101 Healthy SNACK IDEAS for Kids, Work, School, or On the Go


When you’re strapped for time, it’s always good to have a handy list of healthy snack ideas for kids, work, school or on the go.

Whether you need to bake healthy snacks for a party, your active toddler, or your hungry teenager, someones hungry and looking for a quick bite to eat.

I snack and I snack often.

If I wasn’t concentrating on healthy snacks over junk food, I’d probably weigh fifty more pounds than what I do, and so would my kids.

In essence, try to stick to this list of healthy snack ideas, encompassing healthy snack ideas for kids, work, school, on the go, parties, weight loss, late at night, adults, athletes, and healthy foods that taste good.

By sticking to this list, you will keep your calorie count down and can more easily maintain your weight.

In today’s society, snacking contributes close to 1/3 of a persons daily energy intake, with most snacks coming in the form of processed, unhealthy food.

Satiety, the sensation or feeling of fullness after eating, is a crucial factor in suppressing overeating, which can lead to weight gain and obesity.

Eating snacks throughout the day has the potential to promote satiety and suppress overeating at the succeeding meal. 

Numerous studies conclude that foods high in protein, fiber, and whole grains enhance satiety when eaten as snacks.

Additional tips for snacking smarter include:

  • Stick to whole grains that can provide long term energy
  • Combine healthy fats with larger amounts of something – like peanut butter and apple slices  
  • Eat nuts that are healthy and can make you feel full
  • Mindfully snack
  • Bring it with you so you don’t splurge on the treat

As part of your weekly meal plan use the following healthy snack ideas list as part of your heathy eating routine.

Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for the all-encompassing healthy snack idea PDF!!

Without further ado, here is my list of:

101 Healthy SNACK IDEAS for Kids, Work, School, or On the Go


Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

You want the best for your kids, especially in what they are putting in their body on a daily basis.

If you are looking for a list of healthy school snacks for your kid’s lunch box meals, look no further.

I’ve got you covered with 10 healthy snack ideas your kids will enjoy.

1. Greek Yogurt

2. Blueberries

3. Cottage Cheese

4. Oranges

5. Carrots with Hummus

6. Applesauce

7. Banana

8. Whole Milk

9. Raisins

10. Pears


Healthy Snack Ideas for Work

Work is one of hardest places to eat healthy.

You are constantly being bombarded with fast food offers, cakes and cookies in the breakroom, and candy all over the place.

Be vigilant in your eating habits at work and try to a healthier diet, especially in what you are snacking on.

If you are looking for some no fridge, healthy snack ideas for work, check out the four below.

11. Walnuts

12. Dried Fruit

13. Grapes

14. Larabars

If you need some healthy snack ideas for your work meeting, or work party, try these out.

15. Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites

16. Veggie Tray

17. Caprese Salad

18. Fruit Platter

19. Guacamole

20. Fresh Salsa


Healthy Snack Ideas for School

Back in college, I would always be on the lookout for an interesting, low calorie, highly nutritious snack.

It would never cease to amaze me by how much sugar and sodium was being consumed by those around me from sodas, to ding dongs, to mountains of chips

Buck the trend and try these 10 healthy snack ideas for school and make that mid-day lecture just a little more exciting.  Just don’t let your neighbor eat all your veggie straws!!

21. Beet Chips

27. Organic Roasted Seaweed

28. Veggie Straws

29. Strawberries

30. V8


Healthy Snack Ideas for On the Go

Going on vacation, going places for work, or just taking the night off and going out on the town could wreak habit on the diet you’ve been working so hard to maintain.

Instead of settling for that quick, processed snack you see on the deli shelf, try one of these healthy snack ideas for on the go.

These grab and go snack options will make it easy to maintain your diet without having to settle for the worst thing on the menu.

