Thursday, February 28, 2013

Healthy Snacking with Green Giant

I know I'm not the only one who struggles with getting my kids to eat a healthy snack. If they had their choice, they'd be snacking on candy, cookies, and chips. Unfortunately for them, those are not daily options. When I was given the opportunity to try a new product from Green Giant, I jumped at the chance.  Let's see, chips that I could feel good about feeding my daughters... bring it on!

I received Green Giant™ Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips – Zesty Cheddar Flavor and Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips – Sea Salt Flavor. Being the sneaky mom that I am, I gave them to the girls in a blind taste test. The only thing that I told them were that these were a new kind of chip. They dove in and they loved them. 

Here's what I didn't tell them, these chips are made from real vegetables and whole grains. You know how you can look at the ingredient list on many snack foods and recoil from the sheer number of chemicals listed? Not the case here. The number one ingredient in both chips is whole grain corn flour followed by sunflower oil. The next ingredients listed are dried vegetables, honest-to-goodness vegetables, not some strange vegetable flavoring. 

Yummy right? These Green Giant chips aren't the only foods you can feel good about giving your kids for a shack. Here are a few more fabulous choices: 

Healthy Snack Ideas
dried cranberries
apple slices
carrot & celery sticks
cheese slices
fresh fruit
trail mix
nuts & seeds
hummus with veggie dippers

What do your kids like to snack on?

Thank you Green Giant for letting me try your new product! Now that you've heard all about Green's Giant's giant surprise: veggie chips, Green Giant wants to know if you have any surprise talents. (I have none, unless you count fooling my kids with chips that were actually good for them!) Share your surprise talents at their Facebook link here or view some of the surprise talents already shared on their YouTube channel.

Thank you to The Green Giant™ for being a sponsor. Show the Giant your surprise talent at

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  1. I'm intrigued by the sweet potato chips - those sound good!

  2. I want to try the roasted veggie tortilla chips!

  3. oh, veggie chips - how sneaky! I need to try these on my girls. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I like the sound of the sweet potato ones too. Great list of healthy snack choices - my girls love fruit salads.

  5. Yes, the sweet potato chips sounds yummy!

  6. Oh yes, the chips were fabulous! The best part about the sweet potato chips were that you get that fabulous combination of sweet & salty... yum!!!

    My girls LOVED the veggie chips... so much so that I'll be adding them to our snack cupboard often!


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