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Organic snacks for kids

Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits make great snacks

Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits make great snacks for kids. Credit: Handout

Cruising down the snack aisle at the grocery store often leaves me bewildered. Besides the obvious noshes for kids (fruit, crackers, puffs) I'm not sure what to give my 16-month-old daughter as a snack. At this point she's eating what we're eating, but I'm always on the lookout for new foods to try with her. After walking down the organic aisle at the local food store, I couldn't believe all the options for kids.

I have to be honest, I usually only buy organic milk and sometimes eggs and chicken for my daughter. So I figured we'd test out some of these organic treats. Here's a list of some of her favorites (and mine, too!):

Happy Munchies Apple Rice Cakes Made with organic brown rice and organic apple juice, these mini-snacks are great for when you're on-the-go.
Mom's take: Serve with a slice of cheese for an afternoon snack.
Info: $2.99; happybabyfood.com

Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits These 100% fruit snacks come in a variety of flavors such as apple banana, strawberry mango, blueberry apple and pineapple mango.
Mom's take: It's the perfect for size for little hands to grip. They're also soft and easy to eat.
Info: $4.29; LittleDuckOrganics.com

Bitsy Brainfood Omega-3 DHA snacks combine organic whole-wheat flour, fruits and veggies. Flavors include orange chocolate beet, sweet potato oatmeal raisin, zucchini gingerbread carrot and lemon broccoli.
Mom's take: I love the on-the-go containers (think animal crackers) and the snacks are in the shape of letters.
Info: $2.50; bitsysbrainfood.com

Annies Bunny Grahams Crunchy cookie-type snack that comes in honey, chocolate chip, and chocolate flavors.
Mom's take: Great for a sweet treat after dinner.
Info: $3.39; annies.com

Earth's Best Sunny Days Cereal Bars These individually-wrapped bars come in apple or strawberry.
Mom's take: If your little one won't eat breakfast one morning, serve the bar with fruit for a healthy alternative.
Info: $9.12 (2-pack); earthsbest.com

 


 

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