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Shake the Back-to-School Blahs With These 5 Healthy Snacks

Snacks from every food group to get your kids powered through the school day

 

Whether your kids are heading back into the classroom or learning virtually from home, snack time is always a big deal. We combed the snack aisles to find 5 healthy snacks to help fuel your kids this fallWe chose sensible snack options from the following food groups: vegetables, fruits, grains, protein and dairy.  

1. From The Ground Up: Veggies 

 Starting with thvegetable department. Some tasty low-calorie veggie snack options for your kids are products by From The Ground Up. They’re snacks with a plant-based twist made with real cauliflower and butternut squash. These two flavors come in various ways such as crackers, pretzels, stalks and tortilla chips. These snacks are a bit pricey but totally worth it. 6-packs go for about $24 and 12-packs around $40. These savory snacks are Vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten Free. Most are also Kosher. Don’t let the word “veggie” steer you away from indulging in these crunchy, lightly salted, flavorful snacks. They make for a delicious snack with hummus, salsa and even nut butters! 

 

2. Crispy Green: Crispy Fruit Snack 

 Next up in the fruit group, a tasty and healthy snack option is our very own Crispy GreenCrispy Fruit Snacks. Our fresh Crispy Fruit Snacks come in eight flavor varieties including apple, strawberry, banana, mango, pineapple, pear, cantaloupe, and tangerine. The going price for a 12-pack is around $15 while a variety pack of 16 goes for about $17. Our vegan products contain no added sugar, cholesterol, or preservatives while also being non-GMO and OU Kosher project certified. Not to mention all our fruit snacks are free of tree nuts, peanuts, and gluten, all while about 60 calories or less per serving. Finally, no sugar, no chemicals, just pure tasty fruity crisp bites. 

3. One For Neptune: Fish Jerky: Protein  

 Next on the list in the protein group is a White Fish Jerky called One For Neptune. These fresh healthy snacks are organic, sustainable and delicious. The jerky tastes mildly fishy with the perfect amount of seasoning. Their products contain 20G of protein, 580MG of Omega-3S and are only 120 calories. They’re Non-GMO, nitrate free, gluten free, nut free, preservative free as well as dairy free. These snacks are also Keto and Paleo friendly. So, if you’re looking for protein-packed snack to fuel your active lifestyle, this is the one.   

4. Clio: Dairy 

 Greek yogurt covered chocolate bars from Clio represent our dairy snack. These indulging bars come in various flavors including peanut butter, strawberry, vanilla, honey, blueberry, espresso and coconut. These bars are valued at $1.49 each ($0.88/ounce) while 10-packs go for $18They’re sweet and tart with the same benefits of yogurt containing 8G of protein, probiotics and being 170 calories or less. Taste testers compare them to frozen cheesecake bites.

5. Umpqua Oats: Grain 

 A great on the go snack choice with grains is Umpqua Oats. These custom milled oatmeal cups are made with real ingredients vs. artificial flavorings, making the consistency thick texture. They come in several bold flavors including fruit and nut, apple cranberry, vanilla almond, maple pecan, triple berry and unsweetened blueberry apple. An (8 count) of their oatmeal cups go at a price point range around $16-$20. You can also purchase them as packets with a count of 12 going for $8-$14, as well as a 24-count priced at about $18-$24Umpqua is right when they say their oats are never mushy. These flavor-packed, on-the-go oatmeal cups are incredibly delicious.  

Add these tasty on the go snacks to your back-to-school shopping list to fuel your kids up for learning this upcoming school year. Happy and healthy snacking. 

 

Moms, make sure you’re snacked up so this doesn’t happen to you!

 

-Gabby Diaco  

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