When it comes to eating healthy, we all have the best intentions. Â I try to regularly eat whole food and send whole food snacks with my kids to school. Â But the reality is, packaged products sometimes just make life easier. Â When my husband is traveling and the two dogs won’t stop barking and the kids have a million activities/homework/life, it makes a half-empty refrigerator my reality. Â And considering that half the moms I talked to this morning all agreed that this is their reality on a Thursday, I’m happy to not be in the minority!
What drives me bonkers about packaged snacks, though, is the crazy list of additives from food coloring to added sugars/syrups and lots of other sometimes questionable ingredients. Â Enter this product…
Made in Nature
Their ingredients are simple, just as the name suggests. Not only do they offer a variety of snacks in newly introduced single serve snack packs, but you can also buy them in bulk at Costco! Â No extra trip to a health food store necessary. Â While I’m loading up on my Costco grapes and strawberries, I drop these in as well. Â And yes, I’ve made my own from scratch. Â I have a super delicious recipe I’ll share in another week. Â But sometimes survival of life chaos trumps the homemade version 😉
These figgy pops come in a whole slew of flavors, I just happen to love the apple cinnamon best. Â But try them all till you find your favorite and let me know what you like! Â If I’m on the run, need a post-workout snack, or need to throw something easy into my boys’ bags for school snack, I’ll toss 2-3 of these in a container with a cheese stick or a handful of mixed nuts because they’re not high in protein with only 2 grams per 2 pops. Â But, the nuts or cheese ups the protein and keeps you feeling energized and full for longer.
Now itâ€™s your turn: what are some of your favorite healthy packagedÂ products? I’d love to have you share your favs or drop me a note if you’re wondering how nutritious your snack might be.