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How to Curb the Munchies w/ These Healthy Snacks for Kids

by TerriAnn
Healthy Snacks for Kids – CVS Gold Emblem Abound #CVSAbound #Snackurday

Disclosure: CVS provided compensation and healthy snacks to support this post. All opinions are my own.

My daughter is a snackaholic. There, I said it.

Instead of just eating breakfast, lunch, one snack after school, and dinner, Munchkin ends up nibbling almost all day long. That’s one of the dangerous things about her being homeschooled. She has non-stop access to the kitchen and getting sidetracked with snacks.

Healthy Snacks for Kids – CVS Gold Emblem Abound #CVSAbound #Snackurday

The Challenge of Finding Healthy Snacks for Kids

Obviously, then the challenge is stocking up on the right things to snack on. If not tasty, whatever I buy will just expire in the deep depths of our pantry until we do a thorough cleaning and end up throwing them out. What a waste! The snack also has to be filling without being loaded with empty carbs and sugar for an upcoming energy crash and extra pounds no teen needs to haunt her. Fortunately, we’ve found some happy healthy snacks for kids that taste great and fill their between-meals appetites.

One such is the Probiotic Trail Mix from the CVS brand Gold Emblem Abound. The package describes the mixture as sweet and nutty. And that it is. This trail mix is made up of probiotic yogurt covered raisins, dark chocolate covered cranberries, and almonds.

Putting the Trail Mix to the Test

Now, I had discovered how handy of a treat this particular variety was a little earlier. I was getting the munchies while trying to work on some blog posts but was trying hard not to eat any junk. Just a few handfuls of the Probiotic Trial Mix was enough. The yogurt and chocolate are quite sweet so just a little can satisfy any sweet tooth. I’m not a fan of almonds but I know that they’re famous as an energy booster and they are probably the reason I don’t mindlessly keep eating more.

So the other day, when my daughter was again complaining about being hungry and wanted to snack, I told her to try the Probiotic Trail Mix. She doesn’t usually like raisins but she’s starting to when they’re covered with sweet yogurt. Of course the girl can never just eat food normally though. Munchkin needs to make sure her snack is proper order first…

Healthy Snacks for Kids – CVS Gold Emblem Abound #CVSAbound #Snackurday

The verdict? She liked it so much that I had to go out to buy a new bag to photograph for this post 🙂

Healthy Snacks for Kids – CVS Gold Emblem Abound #CVSAbound #Snackurday

Stocking Up on CVS Gold Emblem Abound Healthy Snacks for Kids

Fortunately, CVS had a $1 off coupon on the Gold Emblem Abound web page. (Psst, the coupon is still there so print it out before it’s gone!) I just brought that with me and got what I needed. Well, I wish it didn’t take me as long as I did. You see, there were so many varieties of trail mix alone that it took me a while to finally decide what to get without picking them all up to try.

If you have a family then tends to get the munchies quite often, you might want to check out the Gold Emblem Abound line. They’re packed full of good stuff and leave out all the rest. What I really like is that any and all allergens are clearly marked. Other items include a Sunshine Edamame Blend, Rice Pop Clusters, Oat Bran Cookies, Superfruit Baobab Bites, and straight nuts.

Do you have a picky snack-eaters in your house?

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vanessa: thequeenofswag October 25, 2014 - 10:05 am

Looks like a tasty great snack for the kids. We love trail mix.

Jenn October 25, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Yes, we have picky eaters here! I’m glad she liked the trail mix!

Donna October 25, 2014 - 7:08 pm

My son is, too! Even when it’s actual food and not snack/junk food, he is a grazer. So it’s like he is snacking on something all day. I’ll have to try the trail mix because he does tend to snack on foods that really aren’t that healthy. :/

Colleen October 27, 2014 - 10:57 am

I love trail mix, especially when it has the salty and sweet together. I could sit and eat WAY too much of it LOL!

Tammy October 27, 2014 - 6:24 pm

My daughter is quite picky when it comes to snacks too. I should try yogurt covered raisins for her, because she’s not much of a raisin fan either.

Marcie W. November 4, 2014 - 4:18 pm

I always allow my kids one junk snack/lunch side/after dinner treat per day and the rest have to be healthy. We are a trail mix loving family!

Anne - Mommy Has to Work February 9, 2015 - 11:26 am

Lots of picky eaters here. I do get them to eat a yogurt or fruit before an unhealthy snack.

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