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Check out these fun and healthy ideas for perfect lunchbox treats or after-school snacks. P.S.: They’re great for grown-ups, too!
Bare Fruit is 100 percent organic, a healthy snack that’s low in calories, high in fiber and naturally sweet.
These fruit strips are 100 percent natural, made using no added sugars with real fruit puree.
These nuts originally gained their loyal following at the San Diego stadiums for the Chargers and Padres sports teams, and in 2010 a Nutty J’s location came to Power Balance Pavilion (formerly Arco Arena) in Sacramento. Now we’re thrilled to offer these addicting cinnamon treats in our bulk department.
Yolo County Backpacks for Kids Program
Back to School
Featured Recipe: Cheesy Twists
This is a great kid-friendly dish. My niece and nephew love working with pizza dough, because they can really work with their hands, and it is completely safe and accessible. Try it with our 15 Minute Marinara as a dipping sauce.
– Jeff Clark, Executive Chef
Since the early 1980s, Jim and Deborah Durst have been growing and distributing some of the best-tasting organic produce around. Well known for their exceptional cherry tomatoes and watermelon, the Dursts base their farm practices on the maxim "Feed the soil and the soil will feed the plants." This fourth-generation farm is located in Esparto, and their organic cherry tomatoes make for a healthy and tasty after-school snack.
Tovolo’s ice pop molds let you make popsicles in all kinds of crazy shapes, including shooting stars, rockets, and even a very “bling” ring jewel pop. You can also use their ice cream cookie sandwich molds to create other sweet summer treats. We think these are a very “cool” way to cool down this summer.
As you gear up for the start of school, make sure healthy snacking is on your to-do list. Kids need to snack, especially after school. Their growing, active bodies and brains need fuel more frequently throughout the day than adults. In fact, 20 to 30 percent of kids’ daily energy needs should come from snacks.
After-school snack offerings should supply good-for-you carbohydrates from whole grains, fruit and vegetables. These foods also provide needed fiber for healthy intestinal tracts.
Snacks should also supply protein such as dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese), soy (soy cheese or milk), lean meats (roasted chicken or turkey) or peanut butter. Kids not only need this for growth, but protein also helps their tummies feel full and holds them through to dinnertime. Here are some quick-fix snack suggestions: