Back to school means back to routine and back to lunches, after-school-snacks, before-bed-snack and basically let’s just call it what it is, the season of snacks. My kids are allowed to pull items from their lunch kits to snack on during the day, and my son in grade 8 is even allowed to snack in class provided it’s healthy and he doesn’t make a mess (I applaud his teacher’s genius on this one – teenagers are hungry little beasts and if you keep them fed, you keep them happy!)
I’m conscious of the quality and amount of food I’m putting in their lunch kits, and a little concerned when I hear about the snacks some of their friends have (but hey, not my kids, not my circus, not my issue in the long run). Still, I wonder if it’s due to lack of time or lack of information on how easy it is to grab easy, delicious and fun snacks for kits that they’ll actually eat.
Goldfish Baked Snack Crackers have been a part of our household for years – they’re delicious in tomato soup, tossed with popcorn, or in a celery boat with hummus, to name a few creative ways we eat them!
I purchase them not only because of the delicious baked cheddar flavour, but also because of the ingredients within. Did you know that Green Goldfish crackers come from watermelon and huito juice concentrates mixed with extracted tumeric. That’s huito. Pronounced wee-toe. Colourful and fun to say! Weeeeee toe! Now, wait for this next cool fact…
Red Goldfish crackers are coloured using a mix of beet juice concentrate and paprika extracted from sweet red peppers. Wholesome & colourful. You can’t beet that!
My kids would turn their noses up at a beet, but have no idea (and truly, they’re kids, they don’t care!) that Goldfish Crackers have beet juice concentrate in them! Orange Goldfish crackers use annatto extracted from the seed of the achiote tree. And, all Cheddar Goldfish Crackers are baked with real cheddar, no powdery neon-stuff here.
No artificial colours of flavours and low in saturated fat, it’s no surprise little Goldfish Crackers are always smiling, with that kind of snack-super-power inside them.
What creative ways do you have for munching on Goldfish Crackers? If you haven’t tried our three favorite ways: tomato soup topping, topping celery boats with hummus or sprinkled on popcorn – you must! Of course, I haven’t mentioned how shoving a handful into your mouth when the kids aren’t looking is definitely an approved mom-method as well. Visit the website for more info: Goldfish Canada