Step up your packaged snack game with yummy fruit rolls, cinnamon granola bars, and more
You’d be hard-pressed to find a parent who isn’t a fan of Costco snacks, especially one who makes school lunches every day (they don’t warn you about that in baby classes!). In recent years, Costco has become the go-to place for healthy snacks in bulk. Need some shelf-stable lunch box options? Check! How about energizing, convenient goodies for after soccer practice? Check!
As a pediatric dietitian, I’m always on the hunt for snacks with simple ingredients and minimal amounts of processed sugar. Luckily, Costco carries a variety of nutritious packaged options that fit the bill (some containing nuts, so be sure to skip these if schools or extracurriculars prohibit them). Here are some of my favorites.
Great Packaged Costco Snacks for Kids
That’s It Mini Fruit Bars
These dried fruit bars have only two ingredients (dried fruit!) and zero added sugar. Pair them with cottage cheese or Greek yogurt for a balanced, energizing, and tasty snack.
That’s It Mini Fruit Bars ($15.99)—Buy Here!
Kirkland Organic Applesauce Pouches
Do your kids always come home from school with a cold? You’re in luck! Apples are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports the immune system. What’s more, these pouches are a convenient and shelf-stable travel snack, easy to keep in your purse or diaper bag.
Kirkland Organic Applesauce Pouches ($12.99)—Buy Here!
Quinn Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets
These gluten-free pretzels are filled with creamy peanut butter and have minimal added sugar. Each individually wrapped bag contains 3 grams of protein per serving, making them an easy, filling and satisfying choice.
Quinn Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets ($44.99)—Buy Here!
Autumn’s Gold Granola Bars
Sweetened with maple syrup and honey, this nut-based bar is jam-packed with protein and fat so that it’s as tasty as it is satiating. And if your kid could use a little boost of nutrition, this nutrient-dense snack will do the trick.
Autumn’s Gold Granola Bars ($23.99)—Buy Here!
Kirkland Signature Variety Snacking Nuts
Peanuts, almonds, and cashews, oh my! These individually packaged nuts are a healthy source of protein and fat. For an energizing snack that’s sure to fuel your kiddos, nuts pair well with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt. Just remember not to give whole nuts to kids under 4 as they pose a choking risk for littles.
Kirkland Signature Variety Snacking Nuts ($16.99)—Buy Here!
Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers
They’re crunchy, slightly salty, and delicious–everything you want in a cracker! With 8g of healthy fat and 3g of protein per serving, throw a few handfuls into a reusable snack bag and you're sure to satisfy any hangry child.
Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers ($12.99)—Buy Here!
BEAR Fruit Rolls
Aren’t all kids obsessed with snacks you can unfurl? Made from dried fruits and black carrot extract, these fruit rolls contain no added sugar and have a similar texture to fruit leather.
BEAR Fruit Rolls ($9.99)—Buy Here!
These naturally-sweetened dried grapes are perfect for lunchboxes! Not only are raisins rich in fiber and antioxidants but they contain brain-supporting iron, too.
Sun-Maid Raisins ($12.49)—Buy here!
Did you know that Cheerios are an excellent source of iron? This whole-grain snack contains more than 12 mg of iron per serving! Served with Greek yogurt or milk, Cheerios make a great snack or breakfast.
Cheerios ($9.99)—Buy here!
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