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With so many options for kids’ snacks out there, it can be hard to find ones that are healthy and delicious – but we’ve got some favorites that fit the bill!
The snack aisle of the grocery store can be overwhelming, especially when you’re searching for healthy back to school snacks – and if you’re checking every label, it’s definitely time consuming! Between added sugar, yucky hidden ingredients and complicated labels, it’s enough to make any parent’s head spin. Luckily, there’s one online grocery store making things a whole lot easier: Thrive Market. It’s quickly become our go-to resource for all things clean and green!
Thrive Market isn’t new to the scene – they’ve been curating wholesome food, beauty and home products for a while now. Giada discovered them years ago in her search for healthy school-lunch snacks for her daughter, Jade, and has used it ever since for everything from eco-friendly cleaning supplies to organic coffee. Unlike a traditional grocery store, Thrive Market curates products that are exclusively high-quality, organic and sustainable, so you can feel good about pretty much anything you find. You can even shop their site by diet: dairy-free? nut-free? No problem! They takes all the guess work out of shopping for healthy ingredients! Best of all – the products run way cheaper than you’ll find in health food stores, so it’s a win-win.
Plus, what’s more fun (and easy!) than placing a quick grocery order online and getting a box delivered to your doorstep just 2-3 days later? It’s like Christmas! If you’re new to Thrive Market, you can give them a try for 30 day FREE and get an EXTRA 25% off your first order by clicking here.
The best part about these healthy after school snacks? They do not feel like health food – hello, cookies, chips and chocolate bars! You won’t hear any complaints when your little ones find these in their snack pack – nor will you hear any from us when we we sneak a bite!
Here are some of our favorite tried-and-true healthy after school snacks:
18 count – $11.99
What kid doesn’t love a fruit snack? These organic lunchbox-friendly snacks are perfect for that little bit of sweetness and an energy boost.
5 oz bag – $4.49
Without any corn, gluten, dairy, or soy, these chips are great for anyone with food sensitivities – making them perfect for kids to share with friends after school. At just 5 ingredients, you can seriously feel good about these!
7 oz bag – $4.49
Do you eat gluten-free? Even if you don’t, these might be your new favorite cookie anyway – you’d never tell! With a perfectly crisp and buttery texture, these are hands-down one of our favorite store bought cookies.
12 count – $18.99
Think Slim Jim, but way healthier. Jade loves these meat sticks, and Giada’s been packing them into her lunches for years. They’re made from grass-fed beef and have very minimal ingredients added. This is a great thing to throw in the lunch box when you need to give the little ones a hit of protein!
6 count – $4.99
Kids tend to love all things Teriyaki, which means finding snacks that can satisfy that craving without packing on the sugar and additives: lo and behold, these seaweed snacks! All-organic, verified non-GMO and deliciously sweet and savory – it hits all the marks.
5 oz cup – $3.79
If you pack a picnic-style lunch with meat and cheese, these pitted green olives make a great addition. These ones from Thrive come straight from Greece, and they’re totally organic with no pesticides involved in growing.
16 count – $21.99
When a bar is loaded with chocolate chips and almond butter, you won’t find any complaints! There are so many snack bars out there that are branded as healthy, but are filled with added sugars. Of all of them, these are one of the best: only 6 ingredients, dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free.
8 oz bag – $4.99
When Jade wants something sweet, she’ll get a little mix of dried fruit in a container – usually dried cranberries, and these! It’s a great way to give her something delicious and sweet without any added or refined sugar.
This post was brought to you in partnership with Thrive Market.