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Snack Attack

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Healthy habits start at home. Set kids up for success with a wholesome snacking system that teaches them to make healthy choices all on their own.

Healthy habits start at home. Set kids up for success with a wholesome snacking system that teaches them to make healthy choices all on their own.


Healthy snacking is mindful snacking. By only allowing food in certain areas—such as the kitchen—and avoiding it during screen time, kids will save countless calories from mindless munching. Have children avoid snacks within two hours of mealtime so they’re hungry enough to eat a well-balanced meal with gusto!


Food in a Flash

Fill pantry bins with nutritious prepackaged eats for easy, on-the-go grazing. Look for low-sugar products that are high in essential nutrients like protein and fiber.

Stocked & Loaded

Buying in bulk is full of benefits! Not only is it good for our wallets, but it also provides greater portion control. Use reusable containers or bags to divide snacks into single servings.


Establish a designated kid-accessible shelf or drawer for shatter-proof cups and plates. This allows for worry-free, self-serve snacking for the little ones.

Helpful Heights

Keep healthy snacks at eye level with indulgent treats higher up. Store adults-only items like alcohol on the highest shelf, out of reach from the youngsters.

Guide to Greatness

Providing kids with guidelines on nutrition and portion sizes—rather than restricting their diets—gives them a sense of independence while reinforcing the importance of nourishing noshing. This system isn’t just ideal for snacking; it’s also a helpful guide for kiddos to fill their own lunch boxes while ensuring a balanced meal.


Fruits and vegetables are a freezer must-have! For a quick breakfast or a refreshing snack, simply freeze ¾-cup portions of sliced and diced produce to make single-serve smoothie bags. Then just empty the bag into a blender, add 1 cup liquid and one fresh banana, and blend until smooth. Mix and match your own flavors or try one of the combinations below.

Food in a Flash

¼ cup frozen strawberries,
¼ cup frozen peaches,
¼ cup frozen mango,
1 fresh banana,
1 cup orange juice

Tropical Sunset

¼ cup frozen raspberries,
¼ cup frozen pineapple,
¼ cup frozen mango,
1 fresh banana,
1 cup pineapple juice

Very Berry

¼ cup frozen strawberries,
¼ cup frozen blueberries,
¼ cup frozen raspberries,
1 fresh banana,
1 cup almond milk


Keep the refrigerator stocked with plenty of fresh produce; lean proteins; wholesome dairy and hydrating, sugar-free beverages. Fill reusable containers with fresh-cut fruits and veggies that can be pulled out at any time for easy snacking. Don’t have time for slicing and dicing? Cut out the prep work with Schnucks Short Cuts!

Secret Sauce

Inspire creativity by letting kids experiment with flavors to craft their own signature sauces and veggie dips. Start by laying out an array of condiments and spices along with plenty of small bowls and spoons. Then have them add a little of this and a dash of that until their recipe has been perfected.

Fruit & Veggie Cups

Fill the bottom of a cup with their favorite sauce and top with fresh veggies for dipping. Or try yogurt and fresh fruit for a naturally sweet snack.


Schnucks carries all kinds of healthy options for easy grab-and-go snacking. Here are a few of our dietitian- approved favorites:

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars are packed with 9 grams of whole grains and are free of artificial preservatives, flavors and added colors.

Made with 14 grams of protein and 100% whole-grain rolled oats, Kodiak Cakes Oatmeal Cups provide the long-lasting energy kids need.

With just three ingredients, Skinny Pop Popcorn is a delicious snack the whole family will love!

Made simply with natural fruits and veggies, GoGo SqueeZ pouches are the perfect snack to fuel your kids’ adventureZ.

Packed with real fruit and 100% juice, Del Monte Fruit Cups are a nutritious snack for any time of day!

With 30% less fat, Schnucks Veggie Straws are a light and delicious alternative to potato chips.