I have a confession. I am a snacker. As my Jewish grandmother would say, I’m a knosher. Even though I write quite a bit about health and wellness, I am always on the lookout for a healthy snack that can satisfy without putting on the pounds. Popcorn, pretzels, chips – that sort of thing.
I also find it difficult to keep snacks for the kids at the house, or get ones to send to school, that are not unhealthy yet still fit the coolness factor. And while I like to keep it healthy, having had a mom (sorry mom) who never had the cool snacks in the house, I am sensitive to my kids wanting to not go too off-the-beaten-path with what I send to school. While my friends got the fun treats, I got sent to school with uber healthy, extremely boring snacks. So now as a parent, I try to ride the line between healthy kids snacks with ones that they wouldn’t be embarrassed to bring to school. It is definitely a balancing act.
If you know about Sensible Portions snacks, it should be no surprise that I am a big fan. Their Veggie Chips are among my favorite treats, and my kids like them a lot too. Healthy kids snacks made with organic ingredients that taste great are right up my alley. When I heard that they were releasing a new product this spring I just had to get in on the action.
New Sensible Portions Puffs are made with organic corn. They contain no artificial flavors or preservatives. These are also GMO-Free and Gluten Free, making them a smart snacking alternative for everyone in the family. The Puffs come in four flavors: Cheddar, Sour Cream & Onion, Veggie and Tomato Basil. You will be happy to know that I took one for the team and tried all four varieties. I’m just generous that way, I guess. (Wink.) My two favorites were the Veggie and Cheddar varieties.
Sensible Portions Puffs just hit select shelves, so go on and get them! They come in 4 oz. bags and can be found at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $2.88. Perfect for on-the-go snacking, and for those of us (ahem) who like to snack but need to be careful of going overboard. Look for Sensible Portions Puffs at other local retailers over the coming months.
And, may I remind you that these better-for-you kids snacks (and adults too) are made with organic corn, non-GMO ingredients, is gluten-free and contains no artificial colors or flavors? That makes it much easier to walk the line between healthy and kid-friendly. Maybe, just maybe, that’s why they call it Sensible.
For more information about Sensible Portions, connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SensiblePortions.
Disclosure: I had the opportunity to try out the new Sensible Portions Puffs. And try them I sure did! Though I was compensated for my time in writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.