As parents, we can identify with feeling intimidated when confronted with the multitude of snack options available for our kids. We want to ensure we’re making the right choices for them and providing the best quality fuel possible — but we also want to find options our kids will love and won’t cause a meltdown come meal time.
Below is a list of our favorite kid-friendly, healthy snack brands to help you identify a few go-to options for your minis that are Trash Panda approved (and mini-Trash-Panda approved)!
North Coast Organic
North Coast Organic makes organic applesauce and juices. They have easy, on-the-go pouches that make great snacks for your little ones.
Nature’s Path sells cereals, oatmeal, waffles, granola, and other breakfast items. Their organic “Whole O’s” include only 5 ingredients, and are a more wholesome option than traditional Cheerios. Pair these with some organic whole milk (or your favorite organic dairy-free milk) plus some berries for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.
Serenity Kids is a brand aimed toward toddlers and babies. They make purees from pasture-raised meat and organic vegetables. Unlike many other brands of pouches out there, they don’t use a lot of fruit or other sugars, so you can be sure your kiddo is getting a balanced meal with each pouch — including healthy proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Chomps creates kid-sized meat sticks called “Chomplings.” They sell a variety of flavors including grass-fed beef, free-range turkey, jalapeño turkey, and more. These snacks are Whole30 approved, gluten free, and contain no added sugars — plus they come in adult-sized options too!
Natierra sells freeze-dried snacks, plant-based superfoods, and chocolate covered snacks. One of our favorite products is their freeze-dried strawberries that contain no added preservatives, sugars, or dyes. Natierra currently has a selection of 16 different freeze-dried fruits and veggies to choose from!
Although many snack options available are overly processed and of little nutritional value, there are some great kid-friendly products with high quality ingredients out there. Just try to focus on products made with a few, whole-food ingredients, and let the Trash Panda App guide you!
When you sign up to become a Trash Panda Insider, you’ll receive a free homemade snack guide to help you even more — plus you’ll get an invite to download the app as soon as it’s available. Simply click below to join: