Feeding & Mealtime

Smarter Snacks Roundup – Snacktrition, Kashi Bars and Cookies & Bear Naked Granolas

Image and video hosting by TinyPicI love to snack, and since I’ve been following Weight Watchers for the past several months, my choices have been smarter and usually packed with protein to fill me up. I’ve been choosing to snack on crunchy nuts from Snacktrition, healthy whole grain cookies and bars from Kashi, and yummy low fat granolas from Bear Naked. I also love that I can share these snacks with my husband and my preschooler. While some of the snacks may be higher in fat, when you factor in nutritional info, serving sizes, fiber and sugar content, and calories; they are smarter and more filling choices.
Snacktrition offers nuts with calcium and fiber added. How awesome is that? My favorite is their Calcium Sea Salt Almonds – bascially, they sprinkle the almonds with calcium, oven roast it and season with sea salt. While they weren’t very low in fat, I used them a protein source and enjoyed a decent serving size of a 1/4 cup. I also enjoyed their Calicum Smoked Almonds. You can also get their cashews with added fiber – choose from Fiber Sea Salt Cashews or Fiber Salt and Pepper Cashews. We also loved their Fruit and Nut Mix with baked with added calcium and fiber. My husband bascially ran off with this mix and wouldn’t share! The snacks come in either 3oz bags for $2.99 each or 9oz reusable tubs for $6.99 each.
Kashi make terrific whole grain cookies and bars. I’m crazy about their GOLEAN Crunchy Bars. Packed with 6 grams of fiber, I’ll grab this when I know that I’m not going to get a chance to eat breakfast. Their Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookie is delish too – they’re baked with Kashi’s Seven Whole Grain blend and peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, cranberries, walnuts, shredded coconut, flax seeds, and dark chocolate. I like giving my preschooler their Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies as a healthy snack. It contains 600 mg of Omega – 3’s. Since it is a big cookie, he always feels special when I give him one.
Bear Naked has a new Fit Granola – made with whole grains, freeze dried blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and nuts. It’s low sugar and high in fiber. Choose from Vanilla Almond Crunch or Triple Berry Crunch. They contain 1.5 grams of fat per delicious serving. I’ve always been a fan or granola, so I was excited to find a yummy lowfat choice. My preschooler loved the regular granola in the Apple Cinnamon flavor.
Snacktrition, Kashi and Bear Naked are widely available across the country.

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