Healthy Snacks Your High-Schooler Will Appreciate During Their Busy Days

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

Choosing a snack for high schoolers 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 teen!

  1. Partake Foods cookies - Yes, these are healthy cookies. No, your highschooler won’t know they are “healthy”. ‘Nuff said.

  2. ZeeZee’s roasted chickpeas - These crunchy nuggets of joy are packed with protein and make a great savory afternoon snack. You can get creative and use them on top of veggies, salads, soups, and more to squeeze in even more nutrition!

  3. Bob’s Red Mill bars - These clean-label bars have fun flavors such as PBJ, PB honey, PB chocolate - basically, all the PB! They have some healthy fats, carbs for energy, and protein for fuel - and make a well-rounded snack or even a quick breakfast on the go.

  4. Nemi Holisticks nopales sticks - These fun, crunchy sticks are made from cactus (nopales) - a savory superfood snack! You can even use them to dip things like tuna salad, cashew cheese dip, or guac.

  5. Love Corn - These are like better-for-you corn nuts: they are made from non-GMO corn nuts and have a satisfyingly fun crunch! The bags are perfect size to keep in your highschoolers backpack.

  6. PaleoValley meat sticks - Highschoolers need LOTS of protein for all that growth they are doing these days! These great meat sticks are made from hormone-free grass-fed beef, and are even made with a fermentation technique meaning they pack gut-friendly probiotics. Make these a part of their afternoon routine to ensure they are getting adequate protein in their diet!

  7. Artisana Organics nut butter pouches - Healthy fats are still very important for brain development in the teenage years. These fun-size pouches come in amazing flavors such as hazelnut cacao (think: better-for-you Nutella), macadamia coconut butter, and cashew butter. They are amazing on apples or bananas, crackers, oatmeal, you name it - or our favorite way: straight outta the pouch!

  8. Whoa Dough - WHOA - this actually tastes like cookie dough! But, it’s made with a secret ingredient - chickpeas. Dang, they are so good - your teenagers are going to love it! Our fave flavor is PB Chocolate but they are all amazing.

  9. Symmetree Bar - These bars have plant-based protein and are also packed with healthy brain-boosting fats and micronutrients - the nuts are stone-ground which preserves the nutrients in the bars. The flavors are dessert-like as well!

  10. Nuun Hydration tabs - This isn’t a snack, per se - but hydration is SO IMPORTANT - especially for active highschoolers! More than 4 out of 5 people are dehydrated, which can have detrimental effects on everything from focus and concentration, to mood, to longer term effects like kidney and other cellular disease. So keep those kiddos HYDRATED! These great-tasting electrolyte tablets promote hydration and will likely encourage them to want to drink more water.

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Have any other high schooler friendly faves? We want to hear about it! Please shoot us a note at so we can check it out! 😃

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