19 Healthy Packaged Snacks for Kids

19 Healthy Packaged Snacks for Kids

In an ideal world we would spend hours in the kitchen whipping up snacks from scratch.  As much as I would like to admit that’s what I do, we don’t live in an ideal world [sigh]. Life gets in the way.  Life with kids gets even more hectic. When I’m behind on grocery shopping and have zero fresh fruit or veggies, I may opt for Plan B.  That includes grabbing a healthy packaged snack for my kids. For you, it might just be tough finding SOMEthing or ANYthing to give your picky eaters. Have a Gold Fish obsessed child?  Throw in some crunchy Good Bean roasted chickpeas with their next snack. Does your little one go crazy for melt-in-your-mouth Cheetos?   Snap Pea Crisps might be their new favourite snack (and WAY better for them). Are you ready to put an end to mealtime battles or improve your little one’s variety?  This list is a good place to start. Introducing Good/Better/Best Healthy Packaged Snacks When whole foods are not an option, we want packaged foods made with whole foods. We should aim for high fiber, high protein, and low sugar. Instead of avoiding the middle aisles of a grocery store, I’ve searched high and low for snacks that little ones will love, and most importantly, you can feel good about giving them every once in a while. Most packaged foods are filled with “crap” and added sweeteners, which send our children on a blood sugar roller coaster (tantrums anyone?). But there are better options out there.   I looked, I tried, and now I’m sharing! In my list of the top 19 healthy packaged snacks (I seriously could not find one more to hit 20), you can expect snacks that are: A...

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