Great New Snacks Kids (and Parents) Will Love

Slingshot Yogurt Drink
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There's never of shortage of tasty snacks in the grocery store, but not many have both kid and parent appeal. These 10 kid-friendly snacks that we uncovered at the recent Fancy Food Show in San Francisco hit all the right marks – convenient, healthful, and so delicious you'll want to eat them too. 
Courtesy of Kerrygold USA
Courtesy of Kerrygold USA

Dubliner Wedges

Anyone who has fallen for Dubliner, a nutty, Cheddar-like cheese from Ireland, may appreciate this handy mini version of the original. It's soft and creamy, easy for kids to open, and just right for snack time sandwiched between a pair of whole grain crackers.

Courtesy of Saffron Road
Courtesy of Saffron Road

Sea Salt Roasted Chickpeas

Following on the heels of its more exotic flavors, Saffron Road has launched an organic, oven roasted chickpea seasoned with only salt and a hint of rosemary. Each serving delivers 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, all at 130 calories, an appropriate kid-sized portion. This snack is best for children who are 4 and older, since bite-size snacks can be a choking hazard for little ones.

Courtesy of Stonyfield Organic 
Courtesy of Stonyfield Organic 

Oh My Yog!

A spin on old-school fruit-on-the-bottom cartons, Stonyfield Farm's new "striped" yogurt features three luscious layers that kids will want to dig into: fruit on the bottom, yogurt in the center, and cream on top. Apple Cinnamon and Pacific Coast Strawberry are two flavor favorites that supply a quarter of daily calcium needs for children ages 4 to 8.

Courtesy of Big Slice
Courtesy of Big Slice

Big Slice Apples

Grab a fork. These colorful pouches of seriously scrumptious slow-cooked fruit can be taken to go. Each pouch is less than 100 calories, and several varieties have no added sugar. The fruit is tasty enough to eat right from the package or is excellent over yogurt.

Courtesy of Peanut Butter & Co.
Courtesy of Peanut Butter & Co.

Chocmeister

If your kids are Nutella fans, they'll be all over this chocolate hazelnut spread that is shipping out later this spring. It has the same flavor and creaminess as its well-known counterpart, only with less sugar and more protein. Available in dark and milk chocolate. 

Chips or chocolate? Oatmeal or ice cream? Kids talk about their favorite snacks.

Courtesy of Lotus Foods
Courtesy of Lotus Foods

Japanese Rice Crackers

Arare is a popular Japanese rice cracker that is traditionally made with white rice and sometimes artificial ingredients. Not so with Lotus Foods' new spin on this snack favorite, which relies on organic brown and black rice and natural ingredients. You might be surprised to learn that all three savory flavors deliver 3 grams of protein per serving, not bad for a rice snack, especially one as addictive as this is.

Courtesy of Eat Well Embrace Life
Courtesy of Eat Well Embrace Life

Hummus To-Go

The Eat Well Embrace Life company, known for its innovative spreads, has introduced a single-serve version in three flavors: Tuscan White Bean, Edamame, and Zesty Carrot. Pair it with crunchy vegetables or pita chips and you've got a perfectly healthful snack on-the-go.

Courtesy of LesserEvil 
Courtesy of LesserEvil 

Cheesy Nacho Super Bites

Move over nacho chips, there's a more wholesome option on the shelf. These low-fat cheesy chips are made with beans, rice, potatoes, lentils, and quinoa. Translation? Three grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber in every 110 calorie serving. Tasty, too.

Courtesy of Tiny But Mighty
Courtesy of Tiny But Mighty

Tiny Popcorn

What's different about this popcorn? It comes from miniature heirloom ears of corn that only grow to about 3 inches long. As a result, the popcorn is half the size of the norm, which is pretty darn cute. It also boasts a thin hull, which means less chance of popcorn getting stuck between teeth. Dentist approved! Best for children 4 and up, since popcorn can be a choking hazard.

Courtesy of Slingshot 
Courtesy of Slingshot 

Slingshot Yogurt Drink

This creamy, all-natural drinkable yogurt stands out from the crowd because of a little sleeve of granola fitted around the neck of every bottle. Kids may like the fun factor of emptying the crunchy bits into the yogurt (or just snacking on it straight up). Each Slingshot provides a hefty dose of protein, probiotics, and even a boost of healthful omega-3 fats.

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