Choosing the Perfect Snack for Your Child's Lunchbox! - Stamford Moms

Let’s face it… packing lunches is a tough job! But we’ve got to do it! If you’re looking for quick get-us-out-the-door options that both taste good and are good for our kids’ growing bodies and brains, The Local Moms Network contributor, Registered Dietitian Stefani Sassos, Director of the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Institute shares her go-to’s!

She says a great snack has:

  • 300 calories or less per serving
  • 10 g of added sugar or less per serving
  • 300 mg sodium or less per serving
  • Fiber-filled and protein-rich sources
  • Free from trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils
  • No artificial flavors and food dyes

Stefanie, a toddler mom herself, and her team recently reviewed thousands of snacks to create Good Housekeeping’s list of Top 100 Snacks.

These are her Top 7:

For more, check out the entire Best Snack Awards list from Good Housekeeping!

Need a little more lunch packing support? Check out these articles:

5 Tips for Stress-Free Lunch Packing
5 Lunchbox Tips from Weelicious
Easy School Lunch Ideas That Your Kids Will LOVE
Easy, Healthy Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

This post originally appeared on our parent site, The Local Moms Network

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