As summer draws closer to an end, moms and dads begin preparing for the back to school mayhem. We know that finding low-cost convenient snack foods that are not loaded with refined sugars, nasty fillers or artificial ingredients can be hard to come by, especially when you haven't got the time to spend searching.
So we have made it easy for you and chosen our top 6 back to school snacks that are nutritious, delicious and all under $10!
FreeYumm - $5
Free of the top ten major food allergens and so yummy that mum and dad will want to hide a box to enjoy all themselves! FreeYumm are locally made snack bars and cookies that combine all natural, wholesome ingredients into eight deliciously different flavours.
You'll find no artificial flavouring, fillers, preservatives, refined sugar or processed sweeteners here.
Just simple, satisfying and stupidly yummy, healthy snacking!
Level Ground Dried Fruit - $6.99
Most dried fruit on the market contains added sugar and sweeteners, making what should be a very nutritious snack, a not so healthy choice. Level Ground's dried fruit is 100% dried fruit, nothing added. The fruit comes from a Fair Trade organization in Colombia called Fruandes, which purchases fresh fruit from small-scale farmers and employs women to hand cut, dry and package the fruit. The mango is our favourite! Naturally sweet and flavourful. Certified Organic and free from sulphites and preservatives. It's like eating pure sunshine!
SmartSweets - $3.99
What kid doesn't wish they could eat candy for every meal? Well now they can! Ok, maybe not for every meal but certainly for every mid afternoon snack.
The first non-GMO smart candy that naturally kicks sugar with no artifical colours or flavours and contain no alcohol sugars. Proudly made in Canada, SmartSweets are chewy gummy bears that are bursting with juicy, fruity flavour. Made in an allergen free facility, high in plant-based fibre and gluten, nut, dairy, soy and corn fibre free. Available in sweet and sour - Kick sugar, keep candy!
KIND Bar - $2.16 each
KIND believe if you can't pronounce an ingredient, it shouldn’t go into your body (let alone the kid's!). We agree! KIND products are made from nutritionally-dense ingredients like whole nuts and grains and mixed with fruits and spices bound together with honey. - no secret ingredients and no artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. With so many sumptuous flavours to choose from and our $10 five bar bundle deal, you can be KIND to the kids, every day of the school week!
Living Intentions Activated Popcorn - $6.99
It all started with a mum and dad using popcorn at home as a vehicle to give superfoods to their children. It then quickly turned into an exciting product idea and boy are we glad! This favourite movie snack is now bursting with amazing flavors, nutrient dense superfoods and the power of 2 billion CFU's of friendly probiotic cultures per bag! 100% Organic, non-gmo, gluten free and vegan, Activated Popcorn can be enjoyed by everyone. Once you pop, you definitely won't stop!
Kapow Now! NoCheez Crackers - $6.99
NOCHEEZ Chickpea Crackers from Kapow Now! are super addictive savoury crackers loaded with chickpeas. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein, making it ideal for vegetarians and vegans! These energy dense crackers will keep the kids going throughout their afternoon classes and into their after school activities! Also an amazing source of dietary fiber, zinc, iron, phosphorus and B Vitamins, NOCHEEZ Chickpea Crackers are a wonderfully nutritious snack by themselves and even better with some yummy home made dip!