The Best Organic Snack Brands for Kids

Check out the 10 winners of our award for the best organic snack brands for kids!

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Jun. 20 2024, Updated 1:30 p.m. ET

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Most children’s first choice for a snack is not something healthy — but fortunately, there are brands out there working to change that. We asked our audience to vote on 15 of the best companies making organic, kid-friendly snacks that have nutritional value, and actually taste delicious, and we're now sharing the winners.

The 10 winners of this Green Lovers Approved contest are listed below. Read more about our Green Lovers Approved contests here.

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1. Mary's Gone Crackers

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Mary's Gone Crackers are true to their name — these will disappear from your shelf! These products are USDA-certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, certified organic, certified kosher, and made with whole grains. Mary's makes a number of vegan products, including vegan Cheezee Crackers, though the company's Kookies are not vegan because they contain honey. Additionally, the company partners with The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation and Palm Done Right for its use of fair trade palm oil.

2. Skout Organic

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The snack bars and protein bars from Skout Organic are USDA-certified organic and gluten-free, certified vegan, and kosher. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and is also available as a subscription service and a club rewards program. These bars are the perfect addition to your little one's lunch box when they need a sweet treat without additives.

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3. MadeGood

MadeGood's kosher, USDA-certified organic, certified vegan, certified gluten-free, non-GMO cookies and granola make excellent snacks or breakfast foods. MadeGood's products are also allergy-friendly and nut-free for those with little ones who have allergies! The MadeGood products' packaging contains How2Recycle instructions so consumers can recycle it based on their municipality guidelines.

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4. Emmy's Organics

Emmy's Organics are adorable and delicious mini desserts you and your family will love. Its products are all USDA-certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, and free of other allergens. In addition to pre-made cookies and sweets, Emmy's Organics also offers baking mixes to make gluten-free brownies and blondies at home without breaking the bank!

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5. Mamma Chia

Mamma Chia makes various chia seed-powered snacks and drinks, including Chia Squeeze pouches. These pouches are made with organic chia seeds, fruits and vegetables, omega-3, and prebiotic fiber, and are a nutritious snack for kids of all ages. Mamma Chia's products are all USDA-certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, and gluten-free. Plus, the company is a Certified B Corp and 1% for the Planet company, and is working on making its pouches recyclable.

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6. Little Bellies

In addition to its adorable name, Little Bellies is best known for its non-GMO, USDA-certified organic puffs and crackers. The company was founded after its owners discovered their children had severe food allergies, so Little Bellies is careful to have no artificial flavors, additives, or added sugars. The company also offers baby and toddler-appropriate food.

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7. GoMacro

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The mother-daughter-owned brand GoMacro has a wide range of granola bars perfect for slipping into lunches or eating on the go. The company is USDA-certified organic, non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free for a tasty and healthy snack. Additionally, GoMacro is certified C.L.E.A.N. and certified FODMAP friendly. GoMacro also partners with Carbonfree and Green Power Partner to manage its emissions and determine how to become more sustainable.

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8. Aloha

If your family is constantly on the go, you'll want to keep Aloha protein bars in your pantry. Aloha is a Certified B Corp, USDA-certified organic, non-GMO, certified vegan, and fair trade company, making its bars the perfect addition to any snack box. Not only do Aloha bars provide ample protein, but most bars also contain 10 grams of fiber. Additionally, the company partners with Kupu, a nonprofit giving back to Hawaii.

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9. YumEarth

Craving something sweet? YumEarth's USDA-certified organic, non-GMO, and mostly vegan sweet treats include gummy bears, jelly beans, chocolates, and fruit-based candies, will satisfy your sweet tooth sustainably. YumEarth specializes in allergy-friendly sweets, and the company's products are free of the top nine allergens, as well as classroom safe. Plus, the brand's chocolate products are fair trade, and the Organic Lollipops, Organic Hard Candies, and Organic Licorice are GFCO-certified.

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10. Natierra

Natierra's smoothies and freeze-dried fruits are perfect for tossing into lunch boxes or blending into an afterschool snack. These products are USDA-certified organic, non-GMO, dairy-free, plant-based, have no sugar added, and are cultivated through sustainable farming. Natierra also has a buy-one-send-one program for children in need.

This article, originally published on May 14, 2024, has been updated to announce the winners of this Green Lovers Approved contest.

All Green Lovers Approved nominees are chosen by the Green Lovers editorial team, and winners are chosen based on reader votes. Readers can vote for each category once a day. To learn more, read our terms and conditions.

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