Author: Katie Ambrosini
Tags : Air Travel, Baby, Cheap Vacation, Kids, Road Trip, Shopping, Teens
If you’re looking for healthy, organic and easily transportable snacks that you’re kids will enjoy, don’t despair. You have a few options that will satisfy everyone in the family without leaving too much of a mess.
Pre-Packed Organic? Apple Snacks for Kids
Crunch Pak, for example, offers a line of pre-packaged sliced apples and small snacks that your kids will be sure to love. Crunch Pak products are a fun way for kids to eat their fruit and get the nutrients they need. The apples are free of pesticides, GMOs, and other preservatives that you probably don’t want your kids eating. The apples also stay fresh for up to 21 days with the vitamin C and calcium rinse that is FDA approved. I was lucky enough to snag some samples, and even I enjoyed the taste as well as the packaging.
Disney Characters Make Preschool Snacks More Fun
Crunch Pak offers a product called Flavorz and Foodles in conjunction with Disney -- a fun way to encourage kids to eat healthier. I was taken back to my childhood as I ate the cheese, pretzel, and apple Foodle (Mickey Mouse-shaped packaging with cheese in one ear and pretzels in the other). Another added benefit is that the packages are pre-portioned to fit the nutritional and caloric needs of toddlers and preschoolers. Foods are also cut in a safe and easy size for kids to eat. These are great foods for families on the go; take them in the car, on a plane or train, or just stash a few in your bag. Adults and kids will enjoy this easy and mess-free snack. Crunch Pak produts can be found at the local grocery store, a Whole Foods or Target near you. The Foodles typically retail between $2.99 and $3.29 per pack.
Yummy Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Fat Puffs for Special Diets
Another great snack for traveling families: Aged White Cheddar Flavor Puffs by Earth Balance. Did I mention they are vegan? Oh yeah, and they are also gluten-free, GMO-free, dairy-free, 100% natural and have zero trans fat. Surprisingly these little puffs pack a punch of cheesy flavor that you will enjoy. These snacks are made with navy beans and non-GMO corn, and pack a scrumptious amount of cheesy taste. Eating the whole bag will be hard to resist once you pop one of these into your mouth. And if this does happen, don’t feel too guilty about it -- it's a healthy snack with little fat and very few calories per serving. Kids and grownups alike will love Earth Balance Puffs. Grab a bag or two of these before heading out on any trip– whether it’s to the playground or a the museum, these are a yummy, healthy and handy munchie to have on the go. Find these guys at a Whole Foods or other health food stores for about $4.50 a bag.