Your kids are not always going to be aboard the healthy-eating boat. Firm believers in the power of junk food, most children prefer snacking on items than eating properly at mealtimes. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, sometimes you just can’t manage to carve out time to make them some delectable healthy snacks. And let’s face it, most of us don’t believe there is anything like healthy packaged snacks. However, these do exist, and you can easily avail of them. Here is a list of some healthy store-bought snacks for kids you can definitely rely on:
One of the best purchases you can make to get your kid snacking healthy is yogurt. Since it is a dairy product, it proves to be an excellent protein and calcium source. Both of these are integral to the proper development of growing kids, and the bacteria are gut-friendly. Most packaged yogurts contain high amounts of sugar, make sure you check the ingredient list and amount while selecting the brand your kid is going to get hooked onto.
Popcorn is considered unhealthy by many parents, but that’s not entirely true. It is when you go overboard with the toppings and flavorings that this innocent snacking option turns unhealthy. Hence while you hunt the supermarket aisles, looking for ready-to-munch popcorn, you can opt for something healthy like the SkinnyPop White Cheddar Popcorn that has no nuts, gluten, or GMO and is even vegan. Which means all the vegans out there do not have to work that bit extra to find the perfect package. Or you treat your kids to the Smartfood® Delight® Sea Salt Popcorn.
- Trail Mixes
Trail mixes are made up of all the good nutritious things you would like to see your kid munching on. Packaged trail mixes come in small bite-sized proportions and are easy to snack on anywhere anytime. The fact that these treats are delicious makes it easier to get your kid to eat them. Patience Fruit & Co Organic Zesty Sunshine trail mix and Sahale Snacks® All Natural Nut Blends come highly recommended.
- Baked chips
Baked goods are always a kid-favorite. It only makes sense to give the kids some baked snacks when we are having our way of making them eat healthily. In order to do so, there is a wide range of baked chips available made of sweet potatoes, kale, potatoes, and carrots. You can choose your favorite healthy store-bought snacks for kids from GimMe Organic Seaweed Rice Chips, Buddy Fruits 100% Apple Chips, or Simply7 Gluten-Free Kale Chips.
- Energy bars, balls, and bites
One of the easiest, most widely available, and popular healthy store-bought snacks for kids are energy bars. These bars are also available in bite-sized portions or in the form of balls. Made up of various ingredients like whole grains, oats meals, nuts, nut butter, and even a dash of chocolate, these pack a punch of protein and energy. Some of our go-to options for kids and adults include the KIND Healthy Grains® Granola Bars, Taste Of Nature bars, and MadeGood® Granola Minis.