Hey there, snack-hunting parents! Back-to-school season is creeping up fast, and we all know the hectic schedules accompanying it.
As a parent of two growing boys, I totally understand the struggle of keeping them well-fed and satisfied. My boys love a good snack, and finding the perfect snacky snack that’s both delicious and nutritious can be quite a challenge. But fear not, because I’ve got some amazing options that have been a hit with my hungry boys. So, say goodbye to those not-so-healthy store-bought snacks, and let’s dive into a world of tasty treats that will keep your kids’ tummies happy and their smiles shining bright!
What Should I Get For Snacks At A Store?
Let me start by saying this; you are doing your best! This post is meant to be helpful, not shameful, so keep that in mind as we review some of these suggestions.
When choosing snacks, I try not to put too much pressure on myself because my choices, like everyone else’s, will never be perfect. But I try to choose a better option than something I would typically pick up when it’s available. Think of it more as realistic swaps.
Healthy Store Bought Snacks For Kids
Pirate’s Booty – The boys are obsessed with Pirate’s Booty! It’s the perfect snack to add a little bit of crunch to their meal without artificial dyes.
Meat And Cheese Snack Plate – This is exactly what I mean by making more realistic swaps! This is an alternative to a classic Lunchable and it’s filled with protein. I try and focus on getting protein in for the boys where I can to keep them full rather than just grazing all day, especially in the summer!
Fig Newtons – I really hit the jackpot with the boys loving Fig Newtons. They will take these over a cookie or something similar as a treat or dessert. While that may fall more on the side of being a miracle, it’s worth it to find a better choice sweet treat that your kids will love!
Skinny Pop – Similar to Pirate’s Booty, this is the perfect snack for when the boys want a little crunch. Skinny Pop is made without artificial flavors or GMO’s and is gluten-free!
Annie’s Friends Bunny Grahams – These are the perfect swap to a classic cookie! Annie’s products are organic, made without artificial flavors and colors, and without high fructose corn syrup. These are also super easy to throw into a baggy and take on the go.
What Are Some Easy Healthy Snacks?
If you want to go the non store bought route, here are a few healthy snacks I make that the boys enjoy!
- Greek Yogurt & Berries
- Veggies & Ranch Dressing
- Peanut Butter & Bananas
- Turkey & Cheese Rollup
Healthy Packaged Snacks For Kids
All of your questions about healthy store bought snacks for kids answered –
What Is A Healthy Snack For Kids Instead Of Sweets?
Sweets are not necessarily a bed thing in moderation. Instead of things artificially sweetened, look for snacks that are naturally sweetened.
What Is A Healthy Alternative To Chips And Crackers?
Popcorn has been the best alternative to chips and crackers that I’ve found that still have fun flavors that the boys enjoy.
What Snacks Have Protein For Kids?
Greek yogurt is one of the easiest snacks that is protein packed! It’s available in several different flavors, can be blended into smoothies, or just enjoyed plain.
And there you have it, snack-savvy parents! When it comes to healthy store bought snacks for kids, you don’t have to compromise between health and convenience. By making mindful choices, you can provide your kids with snacks that are not only delicious but also support their growing bodies. So, grab those shopping carts and enjoy the journey of finding the perfect healthy packaged snacks!
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