School Snack & Meal Ideas

The first few weeks of homeschooling can be quite overwhelming, especially if you have never homeschooled before! Why not take control over another aspect of your life that you are familiar with, such as snacks and meals!

I don’t know about you, but trying to find things in the fridge or pantry to whip up during an already busy day is not something I enjoy. I find it helpful when I have things somewhat planned out.

Also, I don’t know about you, but when my kids ask me for snacks ALL DAY LONG, it makes me want to lose my mind. Instead of having your kids constantly bombarding you, think about providing designated snack and meal times. For example, we have a morning snack at 10:00 AM, we eat lunch around 12:00 PM, and we have an afternoon snack at 2:00 PM. Of course, you can be flexible, but I find having a set time to eat really helps!

Before you even begin homeschooling, why not create a list of easy snack and meal ideas to refer to and make your life a little easier? Wait, I have already done that for you!

Snack Ideas


  • apples
  • bananas
  • clementines
  • strawberries
  • blueberries

…whatever fruit your kids like!

Dry Snacks

  • Pretzels
  • Cheddar Bunnies (or Goldfish)
  • Granola Bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Chex Mix
  • Dry Cereals
  • Yogurt Raisins
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Veggie Sticks
  • Popcorn

Refrigerated Snacks

  • String Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Carrots
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Applesauce (my kids actually love the GoGo Squeeze pouches which do not have to be refrigerated)


  • Veggies and Ranch
  • Veggies and Hummus
  • Pretzels and Hummus
  • Apple Slices and Peanut Butter
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Chips and Salsa

By the way, our lunch container is a Bentgo. You can find it here.

Meal Ideas

Check out some of these back to school lunch ideas in the videos below:

Do you have any other snack or meal ideas? Leave them in the comments below!

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