When our youngest signed up for soccer, the biggest question on her mind was not what color her jersey would be or if all her backyard goal practice would pay off. She wanted to know if she would be getting soccer snacks at half-time and after the game.
It makes sense – on a hot day, is there anything better than sinking your teeth into a cold orange or feeling the satisfying burst of grapes in your mouth as you gather around and listen to your coach during half-time? And what kid doesn’t like the promise of a post-game treat?
It seems like a tradition as old as soccer itself. Most youth leagues will ask parents to sign up for a weekend to be the family in charge of the soccer snacks.
But when you need some fresh ideas, check out the list below for some other ideas of the best soccer snacks to pack in your cooler. So what are good snacks for soccer?
What are good snacks for soccer? 26 Ideas
Fruit and Veggies Soccer Snacks
- Orange slices
- Seedless grapes (you can also freeze them!)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Snap peas
Soccer Snacks with Protein
- String cheese
- Beef jerky
- Yogurt tubes
- Trail mix
- Animal crackers
- Granola bars
- Fruit snacks
- Yogurt-covered raisins
- Pudding cups
Soccer Snacks – Drinks
- Juice boxes
- Orange juice
- Milk or chocolate milk
- Coconut water
An Important Note about Soccer Snacks
Be sure to ask at the beginning of the season if there are any allergies you need to be aware of – nuts, gluten, etc. If you’re team mom, you’ll want to make sure all families understand not to bring anything with that item on their designated day.