Healthy, easy-to-grab healthy snacks for kids make the summer easier. We’ve gathered up 13 snacks you can toss in your beach bag, stock up on for road trips, or pass out for a little post-water fight fuel. From protein-packed bars to sly veggie-filled options, we guarantee you’ll find something that’ll keep your kiddos full of energy for summertime adventures. Keep reading to discover them all.
That's It Apple & Mango Bars
New this summer, the super tart and yummy Apple & Mango combo, as well as Apple + Blueberry and Apple + Strawberry all fit perfectly in the That's It family of delicious paleo-friendly fruit bars. Each bar provides two servings of fruit, plus they are big on fiber and low on the glycemic index. They are all made with non GMO fruit and no preservatives or added sugar. But the best part is they taste so good your kids will ask for them again and again: it's like a fruit leather got together with a chewy granola bar and had a love child.
Get them at thatsitfruit.com; 5 bars for $8.99
UpWild Superfood Smoothies
Superfoods, unite! We love the smoothies from UpWild because they pack in a ton of good stuff for your body (chia, turmeric, probiotics, pea protein and more) and are loaded with protein to keep your busy kids fuller longer. From the rich and creamy mocha melt to berry bombe that's bursting with flavor, add this snack to your bag of parenting tricks.
Available at UpWild, $35.94 for a six-pack ($5.99 each)
Simply7 with Giada Popcorn
Ozery Bakery Snacking Rounds
CLIF Kid Zbar
KIND Fruit Bites
bare Sea Salt Carrot Chips
Enjoy Life Grain + Seed Bars
Enjoy Life's Grain and Seed Bars are crispy, allergy-friendly and gluten-free snacks that pack a dose of protein and a nice crunch. The Maple Sweet Potato flavor has an ounce of sweetness that makes it especially delicious.
Available at enjoylife.com, $4.69 per box.
Sprout White Cheddar Curlz Multipack
Garde Lites Ninja Power Muffins
The first ingredient in Garden Lites Ninja Power Muffins: zucchini! These gluten-free and veggie-packed muffins are guaranteed to bring turtle power to snack time. They're easy to defrost—just leave them out for an hour and a half on the counter, and you'll be ready to feed hungry kids come snack time.
Available at thehealthfoodstore.com, $36 for 24 boxes of six. Also available in local grocery stores, $4.99 for a box of six muffins.
Chef's Cut Real Jerky - Mini Sticks
ONE's protein-packed bars make for an on-the-go breakfast or a hearty afternoon snack. The new Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake flavor offers a yummy salty-sweet mix. Each bar has an amazing 20 grams of protein and only a single gram of sugar, and they're gluten-free, too.
Available at one1brands.com, $27.99 for a box of 12.
Good Culture Cottage Cheese
You'll love everything about Good Culture's on-the-go portions of cottage cheese. Made with Clean Label ingredients, there are no gums, thickeners, carrageenan, additives or preservatives and Good Culture uses grass-fed milk from pasture-raised cows on sustainable family farms. Choose from plain, blueberry, pineapple or strawberry, and you'll enjoy 16 grams (or more!) of protein in just a single serving.
Available at Target (in stores only).
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