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Nature Valley Coconut Almond Protein Bars have 10 grams of protein.
Nature Valley Coconut Almond Protein Bars have 10 grams of protein.
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School lunches have been infamous for not tasting good and not necessarily being healthy. While that may not always be the case, very few kids would opt for school lunch if given more tasty alternatives. A parent's priority should be for kids to eat healthy. Healthy lunches and snacks don't have to be short on flavor.

Nature Valley Coconut Crunchy Granola Bars and Coconut Almond Protein Bars have all the goodness that Nature Valley has become known for, with the added taste of toasted coconut. The crunchy coconut bars have 16 grams of whole grain oats and honey. They come in two bar pouches. The protein bars combine roasted peanuts, almonds, and toasted coconut flakes to create a chewy bar that contains 10 grams of protein. With no refrigeration required, the Nature Valley bars are perfectly portable.

Sabra hummus 2 ounce singles can be eaten with vegetable sticks, crackers, or pretzel chips. The single servings are packaged for on-the-go enjoyment. Sabra also has hummus packaged with pretzels making the combo packs perfect for lunch boxes.

Single servings of Mott's® applesauce are an easy way to add fruit to a lunch. They have Vitamin C and are cholesterol and sodium free. Mott's® Snack & Go Applesauce Pouches and single serving cups come in a variety of fruit blends.

Frigo CheeseHead sticks are easy to transport. They're high in calcium and a good source of protein. One cheese stick has about 90 calories. They're an easy way to eat cheese along with other items in a lunch (crackers, fruit, etc.).

Capri Sun 100% Juices and Capri Sun Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juices are healthy drink options. Capri Sun 100% Juices are all-natural. They have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Each pouch provides ¾ cup fruit juice, which is 1 ½ servings of fruit according to the U.S dietary guidelines. The Capri Sun Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice pouches each provide ½ cup of fruit and vegetable juice, which is one combined serving of fruits and vegetables according to the U.S dietary guidelines. The pouches are 3/4 fruit juice and ¼ vegetable juice.

Buying lunch may be easier. But there is no guarantee that buying lunch outside the home will be healthy. Packing a lunch at home makes it easier to keep track of what families eat.