Most parents can agree that finding nutritious snacks for your kids is not an easy task. If you’re not spending hours chopping and dicing and assembling snacks of your own, then you’re stuck deciphering ingredients and additives and coming up short when most options on the shelf just don’t pass the vibe check. Instead of putting yourself through this time and time again, study up on, and reach for, brands you know you can count on. Our recommendation? GoGo squeeZ. Their snack pouches are made from real fruits and vegetables, require no refrigeration until opening and are ideal for on-the-go summer snacking.
These Are Our Favorite Kids’ Snack Pouches for Easy Summer Snacking
First, a little company background.
In addition to using real fruits and vegetables, GoGo squeeZ makes a variety of pouches that include those that are USDA-certified organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO project verified. On-the-go snacking has never been more nutritious and delicious.
And for the last 10 years, GoGo squeeZ has been working with TerraCycle, the leading international recycling leader, to ensure that all of their pouches could be recycled easily through a free, mail-in recycling program. What’s more, as of this spring, GoGo squeeZ has expanded its Free Recycling Program with TerraCycle so that all brands of flexible film snack pouches can be recycled at drop-off locations across the U.S. Simply take your empty pouches, drop ’em off at participating locations and that’s it.
OK, so what makes these pouches so great?
Well, besides everything we listed above, we’re big fans of the GoGo squeeZ Happy CollectionZ, which is perfect for younger kids. These three specific pouches aim to provide kids with comprehensive nutritional benefits, from helping keep their immune systems and gut strong to supporting brain health as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. If you need some snacks to keep on constant pantry and beach cooler rotation, let these be it.
1. Happy TummieZ
These gut-friendly little guys contain inulin prebiotic fiber that helps certain beneficial bacteria to grow. Trust us when we say sensitive tummies will appreciate the love. We suggest adding Happy TummieZ to a balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables to achieve five grams of inulin needed daily to support overall gut health and diversity of prebiotic fiber.
2. Happy BrainZ
This blend of organic apple, banana, pineapple and orange is super important for laying a strong foundation for the future. These tasty fruits are blended with the benefits of iron and Omega-3s, in addition to 800mg ALA and 32mg DHA, ingredients that help support brain health. Kids will love these pouches—and best of all, registered dietitians do too.
“Tasty snacks with nutritional benefits are the best of both worlds for me as a dietitian and a mom,” says Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Chelsey Amer. “I feel confident that with GoGo squeeZ, I’m giving my son an afternoon snack that he loves and one that will continue to help fuel his developing mind and growing body as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. We keep all kinds of GoGo squeeZ pouches in our house, but the Happy BrainZ pouches are a great source of iron and Omega-3s, two important nutrients for kids to support their brain health. And they taste so good, I even grab an extra one for myself sometimes since moms need snacks too!”
3. Happy ImmuneZ
Fun fact: A whopping 70 percent of our immune system is housed in the gut. That’s why this pouch mixes together the goodness of fruits and veggies (delicious apple, strawberry and rhubarb, to be exact) with prebiotic fiber and immune system-supporting nutrients like zinc, vitamin B12 and wellmune to help maintain good immune health to be consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
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