It’s the dog days of summer out here in California, so we headed for the beach. Cooler temperatures, a nice breeze, the smell of the salt in the air, and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Of course, don’t forget about the hungry kids! My beach day inspired this week’s Fabulous Finds – great snacks for a day on the sand.
Popcorn Indiana– Our stop in at Whole Foods brought me face-to-face with one of my favorite snack foods – kettle corn. I love the sweet/salty/crunchy combination of the original, but there are other flavors to choose from. Of course, popcorn is high in fiber, so it’s a good carb! This particular brand, in partnership with Whole Foods Market, was developed using organic evaporated cane juice and no trans fats. 2 cups have only 130 calories and 5 grams of fat – not bad. The problem is stopping at just 2 cups! www.popcornindiana.com
Fruit 2 Day – I know I’ve recommended these before, but I have to recommend them again. When it’s hot outside and you want something cold and sweet to drink, skip the sugary lemonade and grab a Fruit 2 Day. It’s a new way to eat your fruit – by drinking it! There are 2 servings of fruit in every bottle! With flavors like strawberry/orange, mango/peach, pineapple/banana, blueberry/pomegranate, and cherry/grape, your toughest decision will be deciding which one to try first! www.fruit2day.com
Snikiddy Baked Fries- A healthy alternative to the fried snack foods that kids love to eat (chips, veggie sticks, etc.). These baked fries come in four great flavors – Parmesan Garlic (my favorite), Cheddar Cheese, Ketchup, and Original. No trans fats and Gluten Free! A 1 oz. serving will run you 130 calories and 4.5 g fat. www.snikiddy.com
Bobble Water Bottle-You know how important it is to drink plenty of water every day, especially on long days in the sun. Rather than spending money buying water bottle after water bottle (which only fills up our landfills), how about spending a mere $10 on a chic, eco-friendly water bottle with a built in filter cartridge? These bottles come in a variety of sizes and colors and make it so easy to get clean water, anytime, anywhere. www.waterbobble.com