When it comes to keeping your busy kids’ hangries at bay, the magic word is snacks. We’ve been diligently trying some of the best healthy snack foods of 2020 and here are our top picks for store-bought snacks ideal for lunches, after school bites or to just keep stashed in your purse.
Life's Grape Vine Dried Grapes
Forget the PB&J and nosh on a bag of Life’s Grape Peanut Butter Dipped Vine-Dried Grapes instead! The snackable PB&J bites are made with 100% real fruit, are gluten free and come in resealable pouches. Not a peanut butter fan? Then you may enjoy the classic or chocolate dipped version instead.
Shop the entire line at lifesgrape.com.
Beanfields Vegan Cracklins
Beanfields Cracklins pack a crunchy punch. Each serving offers three grams of fiber and four grams of protein, and is gluten-free, grain-free, allergen-free and Kosher, Made with beans, cassava flour and chickpea protein, kiddos will enjoy flavors like Chile Limon, Ranch, Korean BBQ, Cheddar and Spicy Nacho.
Shop the entire lineup at beanfields.com.
ONE PLANT Bars
Kiddos with a sweet tooth will enjoy snacking on a ONE PLANT bar. New to 2020, the Churro and Carrot Cake flavors provides 12 grams of plant protein and only 1 gram of sugar and are non-GMO Project verified, vegan, gluten and dairy free.
Check out the complete line at one1brands.com.
All-new Quevos are perfect for little snackers. The high-protein, low-carb, gluten-free chip are made from egg whites that provide five to eight grams of protein in every bag! Choose from flavors that include Dill Pickle, Cheddar, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, Sweet BBQ, Quevos Rancheros and Sour Cream & Onion.
Learn where to buy at quevos.com.
Jojo's Raspberry Dream & Goes Hawaiian Bars
Your fave guilt-free chocolate bars just got two new flavors! Jojo's has added Raspberry Dream and Goes Hawaiian to their lineup of Keto, Soy Free and Gluten Free bars––and they're irresistable! The bars are made with dark chocolate, are less than one gram of sugar and 150 calories or less.
Shop them at jojoschocolate.com.
Skinny Dipped Super Dark Chocolate Almonds
Not only are these bad boys delicious, but they are also dairy-free and vegan. Almonds dipped in ethically sourced artisan dark chocolate with a hint of salt, they are also Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free and free of artificial colors or flavors. Our kids devoured them so fast, we recommend getting the 5-pack and stashing one just for mom!
Shop then at skinnydipped.com, $24.99 for 5 3 oz. packs
siggi's Kids Pouches
If you and the kids don't already love siggi’s, you're about to! Starting in January 2020 siggi's debuted their first-ever yogurt pouches. With 50% less sugar and 30% fewer ingredients than leading kids’ yogurts, the launch flavors are Strawberry & Banana and Blueberry. 100% toddler-approved.
Learn more at siggis.com
ALOHA Plant-Based Protein Bars
When someone told us these plant-based protein bars tasted like a Girl Scout cookie we had to try them. The chocolate mint flavor is the one to choose when you are looking for a little indulgent Thin Mint flavor with 14g of protein. Bring the chocolate chip cookie dough bar along on your next hiking adventure to go from hangry to hiking in no time. Good news: these have just started showing up at your local Trader Joe's (or you can buy them online).
Learn more at aloha.com
Dairy-Free Oui by Yoplait
Yoplait's French-style yogurt has gone dairy free! New Oui Dairy Free Coconut Dairy Alternative is made with a coconut base and comes in flavors that include vanilla, strawberry, mango, and raspberry. The signature glass pot comes with a teal label so it stands out from Oui's dairy version and is perfect for an afternoon craft session once you're done enjoying. The size is perfect for an after-school snack and healthy to boot.
Learn more at ouibyyoplait.com.
Bobo's Nut Butter Protein Bars
Bobo's brand new gluten-free protein bar are delicious and filling. The four new flavors that include almond butter, banana peanut butter, cherry almond and chocolate chip peanut butter are made with organic whole grain oats and are packed with 10-11g of plant-based protein each.
Buy at eatbobos.com.
If your kiddos love a salty snack, they'll jump at the chance to try Snyder's of Hanover new Pretzel Rounds. The bite-sized snack comes in sea salt and butter flavors, are perfectly portioned and are non-GMO verified.
Find out more at snydersofhanover.com and shop wherever you buy your fave pretzels.
Yasso Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars
Greek yogurt masquerading as ice cream? Sign us up! Yasso's four new flavors of frozen Greek Yogurt include Mint Chocolate Crunch, Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch, Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Crunch and Vanilla Chocolate Crunch. Expect to taste smooth and creamy Greek yogurt dipped in a chocolate coating and crisped quinoa. Each bar features 5 grams of protein and ranges from 140-160 calories.
Find out where to find them at yasso.com.
Brainiac Kids Applesauce
Applesauce that's packed with an added boost of brain-building ingredients? Meet your new favorite go-to squeeze pouch. Brainiac Kids’ applesauce comes in three different flavors—strawberry, cinnamon and regular—but also includes Omega-3s and Choline.
Order a box here, $11.99.
Magic Spoon Cereal Mini Boxes
Not only does this protein-rich cereal come in four yummy flavors—fruity, frosted, blueberry and cocoa—but now you can snag a snack-sized variety pack. With zero grams of sugar (yes, seriously!) and gluten-free ingredients, this cereal is a game-changer. Our editor's kid especially loved the cocoa cereal!
Buy it now, $29 for a 12-pack.
Sweet Earth POGO Bars
A healthy pop tart? Yup! These new toaster snacks are filled with all sorts of healthy ingredients, including probiotics (1 billion CFUs), protein (10+ grams) and fiber (5+ grams), and offered in six flavors, including Blackberry, Chocolate, Chai, Dulce, Figgy and Lemon Poppy (our favorite was Dulce.). You can also let them thaw, and eat them at room temperature.
Available at supermarkets nationwide, $2.29.
Kate’s Real Food Granola Bites
Kate’s Real Food has launched a snack-size version of their popular granola bars. Made in the same three great flavors as the original bar but with easy on-the-go capabilities, these will be a favorite among your family.
Buy it here, $20.99 for a 3-pack.
Here's a new snack for us, parents! This new paleo-friendly protein bar is made from cage-free eggs and ghee is packed with almost 12 grams of protein. It comes in three flavors and is certified gluten free and is made with non-GMO ingredients.
Buy them here or at Sprouts nationwide, $3.99.
Heirloom Snack Crackers from Pipcorn
These brand-new crackers are at the forefront of modern snacking. Made sustainably with leftover corn flour from another one of Pipcorn’s products, these crackers are gluten free, made from whole grain and come in three flavors: Cheddar, Sea Salt and Everything. The packaging will be made from 100% recycled materials.
Available April 2020 in Whole Foods Stores nationwide, $4.79.
Chef's Cut Zero Sugar Sticks
New from Chef's Stick, this easy on-the-go snack is made with 100% beef and pork. It also skips out on the high sugar content that you tend to see in other protein snacks. Yum!
Buy a box here, $23.95.
––Erin Lem, Gabby Cullen & Karly Wood