Though my Thrive Market membership, I’ve discovered new-to-me brands and had the opportunity to try products not easily accessible in our area. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of kid-approved healthy snacks I’ve found on Thrive Market and visit the site again and again to stock up on some of Chase and Ryder’s favorite grab-and-go snacks. Of course, you cannot beat fresh fruits and veggies and homemade snacks for little ones but I like having a variety of healthy packaged goodies on hand for the boys for busy days, travel, etc. and that’s where Thrive Market comes in handy!
For today’s blog post, I’m sharing a roundup of the kid-approved healthy snacks I buy from Thrive Market that our boys love. These are their tried and true favorites and while many of them are 25-50% cheaper through Thrive Market, a bunch of these snacks are available at local grocery stores as well, so even if you don’t have a Thrive Market membership and don’t desire to have one, I hope this post will still be of interest!
One quick note about a Thrive Market membership: It’s $60 a year and they’ll credit you the difference of your membership if you haven’t made up the full $60 by the end of your first year with Thrive Market, no questions asked. Plus, with every paid Thrive Market membership, one membership is offered for free to a low-income family, student, teacher, veteran, or first responder.
Thrive Market Healthy Kid Snacks
Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers: Our entire family inhales these crackers. At any given time you can be sure we have a box of these open in our pantry. The ingredient list is fantastic and as the mother of a child who has always been on the small side, I appreciate the fact that these crackers have 8 grams of healthy fats from nuts and seeds in one serving. While they’re available at most major grocery stores in our area, I most frequently order them from Thrive Market because they’re often $.50-$1 cheaper. I know that’s not a huge savings, our family eats a LOT of these crackers, so every little bit adds up!
Snack Mates Turkey Sticks: The Snack Mates turkey sticks are a staple in my Thrive Market orders. One turkey stick has four grams of protein and the ingredient list is clean and simple. They’re easy to chew — no tough jerky sticks here! — and Chase, who often eats around any meat we put in front of him, absolutely loves these! I also frequently order the chicken maple flavor and think they’re delicious, too, but the turkey gets the highest marks from Chase!
Larabars: I joke that THIS is where my Thrive Market membership pays for itself. I order Larabars in bulk from Thrive Market because the chocolate chip cookie dough Larabar is one of Chase’s all-time favorite foods. I often wait for the 25% off the already discounted Larabars deal to pop up on Thrive Market and then I stock pile these bars like they’re going out of style.
Biena Honey Roasted Chickpeas: Chase calls these his “sugar peas” and requested them in his school lunches regularly during the school year. I actually had two other moms from his class ask me about Chase’s sugar peas because their sons came home asking for them, too! As for the savings, they’re $1.50 cheaper from Thrive Market than they are at my local Whole Foods.
My Super Foods Kettle Popcorn Chips: The base of these popcorn chips is a combination of organic yellow corn, quinoa, flax seeds sunflower seeds and chia seeds and Chase can do some major damage on these things in no time at all. He also loves the white cheddar flavor.
Organic Roasted Pistachios: Pistachios and cashews are Chase’s favorite nuts and he loves the salted roasted pistachios from Thrive Market as much as I do!
Simple Mills Banana Muffin + Bread Mix: I generally make muffins for our family from scratch because both boys are love my whole wheat pumpkin muffins, chocolate chip sweet potato muffins and blender green smoothie muffins but I like to have a box-mix on hand to use in a pinch when I’m short on time. Simple Mills’ mixes are always tasty and the banana muffin mix is a clear favorite for both kids in our house.
Thrive Market Healthy Baby/Toddler Snacks
Baby Mum-Mums Sweet Potato Rice Husks: Aka teething biscuits! I ordered these after a friend recommended them to me during a rather horrible patch of teething for Ryder. He loves these things and even recognizes the packaging when I pull one out of the pantry!
Organic Baby Food Pouches: When it comes to finding the most affordable organic baby food pouches, I’ve had the best luck buying pouches from these three places: ALDI (you cannot beat the price point on their Little Journey organic pouches), BJ’s (love their bulk Happy Baby Love My Veggies pouches) and Thrive Market. The variety of puree combinations and brands offered on Thrive Market is unparalleled in any grocery store and I always include some pouches in my Thrive orders.
Little Duck Organic Tiny Fruits: You cannot beat the ingredient list on these bad boys: Organic bananas, organic blueberries. Simple and simply delicious. Just ask Ryder because he LOVES these things.
Happy Baby Puffs: What is it about puffs and babies!? I swear they make them all go crazy! I refer to puffs as “entertainment snacks” in our house and primarily save them for long car rides, stroller walks, running errands, etc… basically any situation where a snack that takes a while to eat might double as entertainment for Ryder when we’re on the go!
Earth’s Best Organic Sunny Days Snack Bars: Okay, I’m not sure how “healthy” these bars really are from a nutrition standpoint but the ingredient list is decent and both of our boys FLIP for these things. They’re not daily staples in our boys’ diets (well, okay, they once were in Chase’s when I was on the struggle bus BIG time when he was a picky toddler) but they’re something I generally have in our pantry as more of a treat-like snack.
Happy Family Apple & Spinach Oat Bars: Chase liked these bars a lot when he was a toddler and Ryder has followed suit! I like the fact that they have 4 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein in every bar to help give them a little staying power.
Questions of the Day
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