These healthy swaps to see them through to dinner (or toss in the backseat on the way to gymnastics) will make your child’s day — all kid-tested and highly approved!
Yumberry “Chill’n” Slammers
Pass on the sugar-laden cartoon character tubes in favor of these superfood-packed, organic Greek yogurt squeezies.
Element Chocolate-Covered Rice Cakes
Offer the satisfaction of a candy bar, with a thin layer of dark chocolate over a wholegrain brown rice cake.
Wild Garden Hummus Pita Packs
These all-natural, gluten-free hummus and sea salt pita chips or brown rice crackers are a fridge-free pack of protein before practice.
The kids’ favorite candy bars, in a healthier natural form. We love the low sugar chocolate-covered coconut and creamy peppermint bars.
Pistachio Chewy Bites
Roasted unsalted pistachios and dried cranberries are sweetened with a touch of agave syrup for this worthy trail mix replacement.
Unreal Candy-Coated Peanuts
Not only does this fair trade, gluten-free swap fake it oh-so-well, the unique colors are created by natural fruit dyes.
Crunchies Freeze-Dried Fruit
No more bruised bananas or banged up apples, these crunchy pure fruit treats are as tasty as they are entertaining.
Ella’s Kitchen Drinks
Little ones slurp with delight, but we used as a base for tween-satisfying smoothies. (Pear-berry coconut water electrolyte drinks went in the sports bag.)
G.H. Cretors EVOO Popcorn
Until now, we thought popcorn was popcorn. This three ingredient (organic popcorn, organic extra virgin olive oil, sea salt) treat proved us wrong.
Jack Link’s Poultry Jerky
Original Turkey Strips (18g protein) are a substantial snack between school and activities. (Flamin’ Buffalo Chicken Tender Bites were a hot hit.)
Obi Probiotic Soda
These natural no-sugar-added Root Beer, Tart Cherry Vanilla Bean, Valencia Orange & Ruby Grapefruit and Meyer Lemon Lime sodas feature 20 kefir cultures for belly health.
Go Organically Fruit Chews
Roll up those other sugar snacks, these gluten-free organic real fruit chewy bites offer 100% of daily Vitamin C.
Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack
It might look like an applesauce, but this Omega-3, protein and fiber squeeze infuses organic chia seeds with fruits and vegetables. Yum!
Smart Flour Foods Pizza
With more protein, iron, vitamins A, C and calcium and rGBH-free mozzarella and provolone, this ancient grain pie isn’t a bad option to pop in the oven to fuel up for late afternoon practice.
Freedom Foods Chewy Crunchola Bars
Finding a nut-free granola bar option can be tough, but this oast, apples and cinnamon combo here makes it seem easy as apple pie.
WOATS Cookies ‘n’ Dreams
If munching granola is a hard sell and they are clamoring for cookies, compromise with a handful of this oatsnack combo.
Pascha Dark Chocolate Bars
Unwrapping a little chocolate bar is exciting, but you don’t have near the sugar buzz to face with these tasty 70% cacao allergen-free treats.
Noosa Salted Caramel Yoghurt
These rich, creamy, all natural and gluten free, probiotic-laden cups are an excellent dessert-replacement. (Kids had to fight us for them.)
By Sascha Zuger