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if you have your kids on a strict healthy diet (ie no processed/fried foods, no hfcs).. I have a few questions..

I'm trying to find some healthy food and snacks for my 1 year old twins and I dont know that much about an extremely healthy diet, since, i've never had one haha but I'm changing my lifestyle for them so I'm still learning.

What are your opinons on these snacks/foods

turkey bacon (jennie o)
those lunchables that have bite size pieces (the cheese ingredients lists a thousand weird things!!! where as tillamook cheese has like four ingredients..)

what type of cheese do you feed your kids? I'm trying tillamook

also, nilla waffers? of course they have high fructose corn syrup but EVERYTHING does :/)
and graham crackers?

also, yogurt? my mom found them this yo-toddler yogurt that is all organic ingredients and nothing weird sounding in it, andthey LOVE it. what kind do you buy?

thanks!!!

 
ElsaSalsaaa

Asked by ElsaSalsaaa at 5:26 PM on Sep. 19, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Homemade hummus with chopped veggies is a good snack. Here's a simple recipe for it:

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Hummus-I/Detail.aspx

    Also, we don't buy lunchables very often because they are full of preservatives like nitrates/nitrites and they also sometimes have trans fats. If you want to go with lunch meat, go with an all natural brand that has no nitrates/nitrites. Or you could cook some extra chicken and slice it up to serve on crackers too.

    For cheese we also use Tillamook but we have used organic cheese also.

    The best yogurts are the organic unsweetened greek yogurts and you can mix in homemade granola, honey, fruit pieces, or jams to sweeten it.

    I buy the Back To Nature brand of crackers and snacks for my kids too for those days when we just need something convenient and fast.

    Also, peanut butter (we use Simply Jif because mine hate the all natural) on whole grain toast is great too.

    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 6:08 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Whatever bacon you choose, make sure it's free of nitrites and nitrates.

    I personally avoid lunchables, nilla wafers, and graham crackers - I bake my own sweets.

    I buy cheese that's made from milk from cow's that have not been given growth hormones.

    I buy the Wallaby organic brand yogurt from Whole Foods.

    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 5:30 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • turkey bacon (jennie o) - toxic
    those lunchables that have bite size pieces (the cheese ingredients lists a thousand weird things!!! where as tillamook cheese has like four ingredients..) - toxic

    what type of cheese do you feed your kids? I'm trying tillamook - we buy organic, or at least rgbh free

    also, nilla waffers? of course they have high fructose corn syrup but EVERYTHING does :/) - never; nothing with HFCS in our home. ever.
    and graham crackers? - usually homemade; sometimes store-bought organic

    also, yogurt? my mom found them this yo-toddler yogurt that is all organic ingredients and nothing weird sounding in it, andthey LOVE it. what kind do you buy? I buy the plain Oikos (unsweetened, organic, Greek-style), and sweeten with honey, maple syrup, fruit purees, etc.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:40 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Well, we don't buy anything that contains hfcs. For snacks, my daughter usually gets organic cheese, fruit, crackers, whole wheat bagels with peanut butter or cream cheese. We get organic yogurt or anything we can find without aspartame and hfcs. It's tough these days to eat healthy and kinda expensive....I swear I'm in the grocery store forever reading every stinking label.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 6:52 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Oh...another great snack is roasted chickpeas....super delicious!


     


    http://www.food.com/recipe/roasted-garbanzo-beans-chickpeas-331939

    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 6:55 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • i think some unhealthy foods every once in a while is ok.... just not all the time
    pinkdena

    Answer by pinkdena at 7:33 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • The snacks he gets are organic applesauce, organic fruits/veggies, or I will make homemade pumpkin muffins. I am making those for preschool. Lunchables are terrible and full of salt. We do not buy any food with HFCS. If it has a 100 incredients we do not buy. The Yotoddler yogurt is awesome.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:18 PM on Sep. 19, 2010