Snacks, not just for lunchboxes

It’s hard to believe that school is right around the corner! Wow, did the summer go by fast!!

As we start shopping for new school clothes and school supplies, there’s one more thing to add. Snacks for the lunches. But, which ones to choose? There are a flood of snacks from mini cakes to gummy varieties. What makes it looking for school snacks a job in itself? Finding one that isn’t packed with preservatives or stuff we can’t pronounce- that’s way too processed.

Thankfully we don’t have to do this search alone. As you’ve seen in past posts, I love being a member with MomsMeet (www.momsmeet.com). This time they sent me Veggie Go’s Fruit and Veggie Snacks. (I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.)

Now at first I wasn’t so sure how well this would go over with the kids. Yes, a few faces were made when they saw the variations of flavors. The main concern was, could a “sweet” snack still be good even if it had kale and chia seeds in it. We’ve gotten used to some of the direct flavors in what is offered on the store shelves.

We dove in and opened our first pack.

They were flavorful and not overly sweet. The texture was different for them because when you see bites, you might associate gummies.

So on to the snack strips…. the first bite made me think of the fruit leather I used to have as a kid! It didn’t look like aplastic strip like the usual ones. It too had a good texture. Best thing about these two snack styles, each serving contains a one serving of whole fruits and veggies. Ok, another great thing, you don’t really taste the Veggie part. Which was a factor the kids were leary about, we adults are fine with the spinach, chia and greens. Kids on the other hand still look for the sweet treat without the flavor of greens overpowering the fruit.

As we all do, I wanted to read a little more about what’s in it and not in it. It is a non-GMO product and is gluten free. It’s great to now that there is no sugar added, which for us parents, is good to know that the sweet comes naturally from the fruit. And yes, in our own heads we are thankful that there are veggies included; which again all in all is a one serving . Yay!!

Since my friends know that I always share my new finds, I brought a bunch of different flavors of the bites and strips to our bowling play date.

Sneaky as it may have been, we didn’t tell the kids that there were veggies in the snacks. Why? Because we wanted to see if, 1) they could tell and 2) we didn’t want to influence whether or not they liked them.

As expected, the kids grabbed a package when they saw there were snacks. Reactions? I would say it was pretty positive. At first, the bites took a little more time getting used to. The strips seemed more common to them. Best part, it had the sweetness that kids are familiar with- and they didn’t taste the veggies!!

Of course, I didn’t exclude the parents, they need snacks too!

The sharing doesn’t stop there! Our little cul-de-sac neighborhood loves to get together, planned and unplanned. One afternoon when all the kids were playing outside, I brought out some Veggie Go snacks.

Wow! Even the most finicky eater found a flavor they liked!!

Thanks to Veggie- Go’s Fruit and Veggie Snacks, we have snacks that don’t contain a boat load of sugar and the kids like! A snack that we can feel good about, that goes beyond the lunchbox and can be taken anywhere!

Special thanks to MomsMeet for the opportunity to try this product and be able to share it with those around me that are also looking for something that they can feel good about giving their family when “snack” cravings hit.

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