3-2-1 SNACK!

Backpack snacks, after school snacks, on-the-way-to-practice snacks . . . Lakewinds has you covered. Try our simple formula for colorful, nutritious and delicious munchies you can grab and go. Choose something from each category below and liven up your snack offerings.

Buy ingredients in bulk at Lakewinds to save money and avoid packaging waste. Reusable containers are another must for your snack inventory: wash and keep glass jars or plastic containers and keep them handy for the freshest ingredients and snacks. Don’t forget to include the kids in the task – by choosing and preparing some of their own snacks, kids learn to make healthy choice in what they eat.

The Snack Formula: Protein + Carbohydrate + Raw = Brain Food


  • Nut butters – try single packs of Justin’s, or jars of peanut, sun or almond butter
  • Cheese – single serving cheese sticks, cubes or wedges
  • Nuts – raw or sprouted, roasted and salted, or flavors like smoky, curry or garlic
  • Beef or Turkey Sticks
  • Yogurt – cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or coconut milk varieties
  • Hummus


  • Fruit – Apple, banana, grapes, cherries, stone fruits
  • Crackers – whole grain or gluten free
  • Popcorn – bulk and freshly popped, or convenient in a bag
  • Dried Fruit – Mangoes, raisins, blueberries, apricots, dates and figs
  • Bread – pretzel rolls, small buns, breadsticks, muffins or scones
  • Tortillas – whole grain, veggie or gluten free
  • Bars – granola, or fruit and nut


  • Vegetables – rainbow carrots, bell pepper slices, broccoli florets
  • Fruit – always!
  • Nuts and seeds


  • Nut milk
  • 100% juice in bottle or box
  • Kefir
  • Flavored Sparkling Water
  • Organic Milk – Regular or Chocolate



In a jar:

  • Curry cashews, dried mangoes, unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Sprouted almonds and dried blueberries
  • Yogurt, fresh berries, chopped walnuts, flax seeds
  • Yogurt, sliced bananas, granola
  • Carrots and broccoli, yogurt ranch dip


On a plate:

  • Sliced apple, nut butter, whole grain crackers
  • Cheese stick, carrot sticks, pretzel sticks
  • Celery, nut butter, goji berries
  • Tortilla, spread with honey cream cheese, sliced strawberries, rolled up
  • Meat stick, grapes, popcorn
  • Hummus, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, whole grain pita chips