How are your school lunches looking these days?
Feeling less than enthused?
Are you done packing thoughtful lunches?
Have your Ants on a Log turned into one big celery stock wrapped in plastic?
Let us moms unite, throw in the towel and just buy packaged snacks for these final 4 weeks of school. Pinterest moms need not apply.
The fine print: No Lunchables. I’m not that desperate. We can still pick healthy packaged things.
Remember my post about good snack choices from Walmart? Did you pay attention? Well if not here is another shot. Today is the same idea, but this time I using Target.
10 Healthy Packaged Snacks from Target
1) Fruit Burst Squeezers
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers
Not too shabby of an ingredient list. I’ll take it.
2) Simply Balanced Popcorn
When you can’t be bothered to make your own.
Only 3 ingredients, and a 3 cup serving size is only 100 grams of sodium? Your Baked Lays can’t make those claims.
3) Fruit Cups (that are actually in their own juice.)
Pineapple Tidbits. These are in straight up juice, not syrup. Of course fresh fruit is best, but if you are going with a fruit cup?? Go with the ones in syrup.
4) Salmon or Tuna Packets (Admittedly, this is a weird snack, but keep an open mind.)
This one is for all you high protein people out there. If you are a protein junkie, try to keep away from those protein bars and get your fix from somewhere that doesn’t have 20+ ingredients, all of which are produced in some lab.The cool thing about these tuna pouches are that they do not need to be drained, just have a disposable fork nearby and you are in business.
5.) Clif Kid- Z Bar
Speaking of bars, you can buy these in bulk. Sugars in these babies are not so bad and if you are going to stock an arsenal of granola bars, these should be at the top of your list.
6) Siggi’s Yogurt Tubes
Yogurt tube anyone?
Nothing artificial and only 6 grams of sugar. Have you looked at how much sugar is in your yogurt lately?? I bet it’s double and for some even triple this amount.
7) Simply Fruit- Fruit Rolls
These are not fruit roll-ups, although they are pretty dang similar. Minus the high fructose corn syrup.
But hey, wow, this actually has fruit in it. How about them apples?
8) Single serving Cashew or Almond Packs
These are great for anyone that has zero self control and would eat triple this amount.
9) Vita Coco- pure coconut water
Coconut Water. Super hydrating and way more potassium than a banana. Try to steer clear of the ones infused with juice. Keep it clean people!
Check out those percentages.
10) Chobani yogurt
Love these packs.
There are many greek yogurts on the market, but this one does not have as much sugar as some of those others.
Happy Shopping. 4 more weeks, let’s do this!