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Pack These Snacks in Your Kids' Bag All Summer Long
Whether your child is off for a long day of play at day camp, or if you're organizing a care package for a camper at a sleepaway summer camp, these healthy, better-for-you snacks are all great choices to fuel your child. With the help of Jamie Vespa, Cooking Light's assistant nutrition editor, we've pulled 10 new delicious and kid-friendly snacks that are all Prime-eligible on Amazon. You can feel good about what your children are snacking on—plus, you'll save a few bucks by reordering all summer long.
If your child is a big fan of hummus at snack time, they'll fall in love with these toasted, flavored chickpeas. And you can feel good about your kids popping them by the handful—each serving has 6g of protein and just 130 calories.
Boom Chicka Pop needs no introduction: One of the healthiest pre-popped, bagged popcorns on the market, it has become a favorite snack for many families. These portable, munchie-sized bags are a lifesaver when hunger strikes.
If your child is clamoring for a sweet treat, this gluten-free take on a summertime classic clocks in at just 80 calories per serving and a more manageable 15g of sugars. Bonus: There are four different flavors to choose from.
Bare is becoming a go-to brand for many families, and this satisfyingly salty snack feels like a freshly fried batch of sweet potato fries—without any of the extra calories or fat. These little bags are a great option to stick into any lunch box.
In a taste test, one editor compared these delicious carrot-based chips to a very well known (and infamously unhealthy) tortilla chip on the market that's also is available in a cool ranch flavor. Do we really need to name names?!
Okay, this product's name should give you an inkling of how amazing it'll be: Peatos. Sound familiar? A third of the bag is 130 calories and has just 200mg of sodium, so feel free to let your little one lick the cheese powder right off their fingers.
Chips that aren't chips are sometimes disregarded because of a bad rep—but these crunchy robust kale chips are a favorite for many editors here at Cooking Light. You can buy them in four different flavors, and at just 150 calories for half of the large bag, it's a great side to any bagged lunch.
We previously heralded this snack as our favorite of 2018. I'm not sure how Blue Diamond manages to pack so much flavor into a snack that is extremely light (24 almonds for a mere 140 calories), but young ones will love the savory, cheese-like profile of these almonds—they truly taste like cheese ravioli nuts.