Healthy Back-to-School Snacks

Britney Fitzgerald

Healthy Back-to-School Snacks

Back to School Snacks Pack those lunch boxes—the kids are heading back to class! And with a new school year comes healthy new snacks to sample, and fresh alternatives to try.

Need help weeding through the junk food at the grocery store? Here’s a this list of some of our favorite munchies—all of which are made with natural ingredients.

Check out the yummy products below. Then tell us which healthy snacks your family enjoys in the comments section! And don’t forget to look at our top picks from the 2013 KIWI Food Awards, or our spring snack roundup for more natural and organic varieties.

Skeeter Snacks: Cinnamon Grahams

  • Made with whole grain
  • Nut-free product, made in a nut-free facility
  • A good option for schools with a no-nut policy

KIND Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants

  • All-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free
  • 50 percent of your recommended daily intake of Vitamins A, C, and E
  • One of our new favorite flavors: Blueberry Pecan + Fiber

No-Nut Butter: Grab & Go

  • Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free
  • No hydrogenated oils
  • Peanut-free and tree nut-free spread—it’s made from golden peas

Jessica’s Gluten-Free Granola 

  • All-natural, gluten-free
  • No trans fats, no preservatives
  • Comes in 6 flavors (We loved the Chocolate Chip granola for dessert!)

Vita Coco Kids Juice Boxes

  • Gluten-free, BPA-free packaging
  • 50 percent less sugar than regular kids’ juice
  • Comes in 3 great favors, like Vita Coco Kids Apple Island

Evolution Juice: Sweet Greens and Lemon

  • 100 percent natural, cold-pressed juice
  • Contains 10 different fruits and vegetables
  • Comes in over 20 flavors of fruit, vegetable, and coconut water mixes

 Late July Multigrain Snack Chips

  • Organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO
  • 10 percent of sales go to the American Camp Association to help provide summer camp scholarships to kids in need
  • 100 percent whole grain, with 18g or more per serving

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