Healthy Snacking On the Go with New Kashi Crunchy Granola & Seed Bars

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kashi.

The new year always brings lots of resolutions and goals with a very common one being to eat healthier.  I know I have said this nearly every year but rarely follow through.  But this year will be different because we have made a big food change in our home by eliminating food dyes – specifically red40 – from our diets.  We originally did this for our oldest daughter, Alleigh, but decided it would be beneficial for us all to eliminate it from our diets as well.  I plan to write a post that explains in detail why we chose to do this and the benefits we have seen from this change.  But for now… do you even realize how many foods have red40 in them?  It’s crazy!  And has left us searching for healthy snack alternatives that the girls actually like and want to eat.  We found just what we were looking for with Kashi.

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At Kashi they take a progressive nutrition approach to food.  This means they value whole food and put the inherent nutrition of food first when considering every ingredient.  It means they make yummy foods with a plants-first mindset.  And it means they value not just the foods they make, but how they make them by being mindful of sustainable and ethical farming practices.

Just this month (January 2014) Kashi launched a new snack bar nationally expanding on their existing lineup of wholesome and delicious snack foods with the release of the new Crunchy Granola & Seed Bars.  These new snack bars deliver a blend of progressive and unique ingredients including chia seeds, flax, and quinoa.  Plus they’re available in two yummy flavors including Honey Oat Flax and Chocolate Chip Chia with 5 two bar pouches per box.

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I’ll be the first to admit that I was a bit skeptical that my kids would even give these new snack bars a try upon opening the package.  In all honesty they looked like bird seed bars that I could crumble and sprinkle in my front yard… but I thought oh what the heck and took a big bite – SO GOOD!  I decided to do the ultimate taste test with my super picky eater – my three year old Kaelyn.  She had an unsure look but took a bite anyhow and then proceeded to devour the entire package.  I’d say we have a healthy snack time winner.

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So what makes these so yummy and nutritious?

Honey Oat Flax:  A medley of flax seeds, whole grains, and quinoa with honey providing 320mg ALA Omega-3, 3g fiber, 25g whole grains, and 6g total fat.

Chocolate Chip Chia:  A blend of chia seeds, whole grains, and quinoa sprinkled with sweet bites of chocolate chips providing 320mg ALA Omega-3, 3g fiber, 23g whole grains, and 7g total fat.

   The girls definitely favor the Chocolate Chip Chia Crunchy Granola & Seed Bars, but will eat both.  I love that I can just grab a couple pouches and toss them in the diaper bag for healthy snacking on the go.  They’re also super yummy broken up and dipped into yogurt as well.  These have quickly become a staple in our snack cupboard since they are loved be the entire family, but you better get your own pouch because Willow isn’t sharing!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kashi.

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4 Responses to Healthy Snacking On the Go with New Kashi Crunchy Granola & Seed Bars

  1. Laurie P says:

    The Chocolate chip chia ones look really yummy, haven’t tried them yet just the honey oat.
    But if Willow likes them…. :)

  2. Rachel N says:

    These look great. I stopped buying the quaker granola bars because they are just glorified cookies but these look like a nice alternative.

  3. Jeffrey says:

    My kids grew up on bars similar to these, they actually refer to them as candy bars, not granola bars. Granted, as they’ve grown up they will eat their fair share of candy but still eat granola quite often. Kashi makes some great products and I’m sure these live up to the name!

  4. joanna garcia says:

    love that they actually taste good usually these things taste like cardboard and love that it has chia seeds and flax seeds!

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