25+ Healthy Teen-Approved Snack Ideas

by Nancy Reynolds

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If you have teenagers then you know… they’re pretty much always hungry. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have a few healthy snacks on hand when they’re in the mood to start munchin’.

From easy wrap sandwiches to delectable chocolatey snacks, I rounded up a bunch of mostly healthy snacks that will satisfy your teen’s tastebuds and give them a nutritional boost! I’ve made most of these for my own kids (or slight variations of) and they were a hit so I hope you find a few here your teen might like. Check out these 25+ healthy teen-approved snack ideas!

25+ Healthy Teen-Approved Snack Ideas


Santa Fe Turkey Wrap 

Your teen might find these tasty turkey wraps hard to resist. Made with classic healthy ingredients like turkey, avocado, tomatoes and lettuce, they also have a yummy kick to them with roasted corn and jalapeno cream cheese. Perfect for an after-school snack or to pack in their lunch. 

Get the recipe at Better Homes & Gardens HERE


Healthy Granola Bars (7 Flavors!)

Packed with flavor and plenty of healthy ingredients, these power-packed granola bars are great for a pre-practice snack, after-school snack or even breakfast. And, the cool part is you can switch them up with different ingredients so your kids never get tired of them. 

Get the recipe at Sweet Peas and Saffron HERE


Broccoli Cheese Cups

These easy broccoli cheese cups come together in minutes and they only require a handful of ingredients you probably already have on hand including broccoli, cheese, Ritz crackers, an egg, and a little seasoning. 

Get the recipe at The Lazy Dish HERE


Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

These easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars are super simple to make – one bowl, no mixer needed! They make a great addition to your teen’s school lunch or they can grab one on the go when they’re dashing out the door in the morning. 

Get the recipe at OMG Chocolate Desserts HERE


3- Ingredient Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Just three ingredients (bananas, chocolate and peanut butter) are needed to make this delicious, healthy snack! They’re always a hit with my kids! And, they’re so easy your teen can whip these up themselves!

Get the recipe at Not Enough Cinnamon HERE


Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread or Crackers

Eight ingredients transform into a delish chicken salad that’s great to pile high on croissants, bakery bread or even pack in your teen’s lunch with a handful of crackers. Make it easy by using rotisserie chicken.

Get the recipe at Spend with Pennies HERE


Tasty Flavor-Filled Egg Muffins (7 Different Variations!)

Eggs aren’t just for breakfast. These deliciously tasty and healthy egg muffins make the perfect snack to pop in your teen’s lunch or for a quick after-school or after-practice snack. They’re freezer and fridge-friendly so you can make a big batch for the week and they can be reheated easily!

Get the recipe at Sweet Peas and Saffron HERE


Irresistible Ham & Cheese Sliders

These savory ham & cheese sliders are baked and best served warm out of the oven, but my kids eat them ALL the time cold and they’re still delish! Ham and Swiss cheese are nestled in soft Hawaiin rolls and brushed with a butter Dijon, onion, and poppy seed topping (with a touch of Worcestershire Sauce) – your teen will be begging for more, I promise!

Find the recipe at Averie Cooks HERE


Ranch Roasted Crispy Chickpeas

This recipe has a few more ingredients so it might take a little time to make them, but they’re well worth it. Plus, they’re filled with fiber and protein to keep your teen feeling full. 

Get the recipe at Heart Healthy Greek HERE


Everything Bagel Seasoning Stuffed Celery (47K shares on Pinterest!)

This might just become one of your teen’s new favorite snacks! (My daughter loves it!) Just three ingredients, but you won’t believe how much flavor this easy snack packs into each bite!

Get the recipe at Whole Lotta Yum HERE


Healthy Chocolate Muffins

These Healthy Chocolate Muffins might just set a new standard for future chocolate muffin recipes! They’re 100% whole wheat, low fat, naturally sweetened, and considering they’re packed with healthy ingredients, they don’t taste all that healthy at all! In fact, they’re so rich and brownie-like, your teen might think they’re a dessert.

Find the recipe at Well Plated HERE


Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips

Move over potato chips – there’s a new snack in town! These low-fat, low-calorie zucchini chips made with bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper can only be described with one word: YUMMY! 

