Snacks for your knapsack

An in-depth look at the best midday snacks that the world has to offer

Apples and Peanut Butter/Almond Butter

Apples and peanut butter are a great snack to eat at any time of the day.  They’re easy to assemble at home, after school, or even in the lunch room. This filling snack tides you over with a good source of protein and fiber.


Red Peppers and Hummus

Try this yummy and addicting yet healthy snack!  Red pepper slices are a great source of dietary fiber as well as Vitamin A, C and E.  The iron in humus can help boost your energy and its protein can help to balance blood sugar levels. Sabra is one of the most flavorful brands of hummus—just make sure it’s not contaminated!


Mixed Nuts or Trail Mix

Healthy snack connoisseurs go nuts for mixed nuts! The assortment of varying textures, tastes, and tints make for a unique snacking experience. Nuts are a great source of protein and antioxidants, which can help you power through a particularly long day. In addition, trail mix is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. A tantalizing mix of nuts, legumes, raisins, and, of course—the real MVP—M&Ms.

Chocolate Milk

Although chocolate milk doesn’t seem like the most nutritious snack, it’s a great post-workout drink that helps your muscles to recover.  After a tough workout, chocolate milk is healthier to have than any sort of regular milk because the chocolate (or any other flavor) provides more carbohydrates and sugars to help you recover more quickly.


Plain Greek Yogurt with Berries

Plain Greek yogurt with berries is something you can make quickly and take to go at any time of the day.  Plain Greek yogurt is an outstanding source of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12.  Berries offer more flavor and they are an excellent source of fiber and Vitamin C.