Great On-The-Go Kids Snacks
Caroline Del Col
Feeding your kids between meals is a must — growing tummies burn through energy quickly so they need clean eats to keep them moving. These options are easy to prep and pack, so they’re great to have on hand to keep everyone happy. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Once Upon A Farm Dairy-Free Smoothie Pouch
These scrumptious smoothies are made simply from organic fruit, coconut milk and juice, all packaged in BPA-free, 4-ounce pouches for easy on-the-go snacking. Each of the yummy varieties — Strawberry Banana Swirl, Berry Berry Quite Contrary or Coco for Mangoes — are dairy-free blends of cold-pressed fruit, all grown on sustainable farms. A favorite for all of our kids!
2. GoMacro Kids MacroBar
Created just for kids, these miniature MacroBars have some of the cleanest ingredients around as well as a taste that will please even the pickiest eater. Available in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Double Chocolate Brownie, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie and Peanut Butter Cup, they're USDA Organic, vegan and certified gluten-free. And with ingredients like almond butter, puffed brown rice, peanut butter and maple sugar, they're free of artificial flavors, high-fructose corn syrup or other additives. Perfect as protein-filled snack, these bars are a favorite of our kiddos (and we're not ashamed to admit we nibble on them as well).
3. Country Archer Mini Sticks
When your kids are looking for a savory snack, these eats deliver. With 4 grams of protein each, they’re made with 100 percent grass-fed beef and contain no sugar, artificial preservatives or other additives you don’t want or need.
4. LesserEvil Organic Popcorn
Certified organic and purely delicious, this light, airy popcorn is simply made of clean, Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients such as organic extra virgin coconut oil, sea salt and, yes, organic popcorn. It's also fiber-rich and packed with flavor that kids love. Try it in Classic Cheddah, Himalayan Gold, Himalayan Pink, No Cheese Cheesiness and Oh My Ghee.
5. Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Tubes
Made of milk from pasture-raised cows who are never given artificial hormones or antibiotics, these organic yogurt tubes are filled calcium, protein and delicious goodness. (They're also free of artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners that are found in many other kids' yogurts!) Available in low-fat or whole milk as well as a slew of tyke-approved flavors like berry, cherry, strawberry-banana and lemonade, these sippable yogurts always get lots of little thumbs up.
6. Orgain Kids Organic Protein Nutrition Shake
These multi-tasking organic shakes come in flavors your little ones will love (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry) and clean ingredients you can trust. Each ready-to-drink shake has 8 grams of protein (from grassfed milk and whey) plus calcium, vitamin D, zinc and more key nutrients. (It’s also got a dose of produce including spinach and kale that even the finickiest eaters won’t detect!)
7. Applegate Snack Pack
These collections of clean combos of meat, nuts, dried fruit, crackers and cheese is sure to make your kids happy. Each of the delicious options — Chorizo & Cheddar, Genoa Salami & Cheddar, Genoa Salami & Pepper Jack, Pepperoni & Cheddar and Turkey Pepperoni & Cheddar — contain no GMOs ingredients or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, so you can feel confident about choosing them for a healthy mini-meal.
8. Orgain Organic Kids O Bars
Not only are these plant-based bars USDA organic and made from whole grains, but they also contain 7 grams of fiber and they’re free from gluten, GMOs and soy. Our kids love all the yummy flavors: Peanut Butter, Chocolate Brownie and Chocolate Chip.
9. Justin's Nut Butter Squeeze Packs
These portable, perfectly-portioned packs make it easy to snack clean on-the-go. They’re available in 11 (!!) varieties you love from Classic Peanut Butter to Cinnamon Almond Butter to Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. Our kids love to spread them on crackers, apples and rice cakes — or just eat it straight from the pouch for a satisfying dose of protein and healthy fats.
10. LesserEvil Cookies
When your kiddos are clamoring for cookies, these clean, grain-free snacks are as good as it gets. Made with almond flour, egg whites, organic coconut oil and other Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients, they’re soft-baked and smartly-sized for quick, delicious bites. Available in two tasty flavors — Almond Butter Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle — they have the seal of approval among the little cookie lovers in our house.
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