You can't go wrong with these kid-approved packaged snacks that pack in fun and flavor, along with a few nutritious perks.
the best healthy snacks for kids

We scoured the grocery aisles for the best healthy packaged snacks to fuel your kiddos, like stuffed peanut butter and jelly stuffed oat bites, squeezable chia seed packets and crunchy butternut squash pretzels. You'll feel good about buying these healthy snacks and your kids will be happy you did, too. Toss them in a lunchbox or bring them along when it's your turn to provide after-game munchies. You can't go wrong with these kid-approved snacks that pack in fun and flavor, along with a few nutritious perks.

bag of Wholly Rollies Cinnamon Oatmeal Protein Balls

Wholly Rollies Cinnamon-Oatmeal Frozen Protein Balls

These chewy peanut-butter-oat-date balls will remind you of oatmeal cookie dough, minus the added sugars.

Bobo's Stuff'd Oat Bites Peanut Butter & Jelly

Bobo's Stuff'd Oat Bites | Peanut Butter & Jelly

Hidden inside each soft, muffin-like oatmeal cup is a bit of fruity jam. It all feels like a treat, but the 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein give it substance.

bag of Goldfish Baked Snack Crackers Colors

Goldfish Colors Baked with Whole Grain

Goldfish crackers have long been parents' favorite sub for chips. But now they've amped up the kid appeal of this whole-wheat variety with bright colors derived from plants, such as beet and watermelon juices, and turmeric.

bag of Butternut Squash Pretzels

From the Ground Up Butternut Squash Pretzels

Cassava, squash and cauliflower flour turn into crunchy, not-too-salty twists for a dippable snack that delivers a full vegetable serving in each single-serve pack.

Rhythm Superfoods Organic Carrot Sticks Ranch Flavored

Rhythm Superfoods Organic Carrot Sticks | Ranch

Every kid knows that carrot sticks and ranch dressing are made for each other. Here, real carrot sticks are dehydrated and sprinkled with a tangy ranch dressing seasoning, for a fiber-packed (10 grams per serving) crunchy snack.

Mamma Chia brand Chia Squeeze pouches

Mamma Chia Chia Squeeze

These pouches are filled with a blend of fruit juices, fruit and vegetable purees and chia seeds for a great source of omega-3s, plus healthy fiber and some fun squeezing!

Somersaults Sunflower Seed Crunchy Bites

Somersaults Crunchy Bites | Sea Salt

These crunchy nuggets, made with sunflower and sesame seeds deliver as much protein as an egg! Bonus: they're entirely nut-free.

Dark Cacao Chia Pod

Chia Pod Dark Cacao

Here's a chocolaty pudding cup that comes with benefits: 3,000 mg of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids (more than you'd find in a serving of salmon!), plus plenty of filling fiber and a little crunch from chia seeds.

Sabra Snackers Guacamole snack

Sabra Snackers | Guacamole with Tostinos

Rolled tortilla chips (like mini taquitos!) are paired with a perfectly portioned cup of lime- and cilantro-loaded guac.

Sun Maid Sour Raisin Snacks in boxes

Sun Maid Sour Raisin Snacks

These raisins taste like sour gummy candy, but without all the added sugar. Available in strawberry, grape, mixed berry and watermelon, they're extra tasty thanks to natural flavors and vegetable juice.

Cool for School | EatingWell Magazine September 2019