Two problems I am running into often with eating organically is cost and taste. Unfortunately, healthy doesn't always mean TASTY because of our reliance for so long on additives, sugar, and other things that have tricked our taste buds. When I find a product that my kids LOVE I literally get giddy.
I have found a snack that is meant for toddlers, but I have to admit that I am so incredibly in love with them that I'm just as likely to be caught eating them. Even though Bradlee is WELL beyond the toddler stage of just beginning to eat toddler foods, he has a favorite snack. It's a snack that tastes AMAZING and I can absolutely have confidence in feeding him. In regards to pricing, it isn't cheap. However, it isn't extremely expensive either. This is one of those items that I'm willing to pay for! You know if I say that----you KNOW I must love it!
Let me introduce you to our favorite:
The details that matter:
- 100% organic fruit
- NON-GMO verified (meaning that is is not genetically engineered)
- Gluten Free (which is becoming increasingly important for MANY families)
- No added sugar
I recently received a couple of packages from Little Duck Organics and Bradlee attacked the box immediately just because he knew from the little duck what was inside the box. I
Flavors: strawberry mango, blueberry apple, apple banana
A nutritionist friend of mine tells me that some new products are in the works from this company (which happened to be started by a dad in search of organic, no-sugar added snacks for his children). I'm excited to see what that might be!
You can check out Little Duck Organics on their website here. I generally order mine from Amazon or Diapers.com.
One word of caution: it's VERY easy to eat an entire bag in ONE sitting. I won't name names about who might be guilty of doing that, but it would probably be the 5 year old and the 30 something living in our home. :)