13 Natural Foods for Healthy College Care Packages

Show your favorite college student you care by sending them a healthy and delicious care package.

1. Popcorn

Bearitos Microwave Popcorn
This popcorn was voted the best natural popcorn by Real Simple.

2. Salsa

2 Olive Roasted Garlic Salsa
Desert Pepper salsas are all-natural. The 2 Olive Roasted Garlic Salsa is deeply flavored by real kalamata olives and seasoned with a subtle touch of orange peel.

3. Tortilla Chips

Tostitos Baked Scoops

These corn chips are shaped like little bowls to scoop up all that healthy salsa without the mess that other chips can create. They were also rated the best healthy tortilla chips from Everyday With Rachael Ray.

4. Mac and cheese

Annie’s All Natural Microwavable Mac and Cheese

Your child will love this healthy take on a snack staple that skips the unnatural colors and flavors.

5. Soup

Pacific Foods Creamy Tomato Soup
As soothing and delicious as the kind you served when she was little with less sodium. No can opener required.

6. Tea

Celestial Seasonings
Over 90 flavors of all-natural teas that can perk up, calm down and even get your child to sleep. Send a different one with each care package. Different kinds are available at different locations. There is a finder on their site that is very useful to locate a desired product.

7. Cereal

Kashi Go Lean Cereal
The super-healthy choice has 10 grams of fiber. Topped with a touch of honey it is a great breakfast or late night alternative to ice cream.

8. Hot Cocoa

Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa
Skip the additives that hot cocoa mixes can contain and send this. Your child can just add water and mix in sugar or sugar substitute for a quick soothing treat. Marshmallows optional.

9. Apple Sauce

Santa Cruz Organic Apple Cinnamon
Get some fruit into your child with this deliciously spiced sauce. It was voted the best cinnamon apple sauce by Real Simple.

10. Peanut Butter

Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butter
This healthy choice need only be stirred once and then it will not separate in the refrigerator. Enjoy on crackers, bananas or simply by the spoonful.

11. Instant Oatmeal

Nature’s Path Organic Hot Instant Oatmeal
Tasters at Everyday With Rachael Ray were impressed with the creaminess of this instant oatmeal. They rated it the best instant oatmeal.

12. Natural Almonds

Planters Harvest Almonds
Lightly seasoned with sea salt and roasted these are a tasty, protein-filled alternative to chips.

13. Chocolate Bar

Green & Black’s Organic
These chocolate bars come in a wide range of flavors from creamy milk chocolate to almond to 85% dark chocolate. There’s a flavor for any chocolate lover.

All products are available at grocery stores or health food stores.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest