6 Protein-Packed Plant-Based Snacks Your Kids Will Love

In the realm of feeding kids, the snack is king. Busy days race from school and practice to games, recitals and beyond, so in-between energy-boosters are key for keeping up the pace.

Also key is protein. Sugary highs inevitably lead to crashes, while protein builds, sustains and nourishes the body. But must we lean on meat and dairy to provide the protein our kids need? Not necessarily. And, can plant-based snacks be truly palate-pleasing? Absolutely yes, and you don't have to take our word for it.

"There's an abundance of evidence showing that plant proteins such as whole grains, nuts and legumes are some of the healthiest protein-packed foods on the planet," asserts Eddie Garza, Senior Manager of Food & Nutrition for The Humane Society of the United States. Featured in Garza's new cookbook, ¡Salud! Vegan Mexican, the following snacks are nutritious, delicious and anything but boring.

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