FLIK Family Friday: School-Safe Packaged Snacks
As children and adolescents grow and develop, they need a constant supply of energy to meet the needs of their bodies. Adequate calorie and nutrient intake are essential for growth and development, reduced risk of disease later in life, and academic success. Children and teens often require a snack or two between meals in order to meet their calorie needs and this is especially true for teenage boys who often require more calories than adults! Plus, who doesn’t love a good snack? Keeping a backpack stocked with healthy, filling, and school-safe snacks shouldn't be a challenge. Here's a short list of our favorites to get you started.
88 ACRES BARS
These bars made in a bakery free from the top 8 allergens and free from sesame, mustard, corn, and gluten. They taste amazing and boast a super clean ingredient list--we can pronounce every one of them! You won’t find any artificial flavors or sweeteners, preservatives, palm oil, or sulfites in any of their products either. For kiddos that need a more filling snack, we like the more filling Banana Bread Pumpkin Seed Protein Bars. And we definitely suggest grabbing a variety pack of their seed bars, so everyone in the fam can find their favorite.
Brami has given an old Mediterranean staple new life. Lupini beans, actually a legume, are a good source of plant-based protein. If your kiddos like snacking on edamame pods, they will love popping these little beans out of their shell. Sold in individual packages with unique flavors such as sea salt & vinegar and garlic & rosemary, these are easy to enjoy on the go. Keep in mind that since lupini beans are a legume, though not recognized as a top 8 allergen, those with peanut and soy allergies should be aware.
JUST THE CHEESE
Kids love cheese and so do we, but it can be a hassle to keep cheese sticks cold. Just the Cheese makes yummy bars and crisps from real Wisconsin cheese. This crunchy alternative to a cheese stick provides protein and calcium while simultaneously satisfying a crispy, salty chip craving. These snacks are suitable for vegetarians as the rennet used is derived from yeast, and their snacks are produced in a facility free of nuts, sesame, soy, egg, wheat, and gluten.
OH SNAP! PICKLING CO
These individually packaged pickled pickles are a convenient and mess-free way to pack a favorite snack to go. No brine in the bag means no pickle juice spills. We also love Oh Snap!'s varieties of pickled carrots, green beans, and snap peas. Hey, any excuse to get veggies into our kids! These snacks can last a few hours out of the fridge, so throw them in a lunch box or bring a bag to sports practice--pickled foods are a good way to replace electrolytes when kids are sweating.
ENJOY LIFE SNACKS
Enjoy Life is a go-to brand when looking for allergy aware, safe snacks. All of their goodies are free of 14 allergens, including the top 8. They offer a full line of baked goods as well as more nutritious snacks that also taste great. We love the individually packaged lentil chips (Thai chili lime, please!) and the Grab & Go Seed and Fruit Mix. Enjoy Life cookies and brownies also make great options for school birthday parties.
We hope we’ve inspired you to think outside the chip bag and experiment with some new snacks to keep those bellies full and minds engaged.
At FLIK Hospitality Group we believe in great food, great service, and great people. Our wellness first approach ensures our food supports healthy and delicious choices, specially curated by our team of culinary experts and registered dietitians. At FLIK, we believe in seasonality in sourcing our ingredients and providing a customized approach to the culinary and hospitality needs of each client. Our dedication to providing quality hospitality service is unparalleled in the industry.
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