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Fun and Healthy Back to School Snacks: Better for You Brands That Help

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

It's that time of year again when the kids head back to school and moms have to get creative with healthy snack options. The key to healthy snacks is making them fun and still delicious! Luckily, better for you brands are doing a better job of helping us out. In this blog post, we plan to highlight some top healthier snack options that the kids will love along with fun presentation ideas to score smiles and lunchboxes with only crumbs. Here we go! Conveniently, these brands are all available for purchase on

Holy Cow! Beef Jerky is a small family business located in sunny Central Florida. With 3 flavors of traditional hickory smoked jerky, we are pretty sure the whole family will enjoy this snack with only 55-60 calories per oz and 1-2 grams of sugar.

JECA Energy Bars are handcrafted with health in mind. JECA Energy Bars were created by a Mom, Cancer Researcher and Sous Chef with the mission to create a delicious and truly nutritious snack. There are three great flavors to choose from – Matcha + Seeds, Almonds + Dates, and Coconut + Curry. These tasty snacks are 100% plant-based, soy-dree, dairy-free and made with only naturally gluten-free ingredients. No refined sugar or oils are used either! Eat Clean and Enjoy it!

Nature’s Turn provides wonderful superfood snacks with a goal to create delicious, better-for-everyone snacks, while promoting the benefits of eating healthy and being outdoors as much as possible. Imagine your favorite fresh fruit freeze-dried into a light, crispy snack that can be packed for any adventure. Nature’s Turn has 5 yummy flavors that include: Strawberry Crisps, Dragon Fruit Crisps, Tropical Fruit Crisps, Blueberry Crisps and Mixed Berry Crisps.

Real Food Bars are certified Gluten Free Protein Bars that are packed with nutrient-rich ingredients and are 100% Vegan! They come in 4 great flavors – Cherry Cashew, Peanut Butter, Expresso Chip and Peanut Butter Chip. Try all four!

Now that we have some healthy and delicious snack options, let's move on to fun presentation ideas. A great way to make snacks more fun is by using Bento Boxes. Bento boxes are perfect for portion control and they make it easy to mix and match different snacks. Another fun idea is to use cookie cutters to cut snacks such as protein bars into fun shapes - or if you are artistic, you can always try freehand shape cutting. Why not include a portion of fresh fruit with protein bar bites? Or perhaps some baby carrots? With a few staple pieces, the options are endless!

We hope you enjoyed this blog post and that you found some healthy and delicious snack ideas for the kids. Remember to have fun with it and get creative! They'll love it and so will you. Thanks for reading!

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