It's Time to Get Ready for School
It seems like the summer just started, but all around the country, parents and kids are preparing to go back to school. While it can be hard to find some supplies from Black Owned Businesses, our list does feature some high quality healthy snacks for school lunch. This list also features some items to help you get ready in the morning and even a few ideas for after school snacks. So check out our list of Black Owned Brands for back to school and don’t forget to visit our listings and see all of our great Black owned businesses for all of your needs.
The first meal of the day is very important. Get your day started with some help with these great black owned businesses. Make sure you and your family has the energy that you need for a great day
Everyone has seen the commercials, cereal, toast, some OJ, a complete breakfast. Thanks to Snoop and Master P, you can get started with three varieties of Snoop Cereals. This is just as good as your favorite big brands including cinnamon toast crunch. Get yours from Amazon, Wal-Mart and a growing number of retailers. Be on the lookout for more from Broadus foods as they expand.
Vicky’s Cakes isn’t your average water added mix. But that’s not a problem because you can always make up a batch the night before and use. Maybe even have the kids do it so they can start to learn some responsibility. Even if you save your Vicky’s Cakes for the weekend, you can use the syrup from this family owned brand for your other fast meals.
These convenient snacks are perfect for the busy family. You can get one of the delicious varieties of oat and fruit balls and heat them in a variety of ways. I tried mine air fried but you can also bake them or toss them in the microwave. These are a healthy start to your morning or even as an afternoon snack.
The Black Bread Co is the perfect brand for this list. Breakfast toast with honey, peanut butter or jam. Or make sure you have some on hand to make the best sandwiches. Available at Chicago area chain Mariano’s, you can also get you bread from select super Target stores around the country.
Lunch is where the kids rule. It is their domain. Make sure your kids have a delicious lunch and you can make sure you take care of whatever health restrictions they may have. Get Black Owned brands involved in your kid’s daily lives with this next group of products.
Junita’s Jar cookies are great bite size snacks perfect for small hands. These cookies come in three delicious varieties. One of the great things is that you can find this brand through Target both in select stores and online, so get those Redcards out.
For a different kind of cookie, especially for chocolate lovers, there are Magic Middles. Yes, those Magic Middles are back and now they are Black owned! If you don’t know, Magic Middles are shortbread cookies filled with chocolate. These also come packed perfect for lunches, as each cookie is individually wrapped in foil as well.
Kids love fruit snacks. They just love them so much. But for parents, making sure that they are getting the things they need is very important. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics is the same way. That’s why he took his time when creating his own gummy snacks brand. Small Wins Candy are all plant based, low in sugar, and allergy friendly with no artificial ingredients.
Speaking of snacks, kids and adults alike love to dip. Paradise Spreads is a plant based brand of dips and snack packs for you and your family to enjoy. In three varieties, you get grain free pretzels and a sweet dip to calm those cravings and stay healthier at the same time. Try this black woman owned snack brand that keeps you and your health at the front of mind.
This brand is committed to delivering great tasting and high quality snacks for your family. Power Snacks offers three flavor varieties of snack bites to give you healthy energy and get you going after lunch, or as a snack in the afternoon before homework or your other activities.
Applesauce offers itself as a great sweet treat and it’s easy for kids to try. Holmes Applesauce is all natural, vegan, and gluten-free. It hits all of the marks for quality snacks and their brand new pouches will be perfect for the lunch boxes this year.
It's Nola Granola Snacks
This black woman owned CPG brand is absolutely perfect for school time and lunches. It’s Nola Granola snacks are chewy and healthy with granola and real fruit in convenient pouches. These snacks are low in sodium and calories so you can feel good about the kids having these in the lunchbox. Their size makes them easy for little hands to eat too.
Myles Comfort Foods
Now you know you have to feed them after school. Make it easy with the help of Myles comfort foods and their boxes of frozen mac and cheese. You can get these varieties from some East Coast Target stores and online. Made with whole grains and organic ingredients these frozen meals won’t make you feel bad about giving them to the family.
Cannot ignore those teens and the hormones. When the heat is cranked up a little bit, beat the sweat with the help of Play Pits deodorant. This deodorant is natural for you and the kids and provides protection without the use of parabens or aluminum.
You gotta have a backpack for back to school. Shift Backpacks has backpacks that allow your kids to express how they are feeling daily. These come in several colors and you can catch their 6 colors for a short time right now.
Get your kids stocked up with notebooks courtesy of NikNax. These notebooks are designed to represent and reflect the culture, and positive messages. You can also be happy to know this brand also offers up left handed notebooks for the southpaws.
ABSee Me is a black owned brand of educational games, puzzles, and learning aids for children of color. You can get puzzles that deal with math and reading. Help teach your toddler some of the skills that they will need to have successful in the future and support the culture in a fun way.