Back to school snacks: Tasty treats that won’t be left in the lunchbox

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No matter how school looks this year, back to school snacks are part of the routine.

Whether classes are in front of a screen or behind a desk, back to school snacks are a must for most families. From the extra treat in the lunchbox to the mid-day snack break, kids want tasty treats and parents want good for you snacks. Luckily, there are many options that fit both food wants.

Here are some back to school snacks that are both kids and parents approved.

RX Kids Bar

Many people are familiar with the RX Bar. With the ingredients upfront on the label, these protein snack bars have nothing to hide. With the addition of RX Kids Bars, the kid-friendly flavors will become a favorite.

The kid-friendly flavors almost sound like dessert, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. Each bar is made with whole grain and gluten-free oats. From being easy to chew to the popular flavor choices, these RX Kids Bars will become a pantry essential.

Rice Krispies Treats

Sometimes a bite of the familiar can make any day just a little brighter. This year, more than ever, the school year is filled with the unknown. A little word of encouragement can, and does, make a difference.

Recently, Rice Krispies Treats shared that 75% of kids feel that they need a little more support during the beginning of the school year. From meeting a new teacher to just being in a new environment, that note of encouragement means a lot.

Rice Krispies Treats created “Love in Case of” Kits. These kits help make those notes of encouragement easy and special for everyone. Yes, that little note in the lunch box will bring a smile when during lunch time.

While these Love in Case of Kits are available for a limited time, you can write notes on those Rice Krispies Treats that you have at home. Or, just write some smiley faces on the wrapper if you don’t know what to say. The effort is always appreciated.

Kodiak Cakes Bear Bites

Kids love graham crackers, but these Kodiak Cakes Bear Bites are filled with whole grains. With five grams of protein per serving, these school snacks will help you stay energized for that afternoon of learning.

With a variety of flavors, these Kodiak Cakes Bear Bites can be served in different ways. Consider added a little container of peanut butter for dipping. Whether you choose cinnamon, chocolate or honey, there is a flavor that everyone will like.

Welch’s Fruit Snack

What kid doesn’t like Welch’s Fruit Snacks? Made with real fruit, these school snacks always bring smiles. Whether you choose mixed fruit, Berries n’ Cherries or SuperFruit Mix, there is an option for everyone.

Nature’s Bakery

Sometimes when a snack sounds like a treat, the kids ask for a second helping. Nature’s Bakery and their line of fig bars and fruit bars are a great choice.

This back to school season, Nature’s Bakery is even offering a Snack Sized Adventures: Recess Edition. From virtual learning to home schooling, this kit can help keep the kids motivated throughout the day. That occasional brain break can get everyone back on track.

Old Trapper Smoked Products

For the older students, they can be drawn to some bolder flavors. Old Trapper Smoked Products are high quality protein with savory flavors. The real wood-fired smoke, quality meal and tasty seasonings deliver a tasty trats. With only 70 calories, this school snack packs a healthy punch.

These back to school snacks are just a few of the many options. No matter what snack is in the lunch box, backpack or pantry, make sure that each snack comes with a word of encouragement. Sometimes the most nourishing part of snack time is the word of encouragement that comes with it.

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What are your recommended back to school snacks?