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