Healthy Fruit Snacks in a Flash

When your kid asks for “fruit snacks,” what comes to mind? If it’s those fruit-flavored, fun-shaped gummies, you’re not alone. And while no one can deny their fruity deliciousness, even the healthiest gummies aren’t exactly the ideal snack for you or your family. Some fruit snacks do have a few good vitamins – even as much as 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C. So what makes these gummies so unhealthy? And more importantly, is there a better option that you and your kids will think tastes just as good?

 

Gummy Snack Fast Facts

Souped-Up On Sugar: Don’t let the 90 calorie sticker distract you, most gummy packs have at least 11 grams of sugar per pack. These sugars and additional additives can add up to 20+ grams of carbohydrates per pack.

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Let’s face it, one of these teeny packs rarely satisfies, leaving kids and grown-ups needing more than one. Guess what? Now the sugar count is doubled – or even tripled!

AI (Artificial Ingredients): Artificial sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup are often snuck into gummies, which can contribute to additional – unwanted – calories for you and your little ones. Learn more about high-fructose corn syrup and related health concerns from the Mayo Clinic.

Rest assured, we have good news; there’s a new kind of fruit snack that has the crave-worthy taste your family wants and the nutrition you’ve been missing: Froozer! These frozen delights taste like a burst of cool, fresh fruit and will satisfy your sweet tooth, but without the guilt, because they’re made with 100% whole fruit, are all-natural, AND free of artificial additives.

So what kind of whole fruit combos can you find in the freezer now that there’s Froozer? Well, a fan-favorite fruit duo among kids and adults is strawberries and bananas. Two marvelous textures with the perfect blend of sweetness makes it an instant classic, which is why our Strawbanana Bliss Froozer is a top choice. With just 4 ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, this just might turn into everyone’s favorite fruit snack. Plus, it only has 40 calories, 7 grams of all-natural sugar (from the fruit), and only 10 grams of net carbs per bar. Tough to beat that!

Whether you’re on a diet, need a quick, refreshing snack, or simply craving a sinless treat, Froozer is a great solution – it’s got the delicious taste you want without the unnecessary calories. Explore every flavor and decide which one is your favorite – no sneaky ingredients or nutrition facts, just delicious, easy-to-understand descriptions in every product!

4 Reasons Juice ISN’T The Best Option For Kids

Juice has always been a no-brainer option to give your kids – they love it, it’s easy and healthy-ish. But did you know 1 in 3 parents of young children believe juice is at LEAST as healthy as whole fruit (source: Washington Post)? While some juice does contain vitamins and promises of whole fruit, too much of it in kids’ diets can actually lead to some not-so-good habits (and health outcomes). A tasty, healthy alternative? Froozer! Kids love the taste and you’ll love what’s inside since it’s made with 100% whole fruit, is all-natural and has no-sugar added.

So while it IS completely okay for the kiddos to drink the liquid gold in moderation, we’ve rounded up a few reasons you might want to re-think just how much they imbibe.

  1. They Crave More Sugar. More Often.

There are some habits we grow out of as we age, but what we eat and drink as kids often stick with us. Take juice for example; consuming the sugary stuff from the time kids start using sippy cups creates a hard-to-break habit and decreases the likelihood that they’ll choose good ole H20, instead (source: CNN).

 

  1. Devouring Excess Calories Is a Lot Easier in Liquid Form

There are lots of juices that contain servings of fruit. And while that may sound promising, CNN reports that relying on fruit in liquid form too heavily could translate to kids consuming more daily calories than they need. And while they may love the taste, kids are actually just drinking a lot of sugar water instead of getting the vitamins and nutrients that foods like whole fruit provides (source: CNN).

  1. No Matter How You Slice It, Juice Doesn’t Have the Same Benefits as Whole Fruit

Put simply, you just can’t beat whole fruit. BabyCenter shared that juice often has less protein and fiber and is higher in sugar, so it’s less filling. The result? Kids are hungry for more. Luckily, Froozer has the delicious taste kids crave AND the nutrition you want.

  1. Juice – in excess – Can Lead to Tooth Decay

In addition to brushing and flossing, there are staple foods we try to limit giving our kids to help prevent cavities and other oral health concerns. Things like chocolate, candy, and soft drinks to name a few. Well, BabyCenter says it’s time to add juice to the list. Juice is laden with sugar, so too much of it over time can lead to tooth decay.