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Snacks for Kids with Peanut Allergies

snacks-for-kids-with-peanut-allergiesMany schools and activity groups are searching for snacks for kids with peanut allergies now more than ever. With more and more children being diagnosed with nut allergies, it is important to send your child to school with snacks that are peanut and tree nut free to avoid any chance of an allergic reactions. Get some suggestions for snacks for kids with peanut allergies in this post so that your child and other children can be safe during snack time.

Low Sodium Snacks

Low sodium snacks are essential to anyone who is overweight, has high blood pressure, or to anyone who’s simply trying to maintain a balanced diet. low sodium snacksWith increasingly high counts of salt found in processed snacks, finding low sodium snacks that both taste good and are satisfying is increasingly harder and harder to come by. In this post, we’ve highlighted some of our top low sodium snacks that require little to no prep work, and make for awesome grab and go treats!

Nut Free Snacks

When searching for nut free snacks, it is essential that you do the proper research so that you don’t have an allergic reaction to what you’re eating. nut-free-snacksEven in school, parents of children with food allergies must do some extra planning when it comes to packing healthy, nut free snacks that they can eat throughout the day. In this post, we highlight some great ideas for nut free snacks that are both portable and great for adults and kids alike!

Healthy Snacks for Back to School

Biochemist Angela Liu created Crispy Green freeze-dried fruit for kids and grown-ups on the go.

By: Suzanne Zimmer Lowery healthy snacks for back to school

“Crispy Green in Fairfield–maker of unique freeze-dried fruit snacks–is partnering with the Power Your Lunchbox campaign to encourage parents to pack healthy and nutritious lunches for their kids as they head back to school next month.

‘Now through September 18th, the campaign asks parents to “take the pledge” to fill lunchboxes with healthy and nutritious food. The Power Your Lunchbox website offers ideas, tips and coupons. For every pledge, the sponsor, Produce for Kids, will donate $1 to Feeding America to support children’s hunger programs.'”

Read the entire article on NJ Monthly here!

Best Back-to-School Snacks

Packing a balanced lunch with healthy snacks that kids actually like to eat is a common struggle all parents are faced with each back-to-school season. Check out this radio segment from the Family Food Kitchen that was featured on radioMD for some awesome suggestions from hosts Ellen Briggs and Carolina Lima Jantac, MS, RD, LD here!

Best Snacks for Weight Loss

best snacks for weight lossIf you’re struggling to find the best snacks for weight loss, you’re not alone! There are thousands of snacks on supermarket shelves out there, all promising to be healthy and good for your waistline. But with so many products touting to be fat-free, gluten-free and paleo (amongst other claims!), how can you be sure that the snacks you buy will really help you shed some pounds? Read on for our list of the best snacks for weight loss that are both easy to make and satisfying!

Guilt Free Snacks

guilt free snacksGuilt free snacks take the stigma out of the word snacking by adding to your diet rather than detracting from it. Do guilt free snacks actually exist? Of course they do — plus they are tasty, satisfying, and readily available at most grocery stores.

First of all, what are guilt free snacks? That term can mean different things to different people. When we say “guilt free snacks” we’re referring to the guilt felt by those who eat sinfully delicious, yet calorie rich snacks in lieu of healthier options. Guilt free snacks take the guilt out of snacking by replacing things like saturated fat and sugar with more nutritious calorie sources, like protein and slow burning carbs that won’t spike your blood sugar.

Here are just a few of the best guilt free snacks available. They are some of our favorite go-to snacks to quell hunger pangs without worrying about adding to the waistline.

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!