Summer Snacks for Healthy Kids

Abigail Blank - The Upside Blog |

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

We all know that fresh fruits and veggies are the very best choice when it comes to snacks for our little ones. As much as you really want to spent hours cutting kiwis into prefect little flowers and carving wild animal figures out of bananas, you live in the real world. Quick, convenient and healthy are the magic trifecta of kid snacks.

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As you zip through the house packing lunches for summer camp or preparing for a long Saturday at the soccer field, you need something  simple to get everyone out the door.

When you can’t create a fantastical masterpiece of fresh produce, dried fruit is a delectable substitute. Made In Nature tree ripened apricots and sun ripened mangos are awesomely kid friendly. Replace those sugar filled gummy fruit snacks with this healthy alternative. These certified organic tasty treats will satisfy the pickiest of eaters and you won’t feel guilty when you indulge in the sticky, gooey goodness yourself.

You know those little cheese flavored crackers shaped like ocean dwellers? Nothing but junk in each morsel. Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies are an alternative that’s just as scrumptious without the additives and preservatives. Your kids will love the delicious real cheddar flavor and you’ll feel good knowing they’re made with certified organic ingredients.

And then there’s refreshments. Even though clean, cool water is as pristine and perfect as you can get when it comes to hydration, sometimes a juicy treat is a thing of beauty. Yet, not all juices boxes are created equal. Honest Kids Organic Fruit Drinks come in a variety of flavors, like grape, tropical tango punch, and apple. Lightly sweetened with fruit juice, they have half the sugar of the leading kids drinks and are easy to cart with you to all your fun summer outings.

Go forth, Bombshells, you are now armed with healthy treats and a clear conscience. Pack a picnic and head to the park!