The holidays are right around the corner, and keeping kids fueled through long and hectic travels to grandma and grandpa’s house can be a chore. When we headed from SE Michigan to Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, our quick trips to stop for going potty and fill up with gas was also a big time of “ack” what kind of convenience foods will the kids want this time? Diabetes and obesity are on the rise among kids. That’s a fact. As parents it is our job to model good behavior and also ensure we’re offering them healthy options instead of just unhealthy convenience store snacks like cookies, cakes, chips, and candies.
I was given samples to try of Slammers Organic Snacks. The kids love them! Here’s more information about the products.
Slammers comes in a variety of flavors. All are organic, GMO-free.
Flavor: Epic. Ingredients: MANGOES, BANANAS, CARROTS, ORANGE, GREEK YOGURT & REAL VANILLA
What is Greek Yogurt?!?! Thick creamy goodness full of protein and calcium to give you strong bones. Tastes yummy cold!
Flavor: Awesome. Ingredients: BANANAS, BLUEBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, BEETS, ACAI & AMARANTH
What is Acai?!?! Acai berry is a grape-like fruit from the rainforests of the Amazon. They are a good source of antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats.
Flavor: Chillin. Ingredients: BANANAS, BLUEBERRIES, BUTTERNUT SQUASH, GREEK YOGURT & YUMBERRY
What is a yumberry?!?! Looks a little bit like a raspberry with a sweet-sour flavor and is filled with vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants.
Flavor: Pumped. Ingredients: BANANA, MANGO, BUTTERNUT SQUASH, ANCIENT GRAINS, CINNAMON
What are Ancient grains?!?! They may sound like something you’d find in a museum but these grains are called “ancient” because they’ve been around, unchanged, for centuries. They are whole grains, super nutritious and full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Flavor: Protein Pomegranate Grape Crush. Ingredients: GRAPE, POMEGRANATE, COCONUT, APPLE, BANANA AND PURPLE CARROT
What is a Pomegranate?!?! They may look tough on the outside, but their insides are full of sweet, jewel-like seeds. Contains vitamin C to help fight colds and flus.
Flavor: Protein Watermelon Kiwiburst. Ingredients: STRAWBERRY, KIWI, WATERMELON, APPLE, BANANA AND BEET
What is a Kiwi?!?! Kiwis have fleshy green insides with tiny black seeds you can actually eat. They help protect kids with their powerful antioxidants.
The “Plus Protein” slammers are great for a pick me up for my kids on Monday. My son does 90 minutes of gymnastics that day and my daughter has 3 hours of a conditioning program for gymnastics. My daughter is 7 and is also a vegetarians so healthy protein for her is also something we watch. These give me confidence that she’s getting protein and good sugars to keep her body healthy and strong.
Watch my 5 year old climb the rope at gymnastics! #strong
Where to find these Organic Convenient Super Foods?
Buy them online and at Safeway and Target.
So on your next road trip, pack up some Slammers for the snack and hit the road side parks for the potty breaks to avoid the temptation of convenience store foods littering your car and your child’s system.