10 Deliciously Healthy Snacks Your Pre-Teen Will Want In Their Backpack


Since it’s back to school season, we’re celebrating with our #Cool4SchoolSnackin series for our wonderful parents out there!


Choosing a snack for pre-teens that are healthy, convenient, and that they actually want to EAT can be a real struggle, amiright?! 😩


Fear not, we’ve got you! These 10 healthy snacks are sure to please even the pickiest pre-teen!

  1. nudfud cacao covered bananas - Many candy bars on the market have 30G or more sugar (!!), and have other highly-processed ingredients and preservatives😲. Not exactly what you want to put in your kid’s body! But when the chocolate sweet tooth strikes, try these gems which are made with literally two ingredients: organic dried bananas, organic cacao. By the way, cacao is an antioxidant-packed superfood! But don’t worry, your kid won’t know it’s healthy. ;)

  2. Rule Breaker blondies and brownies - OK you’re not going to believe us when we tell you these are made with CHICKPEAS!!! Seriously though, with flavors like chocolate chunk and birthday cake, your kiddo will think you’re treating them, when really you’re sneaking in some plant-based, protein-packed goodness!

  3. Fruit Bliss mini plums - You might be thinking: PLUMS?! But yes - trust us! These little delights are made from gently dehydrated and then re-hydrated organic fruit that are packed with goodness, and seriously taste like candy. Try it and thank us later!

  4. Paradise Snax dippers - These allergy-friendly plant-based snacks are so much fun (think: healthy dunk-a-roos from your childhood!), school-safe, and are packed with protein as well! With icing flavors such as caramel sea salt, chocolate, and strawberry - your hardest decision will be which one to try first.

  5. Golden Girl Granola - This high-quality granola is a perfect grab-and-go breakfast when you’re short on time (ideally pair with some yogurt to get that protein in). It’s also super yummy - there will be no arguments over this one!

  6. Organic Food Bar - This filling bar is made with simple organic ingredients, and sneaks in some superfoods as well. It’s got a great blend of protein, carbs, and fats, so if you need a meal replacement in a pinch, this is it.

  7. Midi Bites - These refrigerated plant-based protein bites with flavors such as chocolate brownie and oatmeal chocolate chip cookie are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters! You’ll probably have to fight your kiddo for them. ;)

  8. Ancient Provisions grain-free CheezISH crackers - These are what Cheez-it’s should aspire to be when they grow up. They are grain-free, cheesy (yet vegan), and have the PERFECT amount of crunch! This savory snack is made with green banana, which also means it’s got some prebiotic fiber, which is great for gut health!

  9. Joolie’s Dates - These delicious dates are organic, juicy, and sweet - and make a perfect vessel for nut butter, soft cheese, pumpkin, nuts, or anything else you can think of! Check out their IG page for tons of yummy inspo.

  10. Fifth Season freeze-dried fruit - It’s like space ice cream, but way better for you! They are great option when you don’t have fresh fruit on-hand, so toss it in that lunch box.

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Have any other preteen-friendly faves? We want to hear about it! Please shoot us a note at hello@cleanfitbox.com so we can check it out! 😃



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