I haven't written about what we eat in a long time. Tastes and routines evolve and so do our eating habits, so I want to update what our favorite on-the-go snacks of the moment are.
We still prefer fresh organic whole foods like fruit and vegetables to anything else. However there are times where packing a lunchbox full of perishables isn't a good idea. Living in Florida doesn't really help it. So during those days, we resort to nuts and packaged snacks. I personally love going through the snack isle at Whole Foods trying to discover different types of snacks that would be better than what we are already eating. This list below applies to both me and Lexi. In fact, our eating habits aren't that different with the exception that I eat less healthy than she is (I am adult. I can. That's my excuse)
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So these are the things we enjoy together.
This one blew my mind. One day we were sitting at the beach with our friends and my girlfriend Carla showed me roasted seaweed sheets that her 3 year old was obsessed with. She swore that Lexi would go crazy over them. I smelled the snack and ew! I am not a person who is normally grossed out by food. But I couldn't believe Lexi would want to eat that. Two minutes later, she had devoured the whole package and moved onto the second one.
We have been buying these snacks since then and it is absolutely the most favorite thing of hers to eat on the go. A year later and I am now starting to dig them from time to time myself. Open mind, I'll tell ya, keep an open mind. We can't order them fast enough from Amazon. Just FYI, do not buy wasabi and teriyaki flavor is the best.
BUY HERE: Seaweed Roasted Snacks
I consider this a treat which is one of the reasons why it is so awesome. Packed with nutty goodness, fruit/berries and DARK chocolate with specifically retained phytonutrients, it acts like a treat, but is natural and wholesome.
While technically these are a snack I use the word "treat" with Lexi, so she eats these instead of bad treats. It has chocolate, so she is happy. And it is loaded with wholesome nuts, oats and berries, so I am happy. Win win. Natural and tasty treat.
Each goodnessknows package contains 150 calories, no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. My favorite part is that it's divided into 4 pieces so you're not tempted to eat the whole bar and give it out as little squares
My favorite is Peach & Cherry with almond and dark chocolate flavor. Lexi loves the apple, almond&peanut, dark chocolate ones.
BUY HERE: Amazon
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Lexi lovingly calls them "mommy peas" ( aw which breaks my heart as I am writing this on the plane to Vegas away from my girl)
When we make them at home, we always buy organic, since they are soy beans and soy is ALL pretty much GMO, unless it's organic or Non-GMO certified. Unfortunately at the restaurants we can't really chose organic and non-GMO, so we eat whatever they serve.
You can buy bags of frozen organic edamame peas that are quickly prepared in boiling water and make for a great snack at home or for a lunch box.
BUY HERE: Organic Edamame Peas
Prunes and Dried apricots
This is a total throwback to my childhood. My mom used to give them to us and only when I became an adult, did I appreciate their taste of prunes. I love them now and so does Lexi. If dehydrated properly, they are a nutritional powerhouse.
I found this bar browsing in Whole Foods for snacks that we could take on a plane with us. My favorite is the banana bread. It has FOUR (4!!!!!) ingredients, all organic. It tastes great, and is very filling. The banana bread has flaxseeds, banana, dates and coconuts in them.
BUY HERE: GoRaw bar