Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Today is officially the first day of Summer 2013, and school has ended for both my husband and son so let the summer snacking begin! Small children aren’t the only ones who like to snack during the day, my guys are always in and out of the frig or looking in the pantry trying to find something to eat. During a recent grocery shopping trip to Giant/Super G, I found a few new snacks that I think will hold them over between meals.
Fruit is always a great snack and I like to have a variety on hand, grapes, cherries, bananas, apples or grapefruit. I recently began purchasing Mini Sweet Peppers from Sunset Grown which can be eaten raw, in a salad or stuffed with a soft cheese like Laughing Cow. Laughing Cow Lite Creamy Swiss is only 35 calories per wedge and are a great snack with the mini peppers or with a piece of fruit.
Sunset Gourmet Tomatoes are an easy grab-and-go snack and they also add variety to a salad.
Crackers another great snack and these Ritz Crackerfuls are available with Peanut Butter or Cheddar Cheese filled. There are 6 individually wrapped packs in each box, these are made with real peanut butter and 6g of whole grains which to me makes it a healthy snack.
Jello has made several changes over the years and not just to their standard flavors of Chocolate and Vanilla puddings. They have added new flavors with toppings like this Turtle Sundae, a more grown-up option. Unfortunately the packaging has also changed from 6 containers per package to 4, and these new flavors contain only 2.
Dole brand, a leader in fruit snacks have recently introduced Fruit Squish’ems! As you can see these Apple Strawberry fruit pouches aren’t just for tiny toddler’s hands, big teenager hands grab them too! Made from fresh apples in the USA they are only 60 calories each and also make a great grab and go snack.
A new product by Hormel are these REV Snack Wraps which come in 8 varieties including Pepperoni, Ham & Cheese, Meat Lovers Pizza, Spicy Italian Style, Peppered Turkey, Italian Style Ham and Hot Pepper Ham. I tried one and felt it needed a little mayo or mustard and could have used a few seconds in the microwave to soften the flatbread.
When waiting for dinner is “just too long” these microwavable Hormel Compleats Cafe Creations fill the bill. With a variety to choose from including Chicken Chipotle Pasta and Creamy Chicken Carbonara, no one should have to “starve to death” waiting for dinner!
Last but not least are these new Lunchables Uploaded. I hadn’t purchased a Lunchables since my sons were were in Elementary School, but I had a $1.00 off coupon so I decided to give it a try. Included in this package are the ingredients to make a 6-inch sub; a few slices of Oscar Mayer Lean Turkey, and Kraft cheddar cheese, a packet of Kraft fat free mayo, a 6-inch sub bun, a 10 oz bottle of Spring Water, a Kool-Aid Tropical Punch Single pack, a Pringles Snack Stacks Potato Crisps and 2 Hershey’s Kisses, not bad for $2.50!
What kinds of snacks do you have in the house?
I’ll be on the lookout for more because these won’t last the week!
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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!