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I have such a hard time finding healthful snacks that my twelve year old son will eat. I mean, if it isn't spicy Doritos, he'll ignore it. But thankfully, I was given the chance to try out NEW Pistachio + Plum Chewy Bites from Setton Farms, and my son actually liked them! What a miracle!
These chewy bites are a great snack for busy parents on the go and hungry kids! The all natural, bite-size bars are packed with over 50% pistachios that were all grown in California’s Central Valley. Pistachios are super healthy and are loaded with protein, fiber, potassium, antioxidants, and Vitamin B6. Pistachio + Plum Chewy Bites are an easy way to get your daily dose of pistachios. Ideal for a mid afternoon or on-the-go snack, the individually wrapped bars are easy to toss in lunch boxes, gym bags, or in the car.
They are so delicious, I could eat them all day long! As you can see in the picture below, they can get a little messy, so be sure to have plenty of napkins, and/or wet wipes on hand. But every morsel of this ooey-gooey goodness is purely delightful!
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Celebrate National Popcorn Poppin' Month!
October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and there's no better way to celebrate than with everyone's favorite snack!
In celebration, touching base with The Little Kernel "Miniature Popcorn" -one of the market's smallest (and tastiest!) popcorn brands.
With a unique, hulless, "miniature kernel," The Little Kernel is popped in 100% PURE olive oil, and is gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher, and certified whole grain.
Even better, TLK is available in six delicious flavors, including: Truffle Sea Salt, Sweet & Salty, Pink Himalayan Salt, White Cheddar, Butter and Naked (No Salt Added) (SRP: $3.49 each).
Spring Means Go Time!
Take Along the #1 Freeze-Dried Fruit Brand, Crispy Green!
Whether you’ve been hibernating in the winter months or gearing up for that spring vacation, the time has arrived to leave the nest and explore.
The sun is coming back, and however you plan on enjoying the great outdoors, one thing is certain: you’ll want to make sure you have a healthy snack close at hand. And what better option than 100% pure fruit – no preservatives, no added sugar, no GMO’s, no gluten – just one clean ingredient. But wait, you might be going on a family bike ride, or working out at the gym, or playing ball, or going to the airport. So how can you easily bring fresh fruit with you without worrying about it going bad or getting smooshed in your backpack?
Consider taking along Crispy Fruit from Crispy Green. It’s like picking fresh fruit from the tree and tossing it into your purse, pocket or carry-on bag – the ultimate ‘on-the-go’ snack. Just as healthy, delicious and satisfying as fresh fruit, without the drips, sticky fingers or a potential juicy coating on the kiddos’ car seats. And, since Crispy Green is the number one freeze-dried fruit brand, you can be assured you’re purchasing a quality product that other moms, kids and active folks choose most often.
A smart and lightweight snack option, Crispy Fruit is simply 100% pure fruit, freeze-dried to perfection, resulting in a light, crispy texture for maximum taste and no mess. It comes in a variety of flavors including tangerine, apple, Asian pear, banana, cantaloupe, mango and pineapple. The freeze-drying process results in a light crispy texture that snacks like a chip, but has all the nutrients of fresh fruit. Crispy Fruit comes in individual, single-serving packets that are easy to pop into lunch boxes, soccer bags, overnight totes and backpacks. It really is “fruit-to-go” and can go anywhere – it’s even TSA-approved.
All Crispy Fruit flavors are also available in a convenient 6-pack – six single-serving bags (MSRP: $7.99) or individual, single-serving “Grab & Go” bags (MSRP: $1.49 each) that provide approximately one serving of fruit and 55 calories or less per bag.
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Crispy Fruit is available online and in retailers such as Harris Teeter, ShopRite, Giant Eagle Market District, Earth Fare, Giant Food Stores, King Kullen, Safeway, Weis Markets, Shaw’s Markets and selected Whole Foods Markets. For more information, please visit www.crispygreen.com. To find a retailer in your area that carries Crispy Fruit, go to www.crispygreen.com/where-to-buy.html.
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Need a super easy snack recipe for spring? FamilyFun magazine has three great recipes to welcome springtime and the holidays that come along with it. Below you’ll find a cute “lambwich,” as well as two St. Patrick’s Day themed treats. Grab your kids and head to the kitchen for some fun!
Two types of cheese give this savory, open-faced sandwich its sweet-as-can-be look. Trim a piece of sliced cheese to fit atop one half of a mini bagel. Cut a round muzzle and a pair of half-circle ears from more sliced cheese, then attach them with mustard or mayonnaise. Add a nose cut from a ham slice, plus a mouth and a pair of eyes trimmed from black olives. Finish with a sprinkle of shredded cheese between the ears.
Celebrate Saint Pat’s with a crunchy cucumber treat. Cut 1-inch sections of an English cucumber. Halve them lengthwise and lay the pieces flat on a plate, as shown. Trim a cucumber brim for each hat and set it in place. Finish with a sliced cheese band and buckle, attached with dots of hummus or dip.
Dark or white chocolate
Lure wee visitors this Saint Patrick’s Day with O-shaped cereal disguised as tiny doughnuts. Prepare each variety following the steps at right and let dry on waxed paper. Add to the fun by placing them in a miniature box (get our template at familyfunmag.com/printables).
Dip the tops of O-shaped cereal into melted dark or white chocolate (the tines of a fork work well for this) and cover with sprinkles.
Over medium-high heat, dissolve ½ cup sugar in ½ cup sugar in ½ cup water. Let it cool. Dip the O’s, a few at a time, in the syrup, then toss them in a small bowl of cinnamon sugar.
Enjoy!!!! Happy Spring!
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Ostrim Nutrition Meat Snacks are not only the perfect high-protien low carb snack for athletes, they are also perfect for kids' school lunches, after school snacks, and for on-the-go. They are perfect for moms like me who are trying to diet, for a quick protien fix. Keep a stash in your car, purse and in the cupboards at home for your family for energy and satisfaction between meals.
Ostrim Meat Snacks were designed with nutrition in mind. They are made from the highest quality lean meats, such as beef, turkey, elk and even ostrich, which is one of nature's best sources of high protein, low-fat meat.
Ostrim Meat Snacks are high in protien, low in fat and sodium with no fillers. Ostrim is a USDA inspected health and wellness food that tastes great. In fact, many top athletes, nutritionists, personal trainers and dieticians recommend Ostrim as a natural source of low-fat meat protein.
Ostrim Meat Snacks are made by Protos Foods, who generously sent me samples of their top selling products to try. I received samples of their Beef and Ostrich Sticks, Beef and Ostrich Jerkee, and Beef and Elk Sticks in a variety of flavors, all of which were fantastic. My family loved them. The snacks were very flavorful, and the Jerkee was very soft, unlike any other I have tried.
I will continue to buy Ostrim products for my family because it makes me feel good to know that my children are snacking on something that will be satisfying, as well as give them energy. They will be less likely to reach for a sugary snack or chips. That makes me, as a mom, feel great!
You can purchase Ostrim Meat Snacks at your local GNC store, or go to: www.gnc.com
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Disclosure: I received samples of the products above to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.