Monday, July 25, 2011

5 Healthy Back-to-School Snacks for Kids and Moms

It's almost time for the back-to-school rush (I know, where did the summer go?).  So it's important for working girls, Moms and kids to find some healthy munchie options.  Everything She Wants loves to get her snack on, and here are a few great snack ideas that will satisfy your taste buds without a load of calories:

Mann's Snacks on the Go! are convenient packages of fresh-cut fruits and veggies in multiple combinations ($1.99 - $2.99). Each portion-controlled snack item is washed and ready to eat.  The snack packs easily fit into a backpack, lunch box, work tote or gym bag.

Pineapple SoyJoy is a baked version of a protein bar with all-natural ingredients.  It's the only bar made with the unique combination of real pineapple and ground whole soybeans. With only 140 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and gluten-free carbs, SoyJoy is a great afternoon pick-me-up.

Deep River Snacks are all-natural, gluten-free, kosher and don't contain trans-fat or cholesterol.   The snack varieties include distinctive flavors of Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips; Multigrain Tortilla Chips; 100 Calorie Pack Baked Fries in Mesquite BBQ and Jalapeno & Cheddar; and Sharp White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn.

California Raisins are a childhood lunch box staple and an important part of the 5 to 9 servings a day of fruit and vegetable recommendation. One serving of raisins (1/4 cup or 40 grams) provides you with essential antioxidants, fiber and potassium. We heard it through the grapevine that raisins also contain catechins (also found in grapes and red wine), a family of readily absorbed antioxidants which research shows may decrease cancerous colon tumors.

Kopali Organics Dark Chocolate and Fruit Treats are 100% organic and natural treats harvested from the Costa Rican rain forest. The snacks are made with organic dark chocolate and the fruits used are picked fully ripe and then tried immediately -- with no sugar, sulfites or oil added.  Every bag of Kopali purchased directly supports thousands of farmers, their families and communities in countries all over the world. Available at Whole Foods.

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