I’ve been talking lately about making snacks for my boys because I don’t want them to eat processed foods. After two weeks and for many reasons, I resign. I only resign to making the snacks myself though.
I can’t keep baking snacks because it is hard for me to resist them and some of them just don’t appeal to my picky three year old. He didn’t like the sweet spinach cupcakes, a batch of whole wheat graham crackers, breakfast muffins with a preserve filling, black bean brownies, and whole wheat cheese crackers to mention a few. My time (not to mention the wasted food) could be better served so I resign to finding healthy alternatives. I think my body will thank me later too.
I still don’t want them to eat unhealthy highly processed foods so I’ve been searching for acceptable snacks that don’t have hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or other unnecessary additives, preservatives, etc. Enter Annie’s.
Have you tried Annie’s products? When I was pregnant with my first son I would eat Annie’s macaroni and cheese. I craved macaroni and cheese but didn’t have the energy to make it from scratch. I just loved the flavor but I never really tried any other products since then.
Today I was browsing at Target when I saw the Annie’s products. After careful examination of the ingredients list, all of the ingredients were recognizable containing no hydrogenated oils or sugars so I bought my sons the White Cheddar Bunnies. I made them a trail mix with some chopped walnuts, golden raisins, pretzels, and bunnies which they loved.
From Annie’s website: We say “yes” to ingredients that come straight from nature, and “no” to icky additives, pesticides and artificial colors. Annie’s products are delicious organic and natural alternatives to traditional convenience foods, snacks, cereal and more.
Rich, healthy soil that hasn’t been treated with chemical pesticides or fertilizers is where all organic ingredients begin. We believe the best tasting food comes from the simplest ingredients, and strongly support organic and sustainable farming because it is better for consumers, farmers, and the environment.
Annie’s thinks consumers should have the choice of knowing what’s in their food, and believes GMO ingredients should be labeled as such, so consumers can make a fully informed choice. Annie’s uses only non-GMO ingredients.
After looking at the website and ingredient list of products my sons would enjoy, I definitely feel comfortable buying Annie’s products.
Do you have healthy snack foods for your kids to recommend?
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