite sided nibbles for easy eating.
5. Nuts – We go through our phases around here, but nuts are always a go-to snack on our radar. I like that you can bag them up and take them anywhere anytime.
6. Trail Mix – Making your own trail mix is actually kind of fun. You get to hand pick the healthy add ins. I’m thinking healthy cereals, granola, nuts, dried fruits and maybe a little dark chocolate. Let your teen pick out what they would like in it for added fun.
7. Granola Bars –  Make a batch of your own for an even healthier option.
8. Pretzels – These are highly portable and don’t have all that fat that you’ll find it chips.
9. Freezer Pops – Make your own healthy pops at home using juices, fruits and you can even squeeze in some neutral veggies. My favorites are spinach and cucumber.
10. Boiled Eggs –  This is one of our favorite tasty snacks that fit out busy lifestyle. Keep them on hand for a really portable snack option.
11. Dried Fruits – Keeping dried fruits on hand is awesome, great way to have a snack on hand that won’t go bad. One of our favorites around here are mini boxes raisins.
12. Veggies with Hummus or Guacamole – Serve up a filling and healthful dip and serve fresh chopped veggies with it.  These options are great for a protein or veggie based dip that tastes great.
13. Crackers with Nut Butter  – Top whole grain crackers with your choice of nut butters for a quick fill me up. Make them into mini sandwiches to keep it mess free.
14. Applesauce – I’ve been eating applesauce since I was a girl and my son loves it too. It’s an easy to grab snack in individual serving cups or your own reusable container.
15. Waffle or Pancake Rollup – Warm a whole grain waffle or pancake (don’t toast), spread your favorite nut butter and or jelly and even banana slices, roll it like a wrap. Slice into bites. Use nut butter to seal the edges.
16. Baked Tortilla Chips – Pair with veggie packed fresh salsa for an added flair.
17. Mini Bagels – Top with protein based spread like peanut butter or any nut butter of choice for a portable treat.
18. Popcorn – Popcorn is an easy to serve treat that kids will love. Make your own to keep it extra healthy if can. Add mix-ins like a trail mix or add flavors to spruce it up from time to time.
19. Kid friendly protein Smoothies & Shakes –  Pick up a reusable cup or shaker that can be used on-the-go.
20. Real Juice – Send your teen off with some 100% real fruit juice to thirst quench and sneak nutrition in. Consider grabbing some delicious Noble Juice next time you’re at Publix.

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