Healthy New Year's Resolution: Snacking Edition
New Year, new you – right? Everyone in your family has probably already set their personal resolutions, so how about setting a New Year’s resolution that you all can do together and benefit from… making better snacking choices this year! This resolution can leave you feeling better about yourself and your eating habits, give you more energy, and will make everyone happier this year.
Does your family have a favorite on-the-go snack that you take along to every sports game, school event, and errand-run? If you don’t have at least one, you are probably stopping through the drive-thru or at the convenience store and making last minute snacking choices. These aren’t always the best options for your family and can leave you all sluggish and unmotivated to take on the rest of the day. Here are some snacking options that are better for you and are perfect to take along for whatever adventures you have planned for the day ahead –
Prepackaged snacks. It’s so easy to just grab a prepackaged snack and go. You don’t have to worry about divvying up a larger portion and making equal servings for everyone, you don’t have to cut anything up and make a mess in the kitchen, and you aren’t left with any containers to wash later (if they even make it home). Try our kid friendly, allergy friendly, individual packages of organic fruit snacks and see how much easier it is to get out of the house in the morning.
Fresh, organic fruit. Most fruits are portable and easy to eat on the run. Apples, oranges, bananas, and grapes are all great snacks to pack and go. Naturally sweet, satisfying, and nutritious, these snacks are perfect for parents, kids, or for everyone to share.
Vitamin C treats. Choose the better option when you need that midday sweets fix. Get a boost of Vitamin C with treats like Organic Vitamin C lollipops and Vitamin C hard candy drops. They are the perfect candies to satisfy your craving for sweets.
Kale chips. Kale chips are a super healthy snack loaded with fiber and antioxidants. A one-cup serving of raw kale contains over 100% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamins A, C, and K. Take that one cup, toss in a little olive oil and sea salt and bake. Enjoy these nutritious chips as a delicious substitute to salty, fatty potato chips.
Organic Lollipops. YumEarth offers tasty, organic lollipops in everyone’s favorite fruit flavors, from strawberry lollipops to hot chili pops. Treat the kids (and yourself) after a long day with a sweet pop that’s gluten free, dye free, flavored and colored with real fruit juice, and best of all – delicious!
Making a New Year’s resolution and sticking to it can be hard, but it’s so much easier when you’re doing it together as a family. And when you get to eat delicious snacks as a part of the resolution, why would you want to stop? Planning is key to being successful at keeping a resolution, and all of these better-for-you snacks are easy to plan the night before a long day ahead of you. These treats are better for you than the usual on-the-go snack you might be used to, and they don’t sacrifice taste. Still get your fix of sweets throughout the day with organic fruit snacks, strawberry lollipops, Vitamin C drops, and all of these other delicious treats!
Have a happy New Year’s, and don’t sweat it if your resolution doesn’t go as planned. The most important part is trying, and trying as a family. Eat sweet – and better – this year!