10 packaged after-school snacks your kids will love

Stave off the end-of-day hangries with one of these yummy (and nutritious!) kid-approved snacks.

With the school year kicking into high gear once again, you’re going to be pretty busy rushing to pick-up and chauffeuring your kid to all their extracurricular activities. If you don’t have time to prepare all the cute Pinterest-worthy snacks you envisioned for your little ones, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with these delicious packaged goodies that are easy to toss in a backpack or nibble in the car when your kid’s on the go.

iogo fruit on the bottom yogurt

iogo yogurt
Photo: Courtesy of iogo

No need to say goodbye to summer fruits just yet—this lower-in-sugar yogurt now comes in orange-mandarin, mango-pineapple and lemon. $6/pack of 12, walmart.ca

Sabra hummus toast with everything bagel seasoning

sabra hummus toast
Photo: Courtesy of Sabra

This savoury and filling snack is rich and nutritious with seven grams of protein, making it a great choice for both kids and parents—you can pop one in their bag but also keep one at your desk. $5, realcanadiansuperstore.ca (available mid-September) 

Nature’s bakery oatmeal crumble bars

Nature's bakery oatmeal crumble bars
Photo: Courtesy of Nature’s Bakery

These oatmeal bars are packed with fibre and healthy whole grains. The apple flavour doesn’t hurt either; everyone needs a sweet treat sometimes. $13/box of 24, costco.ca

goodfood smoothie

goodfood smoothie
Photo: Courtesy of goodfood

These smoothies are so packed with fruit and veggies that your kid’s guaranteed a whopping dose of vitamins from each filling drink. $5, makegoodfood.ca (by subscription)

SimplyProtein kids bar

Simplyprotein kids bar
Photo: Courtesy of SimplyProtein

Does your kid have a peanut or tree nut allergy? Not a problem. These nut-free bars are safe and also tasty.  $6/pack of 5, walmart.ca

KIND Healthy GrainsTM bars

Kind healthy grain bar
Photo: Courtesy of KIND

KIND’s gluten-free bars contain some super whole grains including oats, millet, buckwheat, amaranth and quinoa. If your kid is active this will give them enough energy to power through playtime or sports. $5/pack of 5, walmart.ca

Earth’s Own Oat Chocolate Milk

3 bottles of chocolate milk
Photo: Courtesy of Earth’s Own

Earth’s Own chocolate oat milk is a healthy gluten- and nut-free drink that contains 50 percent less sugar than chocolate dairy milk. If that wasn’t enticing enough, you can also feel good about the ingredients in every sip your kid takes—the drinks are all made with fair-trade cocoa. $4, realcanadiansuperstore.ca

Danone no sugar yogurt

4 cups of yogurt
Photo: Courtesy of Danone

This cherry yogurt is completely free from added sugar. Yes, you read that right. It’s packed with real fruit to make it sweet and tasty, plus, it’s also free of artificial colours or preservatives. $3, metro.ca

Astro Kefir Probiotic yogurt

Astro yogurt
Photo: Courtesy of Astro

This creamy yogurt has two times the probiotics of traditional alternatives and is made with 100% Canadian dairy and natural ingredients. $5/8 single serve containers, realcanadiansuperstore.ca

Hemp Yeah! bars

two hemp yeah! bars
Photo: Courtesy of Manitoba Harvest

These snacks are full of nutrients; they have 10g of plant protein in every single bar. $25 for 12 pack, amazon.ca

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