It’s easy to get lost in the sea of snacks when shelves are dedicated to them in grocery stores. But how do you know which ones are better for you and still taste absolutely delicious? We don’t snack all the time in our household but there are always bound to be some kind of snacks in the house for convenience sake. And when I do the shopping I’m very selective to what I buy and will eat; I’m particularly choosy when it comes to snacking for my son.
Besides sliced fruit and popsicles, I feel it’s okay to let your kids indulge in some better for you snacks that are made with natural ingredients and won’t cause an eye roll thinking that it’ll be bland and tasteless. No, in fact, many natural and organic food companies have produced great tasting and healthier versions of your favorite snacks such as chips, cookies, and even ice-cream.
One company, who you probably never thought would make snacks is Earth Balance (http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/). In fact Earth Balance is known for their all-natural and super delicious buttery spreads made from a wholesome blend of good for you oils. We quite enjoy their spreads and their dressing and I have to keep at least a couple of jars in the fridge so I can use them anytime without fear of them being used up.
All of Earth Balance foods are made with natural ingredients derived ethically and without any artificial ingredients or hydrogenated oils. They are also gluten, lactose, and egg-free for those on a sensitive diet. With so many people having some kind of allergy or another nowadays, it’s good to know that there are natural food companies who are dedicated in making wholesome and delicious foods for those who have certain food allergies.
Being a long time consumer of Earth Balance, the company has graciously sent me their newest products to try which are already out on the market and can be found at most natural grocery stores as well as mainstream supermarkets that carry natural and organic products. The products they sent me were their snacks which consisted of Vegan Aged White Cheddar Popcorn, Vegan Buttery Flavor Popcorn, and Vegan Aged White Cheddar Puffs. We enjoyed all the flavors and varieties and I was amazed at how fresh and airy the popcorns were. Usually bagged popcorn would not taste as fresh or light but there was just something delightful about Earth Balance’s popcorn. The puffs were crunchy and not too salty which is nice because if you’re going to eat a lot of them, you wouldn’t want to consume too much salt when it comes to snacks. All of the snacks mentioned above are made with expeller expressed sunflower oil and each has their own unique flavor and texture.
My son loves to snack on Earth Balance’s Aged White Cheddar Popcorn and the Cheddar Puffs as he knows he can enjoy popcorn without those errant corn kernels sneaking into a bite. It’s always a hassle to have to dig through the bag to find those unpopped kernels lingering on the bottom. And the puffs has a nice delicate crunch to them that makes them so fun to eat. We like to enjoy their puffs with a sandwich or just as a healthier snack while watching TV or relaxing.
You can currently find Earth Balance products at natural grocery stores as well as most major supermarkets that carry natural and organic products. They also make all organic products which includes their spreads, soymilk, and dressings and since all of their products contain only naturally derived ingredients, you can be sure you’re getting something healthier and better for you than generic products on the shelf these days.
For more information about Earth Balance, please visit their website: http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/
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