Running out of choices for school snacks? We’ve got you covered

It’s pretty much the parenting dream to have kids who can make their own lunches, can we agree? You can be one step closer to lunchbox independence when you stock your pantry with high-quality snacks that come in individual servings. Order some of the best snacks on Amazon from our curated list that includes high-protein snacks, nut-free snacks, granola bars, and fruity options to set yourself up for a successful school year. Read on for our top choices.

Nature's Bakery Chocolate Oat Bars
Nature's Bakery

Nature's Bakery Baked-Ins

$6 for a box of 6 BUY NOW

You'll love these organic soft-baked bars made with wholesome whole grains, real fruits and veggies in every bite. They come in Chocolate Oat and Banana Chocolate Chip flavors and you'll definitely want to grab some for hiking and school snacks.

Whisps snacks


$19 for a pack of 12 BUY NOW

Getting kids to eat more protein is a never-ending parental quest. We love adding Whisps to kid lunches as they satisfy those crunchy cravings while providing some brain food that kids need. Whisps are gluten-free, keto-friendly cheese crisps that are a good source of protein and made with one ingredient: 100% cheese. Swap out the chips and go for Whisps instead. 

solely fruit leather

SOLELY Fruit Jerky

$19 for a pack of 12 BUY NOW

Jerky just got fruity with Solely Fruit Jerky! Made from whole organic fruit, picked at its peak and then crafted into deliciously portable strips this jerky has no sugars, no preservatives and no concentrates. Just the 1, 2 or 3 whole ingredients in delicious flavors like Mango, Pineapple and Banana. We love them for lunchboxes or to bring along when you need an extra burst of flavor, like on a family hike. 

Little Bites

Entenmann's Little Bites Mini Muffins

$15 for 2 packs of 5 BUY NOW

You'll definitely win the luchbox game when you send these tasty mini muffins to school. We love blueberry and chocolate chip, and there's even a rainbow sprinkle party cake flavor when you really want to celebrate them.


Stryve Beef Sticks

$23 for a 4 pack BUY NOW

Get the kids through a busy day with the extra boost of protein from these meat sticks. They have not nitrates or preservatives so you can feel good about sending them to school with your kids.


Popchips Variety Pack

$19 for 12-count BUY NOW

Kids love the barbecue, sea salt, and sour cream & onion flavors that come in this Popchips variety pack and parents will love this better-for-you chip option. They now come in Fiery Buffalo and Fully Loaded if your little one has a more expansive palate.


UNREAL Vegan Treats

$40 for six bags BUY NOW

Looking for a special after-school treat? Something to tell your kids, "great job!" for a hard week of school? UNREAL offers simple, organic, non-GMO treats with up to 51% less sugar than leading brands. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups deliver that classic flavor combo kids will be begging to trade for at the lunch table. For something a little different, Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars and Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems deliver big taste and texture with simple, sustainable ingredients.

KIND bars mini
KIND Snacks

KIND Minis

$27 for a pack of 32 BUY NOW

KIND Minis pack massive taste into 100 calories or less, with choices like Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew and Peanut Butter. Kids will love adding them to their lunchbox rotation and you can feel good that they are getting some good nutrition in at snack time. 

Belgian Boys

Belgian Boys Stroopwaffel


Belgian Boys make delicious non-GMO European sweets and you're going to want to stock up on them for school lunches. Kids will especially love the chocolate chip mini cookies that come in the too-cute mustache shape and the stroopwafel duo packs, perfect for grab and go.

Baby Bellies snacks
Baby Bellies

Baby Bellies Softcorn Baby Snack

$8 for a a pack of 7 BUY NOW

For tiny snackers, these organic corn puffs are sprinkled with banana and easily melt in the mouth. The subtle flavor is perfect for developing palates but the puffs are tasty enough that toddlers will like them too.

Milton's Craft Bakers

Milton's Craft Bakers: Gluten Free Baked Crackers

$30 for a 3-pack BUY NOW

We love these crackers as an addition to a lunch with cheese and lunch meat for some DIY cracker sandwiches. The variety pack means that everyone will be pleased with the options available.

brave and good kind bars

BRAVE GOOD KIND Tender Chicken Bites

$22 for a 3 pack BUY NOW

Up your protein game this year with these in your backpack. Perfect for a day at the beach or a hiking adventure, these jerky bites are the savory treat your crew needs. Hot Honey is our favorite with its sweet kick. Tender Chicken Bars also come in Teriyaki and Original flavors. 


Utz Chips & Pretzels

$36 for 60 1 oz. bags BUY NOW

Whether your crew loves popcorn, cheese curls, or the controversial salt n' vinegar potato chips, this variety pack has you covered. The only hard part will be choosing what flavor is going in today's lunchbox.

Bobo's Oat Bars

Bobo's Oat Bites

$28 for a pack of 15 BUY NOW

Bobo's is the favorite in the world of whole grain snacks and you're going to want to order some this school year. With single-serve products that make lunch-making easy, you have tons of options to choose from like the brand new strawberry and apple stuff'd oat bites for a fruity snack that keeps you full.



$24 for a pack of 8 BUY NOW

These definitely fall into the "treat" category but since they are low-sugar, you can feel good about giving them to your kids. Free of artificial sweeteners, they come in at around 92% less sugar that traditional candies but you won't notice a difference in the flavor. The cola gummies are definitely a favorite.

SkinnyDipped Snack Packs

SkinnyDipped Snack Packs

$28 for a pack of 25 BUY NOW

The perfect size to fit into any lunch box, SkinnyDipped snack packs will be your go-to treat! Available in a variety of flavors such as Cocoa Almond, Lemon Bliss, Peanut Butter Almond, Super Dark + Sea Salt, and more, all of SkinnyDipped's coated nuts are all made with way less sugar and real, non-GMO ingredients (including no artificial colors/flavors and no sugar alternatives). They are also made with ethically sourced chocolate and are gluten-free and Kosher.

Just the Cheese
Just the Cheese

Just the Cheese Crisps

$24 for a pack of 12 BUY NOW

These crunchy little snacks come in bar and bite-sized and are the perfect alternative to those mounds of cheese crackers full of ingredients you can't pronounce. Because these babies are very straightforward: they are literally just baked cheese! Super low carb and high protein, all you KETO moms might just be snagging these for yourself. 

Clif Z Bar


$20 for a pack of 18 BUY NOW

Our tots adore Zbars (and we do, too), which is why we think you should order some up for school lunches. They aren't full of a ton of junk and they are the perfect mini size for mini appetites. 

Nature's Bakery

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

$24 for 24 twin packs BUY NOW

These popular vegan snacks are made in a nut-free facility, with no GMOs or high frutcose corn syrup and come in yummy flavors like Apple Cinnamon, Strawberry, Blueberry and Raspberry.

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