I prefer to make most things myself at home. I make my own pickles, applesauce, rice milk, yogurt, and much, much more. Most of these things are actually very easy to do (I will provide links to tutorials as soon as they are up! Something to look forward to!). However, there are some processed food items I find are just not possible, practical, or worth the effort to make at home. These are a few of my (internet available) recommendations.
Crackers are one thing I have not yet mastered making myself (when I do, I’ll let you know!), yet they are really a staple kids’ snack food. My absolute favorite is Mary’s Gone Crackers: Original Organic Crackers ~ Gluten Free. 2x 10 Oz. Bags. 20 Oz Box (566g). My kids (and hubby) are obsessed with these crackers. They’re gluten free, organic, and high in healthy protein, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. They are delicious and nutritious – and convenient for snacking! Click here to order some!
(There are also some other great Mary’s Gone Cracker’s flavors, such as Super Seed, Onion, Caraway, Jalapeno, Black Pepper, and Herb.There are also Pretzels, available in Sea Salt and Everything! Amazing non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan crackers and pretzels that are super healthy!)
One item I recommend for kids not allergic to almonds is Artisana – 100% Organic Raw Almond Butter – 16 oz.Almond butter is a great alternative to peanut butter (I use both). Almonds are high in iron, calcium, vitamin E, and magnesium. They also have an amazing flavor that can be a great change for kids. Artisana’s almond butter is produced in a peanut, soy, and gluten free facility so kids with allergies can have some, too! Organic almonds are free of the harmful chemicals kids need to avoid. And because Artisana’s almond butter is completely raw, it maintains its full nutritional potential. Artisana products are vegan friendly, with non-animal proteins and enzymes. It’s also kosher certified under the KSA. Click here to order yours today!
Artisana also offers other great products such as:
- Artisana, 100% Organic Raw Almond Butter, 10 Packets, 1.06 oz (30 g each) (for on-the-go goodness!)
- Artisana Raw Organic Cashew Butter – 10.6 oz box (travel packs) (more on-the-go awesome!)
- Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Butter, 1.06 Ounce Packets (Pack of 10) (yet another on-the-go snack pack)
- Artisana, 100% Organic Raw Pecan Butter with Cashews, 10 Packs, 1.06 oz (30.05 g each) (more travel packs)
- Artisana Raw Organic Cacao Bliss – 11oz box (10 travel squeeze packs)
- Raw Organic Cashew Butter
- Artisana Coconut Butter-Cacao Bliss (100% Organic) (made with coconut, cacao, and agave – perfect for decorating cakes and treats in a healthy way!)
- Artisana Organic Raw Pecan Butter
- Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Oil — 16 fl oz
- Macadamia-Cashew Butter, Raw, Organic, 8 oz.
- Artisana – 100% Organic Raw Walnut Butter – 8 oz.(high in omega 3 fatty acids!)
If you have tried any of these foods, please let me know. I would love to hear what you think of them! And please leave a comment with your favorite healthy kid-friendly foods so I can check them out, too.