The Kids’ Healthy Food Awards
by Margaret Hargrove with Nutritional Expert Advice from Stephanie Clark, R.D. and Willow Jarosh, R.D.
Expert picks of the most healthy meal options and snacks for kids
CLIF Kid ZBar Iced Oatmeal Cookie
Drop two in your bag when you head out to the playground because you won't want to share—trust us!
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JELL-O Chocolate Fat-Free Pudding Snacks
The proof is, er, in the pudding. Even though it's made with skim milk, this creamy, fudge-like cup tastes like the real deal.
Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value Strawberry Frozen Fruit Bar
Bursting with chunks of real fruit, this pop star is tops in the frozen-dessert section.
Next time you're at Starbucks and your kid is clamoring for a treat, reach for a bag of this organic dried fruit that will
Earthbound Farms Organic Dippin' Doubles
It's what you would make for your kid's snack if you had time: fresh apple slices with a vanilla yogurt dip.
Food Should Taste Good Original Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet, salty and crunchy usually equals unhealthy. Not here. You get all three, plus loads of vitamin A.
General Mills Multi-Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter
This breakfast powerhouse (16 grams of whole grains per serving) gets a fresh kid-friendly peanut butter–flavor makeover.
Kashi GOLEAN Hot Cereal Hearty Honey & Cinnamon
These hearty spoonfuls have just a touch of honey, so you can feel good about serving it to the kiddos.
Thomas' 100% Whole Wheat Bagel Thins
These bread ends are perfect paired with everything from cream cheese and fruit to scrambled eggs.
Nature's Path Organic Ancient Grains 9 Grains & Honey
This thick, fluffy waffle has a slightly sweet nutty flavor, plus five grams of fiber to keep tummies full longer.
Chobani Champions in Orange Vanilla
This Greek goddess is made with real fruit and has the right mix of sweet and tart that will remind kids of an orange Creamsicle pop.
An easy way to get your family to love whole-wheat pasta: It tastes like regular noodles, with a healthy boost of fiber and protein.
Classico Tomato & Basil Sauce
This supermarket staple tastes about as close to homemade as you can get.
Newman's Own Margherita Thin & Crispy Pizza
Cheaper (and healthier) than delivery, make it a pizza-party night with this wholesome pie that features a multigrain crust and plenty of cheese.
Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets
If you can't make your own, these all-natural nibbles are a close second. And they come in a family-size bag.
Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips
Soccer practice ran late? Keep these versatile strips on hand to whip up stir-fries or quesadillas in a snap.
Alexia Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries
Healthy fries? You bet! These lightly seasoned sweet potato fingers taste better than any fast-food spud.
Welch's Natural Strawberry & Grape Spreads
A perfect match for our PB winner, this juicy jelly is missing the one ingredient your kids can do without—high-fructose corn syrup.
Organic Valley American Cheese Singles
Whether it's for a turkey-and-cheese or gooey grilled cheese, these unprocessed slices are sure to please.
Turkey deli meat
Oscar Mayer Selects Slow Roasted Turkey Breast
This preservative-free sandwich staple comes in nine-ounce packs, so you can skip the deli counter.
Odwalla Fruit Smoothies for Kids
Slightly thicker than your average juice, each box contains real fruit purees—strawberries, bananas or peaches.
Smucker's Natural Creamy
Spread the word: Peanut butter should have only two ingredients—peanuts and salt, say our nutrition experts. This fits the bill.
Arnold's Health-full 10 Grain Bread
When roaming the endless bread aisle, look for whole grains and at least three grams of fiber. This loaf delivers the goods.
Earth's Best Fruit & Grain Puree Pouches
These puree blends of organic fruit and whole grains for babies 6 months and up let tots feed themselves.
Happy Tot Toddler Meal Bowls
Just like your Lean Cuisines! Pop these organic meals in the microwave for 30 seconds for a balanced meal packed with protein.
Gerber Graduates Blueberry Puffs
This finger-food fave gets a new flavor profile, chock-full of whole grains, iron and other important nutrients for growing bodies.
Sprout Organic Toddler Meals
Made with whole grains and 100% organic ingredients, Tyler Florence's mini-me meals are so delicious, we're hoping for a line of adult food down the road.