SunRidge Farms Trail Mix

If you enjoy the taste and texture of nuts and seeds, SunRidge Farms offer a complete line of certified organic and natural nuts & seeds that are carefully selected. Their selection includes roasted and tamari roasted almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, and pumpkin seeds. Each and every one of their nut products is free of additives, artificial flavors, and preservatives. Their certified organic and natural cranberries, apricots, mango, pineapple, papaya, crystallized ginger, raisins, and more offer the natural sweetness that only Mother Nature can provide. SunRidge Farms tropical fruits are guaranteed to have no added sulphites, and do not contain hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Seriously, it doesn’t get better than this.

I love trail mix…and nuts…and really almost any kind of fruit. SunRidge Farms combines these 3 foods into one amazing snack food: Organic Deluxe Trail Mix!! And it’s ORGANIC! This was SunRidge Farms’ first-ever product and let me tell you, it’s delicious. I pretty much ate the whole bag in 2 sittings-well standings because with 3 kids who has time to sit?? My 4 year old helped me finish off the bag proving to me that this trail mix is even better than I originally thought because this child is a picky snack eater. This snack contains organic dried apricots, organic roasted peanuts, organic raw almonds, organic dried apples, organic walnuts, organic date pieces, organic sunflower seeds, and organic raisins.

I also tried the Organic Hit the Trail Mix which is a combination of roasted Tamari almonds, sunflower seeds, cashews, raisins, peanuts, and pumpkin seeds; and the Organic Supreme Almonds which are certified USDA organic and packed with 6g of protein!

All of these products, besides being delicious, do not have any artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors, and have 0g of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, titanium dioxide, rBST, and are non-GMO.

SunRidge Farms has a wide variety of healthy snacks and is a certified green business! This company uses solar lighting, they use biodiesel trucks and hybrid vehicles, and they are involved in recycling programs and also support numerous charitable causes. I absolutely love the SunRidge Farms products and love their dedication to our environment!

Bitsy’s Brainfood

Bitsy’s Brainfood introduces the world’s first smart snack for kids. Designed as delicious treats to nurture kids’ bodies, minds and imaginations, Bitsy’s Brainfood is a tasty and nutritious snack that provides healthy and wholesome ingredients in appealing flavor combinations. Bitsy’s Brainfood encourages children to crave the right foods and makes learning fun with letter shaped cookies and a collectible sticker from Bitsy’s wacky superfood alphabet characters included in each box. Boxes have fun suggestions on how to make snack time learning time by encouraging creative play with the letters and stickers.

Each tasty bite of Bitsy’s Brainfood contains a “bitsy” of nutrients to help support kids’ growing bodies and brains. Fun combinations of kid favorite flavors include Zucchini Gingerbread Carrot, Orange Chocolate Beet, Lemon Broccoli and Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin. They are an excellent source of Omega 3 DHA, Vitamins A, B 12, B6, D3 and Folic Acid. They are also a good source of iron and calcium. Best of all, there are no GMO’s, preservatives, trans fats, artificial colors, or flavors.

We were able to try the Lemon Broccoli and the Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin. My kids weren’t huge fans of the Lemon Broccoli. However, the Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin was a huge hit in my house. After my kids got done spelling words with their snack, they loved being able to eat them.

These snacks are available at Wegmans, Diapers.com, FreshDirect, and Abe’s Market for $2.49 – $2.79 per box.

GoPicnic

I am always on the lookout for good foods to give my kids. One of the prepackaged meals that I have found on the market are the GoPicnic meals. For me, they work great for cold lunch or car rides! However, they were originally designed as airplane food, so you can definitely see Julia’s (the inventor) inspiration. Prior to starting GoPicnic, Julia was responsible for conceiving, developing and launching United’s shelf-stable buy-on-board meal program and first class snackbox program, featured today on airlines worldwide. You can thank Julia for edible plane food! :)

This year at the Housewares show I attended, they showed nine new flavorful meals that run the gamete from gluten-free to vegan. All meals are well-balanced and under 500 calories.  The products include:

Tuna + Crackers (Gluten-Free)
Salmon + Crackers (Gluten-Free)
Hummus + Crackers (Gluten-Free, Vegan and Kosher)
Sunbutter + Crackers (Gluten-Free and Vegan)
Classic Deli
Salami + Crackers

Another great thing about GoPicnic products is that they contain no trans fats, high fructose corn syrup or added MSG, and no artificial colors or flavors.  We got to try the hummus and crackers meal and the turkey stick + crunch meal.  As a person trying to lose weight, I love that these are a meal that is low in calories.  If I need to, I can eat this on the go and not feel guilty.  Of the two meals, my kids like the Turkey Stick + Crunch Meal the best (however, I do know that the Turkey Pepperoni and Cheese would have went over very well with them!).  I love how everything is prepackaged for you, so if you don’t eat it all, you don’t have to worry about it going to waste (which is why I bring these on car trips!).  There is so much variety with their meals that you can definitely find one that you are going to like.

If you haven’t tried GoPicinic yet, what are you waiting for?

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