Among the new clothes and shiny supplies that signal it’s time for your kids to go back to school is another important consideration: what will you pack in their lunch sack that will not only be healthy, but that they’ll actually eat? Look no further than the following foods, many of which are Non GMO, organic and completely kid friendly. There’s even a treat or two in there for mom and dad. Bringing lunch isn’t just for the grade school set, right?
I’ve been looking for an organic granola bar for some time now, so I was delighted to sample 18 Rabbits’ line of nut-free, kid-friendly bars (so was my 3-year-old son, Charlie, who devoured them in a matter of days). Not only are the bars Non GMO, but 18 Rabbits uses ingredients from responsible, sustainable sources and they donate 1 percent of the bars they make to programs that serve kids affected by food insecurity. Available in four flavors: Mango Strawberry, Cranberry Apricot, Chocolate Cherry and Chocolate Banana.
2. Justin’s Nut Butters
These all-natural nut butters—available in unique flavors like maple almond and chocolate hazelnut, as well as good old-fashioned peanut—are made from a handful of ingredients (as in four) and contain sustainably sourced natural palm fruit oil. Bonus: in addition to jars, the nut butters also come in sustainable squeeze packs, perfect for lunch boxes!
These nut-free snack packs are school safe, nutritious, oh, and completely and totally satisfying for both kids and adults. Loaded with dried fruits, a variety of seeds, and mini chocolate chips (in the Mountain Mambo version) they’re also Non GMO Project Verified and free of common allergens like peanut, soy, casein, tree nut and gluten. Available in Beach Bash and Mountain Mambo.
Perfect for pre-schoolers, these Greek yogurt pouches are packed with superfoods like kale and quinoa, with kiwi, pomegranate and strawberry thrown in for a dose of sweetness. Available in five blends: kale, strawberry and amaranth, purple carrot, blackberry and quinoa, spinach, kiwi and barley, pumpkin, pomegranate and quinoa and sweet potato, blueberry and millet.
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