With your kids returning to school, it can be difficult to find snacks that they’ll love that also pack a health punch. That’s why our favorite go-to snack is any trail mix that incorporates nuts – which are treasure troves of a treat, loaded with tons of essential vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to keep your kids energized throughout the school day.
But why are nuts such a wondrous health snack?
Incorporating nuts into your child’s diet does amazing things for their growth and development.
Heart disease has roots in childhood, and with high levels of cholesterol comes higher risks of stroke as an adult. Nuts work to help regulate children’s cholesterol levels and help prevent heart disease later in life.
Diabetes is becoming more prevalent in younger children, and nuts are the perfect alternative to sugary treats. Nuts work to help regulate blood sugar
with their low carbohydrate count. That means they also have a low glycemic load, not just a low glycemic index. Diets with lower glycemic loads are linked to less risk of developing diabetes.
Finally, nuts are loaded with fiber which works to help move food through your child’s digestive system, promoting healthy bowel function and preventing constipation.
Talk about keeping your kiddies moving and grooving all day long!
Here are the 3 reasons why nuts make the perfect lunch box snack for your children as they return to school this year.
ENERGY FOR THE ENTIRE DAY
Just one handful of nuts can provide up to 6g of protein, which is an essential nutrient for keeping your kids feeling full all day long.
Typically when lunch time rolls around, kids need a balanced meal to sustain their energy throughout the rest of the school day. A lunchtime snack featuring a serving of nuts is guaranteed to help them feel alert and satiated until the school bell rings at 3pm!
Is it just us or does it seem like children’s attention spans are dwindling? Let’s face it – kids love variety! So when it comes to nuts, there’s a long list of treats to choose from to keep them craving more. From almonds to walnuts, and hazelnuts to pistachios, there’s a delicious new nutty snack to be discovered and loved by your child.
Luckily for you, inside our Organic Trail Mix Snack Packs, you’ll find three varieties of our best-selling fruit and nut trail mixes featuring almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries.
FULL OF GOOD FATS
Nuts and seeds are known to be high in fats - but what’s key to realize is that they’re high in the good kind of fat. Nuts are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are good for your kids because they raise your good cholesterol levels.
Nuts contain essential vitamins such as A, D, E, and K which are crucial for growing bodies.
Ready to go nuts for nuts this school year?
We’d recommend making Nature’s Garden Organic Trail Mix Snack Packs your go-to for savvy snacking on the move.
This bag includes 24 individual 1.2oz (34g) servings of our best-selling fruit and nut trail mix including our Heart Healthy Mix, Omega-3 Deluxe Mix, and Cranberry Health Mix. These convenient snack packs feature the highest quality organic ingredients to keep your energy high and belly full throughout your busy day.
Each packet contains a harmony of fruits, nuts, and seeds, featuring almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries. Cranberries help fight against disease with their antioxidant benefits, while the nuts and seeds work to help your kids maintain a healthy heart, filled with omega-3 fatty acids.
High in fiber, protein, and a rich list of vitamins and minerals, nut and trail mix variety packs work to enrich the body and mind. And with certified organic ingredients in every packet, feel good knowing you’re giving your body the best.
Get your hands on a bag of these snack packs to keep you and your family energized and thriving this school year.
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