10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids

What would a mother do without those truly incredible containers you pack those lunches, snacks and drinks in throughout the year? You know, those drip-proof, spill-proof, durable, tight lidded ones which can seem impossible to find, but actually do exist!

I’m thrilled about these 10 on-the-go summer snacks. I try to make a bunch of snack recipes (some which are easy to freeze) to make sure I’ve got tons of choices ready to go all summer long. When you have a few favorites ready to go it makes summer time snacking that much easier, and healthier.

Check out some of my favorite on-the-go snacks and the containers I use to store them.

10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids

Pack some Red Bell Pepper Hummus in the Trio Stainless Steel Food Container along with pretzels and sugar snap peas for dipping.

10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids
U-Konserve nesting trio food containers will keep your Everything Kale Chips from getting squished so you can enjoy these crunchy goodies all day long.

10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids

Innobaby Keepin' Fresh containers are great for toting along your favorite sushi sandwiches. These are a great sandwich for little hands to hold!

10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids

Sure, you can pack a sandwich in these adorable LunchSkins reusable bags, but they're also great for granola balls! They have tons of patterns and sizes of reusable snack and sandwich bags to store all your favorite snacks.

10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids
Use Yummi Pouch Snack Bags in each color to store Dried Cherry Seed Crisps, Wheat Germ Parmesan Crackers, and more!

10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids
Wean Green Glass Lunch Bowls were practically made to hold nutrient-packed Nature Cookies. They are the perfect size and shape to hold just a few for a super healthy treat!

10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids
Everything is better on a stick, and U-Konserve To-Go container will help store any number of these tasty Vegetarian Sandwiches on a Stick.

10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids

Coconut Chia Breakfast Pudding can be stored in a leakproof LunchBots container for breakfast, snack, or even dessert on the go!

10 On-The-Go Summer Snacks for Kids

Pack up all of your on-the-go summer snacks, with Zucchini Muffins for dessert, in one of these beautiful lunch bags from SoYoung, and add a sweat-free ice pack for those extra hot summer days!

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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72 comments

  • Amy

    I use itzy ritzy bags for the kids snacks--love them

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  • Ann

    Wean Green and Glasslock containers . . . And washable bags like itzy ritzy.

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  • Eliza

    I love the Wean Green containers. I also just bought some Bee Wrap, which I haven't actually tried but looks amazing.

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  • Suzanne

    love the planet box lunch boxes and homemade fabric snack bags

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  • Liza

    itzy ritzy and planetbox!!!!

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  • Kim Hoffman

    love these new, leakproof silicone containers from To-Go Ware!
    http://to-goware.mybigcommerce.com/stow-go-2-cup-silicone-container-green/

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  • Anne

    Wean Green and Snack Bags are great. thanks.

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  • Kim

    Reusable snack bags rock!

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  • Debbie

    I love lunch bots, planet box, and snack taxi brands. Thanks!

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  • Jennifer Sansone

    You already know them, but I do use lunchbots and planet box.

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  • Donna

    The itzy ritzy bags for snacks!

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  • Jennifer W.

    I love anything by Oxo.

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  • Leah

    Lunchbots!

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  • Jennifer

    UConserve and Blue Avocado have worked well for us so far!

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  • Julie

    Thermos stainless steel funtainers - for drinks (straw cups) and food - have never let me down!

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  • Mandy

    I'm new to using containers for school. We have reuseable bags for snacks but would LOVE new containers for our little preK'er ❤️

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  • Marit Ayers

    Hands down the BEST reusable plastic lunch containers are made by Bernardin. In addition to being leakproof, little hands can manipulate them! The plastic lid screws on and off and fits snugly on the bottom of the container. They are marketed as freezer jars, so you can fill with yogurt and freeze to ensure the food is nicely chilled by lunchtime.

    I can only find them on a Canadian website so the shipping to US is a bit pricey. http://www.bernardin.ca/pages/product_page/47.php?pid=49

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  • Lisa Ruvolo

    OXO

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  • Cheryl

    I love, love, love the LunchSkins. The patterns are all so cool! The Lunchbots containers look really useful too.

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  • Daksha

    lunchpal stackable containers are the closest thing I've found to the containers I used to use as a child in India. They are awesome!

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  • Theresa

    We use Planet Box but I'm also looking for another in days I'm too tired to wash dishes. :)

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  • Marilyn

    I have heard of the squeasy snacker - a slicone reusable food pouch. you can find them on amazon. Looks like a great idea - pricey, that is why I haven't bought any.

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  • Audrey

    Love these !

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  • Amy Tong

    What an awesome giveaway. I love the Trio Stainless Steel Food Container as they are similar to bento boxes that I grew up with. Love that I can pack varieties of food items in each section. :)

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  • Laura Pajor

    We are about to send our oldest to kindergarten and would love the perfect containers to help him stay well fed!

