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As parents, we are always on the hunt for healthy snacks and foods to feed our family. It also helps if those foods are easy to make or convenient for us to grab. It’s no secret that kids love snacking, and now that we are stuck at home with them all day every day it seems like their snacking needs have been kicked into high gear.
Rather than having to whip something up in the kitchen every 10–20 minutes, it’s great to have several healthy options that kids can grab on their own. From pre-packaged crackers and chips, to delicious protein shakes and fruit bars, there is something on this list for every appetite. Of course, given our current situation, it’s important that these snacks are shelf stable. Running out to the grocery store is not as easy as it once was and we need to remain safely in our homes as much as possible. Stocking up on snacks for the whole family is essential!
We know kids aren’t the only ones whose snacking habits have increased throughout the day, either. We have included plenty tried-and-true options that parents will enjoy, too. We definitely don’t recommend snacking as a hobby during these challenging times, but we know you’re home and you’re hungry, so why not have healthy foods at the ready?
We’ve rounded up 15 healthy, non-perishable snacks that are delicious and satisfying, plus they are available to shop right now. Check them out below.
Yuca, sweet potato, parsnip, taro root, batata and beet are all made into delicious chips that kids won’t even know are healthy. The chips contain no artificial flavors or artificial preservatives so they are a perfect wholesome option.
RxBar Kids PB&J
Tired of making tons of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches all day? We are too. These RxBar PB&J snacks combine creamy peanut butter and real strawberry and egg whites for protein. They are also packed with fiber.
Justin's Almond Butter Squeeze Pack
Individually wrapped snacks are great for kids. When hunger hits, they can grab these almond butter packs that are so satisfying and yummy, they will probably eat more than one at a time.
Clif Kid ZBar
If your kids are feeling sluggish, these bars will give them just the boost of energy they need to tackle remote learning. They come in a variety of flavors such as Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Brownie.
Orgain Kids Protein Organic Nutritional Shake
When your kids are asking for a snack right after you JUST fed them a full meal, we find that these shakes are a great option. The shakes contain 8g of organic protein and 21 vitamins and minerals that taste good and are super filling.
Apples in chip form! This good-for-you snack is totally satisfying and contains apples only. There are no added oils, preservatives or sugar. As a plus, kids get a healthy serving of fiber.
Planters NUT-rition Heart Healthy Mix
For parents who need a pick-me-up throughout the day, this nut mix is a great choice as it contains peanuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts for a filling energy boost. With just a hint of sea salt this snack is pretty satisfying.
Kodiak Cakes Flapjack On the Go Cup
Add water and microwave these pancakes in a cup for a quick and easy breakfast or snack. The pancakes are made with 100 percent whole grains and packed with protein. Maple syrup is already added for a yummy treat.
Angie's BoomChickaPop Kettle Corn Popcorn
Popcorn is a snack the whole family can agree on. This healthy kettle corn version is made with whole grains and simple ingredients. Grab a bag or two for movie night!
Kind Healthy Grains Bars, Dark Chocolate Chunk
When you or your kids are craving something sweet, these chocolate chunk bars are a great choice. They’re soft-baked with oats and healthy grains and are a perfect alternative to chocolate chip cookies.
Nature’s Path Oatmeal Cup
Just like the pancakes in a cup, we love oatmeal in a cup for convenience. This oatmeal contains antioxidants and vitamin C and has a sweet citrus taste kids will love.
That's It, Fruit Bar
Kids get two full servings of fruit when they eat this bar. Like its name states, it only contains apples and mangoes with no added sugar or preservatives. Plus, it certainly doesn’t taste as healthy as it actually is, which kids (and parents) will appreciate.
Emerald Nuts Variety Pack
Everyone in the family can enjoy this variety pack of individually wrapped 100 calorie nuts. Each pack contains 3 grams of protein for a filling energy kick. It also contains no artificial preservatives
Seeds of Change Organic Rice
This organic rice can be eaten as a quick and easy snack or as a side dish for dinner. After 90 seconds in the microwave, it’s ready to go.
Nature's Bakery Fig Bar Raspberry
Satisfy your sweet tooth with the healthy fig bar. It’s vegan and contains no high fructose corn syrup. It’s made from a special blend of ancient grains that are delicious and filling, a perfect dessert alternative.