100+ Healthy Snacks For Teens Who Are Always Hungry

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Got a teenager who is constantly hungry? Check out this mega list of healthy snacks for teens (and tweens) for ideas they’ll love.

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“I’m basically always hungry.” That’s what my 15 year old said to me the other night as he stood in front of the open refrigerator searching for something to eat–approximately 10 minutes after he last ate something.

The teen (and tween) appetite surge is real. 

And it can be crazy! Like eating-a-yogurt-and-banana-immediately-after-two-platefuls-of-dinner crazy.

With one teen in the house (and a tween whose appetite is growing too), I’m always looking for things to buy and make so we have plenty of healthy options.

For ideas, I cast my net out to the always-helpful Real Mom Nutrition Facebook community. I got so many good suggestions, I decided to share them in one giant list, along with my own favorites too (plus recipes!).

So if you’re looking for healthy snacks for teens, I hope this list will help. You can also get a free printable of this list by tapping the button below.

Print it out, ask your teen go through it and mark what sounds good, then take it to the store so you can stock up!


100 Healthy Snacks For Teens Who Are Always Hungry

Protein-Rich Snacks

  • Eggs: Hard-boiled, deviled, scrambled
  • Veggie burger or nuggets
  • Jerky (beef or turkey)
  • Meatballs (frozen or homemade)
  • Tofu (baked or air-fried)
  • Shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken, or grilled chicken
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Nuts (pistachios, almonds, cashews)
  • Edamame
  • Energy balls/bites

Peanut Butter Balls

  • Tuna or chicken salad
  • Sunflower seeds or sunflower seed butter
  • Quiche
  • Protein-rich bars or shake
  • Refried beans
  • Bean dip

Chocolate Tofu Pudding


  • Cheese stick or cubes
  • Milk (dairy or non-dairy, plain or flavored
  • Yogurt w/ fruit + granola
  • Yogurt smoothies or kefir
  • Cottage cheese
  • Pudding

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  • Applesauce
  • Fruit bowl w/ easily grab-able fruit
  • Banana w/ peanut butter or Nutella
  • Apples w/ peanut butter
  • Pre-cut melon
  • Grapes
  • Individual fruit cups
  • “Banana split” with yogurt + granola or nuts
  • Sliced cucumbers + carrots
  • Celery sticks stuffed with cream cheese or peanut butter
  • Carrots + peppers w/ hummus
  • Broccoli + cauliflower florets w/ dip
  • Smoothies w/ fruit + spinach
  • Olives

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Grain Snacks

  • Whole grain toast 
  • Whole grain crackers 
  • Popcorn
  • Quick oats w/ favorite toppings
  • Whole wheat pasta w/ sauce or pesto
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Homemade muffins & quick bread

Avocado Toast

  • Mini bagels
  • Muesli
  • Tortillas
  • Potatoes (baked, mashed, etc.)
  • Pretzels, hard or soft
  • Sweet potato, baked or fries
  • Granola
  • Tortilla chips
  • Trail mix w/ dried fruit, nuts, seeds, cereal
  • Pancakes

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Packaged & Frozen Foods

  • Frozen samosas or pierogi
  • Frozen fish fillets
  • Frozen potstickers
  • Frozen peas or corn w/ butter
  • Frozen waffles
  • Homemade or packaged frozen burritos
  • Frozen pasta (ravioli, tortellini)

Breakfast Sandwich


  • Quesadillas
  • Breakfast sandwich on bagel or English muffin
  • Charcuterie plate w/ cheese, meat slices, crackers + fruit
  • Tortilla wrap w/ turkey, hummus, cheese & veggies
  • Pizzas on English muffin, Naan, or french bread w/ favorite toppings
  • Mac-n-cheese, boxed or homemade
  • Slider buns w/ BBQ pulled pork or chicken
  • Pita + hummus
  • Rice cakes w/ nut or seed butter
  • Nachos w/ beans, cheese & veggies
  • Toast w/ baked beans & cheese
  • Pita wraps w/ leftover meat, lettuce & Tzatziki sauce
  • Tacos (breakfast-style or regular)
  • Taquitos, homemade or store-bought
  • Canned soup or ramen
  • Rolled cold cuts w/ cheese & fruit
  • Tortilla rolled w/ peanut butter & banana slices
  • Sushi/California rolls
  • Pasta salad
  • Whole grain toast w/ avocado & everything bagel seasoning

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  • Overnight oats w/ milk, nut butter & chocolate chips or fruit
  • PBJ or Sunbutter & jelly
  • Mini meatloaves (baked in muffin tin)
  • Grilled cheese sandwich & fruit
  • Rice bowls w/ prepped veggies
  • Toast w/ eggs
  • Chips and guacamole or salsa


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