The Best School Snacks (According to Kids)September 1st, 2021
When you’re starting to shop for your kids’ school snacks, there are a few things you likely always consider:
Is it healthy?
Is it simple enough to grab or prep on a busy weekday morning?
And finally, the trickiest question of all…
Will the kids actually eat it?
In a perfect world, the best school snacks check all three boxes: easy, healthy, and tasty enough for kids to enjoy. At Thrive Market, that’s what we look for in every product we carry, but especially in the snacks we choose for our smallest customers. Our kids’ snacks are made with only real, high-quality ingredients from brands we trust, but they’re also delicious — and even our own employees’ kids agree.
We went straight to the source and asked the children of Thrive Market employees for snack recommendations that your little ones will also love. Here’s an inside look at what the Thrive Market kiddos are most looking forward to seeing in their lunchboxes this school year.
Favorite snack: Cookies
Why I love it: “They’re easy and delicious to eat.”
What I’m looking forward to most this school year: “Meeting my teachers and friends in person.”
Favorite snack: Veggie sticks
Why I love it: “Because they taste so good… and because they taste so good!”
What I’m looking forward to most this school year: “Recess, because it’s so much fun and because I love playgrounds.”
Favorite snack: Chocolate hazelnut spread and crackers
Why I love it: “Because they’re chocolate and crackers!”
What I’m looking forward to most this school year: “Seeing my friends again.”
Favorite snack: Bunny graham crackers
Why I love it: “I like them because I like the animals.”
What I’m looking forward to most this school year: “I’m excited to make new friends.”
Favorite snack: Larabar kids’ bars
Why I love it: “Because they taste sweet and yummy, and I can eat them in the car.”
What I’m looking forward to most this school year: “Seeing my friends, playing cars and playing in the sandbox.
Favorite snack: Cucumber, pretzels, and cauliflower sticks. I also like peanut butter and apples because who doesn’t like peanut butter?”
Why I love it: “Because they’re all crunchy!”
What I’m looking forward to most this school year: “Learning how to write very fast.”
Other Back-to-School Snack Ideas
For even more school snack ideas, you’ll find endless inspiration from Thrive Market’s selection of tasty, organic kids’ snacks. From crunchy chips filled with sneaky veggies to gummy snacks made with real fruit, you’ll feel good about tossing these grab-and-go snacks in your kids’ backpacks.
CHOMPS Mini Grass-Fed Beef Chomplings, Original
These mini versions of CHOMPS’ original grass-fed beef sticks are the perfect size for your little ones.
GoGo squeeZ Organic Applesauce Squeezes
For kids who can’t get enough applesauce, these pouches are made with 100% fruit and are super easy to eat (and pack!).
This Saves Lives S’mores Blast Kids Bars
Instead of sugary cookies, try these bars made with chocolate chips, wholesome oats, cinnamon, fruits, and veggies.
Joolies Organic Pitted Date Snack Pack
These dates are so chewy and delicious, your kids will actually want to eat fruit as a snack.
Cerebelly Peppa Pig Smart Bar, Organic Blueberry, Banana & Sweet Potato
Perfect for a before-school breakfast or a midday snack, these kid-friendly bars are made with sweet potatoes, broccoli, bananas, and other nutritious ingredients.
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