• breaking out of the snacks rut

    How is it that we are only one month into the new school year and we’ve already hit a wall when it comes to packing healthy snacks? We try to be creative in this house, when we have a few minutes to spare, and have put together trail mixes of apricots and walnuts. (And of course, cheddar crackers in the likeness of SpongeBob are often a hit.) But when I start to hear the words, “Goldfish, again?” from my 5-year-old, even I cringe. That’s why I was more than willing to taste-test the new line of Organic Fruit Snacks from Tasty Brand. I was immediately lured by the Organic Fruit Gummies, having been a Gummi Bears fanatic as a kid myself. But better than the candy I enjoyed during my childhood, these snacks are fruit-shaped and made with fruit juice. If the words “no high-fructose corn syrup” put a smile on your face, then you’ll be even more pleased that your child is indulging in a good-for-you treat. I think the icing on the cake, though, was when I found out how Tasty Brand Gummies’ sugar content (10 grams) compared to some other favorite foods like Motts Applesauce (25 grams) and Sun-Maid Raisins (30 grams). I think I’ll have to buy my own stash now, too.

    In a Nutshell: Stuck in a snacks rut? Vary the Ritz routine with a little taste of fruity snacks that are organic and all-right.

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