In the past year, schools have resorted to remote learning or a hybrid approach of remote learning and in-person schooling to help protect students and teachers from the COVID-19 pandemic. This meant families had to stock up on more snacks and meals for kids to enjoy while at home, but it also meant more innovations geared toward kids and family on store shelves.
Click through for five products designed with kids in mind.
Sabra Kids is a line of single-serve, plant-based snack packs that come in Brownie Batter Dip & Graham Cracker Sticks and Taco Dip & Rolled Tortilla Chips. The products are vegan, kosher and made from non-GMO ingredients.
According to a recent survey by OnePoll in conjunction with Sabra, 70% of parents say they want their kids to eat more plant-based foods. "Like many families, we've embraced a more plant-based way of eating at home, and I know it can be very challenging to find incredibly great tasting, excellent snacks for kids," said Jason Levine, chief marketing officer of Sabra.
Zevia has added Cran-Rasberry and Watermelon flavors to its Kidz line of zero sugar, zero calorie lightly fizzy beverages for kids. Four other flavors are also available: Orange Cream, Fruit Punch, Fizzy Apple and Strawberry Lemonade. The 7.5-ounce Zevia Kidz cans feature Disney Mickey & Friends characters, including Goofy and Pluto.
Geared more toward teens, Frutly is a new brand of hydrating juice waters from PepsiCo that consists of fruit juice, water and electrolytes. A good source of vitamins C and E, Frutly comes in Strawberry Kiwi, Fruit Punch and Apple Grape flavors, with 60 calories per 12-ounce serving. The beverage is available for an SRP of $1.29 per 12-ounce bottle and $3.98 per 12-ounce four-pack.
Nature’s Bakery says its Baked-Ins snack bars are ideal for parents and kids alike because they are made with wholesome ingredients such as real fruits, vegetables and whole-grain oats “but taste like delicious soft-baked goods.” The snack bars combine sweet potato, kale, carrot and apple into two flavors: Banana Chocolate Chip Bread and Chocolate Oat Loaf. Both flavors contain 3 grams of fiber and 9 grams of whole grains.
Pebbles Crisps and Honeycomb Big Bites
Pebbles Crisps and Honeycomb Big Bites represent a new twist on cereal in a “ ‘no mess’ form that parents and kids will love,” maker Post Consumer Brands says. Available in grocers nationwide, Post Pebbles Crisps come in Cocoa and Fruity flavors, while Honeycomb Big Bites, come in Chocolate and Original flavors. The snacks come in 6-ounce, shareable packages for an SRP of $3.99.