Do you send snacks to school with your kids? Finding snacks that are organic, healthy and at the same time, delicious enough that your children will eat them is easier than you may think. I have been packing organic, healthy snacks for my son for many years and have a list of goodies that he will happily eat.
These snacks can be made in large quantities, then stored in reusable containers. All you have to do is pick one each morning to throw in your child's backpack and feel great knowing that your child has a healthy snack for school. Read on to learn my eight favorite backpack snacks that are kid approved for back to school.
#1: Dried Fruit
Dried fruit comes in many different shapes and sizes, some of my son’s favorites include freeze dried, baked dried and homemade fruit roll-ups. When making dried fruit for my son, I choose fresh, organic fruits that are in season. If you don’t have the time to make your own large batches of dried fruit, you can find an amazing selection at your local health food store.
#2: Nuts and Seeds
Organic raw nuts and seeds are one of the best backpack snacks, they packed full of brain boosting omega-6′s. Raw nuts and seeds are super easy to pack and the perfect snack for your little ones giving them a boost throughout the school day. I also like to keep little nut and seed snack packs not only in my son’s backpack but wherever he may want a snack – in the car and on the coffee table in our family room.
#3: Air Popped Popcorn
Air popped popcorn is a great snack not only because children love popcorn but it is full of micro-nutrients too! If your child isn’t crazy about plain popcorn, you can jazz the flavor up by adding their favorite seasoning or spice. This is a snack that is easy to pack and has a huge fun appeal too!
Granola is a fantastic snack packed full of fiber and when you make your own granola – you can make a batch that is unsweetened and packed with goodies such as dried fruit. Another great reason to make granola for your kiddos is that you can customize it to their tastes and it makes its a snack that the entire family will enjoy.
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