I get asked this question a lot!
Now, I am no expert, but what I have done is find some packaged snacks at the supermarket that I would feel okay about feeding my kids occasionally.
They aren’t all necessarily super-nutritious, but I think they are superior to the majority of packaged snacks out there.
We all know that fresh and homemade snacks are best for kids. If you are in the supermarket, grab a piece of fruit, a punnet of cherry tomatoes, some baby qukes, some plain organic nuts or organic dried fruit without additives. This is your best bet.
The problem with any pre-packaged snacks is that they are processed. The processing can strip food of nutrients and change the way your body uses it as fuel. Processed foods, in my opinion, should be considered as sometimes foods.
I have included the ingredients list for each product and the link to the website so you can determine for yourself if the snack is suitable for your family’s dietary needs.
A couple of things you should be aware of :
*if you choose corn or soy products that are not organic and don’t specifically say no GMO’s, then you run the risk of that product containing GMOs. Check out the True-Food Network for more info.
*if a product says vegetable oil, chances are it’s canola – we don’t eat canola oil.
I am not here to judge anyone about what they eat! Everyone is on their own health journey – this just happens to be where we are right now. Hopefully, armed with a bit more information, you can make your own choices about what you feed your cherubs.
five:am organic yoghurt
Wholebar by Artisse Organic
Carman’s Classic Fruit Muesli Bar
Coles Organic Salted Popcorn
Macro raw food bar
Emma and Tom’s Life Bars
eatrite brown rice crackers
Pure Harvest brown rice cakes
Ingredients: Organic Rice Malt, Dark Chocolate Cacao, Pea Protein Isolate, Whole Cranberries, Organic Coconut, Sultanas, Water Hulled Tahini, Organic Cocoa, Flaxmeal, Sunflower Seeds, Certified Organic Cacao, Organic Cacao butter, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Vanilla Beans, Himalayan Crystal Salt, Certified Organic Acai Berries, Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Cranberry, Gojiberry, Mango, Beetroot, Calcium Citrate, Fruit Trim, Chia Seeds, Fructoolgosaccharides (Prebiotic).
So, there you have it – my best picks from the supermarket and online – do you have any to add?