As moms, we are always looking for more nutritious snacks ideas to feed our little ones. As the school season starts up again, we’ve come up with a list of five of our favorite delicious healthy snack swaps for kids to serve after school or tuck into lunchboxes! From ditching the sugary sodas and additive-laden sports drinks to choosing whole fruit snacks and minimally processed granola bars… it’s easier to make the switch than you might think!
ZEGO Just Fruit and Fruit + Chia Bars
Tired of your kiddos gravitating towards sugary, packaged fruit snacks? Pack nutritious, allergen-friendly ZEGO Just Fruit and Fruit + Chia Bars into their lunchbox or backpack instead! Made from real whole food ingredients, with no added flavorings, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives, the fruit bars are made from all 100% west coast fruit grown in the US. For parents of children with allergies, they will love that the bars are vegan, gluten free, peanut and tree nut free, soy-free, non-GMO, and Certified B Corporation®. Scan any bar’s QR code with your phone or tablet… see allergen & gluten test results for that bar’s batch. All ZEGO Snacks are made in a dedicated Allergy Friendly facility meaning none of the top 14 allergens are processed there. A portion of every ZEGO purchase goes to improve nutrition for low income children.
Delicious flavors include: Fruit + Chia Flavors = Raspberry, Blueberry, and Strawberry. Just Fruit Flavors = Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Cherry, & Pear.
ZEGO Organic Seed+Fruit Mix-Ins
Mix-Ins are both chewy and crunchy and add flavor, texture and nutrition to just about anything… as a snack or put them on top of yogurt, salad, oatmeal or cereal. The Mix-Ins Guidebook is filled with ideas and recipes for delicious treats like oatmeal bake, granola brittle and protein balls! ZEGO Organic Seed+Fruit Mix-Ins are raw, paleo, vegan, grain-free, peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free, kosher and made in a facility free of the top 14 allergens (including peanut, tree nuts, soy, egg, gluten, milk, sesame and corn). Mix-Ins are shelf stable and tend to disappear quickly into hungry hands! Available in two mouth-watering flavors, Cranberry and Apple Cinnamon.
Slammers Super Food Snacks
We love these organic pouches that are absolutely perfect for lunches and after school sports, Slammers Super Food Snacks were created to be delicious & instant organic fuel for active kids. Packed with superfoods, two of the flavors (Watermelon Kiwi Burst and Pomegranate Grape Crush) contain 7 grams of protein for growing bodies. In addition to these two flavors, Slammers Super Food Snacks offers 3 additional tasty varieties, EPIC (mangoes, bananas, oranges, carrots, Greek yogurt & real vanilla), AWESOME (bananas, blueberries, strawberries, beets, acai, & amaranth) and CHILL’N (bananas, blueberries, butternut squash, Greek yogurt & yumberry). Slammers Snacks can be purchased nationwide at Target, Safeway, Kroger, Costco and Walmart.
KRā Sports Drinks
Started by parents of athletes who demanded a better sports drink option, KRā Sports Drinks are the ONLY organic sports drinks made with just 5 REAL ingredients (water, organic juices, organic cane sugar, natural flavors & sea salt). KRā Sports Drinks contain nothing artificial; no chemical dyes, flavorings, sweeteners, or ingredients you can’t pronounce – no junk! A perfect pick for after school sports, KRā Sports Drinks provide everything athletes need, such as electrolytes for hydration and carbs for fuel, and have up to 70% less added sugar than traditional sports drinks. Plus, to give back to their local community, they have created a giveback program called KRā for Play. The goal is to keep all kids in the game by supporting sports programming for disadvantaged youth.
JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars
Seeking a dessert or snack option that your whole family will love? JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars are family-friendly, better-for-you snacks that are minimally processed, contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, are Non-GMO Project Verified, and contain 6 grams of sugar or lower. No junk, and they taste good! The four flavors include Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, 100% REAL Strawberries and Cinnamon Roll. JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars are available nationally on Amazon and in select grocery stores around the country.