Enjoy snack foods again that do a better job of balancing convenience with healthy ingredients. Now you can have that ice cream and the cookie. Really, it’s okay! Enjoy something sweet or savory as long as you remember that it’s the quality of the ingredients that count. Keep your snacks healthy by buying organic and GMO-free products and enjoy them in moderation. Here are 15 of the best organic snack foods for you can enjoy.
When it comes to food, I want to provide my family healthy foods without artificial ingredients and tons of sugar. Up until recently, I rarely bought prepackaged snacks for my family. Traditional snacks are loaded with sugar and according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, as much as 80% of those packaged snacks contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In the US, labeling of GMOs aren’t required on product packaging. So until they are, the only way to avoid GMOs and other ingredients you’re not sure about is to buy certified organic or Non-GMO Project Verified foods and snacks.
Organic Snacks for Kids
More companies are offering organic and non-GMO food products that balance my need for convenient foods and healthy ingredients. All of the snacks on this list are available at online retailers like Amazon and Thrive Market. They should also be available at local stores near you. I live in Oklahoma where we aren’t the first to get new products and I can usually find these and many others.
If there are other organic snacks for kids that your family really enjoys, please tell us about them. We are always looking for new foods to try and share here.
Bitsy's Brainfood Good Cookies
These certified organic cookies are perfect for school lunches or afternoon snacks. Each serving is made with 8 grams of whole grains and contains no nuts. They are created in a nut free facility making it a perfect choice for children or adults with nut allergies.
These cookies used to be alphabet shaped. But recently were reimagined to be round and include a stamped positive message on each cookie. Flavors include Orange Chocolate Beet, Sweet Potato Oatmeal, and Zucchini Gingerbread Carrot. They are a delicious way to eat your veggies and are an excellent source of vitamins A, B12, D3, and Folic Acid.
Made in Nature Figgy Pops, Cranberry Pistachio
This certified organic fruit and nut energy snack is perfect for road trips and afternoon snacks. Organic apricots, dates, cranberries, and figs combine for an amazing snack that will help you power through an afternoon at the office or be perfect on the road. Plus you have to LOVE the name!
Slammers Superfood Snack Awesome
These are applesauce pouches kicked up a whole other notch with wuperfoods. This is one my favorite flavors with bananas, blueberries, strawberries, beets, acai, and amaranth. Perfect for on-the-go families with individual serving pouches that go everywhere you do.
This flavor is a great source of vitamin C and fiber with no added sugar. Check out the other varieties that include other flavors, yogurt, and/or protein.
Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
These organic fruit snacks from Annie's our a staple in the house. No artifical anything and a taste my kids LOVE. They do have added sugar (11g per serving), but they aren't super sweet like some of the conventional (non-organic) versions. Great source of vitamin C.
Annie's Organic Cheddar Bunnies (Baked Crackers)
Annie's Homegrown is a household name when you want healthy organic snacks for kids. These certified organic crackers feature organic cheddar and whole wheat flour. Eat them straight out of the box or dip them in a little almond butter for a quick snack. The thing I love best is there is no added sugar and only 150 calories per serving.
Chocolate Whole Grain Cookies - My Super Foods
Chocolate cookies packed with ‘superpowers’ from organic ingredients like acerola, baobab, quinoa, and chia. Kids love the taste and paremts will love what's in them.
Excellent source of vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, iron, and magnesium.
Milk Chocolate Gems from UnReal
Take your favorite milk chocolate pieces and take out all the junk. That's what you get with Unreal Candy’s Candy Coated Milk Chocolates. There’s no artificial ingredients or colors in this candy. You get the chocolate candies you love without the ingredients you don't. These candies are sweetened with non GMO cane sugars, made with naturally sourced colors, and Fair Trade certified chocolate. Chocolate that's simple and delicious!
UNREAL Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Here’s another chocolate snack, from Unreal Candy, that you will love for what it’s missing. There is nothing artificial in these peanut butter cups. With ingredients like Fair Trade certified cacao, peanut butter, organic powdered sugar, palm oil, and coconut oil, they don’t need anything else. It’s delicious all on its own and you can guarantee that these treats will disappear quickly.
Raspberry Ice Cream from Straus Creamery
This certified organic ice cream from Straus Family Creamery is creamy and simply amazing. Made with just 6 real food ingredients, its ice cream like your grandparents used to make. It’s sweetened with organic sugar and contains nothing artificial. It’s also kosher and gluten free. Now you can have your ice cream and know it’s good for you. Enjoy!
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies - Enjoy Life
These crunchy cookies from Enjoy Life are certified Gluten Free and Non GMO verified. They are free of the 8 common allergens like gluten, soy, peanut, and casein. Loaded with chocolate chips, you can enjoy them with a glass of milk or packed inside your lunch for a special treat.
Pirate Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars - LuckyBar
Although not certified organic, these protein bars make the list because they taste SOOO good. They are low in sugar, carbohydrates, fat and sodium. They also have no fillers, gluten or preservatives and are the only kids bar that has more protein than 2 large eggs.
Organic Lavash Cranberry & Grains - Ozery Bakery
Snack crackers that both kids and adults will enjoy. I like these for the added cranberries, but there are several varieties available. Smear with a little nut butter or cream cheese and it makes for a perfect snack.
Organic Roasted Seaweed - GimMe Organic
Something so simple can be really delicious. We particularly like the sea salt and teriyaki versions, but all are really good. Eat it by itself or crumble it up over noodles, rice, and other dishes.
Vegan White Cheddar Chickpea Puffs
Cheesy puffs that are not only vegan and gluten-free, but are free of junk! Made from chickpeas, these are a protein packed healthy snack that is great for on the go.
Seed & Fruit Mix - Enjoy Life
Certified Gluten Free and Non GMO verified snack mix. This snack from Enjoy Life is free of the 8 common allergens and is made in a dedicated nut and allergen free facility. My favorite flavor, Mountain Mambo, combines sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cranberries, chocolate chips, and apples for a delicious flavor that is perfect for me. Evaporated cane juice is the only sweetener and the chocolate chips are dairy free making this snack vegan.
Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps
Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps are one of the few organic pretzels. Many are non-GMO verified but not certified organic.
LesserEvil Buddha Bowl Organic Popcorn
For convenience, this bagged popcorn is realy good. There are several flavors to choose from, Ghee and cheddar being my favorites.
Luke's Organic White Truffle & Sea Salt Potato Chips
Kids like them plain, but I love these white truffle and sea salt chips from Luke's. Great for an afternoon snack or to serve at a BBQ.
Sea Salt Thin and Crispy Tortilla Chips from Late July
These have been our favorite tortilla chip for ages. The price tends to be lower than other organic tortilla chips and we find the flavor to be great. Perfect for chips and salsa, nachos, and more.
Super Fruit Freezie Frozen Juice Bars - DeeBee's
Frozen popsicles made with organic juice and free of the top 8 allergens! Perfect for summer treats, school parties, and dessert.
There are so many great organic snack foods available today that balance our need for convenience style foods and healthy, real food ingredients. Now you can have your cookie and know that what you are eating is healthy too.
What organic snack foods have you tried lately that you absolutely love?