Healthy snack options for your child’s lunch, on the field or after-school nibbles ... plus cool snack accessories.
1. PB CRAVE PEANUT BUTTER
by Curt’s Peanut Butter Company, pbcrave.com, $17.47 (three pack). Contains no hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors or syrups (including high-fructose corn syrup) and is gluten and cholesterol free. If you’re tired of the plain ole peanut butter, you’ll want to check this out. For instance, the Razzle Dazzle flavor has premium, natural peanut butter flavored with raspberry and white and dark chocolate and a touch of wild honey. Sounds FANTASTIC!
2. REUSABLE SNACK BAGS
by Bumkins, bumkins.com, $4.95. Eco-friendly, machine washable and dishwasher safe. Available in several themes/prints. Because everyone’s trying to do their part in saving the planet, right? The kids will love the fun designs, especially the Batman ones. The zipper closure helps keep the food in, too, without the mess of easy-open plastic bags.
3. GO ORGANICALLY FRUIT SNACKS
goorganicallysnacks.com, $3.99 (eight-pack box). Kids love having a little fruit snack during the day. Offer them these tasty fruit snacks made with real fruit juices and real fruit purees — their ORGANIC and packed with Vitamin C.
4. QUINOA CHIPS
by Simply 7, simply7snack.com, $3.19 each. Tasty, low carb and half the fat of potato chips! You’ll be amazed at how light and fluffy these crunchy chips are. The taste is powerful, too. It’ll be hard to limit yourself! Flavors include cheddar, barbecue, sea salt and sour cream & onion.
berrybreeze.com, $49.95. It seems we all start to keep more and more fruits and veggies in the fridge for the kids to snack on during the summer and school seasons. Keep your produce fresher longer in the fridge with this compact battery-operated oxygen generator. It’s just what you need if the kids don’t devour the produce quickly.
6. MY JUICER
by Ergo Chef, ergochef.com, $44.99. Blend frozen fruit, veggies and more right into a 20-ounce sport bottle. It’s the perfect size for the athlete in the family and it’s great for getting all the nutrients needed from freshly made fruit and veggie shakes. It’s easy to use, too!
7. NOOSA FINEST YOGHURT
by Noosa Yoghurt, noosayoghurt.com, $4.99 four pack. All natural Australian yoghurt that comes in four-ounce snack pack sizes in a variety of flavors. It’s a little different from your typical healthy yogurt snacks and you might have to get used to the taste, but once you do it’s all over! You’ll crave these healthy snacks every chance you get.
8. GOAT MILK YOGURT & FRUIT
by Kabrita, kabritausa.com, $1.79 each. No added sugar or water; no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; good source of protein in three kid-approved flavors. Kids will also love the easy on-the-go pouch that doesn’t require a spoon!
9. COLTON LUNCH BAG
by Pottery Barn Kids, potterybarnkids.com, $29.50. Durable, insulated tote with multiple compartments; customize with a print and your child’s name.
10. ZFRUIT ROPE
by Clif Bar, clifbar.com, $13.99/box of 18. Seven flavors, all natural, organic and gluten free for on-the-go snacking.