The Best Back-To-School Snack Trends

The Best Back-To-School Snack Trends

Curious about the latest snack trends in the food industry? Look no further. The Food Channel (http://www.foodchannel.com) recently released its top ten snack trends. The trends are supposed to help inspire those making lunches for school or work. Make sure to check out the Recipe4Living recipes that fit with each fun trend too!

1. Different Chips and Dips – Instead of typical potato chips and dips like French onion and salsa, try new varieties that are healthier and a little warmer.

Mmm Hummus
Wonton Chips
Roasted Garlic Hummus

2. Smaller, With More Value – Snacks filled with protein are becoming very popular. Think mini-burgers and chicken wraps.

Chipotle Sliders

Asparagus Wrap
Cream Cheese Wraps

3. Healthy Drinks – Soft drinks and energy drinks are out! Teas, lemonades and other fruity drinks are way in. Try fun smoothie mixtures that are packed with fruit.

Kiwi Smoothie
Lemonade Punch
Chai Tea

4. Tons of Nuts – Mix some of your favorite nuts, like cashes or walnuts, with other bold flavors, like fruits, chocolate or vanilla. Snack on some granola too.

Walnut Crispies
Southwestern Cashews
Pecan Crisps

5. Fresh Fruit – We think this will always be a favorite snack. There are so many fruits out there, it’s impossible not find one you’ll love.   

Fresh Fruit Ambrosia
Fresh Fruit Salad
Fresh Fruit with Ginger Dip

6. Bars – You pretty much find any type of granola bar nowadays. Options include dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, organic, soy-free, cholesterol-free, trans-fat-free, and casein-free varieties.
   
Granola Bars
Oat Granola Bars
Fat-Free Honey Granola Bars

7. Sweet and Salty – You don’t have to choose one over the other anymore. Just combine these two flavors for ultimate snack satisfaction!

Sweet and Salty Puffs

Salted Caramel Apple Crumble
Pickles and Peanuts

8. Yogurt – Healthy yogurts, like those from Greece and Iceland, have really hit the mainstream because of their health value. This is one of the most nutritious snacks out there!

Greek Yogurt Dessert with Honey and Strawberries
Yogurt Parfait
Yogurt Biscuits

9. Bold Flavors – Not everyone is a fan of this trend. But if you can handle some major hot and spicy flavors, this is the one for you.

Spicy Popcorn on the Grill
Spicy Cheese Muffins
Spicy Pumpkin Fudge

10. The Past is Back – All those uber-popular desserts of the ‘70s are back, including Twinkies, Ding Dongs and lots of others. They’re not that healthy, but they’re still delicious.

No-Bake Ding Dong Cake
Cherry Snack Cake
Oreo Balls

Read the full article of the top 10 snack trends on The Food Channel here!

Check out more Back to School Snack Recipes here!

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