Team Snack Ideas
Simple Fan Favorites for Athletes of All Ages
Whether you’re in charge of managing snack duty or it’s your week to bring the fuel, why not bring something the whole team will show some spirit about? Check out these team snack ideas to keep the team charged.
Homemade Trail Mix or Snack Mix
There are a million recipes out there to create a mix that’s tasty, healthy, and fun! Toss in some surprises like a seasonal candy or Bugles (remember how much you loved those?) Skip the nuts to ensure everyone can enjoy the snack. Pack the mix in individual paper snack bags – you can even personalize these with a “GO Team!” message or name – get creative!
Another route with endless options to please a crowd. Try that latest zucchini bread recipe or grandma’s famous banana bread (skip the nuts to create a group treat), or maybe try a seasonal muffin – pumpkin, anyone?
From classic chocolate chip to blondies, cookie bars make it easy to cook one batch and call it done! Get festive by adding team color-only M&Ms on top!
Nut/Seed Butter Banana “Sushi” Rolls
A twist on snack favorites – try this banana “sushi” recipe. Add crazy, crunchy toppings like crushed freeze dried strawberries, cereals, or mini chocolate chips – mmmm!
Team Color Treat
Create a smorgasbord of snack items all in the team color. Your team color is orange? Try clementines, Cheez-Its, and cheddar cheese bites. Oh, it’s purple? Offer up purple grapes, blackberries, and mini blueberry muffins.
Mini Rice and Bean Burritos
Looking for a snack with a protein punch? Mini rice and bean burritos are perfect for a full day of fun and games. Start with this recipe and customize with rice or blended in veggies, as suggested. Pack in parchment paper and foil.
Parmesan Ranch Popcorn
Fruit Salad Bags
Amp up the classic clementine with fruit salad bags. Make a big batch of chopped apples, grapes, kiwis, pears, plums – you name it. Toss with splash of orange juice to prevent the fruit browning and dole out small plastic bags of fruit favorites.
Nut/Seed Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love the always-popular nut/seed butter and jelly sandwich? Get festive by cutting the sandwiches into fun shapes – go sports themed or seasonal! (Allergy alert - check with the coach and parents first and label clearly.)
Hummus Cups and Giant Veggie Bowl
Individual hummus cups make it easy to get in a protein-packed snack! Chop up carrots, celery, zucchini, and cucumbers to toss into a big bowl. Tasty healthy snacking made easy!
Chicken Fingers and Fries
This fan fave crosses into dinner territory for later games. Drive through your local hot spot or heat up a big frozen bag of each before the game. Package in individual paper cups or bags for easy grabbing.