Quick & Healthy Snacks To Pack For School Lunch

Quick & Healthy Snacks To Pack For School Lunch #FindYourHealthy

This post is sponsored by CVS Pharmacy #FindYourHealthy. Thanks for supporting our site partners!

School is in full swing and we’ve been going through snacks like crazy. Between packing for lunch and midday snack time, Jayden has gotten pretty serious about his snacks. He loves trying new foods and is always excited to dive into my latest blog shipments. On one particular day when he was four years old, we had gotten a new box of snacks to which he exclaimed, “OMG, I LOVE these! I love Mommy when she gives me new food!” when peeking inside. Is that all I’m good for… food? Hahaha!

So imagine his excitement when we received a package from CVS Pharmacy with their latest offering of healthy snacks! In our package was an assortment of non-perishables that hit the CVS shelves from some of our favorite brands like, Annie’s Homegrown, Krave Jerky, Rhythm Superfoods, KIND as well as new products from the CVS Pharmacy exclusive line, Gold Emblem abound™ . These snacks are among 250 fresh, refrigerated and non-perishable healthy foods and beverages that were added this spring.




Growing up, I remember going to the local pharmacy and getting lost in all of the wonderful snacks that we now consider to be unhealthy. We’re now in a time where we are more aware and more people are adopting more health-conscious lifestyles. It’s great to see CVS, a store dedicated to keeping us all healthy, offering healthier foods, making healthy snacking more convenient. It only makes sense, right?

Healthy snacking doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice flavor. Us adults are able to adapt to things such as taste differences, but kiddos can spot contrasts and become finicky fast. CVS carries healthy snacks that little ones will want to eat. We are huge fans of Annie’s and include them in lunches and class treats whenever possible. A new favorite of Jayden’s are the KIND breakfast bars for snack time and the CVS Gold Emblem abound™ fruit snack bars for lunch. Each fruit bar contains two whole servings of fruit. All Gold Emblem snacks are free of artificial preservatives, flavors and colors.



Whether you’re out grabbing a quick snack or essentials for kids lunches, CVS Pharmacy helps you #FindYourHealthy with these healthy, food options! Be on the lookout for a wide assortment of healthy foods in your local stores as 2,900 stores will be carrying these brands by the end of the year and 360 stores will receive a broader assortment of better-for-you foods in an expanded refrigerated section and more prominent displays of healthy foods (including the checkout space) and grab-and-go snacks to make healthy snacking a breeze.


Sending your children back to school means packing a lunch every day, but filling it with healthy foods that they’ll actually eat can be a challenge. Why not send snacks your kids will love, that are better for their growing bodies?

What kinds of healthy foods are you packing in your kids’ lunches?

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  • Rosie M. Jordan October 19, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    It seems that nutrition provided is more complete by having snacks from CVS. I usually pack for them some kind of dried vegetable such as sweet potato or some fruit muffins. I’ll check the new brands from your post by now.

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  • Joyce Brewer October 13, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Our son snacks round-the-clock.
    After school, after Cub Scouts and even after dinner. Thanks for these ideas since we shop at CVS weekly.

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  • Sarah Bailey October 11, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    So many great snacking choices! I would love to have these for my own lunch.

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  • Robin Rue October 11, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    All of these snack ideas are so perfect. I am loving all of them and I am sure that my kids will too.

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  • Rach Ferrucci October 10, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    These are all great options. I’m always looking for a more interesting snack!

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  • CAROL J. BRANNAN October 8, 2016 at 12:07 AM

    What I notice is Broccoli bites. It sounds interesting. Most of the chlidren doesn’t like broccoli and it’s a brilliant idean to turn it into a healthy snack. I think I pass by CVs and pick up some for my children and they will love it!

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  • Jennifer October 7, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    Choosing a healthy and quick snack is really difficult to me. Sometimes I want to eat some snacks but then I always end up craving. Artificial preservatives, additives and color are scary. Now I have a new choice thanks to your review. Gold emblem looks delicious. I will try it first.

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  • Our Family World October 5, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    What a brilliant tips! This would be also perfect for my kids. They would love it.

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  • Joyce Brewer October 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    My son expects a snack on the way home from school AND a snack when he gets home.
    Boys are always hungry.

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  • Melissa @ The Staten Island family October 5, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    I had no idea that CVS carried this kind of variety and selection of healthy snacks- I guess I know where I will be shopping this week for snacks to pack for my kidlets! Thanks for the heads up!

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  • Kristi October 5, 2016 at 5:21 AM

    Wow… so many great options. Wayyyy better than the boring apple and banana my mom used to try to make me have every day.

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  • Toni | BoulderLocavore.com October 5, 2016 at 4:44 AM

    I love everything in that box! So many great ideas from breakfast to snacks and lunch! That broccoli bites sounds amazing!

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  • Kiwi October 5, 2016 at 1:21 AM

    I love this box. I know kids like their sugar but we are in an age where high frutose corn syrups are a major issues. I think these are a variety of options and the kids might be shocked to find a new favorite snack that can be healthy too!

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  • Meagan October 4, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    This looks delicious! I didn’t know CVS had some of these.

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  • Ann Bacciaglia October 4, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    These look like great products. I will have to pick up some KIND breakfast bars. I have seen a lot of great reviews for them.

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  • MJ.L October 4, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Those are all great healthy items! Love the pack it lunch box too!

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  • Brandy October 4, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    I love all the snack options that CVS has. I love that they carry Annie’s because my kids can’t get enough of them.

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  • Catherine Sargent October 4, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Those all look like great snack ideas. I will have to stop at CVS and pick some up.

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  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle October 4, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    These are great picks. Snacks like this are so much better than the standard chips option.

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  • Caryn Bailey October 3, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    I love all the natural snacks CVS offers! I want to try those Broccoli Bites!

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  • Tara @ Unsophisticook October 3, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    I have no idea that CVS even carried some of these brands! So happy to learn that they’re making finding some of our favorite snacks more convenient.

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