Five Foods that your Kids (and you!) will Love
Finding foods that are healthy, nutritious and easy to prepare — and that taste good — can be a challenge. We’ve put together five fun favorites that kids and adults can enjoy and feel good about eating.
1. Breakfast Brain Power: Barbara’s Bakery All Natural Cereals
High in fiber (4-5g/serving), low in fat, dairy-free, no cholesterol, kosher OU, these cereals are slightly sweetened with molasses instead of sugar or high fructose corn syrups. Puffins crunchy corn pillows are wheat–free; Shredded Oats are whole-grain bite-sized cereals; and Shredded Spoonfuls combine crunchy corn with whole grain oats and wheat. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Barbara’s cereals combined with berries or a banana and low fat milk is a great way to jumpstart your day!
2. After-school Snacks: Health is Wealth Munchees
Health is Wealth Munchees are 100% vegetarian, all-natural, cholesterol-free, lactose-free, with no MSG. Theses bite-size mini pockets are low in calories and high in complex carbohydrates — without preservatives or trans-fatty acids. Available in pizza, spinach or veggie flavors in the freezer case. (Available in most stores)
3. Soda Substitute: Izze Sparkling Juices
70% fruit juice and 30% sparkling water, these carbonated drinks contain no dyes, caffeine or corn sweeteners. And better yet, one 12-oz bottle is equivalent to a serving of fruit. Seven fizzy flavors: blueberry, blackberry, pear, lemon, grapefruit, clementine and pomegranate. Fun tip: try blending them to create your own flavor!
4. Quick Dinner Idea: Annie’s Shells & Cheddar
Mac & Cheese is every kid’s favorite, and Annie’s Homegrown pastas are all-natural, made with real aged Wisconsin cheddar and 100% durum semolina pasta. Free of artificial dyes or flavors, these tiny shell pastas come in white cheddar, aged cheddar (yellow), Arthur mac (with pasta shaped like the PBS character Arthur) and new microwavable single-serve cups, perfect for lunch or a snack.
5. Fun Finger Food: Bell & Evans Breaded Chicken Nuggets or Tenders
Bell & Evans is known for its all-natural chicken, raised without antibiotics in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. They are fed a strict vegetarian diet — never any animal by-products. The nuggets and tenders are made with 100% real chicken — nothing flaked, chopped or mechanically separated — and never contain any fillers, extenders, chemical additives or preservatives. All this wholesomeness with 0g of trans fats and 20g of protein per serving can make you feel good about serving Bell & Evans breaded chicken to your family.