School is back in session and with that, the kids are changing from eating your summer snacks to lunches and after school snacks. Last year, we made a concise post about items to get ready for back to school. Make sure you check that out if you still have some time to get the kids ready. You can also check out this buyer’s guide for some of the black owned fashion brands for kids you can shop with.
This time around, we want to make sure you have some ideas on items you can have ready for the kids when they get home from those hard days of filling their brains. When they run in and start yelling about a snack while dinner is getting fixed, you can send them to the pantry for one of these Black owned snacks for after school.
8 Myles Mac and Cheese is going to be at the top of the list for a couple of key reasons. One, it tastes good. This isn’t that boxed stuff. This frozen mac and cheese is a convenient after school meal packed with protein. Secondly, you can find this at over 1200 stores or online which makes it pretty convenient to stock up on. This Mac and Cheese is also lower in sodium and calories than your favorite “Healthy” brand like Amy’s and Evol. Go and check it out ASAP.
Sanaia Applesauce is the healthy snack to fuel you. Right now you can get this in unsweetened classic and Guava flavors. This is fresh and clean tasting and it even passed my wife’s seal of approval and she is a supremely picky eater. This black woman owned applesauce is available right now via Amazon so you can place your regular order along with your next prime delivery.
There is more competition for the Mott’s and White House’s of the world when it comes to Applesauce. Holmes’ Mouthwatering Applesauce comes straight from Ohio with real fruit and no added sweeteners. This brand has grown steadily since its launch in 2015 and you can now find it in a growing number of markets including some Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Giant Eagle, and Kroger locations. You can also order jars and single serving cups to ship direct.
It’s NOLA snacks are chewy granola bites that are blended with other fruits. This Black Woman Owned Snack Brand was created to inspire and promote healthy living and eating. Founder Margaret Barrow wanted to create a product that rekindled her lost love for granola bars and meet her dietary needs and restrictions. These vegan snacks are a good way to deal with those cravings and be healthier about it than always snacking on cookies and cakes. As an added benefit, these won’t leave the dreaded granola crumbs all over the place.
Moonshot Snacks is not only invested in making snacks that are healthy for you. This Black Owned Snack brand is also environmentally conscious and aims to be carbon neutral. The Founder Julia Collins also put in the work to create Planet FWD, a platform for consumer brands to manage the carbon footprint within their supply chains. It’s not more to say other than this Black Woman is leading the charge into the future of our health and the planet with her contributions.
GWELL is another Black Woman Led, Plant Based Snack brand that is growing rapidly in the healthy snacking space. If you need some snacks with the simplest and cleanest recipes, GWELL is the brand for you to consider. Their mission is to make healthier snacking easy and improve the lives of the people who eat their products.
Kids love to dip things. They also love sweets. Paradise Spreads are healthier plant based spreads for you and the kids to dip. Get sweet strawberry, chocolate, and caramel sea salt in individual packs that come with grain free pretzels. You can also get the dip in larger containers for those occasions when it’s a larger treat occasion. Get yours today and pack them in the lunchbox, or save them for after school for convenient munching.