6 Nuts.com Healthy Snack Swaps!
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The snack universe…the “snackiverse,” is ever-expanding. Moms know all too well that the snack aisle is constantly changing with the addition of new tantalizing treats in changing shapes, colors and flavors.
A surplus of choices means that choosing a snack that’s tasty yet nutritionally sound can be tricky. Add picky eaters to the mix, and you can have quite the challenge on your hands.
Don't fret — we took the guesswork out of finding the perfect family treats with our Nuts.com snack swaps! Below, you’ll find the Nuts.com take on classic snacks, each of which offers a delicious and nutritious alternative you and your family are sure to love.
Swap Traditional Gummy Fruit Snacks for Strawberry Baobab Bites
Gummy candies come in all shapes and sizes, but the most notorious offenders are the "fruit snacks" that contain artificial dyes, colors and sweeteners. Instead of recreating what nature has already perfected, opt for something natural!
Forgo the corn syrups and artificial dyes in conventional gummy snacks for something supercharged with real fruit! Strawberry baobab bites have a superfood in their name for a good reason. Baobab fruit is high in vitamin C and calcium making moms happy. Kids will love the chewy, strawberry flavor!
Swap Chocolate Chips for Organic Cacao Nibs
Another common snack offender is the little bits of candy included in every handful of traditional trail mixes. While a little sweet stuff is okay, don't allow your child's sweet tooth to take hold of their snacking habits. There are other means of making that mix just as mouthwatering without all the extra sugar!
Enjoy chocolate the way Mother Nature intended with organic cacao nibs. These chocolate chip/candy alternatives are as natural as chocolate can get! Raw, organic cacao nibs are an excellent source of fiber and iron, and naturally lift the mood. There’s no better way to take on a trail or mountain face than with organic cacao nibs in your snack mix.
Swap Potato Chips for Veggie Chips (No Salt Added)
Veggie chips are the colorful, snackable way to pack more veggies into your day! This crunchy chip assortment includes Asian squash, sweet potato, taro, green beans and carrots lightly fried in vegetable oil. With 40% less fat than regular potato chips, plus three grams of dietary fiber, veggie chips are the smart snacker’s ideal crunchy treat.
Swap Crispy Rice for Quinoa Puffs
Kids love crispy rice treats and the mouthwatering marshmallows that hold them together. Upgrade the health profile of a traditional crispy rice treat with Nuts.com’s quinoa puffs!
There’s a reason this puffed supergrain is a Nuts.com Registered Dietitian favorite. Quinoa puffs are high in protein and dietary fiber, offering seven and three grams per serving, respectively. They not only make a great breakfast cereal, but would make a yummy, nutritious alternative to rice when whipping up some of our famous, tasty Chocolate Goji Berry Bars. Find the recipe here!
Swap Saltine Crackers for Chia Chips
Wave farewell to typical white crackers, chia chips are here to change-up your cracker routine. These chia chips are made with ground bulgur wheat and chia seeds. Chia was beloved by the Aztecs as a “warrior food” because it boosts energy and aids in digestion and hydration. Great with low-fat cheese, hummus, guacamole and more!
Swap Granola for Organic Raw Cacao Goji Energy Squares
Give tired granola the slip in favor of all-natural, raw energy squares made with cacao and goji. Raw dates offer energy while goji powder offers anti-oxidants and protein builders. Cacao helps with focus, making these energy bites excellent for preparing for sports, spelling bees, dance recitals or an action-packed work day. Try these delectable Cacao Goji Energy Squares today!
We hope you enjoyed these healthy snack swaps from Nuts.com and Red Tricycle and remind visiting members of the Red Tricycle Community to enjoy four free samples with their first order over $25. Click here to choose your samples!