By Today's ParentUpdated Mar 01, 2019
A little bit of sweet, a lot of crunch. These crispy treats will satisfy that sweet tooth without giving them a sugar rush. Bonus: They're gluten-free! $4/bag.
The search for a sugar-free yogurt is over. Seriously. This new yogurt from Danone has no sugar or sweetners of any kind—just fruit and yogurt. Coming in flafours like blueberry, cherry, peach mango, plain and vanilla, yogurts are made with milk sourced from a small network of Canadian farms. $3/4 x 100g tubs.
This kettlecorn is so good it puts movie popcorn to shame. Already popular across the border, this gluten-free kettlecorn has finally landed in Canada. With less than 100 calories per cup, it’s sure to become a family favourite. Be sure to check out their two flavours, “sweet and salty” and “sea salt.” Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP! Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn, $5/bag.Photo: Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP!
Kids with a sweet tooth will love these cookies. Each contains 10 grams of protein, 7 grams of fibre and only 3 grams of sugar! The best part? They’re gluten-free and vegan—but taste like the real deal. Simply Protein Cookies, $24/box of 8.Photo: Simply Protein Cookie
Introducing your kids to plant-based protein has never been easier. With fun flavour combinations that pair dried edamame with cranberries, goji berries, and banana, these tasty trail mix fusions are the perfect on-the-go snacks for busy families. $14/box of 12.Photo: On the go fusion snack
Send these chewy cookies to school worry-free. Made in a facility that is free from common allergens like peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, egg, soy, sesame, fish and shellfish, they’re perfectly school-safe. Bonus: each 24 g pack contains a serving of vegetables! MadeGood Soft Baked Mini Cookies, $5/box of 5.
Trying to get your kids to eat more veggies? Hippie Snacks has got you covered. With cauliflower as the first ingredient, this Canadian brand offers a carb-alternative snack with 5 grams of protein per serving. With flavours like original and classic ranch, your kids won’t know they’re eating more vegetables. Hippie Snacks cauliflower crisps, $6/bag.Photo: Hippie Snacks
With 62% Fairtrade dark chocolate, caramelized coconut strips, nutrient-dense pumpkin and sunflower seeds, as well as probiotic chia, there’s enough in this bark to keep both parents and kids happy. Prana Organic Chia Balance Chocolate Bark, $5/bag.
This baked, whole grain snack is packed with enough carbs, fibre, protein, and fat to keep kids fueled for all of those after-school activities. Clif Kid ZBar Filled, $5/box of 4.
Fat-free with only 70 calories per pack, these sweet treats will tackle that candy craving with only a fraction of the guilt. Kirkland Signature Organic Fruity Snacks, $14/box of 72.
Looking for something crunchy? These sweet treats are made with white and black organic sesame seeds and sweetened with coconut sugar. Hippie Snacks Organic Sesame Snack, $1/ea.
Forget yogurt and give them a taste of something different. Kefir is made with 12 different bacterial cultures to provide 2 billion probiotic live active cultures per 250 mL serving—that’s a good thing! PC Mango Coconut Kefir Probiotic Fermented Milk, $5/pack of 4.
Seaweed may sound kinda gross but give it a try and you may be surprised at how much your kids will love taking a bite out of this salty treat, which is packed with all kinds of micronutrients. Gimme Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks, $2/bag.
Made with real fruits and veggies, these cute crackers are peanut-free and contain less than 130 mg of sodium. Bear Paws Crackers, $3/box.
Your kids won’t even notice you’re sneaking vegetables into their snack with these tasty kettle cooked chips. Don’t be surprised if they don’t want to share! Hardbite Lightly Salted Carrot Chips, $6.
Oven-baked and corn-based, these crackers are free of sugar, artificial colors and flavours but still somehow manage to taste pretty delicous. Sanissimo Salmas Chia & Flax Oven Baked Corn Crackers, $3/box of 7 packages.
Wanna give them a punch of protein? This bar has 9 to 10 grams of the good stuff to help prepare them for after school activities thanks to almond butter as the primary ingredient. Kashi Joi Almond Butter Energy Nut Bar, $2.50/bar.
Send these snacks to school without stress. Free of the eight most common allergens, these chewy bites are made from dates, coconut, hemp seeds, cocoa and honey. Ohh! Munchies, $2.50/pack.
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