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Yummy lunchbox snacks with healthier ingredients

Sep. 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM ET

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When I was a kid, I loved the anticipation of opening up my lunch box to see what surprises my mom had packed for me. (Isn’t the day so much better when you have a yummy lunch to look forward to?) These tasty treats are sure to please kids and adults alike – as they skip a lot of the junky ingredients.

KIND Healthy Grains Bars

Fans of KIND bars will love their new all natural granola bars, which are gluten-free and contain more than one full serving of whole grains per bar. (Along with a delightful hint of things like peanut butter, dark chocolate and honey.) Available in five flavors: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, Oats & Honey, Dark Chocolate Chunk, Vanilla Blueberry and Maple Pumpkin Seeds.

Funky Monkey Snacks

These freeze dried fruit snacks are delightfully crunchy (think whole pieces of real fruit) and contain no artificial ingredients. (They’re non-GMO verified to boot!) The company recently launched a Marvel Comics-branded line which should appeal to tiny snackers. Available in: Ultimate Strawberries, Invincible Strawberry Bananas, Mighty Bananas, Legendary Cinnamon Apples and Incredible Pineapple.

Happy Squeeze Greek Yogurt

Thanks to a special cooking process, these organic yogurt pouches don’t need to be refrigerated until after they’re opened, making for a convenient and delicious lunch box snack—for kids and adults. Available in three flavors: Razzleberry, Super Strawberry and Peachy Keen.

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The Sneaky Chef

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Grab & Go 6-Packs

Parents of children with peanut allergies will rejoice over no-nut butter, which has the look and consistency of peanut butter, but is made from golden peas.

Santa Cruz Organic Fruit Sauce Cups

Made with organic fruit, this smooth sauce has an incredible fruity flavor. And it’s loaded with Vitamin C. Available in five flavors: Apple, Apple Apricot, Apple Peach, Cinnamon Apple and Tropical Fruit.

R.W. Knudsen Family Organic Juice Boxes

These organic juices don’t contain any artificial sugars, sweeteners or preservatives and are the perfect size for little hands to hold. Available in four flavors: Apple, Pear, Lemonade and Grape.

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Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

Snikiddy Cheese Puffs

These puffs, which have tons of cheesy flavor and are non-GMO and gluten free, are seriously addicting. Thankfully they come in snack-sized bags for portion control. Available in Grilled Cheese and Mac n’ Cheese.

Corazonas Oatmeal Squares

These little bars contain one full serving of plant sterols, which can help reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Oh and they’re pretty tasty too with a cookie-like texture. Available in seven flavors: Banana Walnut, Chocolate Brownie & Almonds, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Flax, Peanut Butter, Blueberry, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.

Get more tips and recipes for seasonal eats at Made By Michelle.

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