Fill the kids’ backpacks with these good-for-you finds.
CLIF Nut Butter Bars
Designed by a team of chefs and athletes, these organic energy bars, which are filled with creamy, protein-packed nut butter, are meant to be eaten before or during extended activity. They’re the perfect snack for kids participating in after-school sports, and are guaranteed to sustain them until dinnertime.
To buy: $17 for pack of 12, amazon.com.
Bare Natural Apple Chips
It’s easy to skip the greasy potato chips when crunchy fruit chips taste oh so good. Offered in Fuji & Reds, Granny Smith, and Cinnamon, the re-sealable bags make for easy transportation, and can be paired with a sandwich or salad to round out a healthy lunch.
To buy: $19.50 for seven 1.7 ounce bags, amazon.com.
Original Ancient Grain Granola + Puffs Cereal Cup
Most store-bought cereals are loaded with sugar, but these travel cups contain just 4 grams per serving. Each cup contains a combination of cinnamon-scented granola and puffs cereal—just add milk, and enjoy! You’ll be grateful for them on busy school mornings.
To buy: $14 for four cups, amazon.com.
Zouq Golden Lentils
SautÃ©ed in olive oil and seasoned with sea salt, these crunchy, crave-able lentils taste just like potato chips. Every pouch contains just four ingredients, and their individual snack size keeps portions in check. While the kids will likely enjoy them on their own, they’d be great atop a salad, too.
To buy: $25 for 12 pouches, amazon.com.
Boomchickapop Sea Salt Popcorn
Boomchickapop won our “Best Salted” bagged popcorn taste test for a reason: it tastes fresh (even days after the bag has been opened), it’s satisfying, and it’s only 35 calories per cup. Our latest obsession? Their snack-size bags, which make packing up the popcorn that much easier.
To buy: $7 for six snack packs, shop.boomchickapop.com.