Month: August 2015

Healthy Road Trip Snacks

healthy road trip snacksWhen you’re in for a long drive, you’ll need some healthy road trip snacks to fuel your journey from start to finish! You’ll also need snacks that are easy to pack and able to withstand some extreme temperatures, depending on where you’re headed. In this post, we highlight 7 ideas for healthy road trip snacks that will get your mouth watering and fill you up in between rest stops!

What is a Healthy Snack?

what-is-a-healthy-snackWith so many snacks on the market right now, you may be asking yourself the question, “so, exactly what is a healthy snack?” Don’t worry – you’re not the only one! There are tons of packaging labels making all kinds of health food promises, like cereals claiming to be low in sugar and yogurts touting that they’re fat-free. Our healthy-eating experts at Crispy Green say that as general rule, the simpler the snack, the better it will be for you. Read on to learn more about what is a healthy snack and how you can sneak more of them into your day!

Healthy School Lunches

The back-to-school season is finally here, and it’s time to take that “big trip” to the local grocery store and stock up on lunchbox items for the kids. To help you get shopping, there’s a great deal of information on the internet about what to include in healthy school lunches for your children – just look at Pinterest for starters!

But something that we don’t always see online has to do with the reasons why we spend so much time packing healthy school lunches. Of course, we all want our kids to eat healthier foods, but what are some of the other reasons? That’s why the Crispy Green team decided to put together a simple visual to show parents out there why it’s so important that growing kids eat healthy school lunches!

Snacks for Hiking

snacks for hikingWhether you’re embarking on a short trip or a lengthy excursion, bringing along the right snacks for hiking is crucial to ensure that you properly fuel your body. You’ll want to make sure you are totally energized and ready to go and not sluggish from a lack of calories or from food that is short on essential vitamins, minerals and proteins. Read on to learn more about our top snacks for hiking that are both nutritious, easy to carry, and delicious too!

Low Calorie Snacks that Fill You Up

If you’re trying to stick to a diet, you’ve surely been on the hunt for low calorie snacks that fill you up! Unfortunately, many “low fat” foods only hold you over for a short period of time, causing you to crave another snack all over again.low calorie snacks that fill you up But fear not – there are TONS of healthy snacks out there that are both low in calories and high in flavor that’ll keep the hunger pangs at bay! Read on to learn more about our favorite low calorie snacks that fill you up that you can whip up in no time.

Fun Healthy Snacks for Kids

One of the many challenges of being a parent is finding a balance between the snacks your kids want to eat, and the snacks your kids should be eating. Is there such a thing as fun healthy snacks for kids? Of course! You just need to know how to pick them out. It’s too easy just to grab the same old snacks you know your kids will eat, but that doesn’t always result in the healthiest choices.

fun healthy snacks for kids

If you’re worried about how much nutrition your kids are getting, then finding fun healthy snacks for kids should be one of your goals. The ideal snack for kids should be easy to grab, satisfying to eat, and packed full of nutrients for their growing bodies. The fun healthy snacks for kids suggested in this post satisfies all of the above, and we trust you and your kids will be pleased with the choices. Enjoy!

Crispy Green Takes On the Summer Fancy Food Show

Have you ever been surrounded by over 180,000 foods in a single location? Well, we certainly have! This past June, the Crispy Green team had the pleasure of participating in the 61st annual Summer Fancy Food Show, hosted by the Specialty Food Association at the Javits Center in New York City. Known for being the East coast’s largest specialty food and beverage exposition, the Summer Fancy Food Show is considered the epicenter for retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors from all over the world. Crispy Green has had the opportunity to exhibit at this spectacular show for the past several years, and this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show was nothing short of awesome!