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Snack Attack

Jul 30, 2018 02:08PM


By Megan Wiskus


Take your little one’s lunch to the next level this year with “7 Back-to-School Snacks” we love. Each kid-tested, grab-and-go offering is nutritious, delicious, and available at area retailers. 


Noosa Yoghurt

1. Noosa Yoghurt. Thick and velvety, Noosa Yoghurt is the perfect pick-me-up for little ones with a sweet tooth who still need nutrition. Made with farm-fresh whole milk, active cultures, a touch of pure wildflower honey, and just-picked real fruit, each container is crafted with lots of love. Their “coconut & pineapple” offering features a two-sided tub with double the delicious flavors. Mix-and-match both sides together or spoon them up separately for a creamy, pina colada-inspired creation that pleases all palates, young and old alike. Available at Raley’s, Safeway, Target, Sprouts Farmers Market, Walmart, and Whole Foods Market   


Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas

2. Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas. Smart snackers who are smitten for both salty and sweet treats will love the lineup of Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas. Available in a rainbow of flavors, including wasabi, falafel, sea salt, honey roasted, and even dark chocolate, these protein-packed, gluten- and guilt-free bites are tasty solo or thrown into a DIY trail mix. The only downside? Once they pop, your kiddos won’t be able to stop! Available at Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Walmart, and Whole Foods Market


EPIC Bites

3. EPIC Bites. Make your kid’s lunch extra epic this year with these energy bombs that are rich in high-quality animal protein and low in sugar but full of flavor. Whether you pick the hickory smoked bacon, sweet sesame ginger chicken, or sweet and spicy sriracha beef variety, expect a great-tasting snack that’s satiating, sustainably made, and good to the last bite. Available at Sam’s Club, Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Shoppe, Gold Country Run and Sport, Target, CVS, and Elliot’s Natural Foods


GoMacro Macrobar

4. GoMacro Macrobar. These certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO protein bars are made using clean ingredients and pack a punch of high-quality protein to keep your kid’s energy up all day long. Available in a rainbow of fun flavors like Everlasting Joy (coconut + almond butter + chocolate chips), Protein Paradise (cashew caramel), and Balanced Goodness (granola + coconut), each plant-based bar is acceptable to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Available at Rite Aid, Trader Joe’s, Raleys, 7 Eleven, and Sprouts Farmers Market



5. Suja. For children who prefer liquid lunches, Suja’s array of cold-pressed juices is a satisfying solution. Naturally sweet without any added sugar, pick from flavors like Twilight Protein, which is chockfull of almond milk, bananas, chia seeds, apples, strawberries, pea protein, vanilla, and rice milk; or Berry Goodness that’s berrygood indeed, thanks to ingredients like oranges, blackberries, lemons, chia seeds, and strawberries. Available at Raley’s, Target, Sprouts Farmers Market, Safeway, and Nugget Market


KRAVE Gourmet Cuts

6. KRAVE Gourmet Cuts. This aptly named snack is indeed craveable. The better-for-you, all-natural bits of tender, meaty goodness are offered in bold flavors like the slightly sweet Black Cherry Barbecue Pork, savory Pink Peppercorn Beef, and Honey Habanero Chicken. Coming in at 100 calories or less per serving with no added nitrates, the protein-packed nosh is bound to be a family fave. Available at Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods Market 


Barney Butter Dip Cups

7. Barney Butter Dip Cups. Pure, smooth, spreadable, and peanut-free, these rich-tasting and protein-packed almond butter dip cups are perfect for dunking apples, carrots, cookies, pita chips, and pretzels into. Flavors include Cocoa + Coconut, Vanilla + Espresso, Chocolate, and Smooth or Crunchy. With three grams of sugar or less per serving, it’s a guilt-free “dessert” any time of day. Available at Save Mart, Raley’s, Bel Air, Sprouts Famers Market, Walmart, and Whole Foods Market

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