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Fill your child’s Easter basket with healthier treat options! “Mom” has put together a list of her favorite snacks for little ones this Easter that are tasty and nutritious and will have everyone snacking happily!

Earth's Best Crunchin' Crackers

Earth’s Best Crunchin’ Crackers

Little ones will love to munch and crunch with Elmo and Big Bird! Earth’s Best Crunchin’ Crackers are an excellent source of iron, zinc and six B vitamins. Place a box of these wholesome crackers in your little ones’ Easter basket for n extra special treat! Crunchin’ Crackers are USDA organic, and made without growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids or potentially harmful pesticides or herbicides.

Crispy Green Apple

Crispy Green Crispy Fruit Snacks 

Tuck Crispy Fruit snacks into Easter baskets instead of candy! These 100% freeze-dried fruit slices are made of real fruit and nothing else. Freeze-dried to perfection, the snacks offer a light, crispy texture for maximum taste and no mess as they are packaged in individual single-serving packets. Crispy Fruit flavors include Tangerine, Apple, Asian Pear, Banana, Cantaloupe, Mango (a Tiny Green Mom favorite!) and Pineapple. The entire line of Crispy Fruit is Non-GMO Project Verified provides approximately one serving of fruit at 55 calories or less per bag. A perfect healthy and low-calorie snack!

Ella's Kitchen Red One

Ella’s Kitchen Red One Pouch

Skip the sugar rush this Easter and place Ella’s Kitchen Red One Pouches in your toddler’s Easter basket! Made of just USDA organic squished strawberries, raspberries, apples + bananas, the Red One is a delicious snack for tiny tastebuds. These convenient and healthy organic smoothies will certainly be a hit, and parents love that they are mess-free, too!

Go Organically Fruit Snacks Fruit Medley 1

Go Organically® Fruit Snacks

Gummy treats for your child’s Easter basket that are USDA-certified organic and made with real fruit purées and real fruit juices! These yummy, delicious treats include 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and are an excellent source of both Vitamins A and E. Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are GMO-free, gluten-free, preservative-free and made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources. We love that each individual pack is only 70 calories! Plus, budget-conscious parents can find these treats at Costco.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Credit card bills, short days, plummeting temperatures and maybe even a few extra pounds from all those holiday celebrations and libations. According to a recent article on psychcentral.com, “studies show as many as 25 percent of Americans suffer from low-grade to full-blown depression after the holidays.”[1]. And then there is Blue Monday – the third Monday in January, believed to be the most depressing day of the year.

Oy!

The fact is: the sun is out a bit longer each day and people are starting to think about spring, warm weather and bathing suit season. January is the month to actually take advantage and get ready for a new year.

Crispy Green Apple

It’s also “National Staying Healthy Month,” so here are five simple things everyone can do to feel healthier and spring into 2016:

1. Walk, don’t run.

2. Baby steps – take the stairs.

3. Eat fruit – consider freeze-dried fruit snacks when fresh fruit is not available.

4. Stay hydrated – water is best, but try some of the new natural beverages.

5. Sit less – pace, stand, get a walking desk. Just don’t sit.

*Article and image courtesy of Crispy Green. Exercising image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net  and nenetus.*

This Halloween, offer trick-or-treaters healthier versions of favorite treats and snacks that they are sure to enjoy! “Mom” has compiled her picks for the upcoming festivities that are tasty and keep little ones away from overly sugary, processed treats. Both kids and parents alike will love these treats!

Pure Organic Fruit-and-Veggie-Strip-Strawberry-ApplePure Fruit & Veggie Strips

Hand out a healthy snack that both kids and parents will love this Halloween! The Pure Fruit Snack product line now offers Pure Fruit & Veggie Strips made with wholesome fruit and vegetable ingredients, with no added sugars, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The Pure Fruit & Veggie Strips come in two yummy flavors including Strawberry Apple and Wildberry Apple. Our toddler gobbled them up, loving both of the delicious flavors! We were able to sneak in a bite of both and had to agree – they were really good!

Pure Fruit and Veggie Strips are certified organic, non GMO, vegan, gluten-free, soy free, kosher and made with fruit and vegetable juices and purees. The company uses no cane syrups or cane sugar, no artificial flavors or colors and the fruit snacks are produced in a peanut-free facility. The snacks retail for $1.09 for 1 bar/strip and $19.20 for a box of 20. Available at various Whole Foods nationwide, Sam’s Club or online at www.thepurebar.com.

Crispy Greens Crispy Fruit GroupCrispy Fruit Snacks from Crispy Green

Scare away the ghoulish consequences of unhealthy treats this Halloween by providing Crispy Fruit snacks from Crispy Green! Freeze-dried to perfection, these snacks are 100% pure fruit, nothing else! Kids love to munch on these delectable and satisfying treats – and so do moms and dads! With seven great flavors to choose from in convenient snack-size pouches, it’s a snack you can take anywhere and will be a welcome addition to any child’s trick-or-treat stash! These crispy little packs of delightful fruit were quickly devoured in “Mom’s” household, as they satisfy your snack attack with their light, crispy texture and fresh fruit taste. Our three year old loved the Pineapple, Asian Pear and Mango flavors the most! The best part is that you can recognize the fruit since it has been freeze-dried! Crispy Fruit Snacks contain no additives or preservatives, no fat or cholesterol, no skins or cores, and are Non-GMO Project Verified. At only 55 or less calories per serving, this is the ideal little snack to tuck in treat bags, lunch boxes, or backpacks! www.crispygreen.com

Justins Maple Almond Butter Snack PacksJustin’s Snack Packs

Hand out wholesome, tasty snacks this Halloween! Dip into Justin’s Snack Packs, which are sure to wow parents and kids alike. Each pack comes with gluten-free pretzels, in three decadent flavors, including Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, Maple Almond Butter and Classic Almond Butter. Yum! www.justins.com

Justins -BaggedMinisJustin’s Organic Mini Peanut Butter Cups

If you want to give out a healthier version to an old favorite, peanut butter cups, Justin’s Organic Mini Peanut Butter Cups are bite-sized treats of pure perfection for the candy lover in you that is looking for an organic treat to indulge yourself, I mean trick-or-treaters, in! According to Justin, “they’re every bit as tasty as my regular peanut butter cups with the added benefit of being smaller, more shareable, and let’s face it, more adorable.” Right now, Target is offering them in a bulk-size bag perfect for stocking up before Halloween, and if you use the Cartwheel App, you can save a bit, too! www.justins.com

Annie's Halloween Bunny GrahamsAnnie’s Halloween Bunny Grahams

We are crazy about Annie’s line of products at ‘Mom’s‘ house, so these single-serving packets that contain a mixture of honey and chocolate flavored bunny grahams made with organic wheat are perfect for handing out to tiny trick-or-treaters this year! Hopefully there will be some left over to tuck in lunchboxes next week, too! Annie’s Halloween Bunny Grahams can be found at Whole Foods Market as well as Target. www.annies.com

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article.*