Friday, July 31, 2015

Healthy Snacks for Kids #SnackMob

I don't know about you, but once that summer sun hits, we can't wait to be outside as much as possible! But wow, my kids are hungry nonstop. :) I am always looking for good options of healthy snacks to take on the go. With 4 kids, we go through a lot of snacks! We were all excited to receive a box of goodies from Bolthouse Farms Kidsso we could try their new line of kid-friendly snacks. I think the overall vote was thumbs up all around!

Bolthouse Farms Kids™ is a refrigerated line of real fruit and veggie snacks for kids. They have smoothies, fruit tubes, and carrot packs. This mom loved the carrot pack! It comes with a delicious seasoning packet that gives the carrots an extra yummy kick.  If you have ever trouble making yourself eat veggies, this is an awesome option for moms as well. :) The fruit tubes are a great option for kids that might have a dairy allergy and wish they could have yogurt tubes. And my kids loved that there was a joke on every tube!

You can find the Bolthouse Farms Kids™ line in the Produce Section at your local Giant Eagle.
  • Contains no added preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors.
  • Perfect snack solution to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies.  
Smoothies are packaged in an individual serving "kid-size” bottle for on-the-go occasions in two fun flavors:  Strawberry Meets Banana, Peach Meets Mango
  • They’re packed with 1 ½ servings of fruit per 6-oz bottle and contain no dairy.
  • Smoothies contain no added preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors.
  • With 80-90 calories per bottle, these smoothies are full of flavor and easy to pack in any lunch box.
Veggie Snackers: Skip the chips and grab some fresh veggies with these fun-ized baby carrot snacks. Two varieties available:  Carrot Meets Ranch, Carrot Meets Chili Lime
  • The individual sized bags unleash tremendous flavor with all-natural seasoning and just a pinch of salt.
  • These baby carrots pack a punch of crunch at just 25 calories per pack. Go ahead and shake your way to snack time fun!
Fruit Tubes are squeezable, slim tubes of real fruit puree blends featuring three fun flavors: Mango Meets Banana & Pineapple, Strawberry Meets Banana, and Blueberry Meets Raspberry.
  • The fruit tubes can be served chilled or frozen.
  • At just 30-40 calories, and no added sugar or preservatives, these tubes are a delicious snack for your little one.

So here is the cool thing! Bolthouse Farms Kids™ has chosen to send one of their #snackmob food trucks to Pittsburgh for 6 weeks. Everyone in Pittsburgh will have the opportunity to find them at an event and try their new snack line for free! With school right around the corner (sad face!), many of us are beginning to search out options for healthy foods for our kid's school lunches. The Bolthouse Farms Kids™ Snack Mob trucks are helping kids go back to school in a healthy way as these snacks are perfect for on-the-go lunches. Throughout six weeks in August and early September, the Snack Mob team will be stopping by select Giant Eagle stores and many community events throughout the region – sharing FREE samples of Bolthouse Farms Kids™ products with kids and parents alike.  Kids will be sampling Strawberry Meets Banana Smoothie and Carrot Meets Ranch Veggie Snackers​. You can also always find them in the produce section at your local Giant Eagle.​ Follow along with us as we welcome Bolthouse Farms Kids™ to the neighborhood!  

Here are some of the upcoming events to find a #snackmob truck.You can find the full list of events here:

Sunday evenings throughout August: Citiparks Cinema in the Park Movie Nights (dusk)

August 2: Snack Mob kickoff event at Settlers Ridge Market District (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

August 4: Three Rivers Grace Church Neighborhood Kickball Game. My church is hosting a neighborhood kickball game for National Night Out and the #snackmob truck will be stopping by. Bring your kids to play kickball and try some healthy snacks! Then head down a few blocks and catch the free evening movie at the West End Overlook. See more details and RSVP here. 
August 15: "Kindergarten … here I come!” at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh ​ (9 a.m. – 10 a.m.)

August 30: First Responders Day at Kennywood Park(10:30 a.m.) 
September 19: Junior Great Race at Point State Park (8 a.m.) 

But hey, how would you like the #SnackMob truck to come to your party?! 
Enter the #SnackMob #Contest:
  • Have the Snack Mob truck crash your next party!
  • WIN a visit from the Snack Mob by tweeting @BolthouseFarms for a chance to get the #SnackMob truck to deliver Bolthouse Farms Kids™ product for free at your next party! 
  • Be sure to use the hashtags #Snackmob and #Contest in your tweet, and include the date and type of event (e.g., soccer tournament, block party, etc.) in your entry. Contest ends Sept. 10, 2015 at 11:59pm. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. Maximum of 100 people per event.

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This post is brought to you by Bolthouse Farms Kids™ and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

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