Exercising regularly has many benefits, but we can't be completely healthy if we don't pay attention to what we eat as well. The food that we put into our bodies can give us energy (or take it away), can help make our metabolisms, our minds, and our digestive systems work more effectively (or less effectively), and can combat sickness and injury (or not).
Eating meals that include a variety of foods (particularly natural and whole foods - think fruits, vegetables, and grains) is essential. Snacking on healthy munchies throughout the day can also be beneficial.
fresh fruit smoothies
apple slices or rings
clusters of grapes
Although fresh fruits and veggies are probably the best bet, I especially appreciate "convenience" snacks (i.e. snacks that require no preparation that I can grab on-the-go), but unfortunately these type of snacks are often packed with sugar, fat, and salt. Thus, I appreciate when companies produce yummy snacks in this category without all of the "yuckies."
Snikiddy, "a new line of organic food products designed to embody and encourage a healthy lifestyle for children," is one great option.
Snikiddy currently offers six different snack items***: Rockin' Ranch Puffs, Pizza Pie Puffs, Grilled Cheese Puffs, Chocolate Chippers, Cherry Oaties, and Banana Nibbles. The website states that, "all the ingredients in Snikiddy Snacks are free of pesticides, herbicides, genetic modification, and refinement." With that great promise, these are snacks that you can share with your child without reservation (moderation, of course, still applies...).
***I tried all three of the cookies (chippers, oaties, and nibbles) and was impressed. I especially loved the Chocolate Chippers - they were satisfying, delicious, and easy-to-eat one-handed (an especially important feature for a mom!). I tried the Grilled Cheese Puffs and wasn't a huge fan, but you will probably like them if you like these.
You can find Snikiddy products at a store near you or buy them on Amazon.
For more healthy snack ideas, read the "40 Healthy Snacks for Moms-to-Be" article on the Parents Magazine website.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Snikiddy Snack Pack with a variety of Snikiddy snacks. To enter, simply leave a comment and your e-mail address on this post prior to Tuesday, January 8. The winner will be announced and contacted on Wednesday, January 9. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
* UPDATED * The winner is #78 porchswinger. Congratulations!
(Photo by souljourney74)
Hi! I have orderd from this place a number of times and am very pleased to share. They have great kosher organic and natural food products.
Here is a link http://www.wholeandnatural.com
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Hope it's not too late.
My four girls love these!
I would love to pack this in my daughters gym snack pack!
Yummy! I think that the chocolate chip things look good! Thanks!
Chocolate Chips! Must have them!
dansan826 at yahoo dot com
Love the healthy, convenient packs. These look yummy!
Chocolate Chip My favorite! Something new, no more 100 calorie packs.
I am all about healthy snacks-it's all we have. It's hard to find healthy snacks that are convenient and taste good!
As a mom who is ready to have her second baby in about a month I am all about healty snacks. I must admit I allow myself more junk foods while I am pregnant but not after I have the little one. My email address is [email protected]. I would love to try these snack packs.
These sound great!You're right- It's so tough finding convenient healthy snacks for kids AND moms!
The best part for us: the products are all strictly kosher! Yeah!
You can never have too many snacks....
I would definitely enjoy these...I ***might*** even share some with the kids!
I like organic options for my family!
cu_veg_mom at yahoo dot com
Hi! I am excited to find out a new healthy option for snacks! Thanks!
I have never heard of these products - but I do like to serve healthy foods and snacks
Count me in.
I am so curious about these. Hope I win!
These are great snacks. We got some as treats at Boo at the Zoo this year.
I like snacks!
LilacButrterfly [at] earthlink.net
Would love love love to try this.
asfulmer at bellsouth dot net.
Sounds good to me!
Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Sounds great! I love healthy snacks!
With 7 kids, I am always looking for new snacks for my brood. Healthy and tasty is a double treat!
oh I love these snacks!!!! I have been buying them at Whole Foods for months. I would love to win some... The cheese puffs and chocolate chippers are the best...
Sounds yummy! I want to win!
Looks good, love to try out!
I've been trying lately to keep some dried fruit on hand. It's easy to grab and go, is less messy than fresh fruit, and (depending on the fruit) can be eaten in smaller quantities.
Snikiddy snacks sounds yummy and at the same time good for ya. I sure would like to win a snack pack!!
I love Snikiddy snacks. The banana ones (along with a nice glass of milk) are delicious.
They sound delicious! Count me in!
sj1026 at gmail dot com
We need more snack ideas beyond goldfish!
my four year old grandson needs some good snacks to eat, sounds wonderful.
Thanks for this review. I'm always looking for healthier eating options for me and my little girl. Please enter me too!
YUM! Randomly generate me to a win! Im hungry!
We are always looking for new healthy snacks and these sound worth trying.
these look so so yummy! i would love these for my kids and me!
I'd love to try these snacks! Snikiddy is fun to say, too...
I'm always looking for new, healthy snacks for my 2 year old. I would love to try these.
Count me in!
bebemiqui82 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Cool! I love to try new things.
What a great idea!
YUMMO! Looks really yummy!
If I win this and my daughter likes them I will have to buy some for her soccer team! I love to bring healthy treats for them to re-energize with!
I hope I win!
Awesome, We'd love to try it!
WOW sound really great.
These sound delicious!
sounds great, my girls would love it. thanks
Huh. I never heard of Snikiddy, but it sounds like a good idea.
I'm always into trying new snacks for my little guy! These look really good! Count me in!
Sure, count me in. My kids are in a picky food stage and I'm all for anything healthy that I can sneak into their diets.
Hooray for snacks! And did you say they were healthy? Even better.
It's so hard to find healthy snacks on the go. Thanks for introducing me to these. I still won't give my 18 month old sugary things so they would be all mine! :)
My three year-old and I thank you for the chance at such a yummy prize...
Here's to random selection! Thanks.
would love to try this w/ our daughter!
Now that I am at home, I seems like all I do is snack...so I am always looking for healthier options! Thanks!
Those look awesome. I'd love to have my kids try them.
Sounds like something my picky preschooler might actually eat!...and it's good for him...bonus!!!
If there's a chance I can get my picky eaters to try something new, I'm all over it!
Sounds great! I love new food products.
Sounds great. I would love to try it.
Never heard of these, but we'd like to try them!!
MMmm cookies! haha My daughter always says that even if she's eating veggies.
We *love* Snikiddy products!
These snacks sound great. I would love to try them out on my toddler.
Those sound really great! Please count me in!
Please randomly select me!
Looks yummy!! Thanks..
These sound great!
Sounds really good.
the_angel_forever [at] yahoo [dot] com
Sounds good to me!
jg AT jennaglatzer.com
Snikiddy sounds yummy & nutritious; a great combo!
I'm willing to try anothing thats good for you.
Snikiddy sounds like a great snack for my kiddo! :)
I'm willing to try some healthier snacks; Snikiddy sounds promising!
Sounds like a snack that DS would actually eat! Thanks for the chance
Sounds awesome....I love anything organic and healthy...
This sounds great! What a great jump start to eating healthier~
i wold love to try these!!
I always try to give healthy snacks, but sometimes you need something convenient too.
Those sound wonderful! Count me in, please.
What a fun, delicious contest! I am not familiar with these products. I will go to the site and check them out! I am a vegetarian and I have two teenage sons that really watch what they eat. Please enter me in your contest. Thanks much, Cindi
Yum! [email protected]
Snikiddy snacks sound really tasty