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Alane’s Favorite Snacks for Kids
With the new year comes resolutions to eat healthier and this often extends to our family as well. But getting the family on board with your dreams for healthy living can sometimes be difficult! It’s helpful to stock up our pantries with healthy snacks for our kids so that when we’re in a pinch, or they’re burnt out on carrot sticks and apple slices, we can avoid the pitfalls of falling back into old eating habits. BurgerFit founder Alane knows this well! That’s why we put together a list of Alane’s favorite healthy snacks for kids. Both mom and kid will be thrilled with this selection.
THIS SAVES LIVES Breakfast Granola Bars
On the days you need a quick breakfast for the kids, these breakfast granola bars from THIS SAVES LIVES is sure to be your go-to. These bars are nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and include a full fruit & veggie serving! Choose from 3 delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip “Dino”Mite, S’Mores Blast, and Rockin Straw-Beary. The company also supports a great cause, saying on their website: “Buy A Box. Feed A Child: Every time you buy a chewy granola bar, you send life-saving food to a child in need.”. Order yours here, or shop for them at Walmart, Target, or Thrive Market.
BEAR Real Fruit Yogurt Snack
Remember the fruit roll-ups we ate as kids? Delicious, but full of artificial sugar and preservatives! Our go-to is BEAR Real Fruit Snack Rolls: gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO! You can feel good about your kids snacking on these with their only ingredients being apples & pears, strawberries, and black carrot extract! Now your kids can enjoy the joy of a fruit roll-up, but one that is way better for them. Order yours here.
Chomps Beef Sticks are the ultimate protein snack on the go (or when you need something quick at home!). They’re Keto, Paleo, Whole30 approved, non-GMO, Gluten-free, sugar-free, and are high in protein! With only 90 calories per stick, it’s the perfect snack to keep the kids satiated until their next meal. Order your Chomps here, or shop on Thrive Market, or at Walmart.
GoodPop Organic Freezer Pops
Another childhood classic was freezer pops, the go-to treat for any occasion. These freezer pops from GoodPop are the perfect alternative that your kids will still love. They’re organic, 100% juice, no added sugar, gluten-free, non-GMO, top 8 allergen-free, and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives! With 3 delicious flavors: concord grape, cherry limeade, fruit punch there is something for everyone! Order yours here, or shop on Thrive Market.
Clif Kid Zbar Variety Pack
You’ll want to keep one of these on hand at all times! The Clif Kid Zbars are USDA Organic, a good source of fiber, contains no high-fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and no genetically modified ingredients. Flavors in this variety pack include chocolate chip, chocolate mint, chocolate brownie, chocolate chip protein, iced oatmeal cookie, cookies n’ creme, and strawberry fruit snack. Order yours here or at Walmart.
Ever made your own granola before? It is super easy and is a great recipe to make with a young one!
gimMe Organic Roasted Seaweed Sheet
Chances are, your kids aren’t saying they like seaweed. But they haven’t tried these seaweed sheets from gimMe! This nutrient-dense snack is keto, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, whole30 approved, and has only 25 calories per single pack! Choose from sea salt, teriyaki, sea salt & avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, wasabi. gimMe seaweed has no artificial flavors or preservatives and is non-GMO making it a snack you can feel good about giving to your kids! Order yours here, or shop on Walmart, or Thrive Market.
THIS SAVES LIVES Krispy Treats
Another delicious snack from THIS SAVES LIVES, these rice crispy bars are nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and includes a full fruit & veggie serving. Choose from flavors: Bigfoot Campfire S’mores, Dragon’s Dream Cookies N’Cream, Mammoth Marshmellow Krisp, and Unicorn Sprinkle Surprise. The company also supports a great cause, saying on their website: “Buy A Box. Feed A Child: Every time you buy a Krispy Treat, you send life-saving food to a child in need” which we are all for! Order yours here, or shop at Target.
