FOR TODDLERS 1+, MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE
My toddler loves his fruit. From berries to watermelon and pretty much everything in between, give him a big bowl of fruit and he will be happy. However, carrying around fresh fruit with me everywhere I go isn’t always convenient, and is a bit messy to say the least. And while dried fruit is a good stand-in, the sugar content is generally pretty high and I like to “regulate” his raisin (and other dried fruit) obsession to no more than ¼ cup a day (when possible).
So, when I discovered Yogavive and their line of “popped” Organic Mango and Apple Chips (and the 10 different flavor options they have), I couldn’t help but become intrigued…
THE PRODUCT: Yogavive is a company that has made it their mission to create organic fruit snacks that can help people feel “young, vibrant, and hooked on healthy living.” Making a wide array of "popped" apple and mango chips, their chips are uniquely light and crispy, giving the perfect amount of crunch for you, while still allowing your little one to indulge as well (sans a mouth full of teeth).
In addition to being Certified Organic, Yogavive snacks are also Certified Fair Trade, non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, and Halal. Working directly with growers to bring top quality and innovative organic products to their customers, they are also greatly committed to ethical business practices, giving back to their communities, and to sustainable agriculture.
Using gourmet Fuji apples as the base for all of their apple chips, their 7 unique and delicious flavors include: Original, Cinnamon, Caramel, Peach, Strawberry, Ginger and Chocolate. Their newest line of savory mango chips also comes in 3 enticing flavors, including: Original, Sea Salt and Chili.
So whether you are looking for something light and sweet or leaning more towards the savory side, you are sure to find a “chip” that is right for your mood.
NUTRITION-WISE: As previously mentioned, all of Yogavive snacks are Certified Organic and Fair Trade, non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, and Halal. They are also guaranteed free of added chemicals and preservatives, and each of their products has more certifications than ingredients (just to prove their case).
Bake-dried over low heat, Yogavive takes pride in making their chips in such a way that preserves the maximum nutrient content. They also make it a point to use the least amount of ingredients as possible, so you can really taste the freshness. With only 35 calories per serving in their Apple Chips and 40 calories in the Mango varieties, there is no fat or added sugar, just pure all-natural ingredients.
FINAL THOUGHTS: With so many varieties of fruit “chips” out there, it can be hard to know which ones are truly good for you and which actually taste good, for that matter. Finding ones that are Organic is key, as well as those that do not contain any additional preservatives, sweeteners, or artificial flavors.
And that is why the chips from Yogavivie are so great! Not only are they low in calories and sugar content (compared to many of the other dried or baked fruit varieties), they come in 10 deliciously unique flavors that are sure to get you (and/or your little one) hooked.
Plus, the light and crispy texture gives you enough of a bite that you don’t feel like you’re eating air, but not too much where your baby-toothed child can’t bite through them. (I will say that once you open a bag though, you need to eat them that day. They get pretty chewy otherwise.)
Try them for yourself and be sure to give them to your kids too. You will be amazed at how much they will enjoy such a nutritious snack!
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