This post is sponsored by popchips + the Linqia community.
Confession time. I’m that mom. I’m that mom who has officially given up on begging my child to eat certain foods and I’ve become that mom who now lets her eat what she wants — but within reason. If I let Miss Alea have her way, she’d probably eat dum-dum suckers and fruit snacks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But there’s something to say about keeping healthier foods in the house, ones that Alea approves of, and letting her choose from those and only those. I’m not saying we’ve given up pushing vegetables entirely, because that’s not the case at all. I’m just saying that I’ve chosen to take a different path with Alea’s picky eating and not fighting it has helped me stay a little more sane!
Besides encouraging the fruit + veggie packed smoothie, I’ve created a bit of a list of our favorite healthier snacks.
Alea’s Current Favorite Healthy Snacks:
–popchips: Especially the salt + vinegar ones, just like her mama! These popped (not baked or fried) chips are simply delicious and the ingredients in them are simple as well. I love this wholesome, natural version of the chip!
-Banana Chips: Alea likes fresh bananas as well, but these are a little less messy and she likes them all the same. I like that they don’t have any added sugar and they’re great for an after daycare snack in the car on the way home!
-Mickey Mouse cheese: Not only are they in fun shapes, but Alea won’t stop eating them! Gotta get that calcium to build strong bones!
-Grapes: Besides bananas and mandarin oranges, grapes are the only other fruit I can get Alea to eat. Since I’m choosing to pick my battles, I encourage grapes whenever possible!
-Greek Yogurt: Packed with protein, I’m more than happy when Alea grabs one of these from the fridge for snack time!
-Honest Kids Juice: A healthier, organic juice option is so much better for my little girl and my conscience than other varieties.
And of course Alea thinks that popchips double as pirate eye patches during snack time! She was cracking me up with her “arg mateys” and “shiver me timbers” — gosh I just love my silly girl!
And since I believe in sharing the love, I’d love for you to be able to try the deliciousness of popchips, too!
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What snacks do you keep in the house for your kids?