FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 10 MONTHS+*
It’s no surprise that kids want to eat what they see their friends eating – cue the goldfish, animal cookies and pretzels… But we all know that these are far from healthy, not to mention the fact that they contain allergens that a lot of kids just plain can’t eat. This makes it really hard on us parents and are some of the reasons I have come to LOVE Kay’s Naturals – not to mention that they taste pretty darn good too!
Keep reading to learn more…
Kay’s Naturals has made it their mission to bridge the gap in so-called nutritious foods by filling their snacks with a Better Balance™ of protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fats. Kay’s all-natural, gluten-free line does this by creating food that has a healthy balance of great taste, low calories, lean soy protein, zero cholesterol, lower carbohydrates and high fiber. They also provide a complete amino acid profile, which is often hard to come by!
With tons of options that mirror some of your kid’s (and probably your) favorite snack foods, Kay’s Naturals truly are delicious. And the fact that they contain tons of good-for-you protein and fiber doesn’t hurt their cause either!
Snack options include:
Pretzels – in Cinnamon Toast, Jalapeño Honey Mustard and Original. With the perfect thickness and tasty crunch, kids really do love these pretzels – many even more so than traditional ones!
Cookie Bites – in Honey Almond, Cinnamon Almond and Mocha Espresso. Each crisp cookie has a well-rounded flavor, with just the right amount of sweetness.
Cereals – Apple Cinnamon, Honey Almond and French Vanilla. In small “O’s”, it’s amazing how flavorful each bite truly is. Great for snacking or enjoying with milk, cereals are available in individual bags and family-sized boxes.
Products can be purchased individually or in “Sample Packs” that include multiple flavors and snack items. Kay’s Naturals also carries items that include dairy: these are not included in our review.
A recent study from Harvard Medical School found that most gluten free products currently available in the market place are high in starch and that many gluten-free formulations lack essential nutrients. This is why Kay’s Naturals has come up with their line of Better Balanced™ snacks. With an ample amount of protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fats in each serving, all of Kay Naturals products are Certified (CGFO) gluten-free and contain:
Low saturated fats/no trans fats
*Filled with a healthy balance of essential nutrients and low in sugar, Kay’s Naturals are great for young kids and adults alike. In fact, even children as young as 10 months can enjoy their Cereals and Original Pretzels. Just please make sure to supervise them while eating, to prevent choking.
WHERE TO BUY: You can purchase Kay’s Naturals directly from their Online Store, at Vitacost.com (where you will receive a $5 discount on your first order), or you can check out their Store Locator to find the retail location nearest you.
PRICE: Prices range from $2.59 for a box of cookies to $6.59 for a six-pack of Pretzels (on sale at Vitacost.com).
As many of you have probably realized, kids get pickier and pickier once they realize that they have a say in what they eat. This is amplified even further when they start school/daycare and see that their peers are eating snacks that you have never feed them.
While it’s hard to reason with a young toddler and have them understand why they can’t eat certain foods – especially if their friends are – giving them similar alternatives can really go a long way. Especially when they taste just as good, if not better! This is why Kay’s Naturals has become such a staple in my home, and is why I recommend them to other Moms who struggle getting healthy foods into their kids, or simply just want a healthier snack themselves.
From high protein and fiber filled cookies, cereals and pretzels, Kay’s Naturals are genuinely a great alternative to much of the other snack foods out there. And while no, they do not taste EXACTLY like their traditional counterparts, they do taste really good and are sure to be a hit. Plus, they have multiple flavors to choose from, so your kids will have options. If your leery, try the Cinnamon Toast Pretzels – they are sooo good!
Try and or all of Kay’s Naturals snacks today and see for yourself how great these protein and fiber filled snacks can be!
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