5 Back-to-School Snack Swaps

It's that time of year - back to school! So that might leave you looking for some good snack options for the kiddos and the whole family.

But if you're not careful, you might find yourself with some snacks that are hiding some pretty sneaky ingredients like tons of added sugar, artificial flavors, preservatives, and so much more. ☠️ Yuck!

But fear not, we've got 5 kid-friendly #snackswaps that are sure to please.

🍪Cookies 🍪

Cookies are always a favorite with the kiddos, aren't they?!

But this popular brand has 11G of sugar per serving, plus soy, canola, and high fructose corn syrup (all very likely GMO), plus artificial color and flavor. Yuck!

Here's our swap: Empowered Cookie!

You'll find organic ingredients, healthy fats, and other superfoods in this delicious, soft, chewy treat. We promise, you won't believe this is actually GOOD for you!

🍇Fruit Snacks 🍇

These popular "fruit snacks" don't exactly have much fruit in them. The first two ingredients are actually sugar 😮 (9G added sugar)... both of which are very likely GMO - along with the modified corn starch. It's also got sodium citrate, a preservative.

Instead, try reaching fruit snacks that are actually made of - well, fruit!

Here's our swap pick: Mango Kale Bar by Wipala!

It's got 0 added sugars and made from just a couple simple ingredients: Organic Mango, Organic Banana, Organic Goldenberry, Organic Quinoa, & Organic Kale. We promise you (and any kiddos!) won't be able to detect the kale! ;)

🍫Candy Bar🍫

You're not you when you're hungry... that is for sure!

But you're also not you when you're consuming a nutrient-void, sugary snack like this popular option - that has 30 GRAMS OF SUGAR‼️ 😵

But if you're having a craving for a chocolatey sweet treat, you don't have to restrain yourself - you just have to find a better option!

Check out this swap pick: nud fud chocolate covered bananas!

They are made with literally two ingredients: organic dried bananas, organic cacao. This is the perfect flavor duo, and you won't believe it's got 0 grams of added sugar. It's so. dang. good. 😋

🥣Sugary Breakfasts🥣

Kids breakfast items are often synonymous with sugar... As a matter of fact, when you look at the labels of some popular items, you will think you're looking at a candy bar! 😱

This popular item, while novel, basically has "sugar eggs" in it (so yes, it's basically candy, haha). It's got 9G of sugar, maltodextrin and corn starch (almost definitely GMO), plus added vitamins which while may sound good, are most likely synthetic and can also be a source of heavy metals 😬- not exactly what you want to be feeding your kid (or yourself!).

Our healthy swap pick: This Saves Lives Oatmeal!

It's got just 2G of sugar, and contains a full serving of fruits and vegetables! 🍓🥦It's a great grab-and-go option for the whole fam.

🍯Chocolate Hazelnut Spread🍯

Raise your hand if you're a sucker for this stuff! 🙋‍♀️(Don't worry - we aren't judging - we get it!!)

But if you look at the label, you might think twice about putting this stuff in your body. The very first ingredient is sugar - and one serving has 21 grams of it, gulp. 🥴 Plus it's got soy (likely GMO) and also artificial flavor.

Fear not, you don't have to give up the chocolatey nutty goodness forever! We've got an even better one for ya. 😉

Our healthy swap: Artisana Organics Cacao Cashew Spread.

This incredible stuff is made with only organic ingredients, and is chock-full of healthy fats (such as MCT oil) and superfoods (YES - cacao is legitimately an antioxidant-packed superfood! 🍫 Boom shacka laka!)

Are you dying to try all of these amazing healthy snack swaps and more?! 😋 We don't blame you! Get excited, 'cuz we make healthy snacking SUPER easy on ya - we curate 10+ great healthy snacks each month in our CLEAN.FIT box - whoop whoop! Don't miss out - order yours today!

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