31. Trail Mix

32. Granola Bars

33. Protein Bar

34. Jerky

35. Clif Bars

36. Sunflower Seeds

37. Gluten Free Fig Bar

38. Plantain Chips

39. Kind Cinnamon Oat Bars

40. Clementines


Healthy Snack Ideas for a Party

You will often find some of the worst things to eat for your body at a friend’s birthday, Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, or Fourth of July party.

There will be chips, cake, candy, cookies, loaded meatballs, cocktail sausages, and everything bad under the sun.

Be a little different and bring one of these easy to make & delicious, healthy snack ideas for a party.

41. Melon Prosciutto Skewers

42. Veggies and Yogurt Dip

43. Stuffed Olives

44. Cauliflower Au Gratin

45. Pistachios

46. Homemade Granola

47. Honey Garlic Cauliflower Bites

48. Greek Feta Dip

49. Chicken Skewers

50. Watermelon Balls


Healthy Snack Ideas for Weight Loss

We all need snacks throughout the day, and you especially need them for weight loss. 

Keep your metabolism and satiety high with 6 high carb, low protein, snacks and meals throughout the day.

By snacking on the healthy foods for weight loss below, it’s much easier to maintain my weight and lose pounds if I need to.

51. Hard Boiled Eggs

52. Avocado

53. Almonds

54. Oatmeal

55. Sweet Potato

56. Apple

57. Protein Smoothie

58. Tuna

59. Pumpkin Seeds

60. Rice Cakes


Healthy Snack Ideas for Late at Night

Snacking before bed can be one of the biggest struggles for many people.

This is the time of day where your diet can be made or destroyed.

Concentrate on these low-cal options.

61. Popcorn

62. Edamame

63. Rebel Ice Cream

64. Cheerios

65. Hot Chocolate (Dark Chocolate)

66. Honey

67. Turkey

68. Pecans

69. Veggie Muffins

70. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie


Healthy Snack Ideas for Adults

As adults, we (hopefully) tend to have a more advanced palette than our children.

Try some of the below healthy snack ideas for adults, fit for the more progressive taste buds.

71. Baked Kale Chips

72. Cold Pressed Juice

73. Spring Rolls

74. Banana Chips

75. Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

76. Lettuce Wraps

77. Bell Peppers

And if you just never decided to grow up, you can always stick with the 3 below!  

78. Cheese

79. Celery with Peanut Butter

80. Caesar Salad


Healthy Snack Ideas for Athletes

Athletes burn tons of calories throughout the day.

They need to constantly refuel and replenish what’s lost.

Grab some of these healthy snacks for athletes and replace some much needed energy and electrolytes you’ve lost from your competition.

81. Wheaties

82. Chocolate Milk

83. Pizza

84. Tortillas

85. String Cheese

86. Pedialyte

87. Chicken Breast

88. Quinoa

89. Protein Powder

90. Whole Wheat Toast


Healthy Snack Ideas that Taste Good

Last, but not least, are some of my best tasting healthy snack ideas.

If you need something slightly more indulgent than some of the other snacks on the list, try these below.

Anything that has chocolate, jam, butter, or fries in the name always tastes better right? Just don’t overdo it!!

91. Dark Chocolate

92. Beef Sticks

93. Fig Jam

94. Banana Bread

95. Avocado Fries

96. Peaches

97. Crackers and Almond Butter

98. Energy Balls

99. Honey Butter

100. Kiwi

101. Sea Salt Truffles – 1 for dessert!


You’ve made it to the end! Here is my List of 101 Healthy Snack Ideas (PDF).

If you want some other food ideas, check out my List of 20 Foods to Eat on the Ketogenic Diet (2020).


Summary: 101 Healthy SNACK IDEAS for Kids, Work, School, or On the Go

Healthy snacks are hard to come by in a society that pushes sugar and salt down our throats. Make a stand and decide that you are going to start making healthy snack choices throughout your day. We all snack, we just need make sure it’s not coming at the expense of our health and waistline.

Did I leave anything off the healthy snack ideas list? Let me know in the comments!!

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