It’s back to school season and time to think about creativity and healthy snacks your kids on the move can bring to school. Snacks are equally as important as healthy meals. The right snacks will help your child stay energetic and focused during school and after school activities.
One excellent back to school snack are Apple sandwiches with granola and peanut butter. Fresh fruit or bulk dried fruit have the best nutritional value of school snacks because they provide the nutritional benefits of a whole food. Try to choose dried fruits with no added sugar and avoid dried fruits with added sulfites for the best quality snacks.
For this snack, it is best to use natural brand granola. Natural granola has no hydrogenated fats, no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial preservatives.
If your child is not a natural granola fan, try fruit and nut snack bars. These snack bars include real fruit, seeds and nuts. No added sugar or fats. No artificial preservatives.
Here are some other great, easy and quick snacks you can pack in your pantry and fridge for the kids:
- Nitrate-free deli meats
- Dark chocolate
- Cherry tomatoes
Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.
Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.
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