Get the recipe at SkinnyMs HERE


Mini Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla

This mini quesadilla recipe makes snackin’ fun AND healthy! Stuffed with healthy hummus and avocado, they’re not only delicious, they’re a breeze to make. 

Get the recipe at Cookin Canuk HERE


Easy Feta Dip

Honestly, this dip is a STAPLE in my house! With sliced baguette bread and tons of (healthy) ingredients and flavor, you might be surprised to see how fast your teen devours this easy-to-make dip! I promise… this one is truly a crowd pleaser!

Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything HERE


Keto Peanut Butter Balls

These no-bake peanut butter protein balls are healthy, easy to make, low carb, and keto-friendly, and they make a perfect on-the-go snack or dessert. 

Get the recipe at Crispy Food Idea HERE


Better Than Chipotle Guacamole

I’m not sure about your kids, but mine are suckers for a great big bowl of homemade guacamole. This recipe only takes 5 minutes of prep time so when your kids are staaaarvvvvinnng, they won’t have to wait long until they can dive in with a big bowl of taco chips. 

Get the recipe at Three Olives Branch HERE


Apple Cookie Bites

The awesome thing about this easy snack idea is that your teen can customize the sliced apples any way they like! Start with peanut butter and add ingredients like chocolate chips, nuts, coconut or anything else they like! (I’ve even seen them with different kinds of sprinkles… fun!)

Find the recipe at Rachel Schultz HERE


Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites

These Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa bites are perfect for an after-school snack or even those midnight snack cravings our teens have. They’re packed with nutrition and with only seven ingredients, they’re easy to make.

Get the recipe at A Healthy Slice of Life HERE


BLT Wraps

Does your teen love certain flavor combinations? Chances are you can wrap it up in a sandwich! Ham, turkey, roast beef, cheese, bacon, lettuce, veggies and even amazing Southwestern flavors – the sky is the limit when it comes to tortilla wrap sandwiches!

Get the recipe at Center Cut Cook HERE


Banana Walnut Bread (Better Than Starbucks!)

This better than Starbucks banana walnut bread is better because it’s fresher, chunkier, and it’s got a thick layer of tangy cream cheese frosting. Touché Starbucks!

Get the recipe at The View from Great Island HERE


Ranch Chicken Mason Jar Salad

Mason jar salads are all the rage. But what makes them especially great is that they’re perfect to pack in a lunchbox or to grab out of the fridge when you’re craving a snack. This ranch chicken salad is made with homemade ranch dressing, baked chicken breast, shredded cheese and lots of veggies. It’s low-carb and gluten-free, making them a perfect healthy snack!

Get the recipe at Sweet Peas and Saffron HERE


No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Delicious, healthy and easy to make, these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are made with simple ingredients like peanut butter, oats, honey and chocolate. Perfect for a sweet snack or a healthy dessert. Gluten-free, too!

Get the recipe at Hannah Magee RD HERE


Chocolate Covered Almonds

Now your teen can get their chocolate fix the healthy way! Plus, they’re so easy to make – you can whip up a batch in a jiffy!

Get the recipe at The Honor System HERE


Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

This delicious snack only takes 10 minutes to make! Perfect for an after-school snack or even a midnight snack because we all know teens are notorious for raiding the pantry late at night. 

Get the recipe at Three Olives Branch HERE


Dark Chocolate & Trail Mix Energy Bites

Melted dark chocolate topped with your favorite trail mix makes a delicious and healthy snack your teen won’t be able to pass up. Plus, they look so darn tempting!

Get the recipe at Simply Taralyn  HERE


Fruit & Veggie Grazing Board

It turns out the average teenager doesn’t get anywhere near the recommended daily allowance of fruit and vegetables. So… as a mom, I do my best to make fruit and veggies tempting for my kids by pulling together fun “grazing boards.” Just pile on your favorite seasonal fruit and cut up veggies along with a great dip (Ranch Dip is always a hit) and let them hang out and nibble. You’ll be surprised how much they’ll eat when you make it available and present it right! 

Idea compliments of Hoosier Homemade


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