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Inside Nurture Life, Kids, Snacks, Toddlers

New on the Menu: Allergy-Friendly, School-Safe Snacks

The Nurture Life team is always looking for new ways to help busy parents nourish their kids with real food—and we’re very excited to announce that we’re now adding school-safe snacks to the menu! In addition to our classic mealtime solutions, we’re making it easier to serve tasty, wholesome treats even on the go.

We’ve partnered with perfectlyfree to offer vegan, allergy-friendly snacks that go wherever you do: school, daycare, road trips, picnics, soccer practice and more. Read on to see what is (and isn’t!) in Nurture Life’s new line of Fruit Bites.

What’s in a perfectlyfree Fruit Bite?

Similar to a fruit snack, but with a more grape-like shape and texture, Fruit Bites offer a fun and smart way to satisfy your little one’s tummy between meals. Packing in a full ½ serving of fruit in each mini packet, these allergy-friendly snacks keep it nutritious, offering a simple ingredient list free from:

  • Artificial flavors
  • Dyes
  • Preservatives
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Other artificial sweeteners
  • Modified cornstarch
  • Gluten
  • GMOs
  • Gelatin

Fruit Bites are also free of the Big 8 allergens that are responsible for more than 90% of food allergic reactions in the United States. Made in a dedicated gluten-free and Big 8 allergen-free facility, you can feel good about what’s in (and not in!) these school-safe snacks.

What Flavors Do You Have?

We currently offer three exciting flavors of perfectlyfree Fruit Bites:

  • Strawberry Banana: Everyone’s favorite fruit blend in perfectly fun-sized portions!
  • Pineapple Mango: A bright tropical fruit mix to keep your little one bursting with energy.
  • Mixed Berry: A delightful trio of antioxidant-rich blueberries, strawberries and cherries.

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Note that these school-safe snacks can only be purchased through Nurture Life if you currently subscribe to one of our baby, toddler or kids meal plans.

What’s the Best Way to Serve These Fruit Bites?

These fruit bites are best suited for kids 4 years and older. If your child is under 4 years old, please cut the bites in half before feeding.

Because they contain no preservatives, these allergy-friendly snacks should be stored in the fridge until they’re ready to be eaten or packed. Just like a fruit, they can be safely left out of the fridge (in a lunchbox, for instance) for up to a full day.

When Should I Offer These Snacks?

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Well-timed snacks can sustain kids’ energy, keep them alert and prevent overeating at meals. Try to time your kids’ snacks a few hours after one meal ends and one to two hours before the next meal begins.

With low sugar and no artificial ingredients, these dairy- and nut-free snacks are great for:

  • Midday or after-school snacks
  • Road trip or plane trip snacks
  • Spare snacks in the diaper bag
  • Simple and nutritious desserts
  • Side dishes in kids’ lunch boxes
  • A quick pick-me-up any time

To make these Fruit Bites more filling, serve them with a protein! Mix them with Greek yogurt for a colorful parfait-style dessert, or create a cute mini charcuterie board by pairing them with cheese bites, turkey jerky or homemade trail mix.

If you have any questions about our new line of school-safe snacks or how to add them to your baby, toddler or kids meal delivery, please send our childhood nutrition experts a message at support@nurturelife.com!

Jennifer Chow at Nurture Life

Jennifer Chow

Jennifer’s work at Nurture Life is focused on marketing, customer experience and business development. Prior to Nurture Life, Jennifer spent 17 years in the tech industry, most recently as vice president of marketing at Engine Yard, a high-growth, cloud technology startup. She previously ran marketing at a media software company and cleantech startup. Jennifer has also worked in marketing and product management at the two largest business software companies SAP and Oracle Corporation. Jennifer received her B.S. in Economics and MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer is the mother of two incredibly loving, energetic, enthusiastic boys and loves spending time taking them to local parks, chasing them around their home and cooking with them.