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Finding real food snacks for my family is a struggle. We try and stay away from as many artificial ingredients as we can and that can definitely limit our options snack-wise.
One of our main issues is that we, as a family, are huge soda lovers. We have been trying to find ways to replace soda in our lives and squash the craving for sweet drinks.
A nutritionist turned me onto kombucha drinks a few years ago but it has been hard to find brands that aren’t super intense. Kombucha is a raw, fermented tea.
Our Favorite Item In This Month’s Babbleboxx
When we got our Babbleboxx this month 2 bottles of Brew Dr Kombucha were inside in Clear Mind and Herbal Uplift flavors. Holy yum Batman. I loved Clear Mind. It has a terrific flavor without a strong aftertaste. SO good.
Brew DR Kombucha is live and active, 100% RAW, probiotic, and unpasteurized. A huge point for Brew DR Kombucha is that it’s non-alcoholic. That is what turns me off of most kombucha.
They use a form of non-heat distillation to gently extract the alcohol but keep the awesome goodness.
If you are looking for healthy drink options to shake up your routine kombucha is a fantastic option and Brew Dr. is the brand you are looking for to curb your cravings.
Another snack that is a huge favorite in our family is microwave popcorn. We try to stay away from artificially flavored popcorn because of the chemicals. Since I have fibro and psoriatic arthritis plus my daughter is severely allergic to MSG, we have to be very careful.
Growing up, Jolly Time was my favorite brand of popcorn. I had no clue they had released a new Simply Popped flavor!!!! I can have microwave popcorn again!
Simply Popped is non-GMO, fiber-rich, has no trans fats or hydrogenated oil and only 35 calories per cup. This is a snack I can feel comfortable giving to my family! It tastes amazing too. It’s so much better than other non-flavored popcorn we have tried.
So What Else Did We Get In Our Babbleboxx?
There were so many yummy things in our Babbleboxx this month!!! We also were delighted to find Sprout® Organic Crinklez veggie snacks that are made for toddlers but my 11 year old LOVED them. (I enjoyed them also, the Cheesy Spinach was my favorite.) Sprout® Organic Crinklez are fun, plant powered chickpeas and are popped! (A favorite way to get our veggies in this house…)
Crinklez have super colorful ingredients – carrots, spinach, and beets that you can see in every bite. Since we eat with our eyes, this is super important if you have toddlers just learning how to self-feed.
My husband’s favorite in the box was the JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars – cinnamon roll flavor. He’s a truck driver who needs filling on-the-go snacks and they really hit the spot for him.
Good, clean healthy snacks are important for him because he doesn’t always have time to stop and eat. My husband needs fuel that keeps his mind sharp without sugar crashes and is great for his stomach.
Truck drivers are notorious for eating junk on the road because it’s easy and cheap. I try to make sure he has great things to eat so he doesn’t fall into the trap. JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars fit the bill completely.
With no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, hydrogenated oils or high-fructose corn syrup I know he won’t sugar crash. They also contain 0g trans fat and are Non-GMO Project Verified. We have found that GMO ingredients mess badly with his digestive system.
Another item both my husband and my daughter LOVED was the nutpods Dairy-Free coffee creamers. They are both lactose intolerant and don’t usually get to enjoy creamer in their coffee or tea.
My daughter loved the french vanilla flavor because it reminded her of the rice milk she drinks but my husband’s favorite was the hazelnut. The man can not get enough hazelnut in anything.
nutpods Non-Dairy Free Creamer are plant-based (yay!), shelf stable, have no artificial ingredients being made from almonds and coconuts. Bonus? They are cholesterol free too! Since my husband and I are in our 40s now, we have to think about these things.
I have a surprise for you too – right now you can use the code BABBLE20 to receive 20% your purchase on https://www.nutpods.com! The code is valid from March 12th – April 12th, 2018. Limited to one use per customer. (Code is case sensitive.)