Kids nutrition is something that is a priority for many families. It’s important for children to eat healthy and nutritious meals and snacks. But when busy downtown kids are on-the-go, there is always the temptation to simply grab an unhealthy snack or meal, based on convenience. But not all snack options are unhealthy. Downtown Magazine has compiled a list of our Little Apple’s “Editor’s Picks” for healthy and tasty snack packs for kids.

Happy Family Brand Happy Squeeze Yogurt

Happy Squeeze Yogurt mixes Greek yogurt mixed with fruits. It comes in two flavors Razzleberry and Super Strawberry. Each flavor contains 90 calories. It is also a great source of calcium and vitamin C. The Happy Family brand is 100 percent organic and was founded by a mother on the principal of providing nutritious food for young children.

Photo courtesy of Happy Squeeze.

Photo courtesy of Happy Family.

GoGo Squeez Applesauce

Apple sauce can be messy, but GoGo Squeez fixes the problem with a convenient pouch design. In addition to the original apple flavor, there are a number of fun twists such as AppleBanana, ApplePineapple, AppleMango, and others. All products are GMO free.

Photo courtesy of  Gogo Squeez.

Photo courtesy of GoGo Squeez.

 

Quaker Oats Chewy Granola Bars

These classic granola bars have 8 grams of grains and no high fructose corn syrup. Flavors include Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, S’mores, and Oatmeal Raisin. Only 100 calories per bar, these are the perfect for a light snack.

Photo courtesy of Quaker Oats.

Photo courtesy of Quaker Oats.

Plum Organics Fruit and Veggie Sherdz

These veggies shreds are a fruit snack which made of actual fruit and veggies in a twistable, tie-able shape (similar to a Twizler®). Each pack includes a serving of certified organic fruit and veggies. Snackpacks include their Rooty Blues, Super Apple, and Berry ‘Licious varies.

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Photo courtesy of Plum Organics.

Gerber Graduates Puffs

These treats are designed specifically for babies transitioning into solid foods. They have a “melt in your mouth” texture which is designed to dissolve quickly. They contain 2 grams of whole wheat per serving, natural flavors, and are a good source of B Vitamins, Vitamin E, Zinc and Iron. They come in a variety of flavors including Sweet Potato, Vanilla, Strawberry-Apple, Blueberry, and Apple-Cinnamon.

Photo courtesy of Gerber.

Photo courtesy of Gerber.

-by Alyssa Bajek

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