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce Variety Pack
One of the kid’s favorite snacks, GoGo squeeZ unsweetened applesauce comes in recloseable BPA-free pouches (perfect for when your kiddo doesn’t finish theirs in one sitting!). They’re gluten-free, vegan-friendly, nut-free, dairy-free, with no added colors, flavors, or high fructose corn syrup. Choose from flavors: Apple Apple, Apple Banana Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon, Apple Peach, or Apple Berry. We love their suggestion of popping the applesauce pouch in the freezer overnight and use it as an icepack in your child’s lunch. By lunchtime, it will be a yummy slushy! Order yours here, or shop at Walmart or Target.
Hint Kids Water Variety Pack
Hint is purified, unsweetened, fruit-infused water with zero sugar, zero diet sweeteners, and zero calories! Before you move on because kids don’t drink fruit-infused water, hear us out. Kids don’t drink enough water and drink far too much juice. Hint is a perfect in-between drink for our kiddos to cut out the sugar but keep them hydrated! Flavors include: cherry, watermelon, apple, and blackberry. Order yours here or shop at Walmart.
Honest Kids Apple Organic Fruit Juice
If the fruit-infused water isn’t going to cut it for kids, try Honest Kids Apple Juice: USDA Certified Organic, and about ½ the sugars of most kids drinks! Sweetened only with fruit juice, this fruit juice contains no artificial sweeteners, is gluten-free, and non-GMO. Order yours here, or shop on Walmart or Target.
Mission Meats Grass-Fed Beef Snack
The perfect snack to get some protein in when they need it! It would make a great snack on its own, or to accompany a school lunch. They’re keto, sugar-free, made from grass-fed and grass-finished beef, gluten-free, MSG-free, nitrate-free, paleo, and Whole30! Order yours here, or shop on Thrive Market.
Bada Bean Bada Boom Roasted Broad Bean Snack Savory Box
A unique and tasty snack, Bada Bean Bada Boom Roasted Broad Bean Snack has plant-based protein and is gluten-free, vegan, and only 100 calories per serving! They are a great and healthy alternative to chips. Flavors included: sea salt, sweet sriracha, and garlic & onion. Order yours here or shop on Walmart.
Plum Organics Jammy Sammy Peanut Butter & Strawberry
The snack size version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! These snack-size sandwich bars are organic, non-GMO, have no added preservatives or artificial flavors, and are packed in non-BPA packaging in a recycled box. Made with oats, whole wheat, and ancient grains. So good that mom might even sneak one! Order yours here or shop on Target or Walmart.
When the days are long and you have less time to meal prep than you need, or you’re in a pinch, it’s always nice to have some healthy alternatives on hand to keep the kids fed! From granola bars and fig bars to fruit-infused water and fruit-roll-ups, there’s something here that every child will love.
What They’re Saying
Not your typical burger with fries! I grew up just eating burgers with cheese, ketchup, and mustard alongside some fries...This burger offers more nutritional value while still being delicious to eat with the condiments that I love. A side dish of rosemary potatoes in place of fried french fries made it even better. This dish was a nice change from the average burger and had great flavor.JoeyADAMANT EASY MEAL EATER
BurgerFit is a valuable resource to have at my office when talking about improving eating habits with my patients. It shows them that making healthier choices doesn’t mean giving up food that they know and love, and it helps them make the transition toward seeing food as a joyful part of self care, rather than something to feel guilty about.JamieOWNER OF THRIVE WELLNESS CLINIC
Wait, these are healthy? If I had known, I wouldn't have eaten them...But they are good, so just don't tell me next time.AlanEIGHTY-TWO YEAR OLD WHO REFUSES TO EAT ANYTHING HEALTHY
Trust me when I tell you these burgers are amazing!JamiDIRECTOR OF HOPE CENTER: ADOPTION & FAMILY SERVICES
I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them, and oh boy! My five-year-old even loved them. This is not your sneaky cook of the nineties, these are burgers your family will love. I cannot wait for the cookbook to come out so we can incorporate these into our weekly family meals.