Healthy Snacking does Taste Good
One of my favorite snacks on the planet is (drumroll please…) POPCORN! I like popcorn in just about any form- salty, sweet, cheesy and funky- you name it, I’ve probably tried it. I actually like fresh popcorn best so I have a small popper at home and that’s really my favorite. My family adds all of our own flavors to change our snack each time. So finding popcorn in a bag that I will love isn’t so easy. But this week I enjoyed a happy surprise. Using a coupon at Costco I decided to try BOOM CHICK A POP and was instantly in love. The popcorn is light, fluffy and really delicious. It does not have a ‘took it out of the bag’ taste at all. The bonus? You can stick to your new years resolution to eat better – it has only 30 calories per cup! The popcorn has so many certifications including USDA Organic, NON GMO (I still have to fully understand this) as well as being Gluten Free and it has no trans fat or anything unnatural. The ingredients list is short at Popcorn and Sea Salt.
I had to fight my girls and all their friends to not eat it all as I was hiding it for myself! The bag has a seal making it easy to store and maintain its freshness. I had it for over a week (it is a Costco-size bag after all!) and it was as fresh a week later as it was when I opened it. Since I found this product all by myself shopping, then I decided to do a bit of homework. Turns out I’m not alone! Here’s a review I found on another fun blog The Hungry Goddess that has the same reaction I did in 2012! How have I not seen this before? No idea regarding the product distribution, but I’m so happy I did.
Any healthy snacking ideas for parents and kids? Be sure to share and join our #Tweencuisine conversation for added sharing.
And take a look at our Healthy Snacking Graphic for Kids Lunches- keep them eating better!
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, Cristy realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.