Whether it's after school, before bedtime, or midnight, someone's bound to be raiding the fridge or the pantry for a snack. When that someone is a teenager or college student, that ups the ante for making sure those foods are healthy. Otherwise, in their rush to get to their smartphones, a sporting event, a study group, or an outing with friends, they’re going to reach for a bag of chips or a sugary soda rather than hitting the fruit bowl or the veggie drawer to satisfy their hunger pangs.
Finding snacks that provide nutrition, taste great, and fit into busy schedules is challenging. Right now, my kids are still in elementary school. It's a worthy cause, though. When you've instilled healthy habits throughout your children's lives, it increases the chance that they'll take those habits with them when they go off on their own. Below, we’ve listed our top eight healthy snacks for older kids and grown kids alike that will not only satisfy their hunger but also fuel them with important nutrients.