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  • Liz

    Thermos Funtainers; however, the straw cups are starting to open within the lunchbox. I think we've worn them out!

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  • Lucinda

    zojirushi food jars

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  • Leilei

    Yumbox containers. but I am waiting for Planet Box to go on sale to buy a couple of those.

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  • Vanessa

    I would love these containers! I've been using the Ziplock containers but they have been discontinued.

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  • Diane Richards

    Fabulous giveaway!

    Would love to try these containers. Since my family is not good about remembering to bring containers back home, we use Ziplock or Rubbermade cheapie ones. Usually get them the day after Christmas with the Christmas design at a deep discounted price.

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  • Liwen

    We use thinkbaby containers.

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  • Joy

    i use Ziploc bags.

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  • Jennifer

    We use Planet Box and love it!

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  • Jan

    Contigo water bottles with auto seal work great. Various online and store options.

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  • Crispa

    Ikea storage boxes.

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  • Laurie Halee

    thank you for this wonderful fun site!

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  • Sherry Wolf

    We use LunchBots containers. They fit perfectly in the kids conserve lunch bag. I sometimes send the kids with my zojirushi obento as things are guaranteed to stay hot/cold.

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  • Jen

    Wow, These products look great. I'm going to shop the website now!

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  • Jessica

    All your snacks look great! It's wonderful to keep it fresh and yummy! Yes please :)

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  • Kate Edenborg

    Perfect for summer road trips!

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  • Angela

    I can't believe what a difference the Bentgo Kids lunchbox made in how much my kids ate for lunch. It's now so easy for them to just open one container and see everything in front of them in perfect portions.

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  • Jamie

    We pack fresh fruits and veggies in little zip lock containers.

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  • Erin

    I have had really good luck with the stainless steel lunch containers from Pottery Barn Kids.

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  • Gil

    Using Bento containers.

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  • Monica

    I use the Rubbermaid lunch containers. I'd rather not use plastic but for the price and quality I can't complain.

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  • Millie

    I use pottery barn containers

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  • Nicole

    About to start kindergarten / these would be great!

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  • Dawna

    I like wean glass containers. They are small and clean and fun colors.

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  • WendyM

    We use Bentgo boxes

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  • Hannah S

    Have not found any containers that I love. These look fantastic!

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  • Cinamin

    I look forward to your daily emails! I try to make all my children's snacks and meals:) I love Itzy Ritzy reusable snack bags. They have a couple sizes depending on what I give them. Cute machine washable fabrics and also BPA, lead and PVC free! Thank you:)

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  • Francine

    Love stainless steel containers for healthy lunches

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  • Nikki

    lately, i've been using mason jars for storage! they're food safe, and can handle heat & cold!

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  • Jane

    planet box and bento boxes

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  • Sharon Spence

    My oldest is just starting school next year, so I love this list of ideas to look into for school lunches/snacks. Thanks for sharing, everyone. I wish I had some ideas to share, but not yet.

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  • Nicole Higginbotham

    I like Mason jars too. And I get those white plastic lids to go on top. They don't work well in the freezer in case anyone is wondering. Oops. Thanks for all your great recipes!

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  • Liz S.

    My favorite container to use is a mason jar. So versatile, whether it be for just travel snacks, overnight oatmeal, homemade nut butters, smoothies - the possibilities are truly endless.

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  • Joanne

    We love lunchbots here! Love that they're dishwasher safe! :)

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  • Erin

    I use the Wean glass containers and love them!

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  • Claire S

    I'm still a fan of the ziploc containers, I want a Planetbox but still can't justify the cost!

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  • Seema

    I love stainless steel containers and anything like ziploc or Rubbermaid that's dishwasher friendly.

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  • Rubydog

    After 2 years of packing lunch, the Click Lock Bento Mealtime Set by Munchkin is my favorite. It's not as Eco friendly as other brands, but it's so functional and has held strong through many lunches!!

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  • Kristine

    I just started using mason jars too, love them!

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  • Sonja

    I wrap sandwiches in a fabric napkin with a hair tie.... these look amazing! I think an upgrade is needed!

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  • Emily

    I currently use Rubbermaid lunch blox sandwich kit. I like the versatility and the ice pack :)

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  • An

    I just use a brown bag. Would be great to win one

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  • Debra Roach

    Would love to get something more planet friendly for my son to use!

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  • Sofia Kaouny

    I would love to go get these they look awesome. I am always looking for natural and healthier alternatives for my family

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  • Lisa

    This past year I use snap ware containers.

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  • Christy

    These would be so helpful!

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  • Erika

    Looking for a bento box system for when my son goes to kindergarten in the fall!

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  • Stacey

    Would like to try something new.

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