FOR TODDLERS 1+, MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE
I was one of those kids that always brought my lunch to school. Every day my mom would pack a lunch for my two brothers and I, and off we went. Even when I was in college I would bring my own lunch. It’s what I was used to, and how I liked it.
From sandwiches to chips, to some kind of fruit, this is what we used to think of as a well-balanced lunch. And hey, compared to a lot of kids’ lunches, it was. My favorite part? Definitely the fruit snacks. From Gushers to Fruit Roll-Ups, I loved it all.
And now that I pack my husbands lunch and will soon be doing the same once my son heads off to school, I too aim to pack a healthy, well-balanced meal (albeit a bit different then what my mom used to do). However, like her, I want to give them foods that they look forward to eating – and I know “fruit snacks” will do just that!
Thankfully, there are now much healthier versions out there so I can feel like they are actually getting some nutrition out of them – and they we still love them all the same! One of my fav’s: Veggie-Go’s.
THE PRODUCT: Veggie-Go’s are a line of made-by-hand Organic fruit and veggie snacks. Similar to “fruit leathers” or other flat, fruit-based snacks, Veggie-Go’s are not only much healthier than their competitors, they actually taste like real fruit, making them much more delicious as well!
With 4 flavors to choose from, including Mountain Berry Spinach, Sweet Potato Pie, Cinnamon Spiced Beet, and Carrot Ginger, kids and grown-ups alike will be digging through their lunch bag looking for their next Veggie-Go.
Available individually or in 20-packs directly from their website, you can also order “Ends & Bits” in larger, more economical 4-packs. (See “Where to Buy” for more info.)
NUTRITION-WISE: Made with whole fruit and vegetables, Veggie-Go’s are not only 100% Organic, they are also GMO-free, Kosher, and Dairy and Gluten-free. While most other fruit strips are made from apple puree concentrate and other added flavors and sugars, Veggie-Go’s don’t have any artificial or added ingredients, just pure fruit and veggies.
In fact, Veggie-Go’s only contain 2-4 grams of naturally occurring sugar, while most fruit strips have 8-12 grams. Moreover, every strip has 1/2 serving of fruit and 1/2 serving of veggies – what other fruit snack can say that?!
FINAL THOUGHTS: Growing up I was always a huge fan of fruit snacks and one day imagined that I too would be putting them in my children’s lunches. That is until I started becoming educated in nutrition and realized that these “fruit” snacks that I once considered a healthy snack, were nothing more than corn syrup and/or fruit juice filled with artificial flavors and dies.
Well thankfully companies like Veggie Go’s have come up with some healthy and tasty alternatives. Made with Organic whole fruits and veggies, giving you a ½ serving of each in every little package, these snacks are the perfect addition to a lunch on-the-go. With tantalizing flavors including Ginger Carrot and Sweet Potato Pie, both you and your children will love the tasty varieties that Veggie Go’s have to offer.
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