Snack to School
Don't sacrifice convenience for flavor! Delicious on-the-go products for back to school.
School is finally back in session! Whether your kids are still learning remotely or are back in class, they need nutritious and easy snacks to keep them fueled through their long days of learning.
According to nutritionists, snacking is important for children of all ages. Childhood is a time of critical growth and development, and snacks provide important nutrition that your child needs between meals. Children with satisfied hunger perform better mentally and physically than those who are hungry. Healthy snacking provides your child's brain with the nutrients it needs. Not just any snack will do though--many common snacks are nutrient-lacking and full of empty calories.
Keep it simple--delicious and filling snacks do not have to be too much work for you to prepare! Keep reading to discover quick and easy school snack ideas to keep your kids fueled and energized all day. These snacks are also great for busy adults!
"Uncured Italian salami made with organic white and black pepper paired with white cheddar cheese and tart dried cherries".
With 11 grams of protein per tray, this delicious snack is full of healthy fats and will keep you full for a few hours. The tart cherries add a nice sweet contrast to the savory and rich meat and cheese. Creminelli's products are made with humanely raised U.S. pork and no artificial ingredients, nitrates or nitrites, so you can feel good about feeding them to your kids.
Each 0.75 oz round of cheese has 5 grams of protein and only 70 calories. Not only perfect for lunchboxes, but as a pre-workout snack or to cure those 3pm hunger pangs.
Roth Cheese is made with fresh, local Wisconsin milk. Naturally gluten free and vegetarian friendly.
These chocolatey energy squares are made only with whole ingredients that you and your kids will be able to pronounce! Not only will these squares keep your children full for hours, they taste great and surely satisfy those chocolate cravings. "Packed with nutrition and taste these bars are perfect anytime you crave a snack...These chunks of energy are never heated and are made of only the finest ingredients. Loaded with real chunks of organic chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, apricots, sesame seeds and so much more!" If chocolate isn't your kids thing, Nuts.com has tons of different flavors of Energy Squares.
Chomps grass-fed beef jerky features a slightly smoky and spicy taste. "The taste is sure to make every snack time a mouthwatering experience. [Chomps] uses grass-fed and finished beef sustainably sourced from Cape Grim Beef, Tasmania, Australia, so you can feel good about what you and your family are eating." Chomps are sugar-free, certified Paleo, gluten-free, humane and non-GMO. These are not only low calorie and high protein, but are easy to chomp on-the-go. If you're not into red meat, Chomps also offers turkey sticks in many delicious flavors.
"Sweet cinnamon-like drizzle and real apple pieces are paired with light, crunchy kettle-popped corn. Like a fresh apple pie right out of the oven, without the work!" Safe + Fair is the top dog in the drizzled popcorn game! With unique flavors like birthday cake, key lime and vanilla latte, your kid will be delighted when they open their lunchbox to a bag of Safe + Fair popcorn! The popcorn is vegan, gluten-free and made with honest ingredients.
"OH SNAP! Pickling Co. is changing the way people think about pickles and veggies. Sure, they’re still cute and incredibly delicious. But now, pickles, carrots, green beans, and snap peas are even easier to snack on, with no added brine (no messy juice), and available in convenient, single-serve packaging." They can be out of the fridge for a few hours without texture change, meaning that they'll still have that satisfying crunch by lunchtime.
Pack these suggestions along with fresh fruit, veggies and a sandwich with protein for a balanced lunch!