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Archive for July 31, 2011

Take it back to your childhood

Finding clean snacks can be challenging at times. Everyone gets tired of eating the same old thing. I was in the grocery store this morning in the organic food section and I noticed that companies have organic products geared towards children too! I think this is awesome but even if you don’t have children, you can still indulge in these clean treats and enjoy them just as much. If you do have children, try giving them these foods instead of the high sugar, fattening snacks they are used to.

Stonyfield YoKids SqueezersYogurt.

These squeezers are great for when you are in a rush. 1 tube is only 60 calories and has only 9 grams of sugar. You also get 10% of your calcium and vitamin D from this snack. This particular pack is the berry and cheery mix. Some other flavors might have a higher sugar count, so watch for that.  All ingredients are organic and natural.

Earth’s Best Kidz Organic Applesauce

When in need of some vitamin C, these applesauce cups can be a quick and easy way to fulfill that need. 50 calories, 10 grams of sugar, and 0 fat.



Organic Baby Food

You might be thinking…”why would I eat baby food!?” Lol! You don’t eat it straight silly, you can include it in a recipe for protein bars! It is always best to make your food from scratch so why not make your own protein bars too! Here is a recipe from Jamie Easton( )

 Pumpkin Protein Bars


½ C Xylitol Brown Sugar Blend (Ideal)

1- 4 oz. jar baby food applesauce

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 ½ tsp. ground ginger

½ tsp. ground clove

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla extract

4 large egg whites

1- 15 oz. can of raw pumpkin

2 C oat flour

2 scoops vanilla whey protein

½ cup almond milk

½ C chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350.

Spray a 9 X 13 Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.

Combine first 11 ingredients and mix well.

Add the final 3 ingredients (4, if adding walnuts), and mix until incorporated.

Spread batter into the Pyrex dish and back for 30 min.

Makes 24 squares.

Nutrition (without walnuts): 1 square = 47 calories, .7 g fat, 8 g carbs, 3.7 g protein

Nutrition (with walnuts): 1 square = 63 calories, 2.3 g fat, 8 g carbs, 4 g protein

Tastybrand Organic Fruit Gummy Snacks

Gummy bears are always a favorite but you gotta watch that sugar! This brand contains all organic ingredients and each pouch is only 70 calories. They are also a good source of vitamin C.

So as you can see, there are alternatives out there for just about everything! Eating should be fun and it should taste good but not at the expense of your health.

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