Before we knew it, the back-to-school wave has already hit shore. Since my daughter will be of preschool age before I know it, I am beginning to think about which snacks I would prefer her to have during and after school. I curated a list of specialty food snacks below that are perfect for everyone of all ages, whether for a fueling up for an after school sports match or carrying you through your back-to-back university classes (like I did!). I am glad to note that some of these snacks are already a hit with Sarah, including Health Warrior Chia Bars and the variety of Fruit Me Up squeeze pooches.
A favorite for hiking trips and as a post-gym recovery snack. My daughter requests these by name almost on a daily basis: “chi-ah bar! chi-ahh bar!” My personal favorites are the Dark Chocolate and Banana Nut; Sarah loves them all equally! I love the company’s mantra of building better health while fueling challenging and life-building exercise habits. At just about 100 calories per bar, it is the only bar with chia as the #1 ingredient. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 and fiber.
If you love chickpeas, then you will fall head over heels for these toasted, chickpea snacks. My favorite is the cinnamon crunch followed by their new ranch flavor. Biena is booming with high protein and fiber, with significantly less fat than nuts or chips. At 120 calories, five grams of protein and 24 percent of daily fiber per serving, Biena is also non-GMO, certified gluten-free. Grab a bag to have on hand for your study session or late night seminar.
Wish to add some sweet heat to your day? One of my favorite yogurt companies, Noosa, launched their new spicy yoghurt varieties this summer and I have been hooked ever since. Noosa yoghurt is a unique combination of sweet and tart plus a thick, velvety texture made with natural whole-milk, fresh fruit purees and a touch of wildflower honey. I almost always had yogurt for lunch in school, and the packaging size is ideal for breakfast or lunch paired with a small salad or fresh fruit.
I can’t get over how delicious the taste is! A great meal replacement/snack alternative, I have these after returning home from teaching my morning fitness classes. This nut-based nutrition bar has launched a trio of brand new flavors— Blueberry Cashew, Maple Almond, and Coconut Peanut Butter. For just a few reason why this bar is so perfect: each Perfect Bar is loaded with up to 17 grams of whole-food protein, contains more than 20 superfoods, has zero GMOs or preservatives, and is 100% gluten-free!
You had me at waterMELON! Need a daily refresher? At only 80 calories and with no added ingredients and just pure organic watermelon water, DRINKmelon has captured a summertime specialty that everyone can enjoy year round. I have sipped watermelon water every single day throughout the summer season, and I am more than thrilled I get to continue to have this not-to-sweet nutritious beverage. Certified organic, non-GMO, dairy-free, and vegan. A terrific boost for athletic performance too!
It would be impossible to pick just one! These are all natural fruit sauce pouches that are perfect for snacking-on-the-go. Available in two varieties – Fruit Me Up! BOOST and Fruit Me Up! Naturally Better – each pouch is made with real fruit (with nothing added) and filled with natural energy and great taste kids of all ages crave. Fruit Me Up! BOOST pouches contain an extra boost of nutrients like calcium, fiber, antioxidant Vitamin C or Omega-3. Each Fruit Me Up! Naturally Better pouch contains a full serving of fruit. My favorite is the Blueberry and Banana!