Let’s start this one out with a confession. My name is Jessica and I am a Snacker. Always have been, and probably always will be, whether I like it or not. Since my desire to stay healthy and my sneaky snacking habit don’t exactly match up well, I only purchase GMO free snacks, ones that have a “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal right on the package.
GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) have become an important issue to me in recent years. While I don’t think food should be genetically modified, my reasoning to avoid them is more because of the harsh chemicals used on GMO as well as non-organic foods. Modifying and heavily spraying is just a double-whammy of scary. So looking for foods that have a “Non-GMO Project Verified” label has become key for knowing the brands that make quality products aren’t laden with chemicals.
Also, one of my goals as a parent is to provide a balance of teaching my kids healthy eating habits while letting them feel like kids. Depriving them of great tasting food can only (at least in my opinion) lead them to binge on it when they aren’t at home or later in life.
I get asked a lot about ways to help give kids healthier habits. One of my answers is always that it is much easier to know what they eat at home and what they bring to school than what they eat when they are out with friends or at parties and events. With that said, here are 50 GMO free snacks you can get for your home or pack for school snacks and lunches. Almost all of these healthy snack ideas are brands that we have tried and eaten happily, more than once.
Each of these products has a “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal, and has gone through the Non-GMO Project’s rigorous verification process for using best practices for GMO avoidance. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. Also note that not every product from these brands is verified to be a GMO free snack, so it is important to look for the seal.
GMO Free Snacks
Bobo’s Oat Bars
Dancing Deer Baking Co.
Immaculate Baking Co.
Nature’s Path Organic
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop
Food Should Taste Good
Garden of Eatin’
Kashi Pita Crisps
Stretch Island Fruit Co.
In case you were counting, that’s actually 51, just for good measure. And if you are looking for a GMO-free chocolate to bring to a party or send as a gift, consider those from Seattle Chocolates. The flavors are AMAZING.
Here’s to healthy snacking with these GMO free snacks. Enjoy!!
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Image courtesy of nongmoproject.org.