Monday, April 7, 2014

Our new snacking faves

*Disclosure: We were sent coupons to try these products in exchange for social media promotion. I don't promote things I don't like, I promise.

You all know by now that I am on a constant quest to get my family eating better. I'm giving it a good try all across the board, snacks included.

Last summer my friend Laura turned the kids on to Popcorn, Indiana. She packed a bag on one of our many beach trips and the boys were immediately addicted. (So was I.) We started picking up a bag every time we went into Whole Foods. Their favorite flavors are Original Kettle Corn and Cinnamon Sugar Kettle Corn. All certified gluten free. There are so.many.flavors. to choose from, but my boys know what they like so we stick with those. (I have no photos of the boys enjoying popcorn because they tore right through the bag before I was ready ... and then it was gone.)

I am also completely in love with their Fit Pop. Shopping at Stop and Shop (yup, I'm everywhere) a few weeks ago, it was right by the front door and we grabbed a few to try. I'm not a big calorie counter, but seeing just 37 calories a cup ... I was in.

And did I mention it's:
  • All Natural
  • Gluten FREE
  • Whole Grain
  • Non-GMO
  • Zero Trans Fat

LOVE! So good!

At Whole Foods, we also picked up some Ciao Bella Gelato. Something I pass by all the time but have never tried. It took awhile to pick a flavor with so many choices, but we settled on Coconut sorbetto.

Y'all? It contains actual coconut pieces! GMO free, dairy free ... uses organic cane sugar. I can not only pronounce each ingredient ... but there are only seven of them. I love knowing exactly what goes into a product. Ciao Bella is about to be my new choice over ice cream any day.

But it looks like I will have to fight the boys for it.

They are in love with it too.
Ciao Bella even has some cool ideas for what else you can do with their sorbetto and gelato. Think Happy Hour. Sorbetto cocktails. Try a scoop of your favorite Ciao Bella sorbetto over a bubbly glass of  Prosecco. (Putting that on my spring/summer list now and paging my girlfriends!) 
Or have a Gelato Bar! Host a get-together featuring a Ciao Bella gelato bar, complete with toppings and sauces from fruits and nuts to caramel and strawberry reduction. My kids would love that. Such a fun idea.
I'm hooked. And so are the boys.

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