Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Babble Boxx. All opinions are my own.
There is a monster living in our house – a SNACK monster. Actually, to tell you the truth, our house is full of snack monsters. Our littlest snack monster prefers sweet stuff. Anything that involves chocolate is bound to be gobbled up quickly. Mama snack monster has a preference for savory snacks. Anything that is salty, sour, or spicy has my name on it. Then there’s the big Daddy snack monster, who has been known to devour any and all snacks left in his reach.
With all the snacking that goes on in our house it’s important to keep our available options on the healthy side. While I do love me some junk food, I know that it isn’t good for me, and it’s not a craving I want to pass on to my mini snack monster either.
Recently the folks at Babble Boxx sent us a big box of healthy snacks to check out. This was such a treat for me and my family. We LOVE snacks, and I love discovering new options that have a healthy vibe. Plus, it’s always fun to open up a box of surprises, isn’t it? I let my little snack monster do the honors.
Inside our box we found a spread of five new-to-us brands of healthy snacks and drinks. The first thing I grabbed was kombucha. I told you I loved sour stuff, right? Kombucha is a kind of fermented tea that is packed with probiotics that can encourage gut-health. Good kombucha is nice and dry, pleasantly sour, and not overly sweet. I’m happy to report that the two bottles of Brew Dr. Kombucha I tasted were just right!
I also love that Brew Dr. Kombucha is infused with blends of natural herbs and botanicals. These add extra flavor and herbal properties to each brew. I tried the Herbal Uplift and the Clear Mind brew. They were both great, but I especially enjoyed the Clear Mind brew. This unique recipe combines rosemary and sage with the naturally sour flavor of kombucha, making it a super refreshing drink.
We were excited to dig in to the rest of our box. I spotted a personal favorite, popcorn! JOLLY TIME Simply Popped Pop Corn is a simplified version of the microwave classic. It contains just a handful of ingredients: popcorn, butter, oil, and sea salt. At 35 calories per cup, popcorn makes a great snack for healthy eating. Because JOLLY TIME Simply Popped Pop Corn uses real butter and salt for flavoring, it tastes a lot closer to homemade (my personal favorite kind of popcorn) than typical microwave popcorn brands.
Of course, Charlie grabbed the JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars next. He has a built in chocolate chip detector. He also scooped out the Sprout® Organic Crinklez because they looked awfully good. “Look, Mom! Veggie chips!!”, he shouted. If only he got this excited about FRESH vegetables. A mom can dream.
My little snack monster demanded a taste of both healthy snacks immediately, and I was glad to oblige. He raved over the granola bars so I took a bite as well. They really are good! And they have good stuff inside too. JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars are packed with healthy oats but contain NO artificial flavors or corn syrup. Most flavors contain around 5 or 6 grams of sugar, making them a much healthier choice than most granola bars on the market. You can shop for your own JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars on Amazon and learn more about the brand here.
Next up were the Sprout® Organic Crinklez. These crispy veggie snacks are made from super healthy ingredients like chickpeas, carrots, beets, and spinach. I’m a BIG fan of healthy snacks that can help me sneak vegetables into my child’s diet. True to the stereotype, my almost-four year old refuses to eat pretty much anything green. It’s pretty frustrating for a mama who wholeheartedly believes in the power of plant-foods. The fun twisty shape and mellow flavors of Sprout® Organic Crinklez make them an excellent snack for toddlers and kids.
Both of Charlie’s favorite snacks from the Babble Boxx ended up in his lunch box this week – and into mama’s purse for emergency snack reserves. While the kiddo was away for the day I got to sit down and test out the last product from our Babble Boxx, nutpods Dairy Free Creamer. These tasty coconut and almond based creamers come in three gourmet flavors: Original, Hazelnut, and French Vanilla.
All three flavors of nutpods are sugar free, dairy free, and made without artificial ingredients. Leaving the creamers unsweetened allows you to add your preferred sweetener to taste. Just splash a little honey, agave, or cane sugar into your coffee to custom make the perfect cup. Nutpods are also great for dairy-free baking. You can use them in place of milk or cream for most baked good recipes. Since they come in shelf-stable packaging you can stock up your pantry with these little treats and have them handy anytime.
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