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Healthy Baking Snacks Combine Tasty And Healthy And A Great Bargain For Families

Posted on May 11, 2009 by Maggie LaBarbera

We all love some sweets. My husband loves his chocolate. My kids love their apple pie! I love my lemon.. lemon anything, I kids bakingam not picky.

But sometimes, combining sweets and healthy in the same sentence can seem a bit challenging. If it is healthy, it might not be sweet enough to compete with the brownies and cookies the kids are asking for. With summer just around the corner and school out, kids will be looking in the cabinets and refrigerator for something to snack on, and their sweet tooth might be acting up.

coupon for healthy snackI ran across this snack food and was surprised at how good it tasted. I am a stickler with food labels so right away looked to see how much sugar was in a muffin. Only 5 gms of sugar and only 2.5gms of fat. Now compare that with your average muffin which has 10 gms or more of sugar and 10gms or more of fat.

I wanted to share this with you because I was excited to find a sweet tasty snack food. Of course, portions are important, so if you eat 4 or 5 of them, like anything else, the calories and everything else (sugar, fat) add up.heathly snack

I contacted the manufacturer of the snack food Matisse and Jacks Snacks and explained to them about our website and how we are helping parents who are teaching their children to eat healthy. They agreed to give all Nourish Interactive visitors a 15% discount in the month of May. Just enter the code: CSolus09

I am not their spokesperson for this company but if I find something that I think is great to pass along, then I will. I believe in healthy but tasty snacks and I really like the idea of kids and mom/dad/grandmother/or other wonderful caring adult role model baking in the kitchen with the kids. I have some nice memories from my own childhood and as a mom baking with my kids.

The four baking snacks they offer: cocoa, cranberry, granola and chocolate chip

Additional resources for healthy snacking food ideas for kids and tips to encourage healthier snack choices:

Nourish Healthy Kids - Healthy Snacks for Kids article and tips

Nourish Interactive's Healthy Tips- Printable Healthy Tip Sheets  Printable healthy family tips, eating healthy, picky eater tips, and more!

ADA list of some other ideas for healthy snacks And they go well with milk!-read more about calcium and kids.




Steve J
Monday, Jun 08, 2009 @ 05:38 AM

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I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

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I bought several of this snack baking mixes with the savings discount. They taste so good, are packed with nutrition and are so easy to make! I recommend these healthy snack baking mixes to cook with kids to make healthy snacks at home.... or even for adults they are so delicious! My kids love them it is the kind of snack you as parent will be glad they are eating and being freshly baked they are perfect for school or day camp snacks. Thanks for the great healthy tip and coupon savings!
Zippy Health
Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 @ 03:21 AM

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Many children tend to eat frequently through the day as their bodies require. One should not force children to eat more and more like adults do. A child under the age of four or five might eat six to seven times a day. One can give fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain crackers, cheese cubes, peanut butter-cheese sandwiches into daily snacks. Try to avoid pre-packaged snacks because its unhealthy. One can go for milk-based drinks because it rich in proteins, calcium, iron, also fruit juice will be good.
Saturday, Oct 10, 2009 @ 06:22 AM

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Thx for good information!! Good work !!
Luigi Fulk
Saturday, Oct 24, 2009 @ 07:26 PM

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The ideas here are great. Thanks for having them. I am going to try out one of your recipes this week (after a trip to the grocery store to get the right ingredients). Cooking is a favorite hobby of mine. I love trying out new recipes and your site has given me a lot of ideas. Where do you get the inspiration for them? Thanks again - great site!

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