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17 Smart Snacks For Back-to-School Days

Aug 21 2014 - 6:27am

It's a guarantee that the minute kids get home from school, they'll make a beeline to the pantry or fridge. Snack time, both in school and afterwards, is one of the most important parts of their day, so they should be munching on kid-friendly food that's good for them. Avoid sugar rushes (and crashes) by opting for some of these healthy snack options that are great on the go or at home.

Freeze-Dried Fuji Apples

These light and airy treats from Trader Joe's [1] ($3) are 100 percent apple with an added bit of vitamin C for freshness. They are low in sodium, naturally sweet, and supersnackable.

18 Rabbits Granola Bar

18 Rabbits Jr. Granola Bars [2] ($14/16 bars) for kids combine sweet and tangy fruit with protein and vitamin-rich seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, and chia. The bars come in a variety of flavors, so your little ones can take their pick!

Annie's Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies

Annie's Cheddar Bunnies [3] ($4) are salty snacks made with real cheese and no artificial flavors that are sure to fill grumbling tummies.

Wacky Apple Applesauce

Many applesauce brands add unnecessary artificial sweeteners to their already-sweet sauce, but Wacky Apple [4] ($3/4 single-serving cups) keeps it natural and organic.

EnviroKidz Crispy Rice Bars

For a crispy treat that's organic, whole-grain, and low in sodium and fat, go for EnviroKidz Crispy Rice Bars [5] ($25 per box). They come in a variety of flavors, from peanut butter chocolate to berry blast.

Popcorn, Indiana All Natural Kettlecorn

Whole-grain, all-natural kettlecorn from Popcorn, Indiana [6] ($4) is a sweet and salty snack option that the little ones will gladly chow down on after a long day at school.

Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Cakes

Lundberg Rice Cakes [7] ($4) are made of organic whole-grain brown rice and seasoned with just a sprinkle of sea salt. They are great stand-alone snacks, but youngsters are sure to gobble them up even faster when topped with peanut butter or Nutella.

Organic Valley String Cheese

Organic Valley's low moisture, part-skim mozzarella Stringles String Cheese [8] ($6) is a great way for little ones to get their snack fix while also getting a healthy dose of calcium.

Ruby Rocket's Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Pops

Instead of containing mostly sugar and water like most popsicles, Ruby Rocket's pops [9] ($6 per box) are made of fruit and veggies like strawberries, carrots, bananas, and apples — so their sweetness is completely natural, not added artificially.

Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed Snack

TJ's salty Roasted Seaweed Snacks [10] ($1) are great for a light bite or to pair with something a little more substantial.

Happy Child Super Nutrition Shake

Happy Child Super Nutrition Shakes [11] ($4) help balance out your tot's diet by providing protein, fiber, and 21 vitamins and minerals.

CLIF Kid Zfruit

Make fruit fun with Clif Kid ZFruit ropes [12] ($14 per box). These Twizzler-like snacks are made with organic fruit, and are easy to pack on the run.

Dang Toasted Coconut Chips

Your search for a healthy chip substitute for your kids is over! Dang Toasted Coconut Chips [13] ($9) are sweet, salty, and dang delicious.

Earth Balance P.B. Popps

Earth Balance P.B. Popps [14] ($5) are popcorn bites loaded with protein-rich peanut butter and hearty oats.

Ocean Spray Craisins

Most variations of craisins [15] ($6) and raisins make for a satisfying and easy postschool snack. If the kids are feeling extrahungry, mix the tangy treat with granola or oatmeal for a heartier meal.

Annie's Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks

Annie's vegan, organic, and gluten-free bunny fruit snacks [16] ($5) are made with real fruit juice and packed with a solid dose of vitamin C.

Stonyfield YoKids Yogurt Squeeze

Perfect for busy parents and kids on the go, Stonyfield's YoKids squeezable yogurt [17] ($2) is fortified with vitamin D and made without the use of pesticides, GMOs, artificial hormones, and antibiotics.


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