The Polka Dot Household probably needs to get away from the idea of snacks. I’m perfectly happy giving the kiddos fresh fruit, veggies and crackers at snack time. So why, I ask do we continue to purchase all these yummy snacks? Well, because they are yummy.
Clif Kid Organic Twisted Fruit– 1 serving of fruit in a licorice like rope. The kids love this. It makes them think they are having candy, but its all natural fruit. Ingredients: Organic Apple Puree, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Flavors, Pectin, Colored with Fruit and Vegetable Juice. (Vitamins and Minerals are also added.) 70 calories and no fat in each twirl. Two thumbs up from the kids. (About .50 each at the local grocer.)
More flavors of LaraBar–
Chocolate Coconut Chew. This is packed full of healthy dates, coconut, almonds, walnuts and unsweetened chocolate. This raw combination is tasty and nutritious. According to the LaraBar website, “You’ll swear you’re eating a brownie!”. I have to agree. This flavor combination obtains the Polka Dot seal of Yummy-licious! (This flavor is found in the 18 combo pack at Costco, which averages .97 per bar vs. $1.59 at the store.)
Key Lime Pie. Here you will find unsweetened coconut, Lime Juice, Dates, Almonds and Cashews. They join together in a raw flavor melody that will convince your tongue to dance at the tartness and delight in the joy of a good for you treat. This flavor also gets the Polka Dot seal of Yummy-licious!
Ener-G Wheat Free Pretzels– Crunchy with just enough salt to be like the real thing. At $1.89 for a 7 ounce bag, this is a popular snack in our house. K3 usually enjoys 7 or 8 pretzels at snack time with a few organic baby carrots or some peanut butter to dip them in.
Just Fruit Bar (40 gram bar)- Two servings of fruit in each bar. All natural ingredients: fruit puree, fruit concentrate. These bars have 140 calories, no fat and 7 grams of fiber. A great alternative if you can’t get fresh fruit into your kiddos. Also perfect for afternoon snacks at school or for camping and hiking. About $1.00 each at the local grocer. The website carries 16 – 40 gram bars for $15.84 or 30- 25 gram bars for $18.00.