Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Over 100 snacks better than Goldfish for kids

If I can stop one goal of the BIG food industry in the way I raise my daughter it would be this:

Refuse to buy junk food designed to be addictive that has no nutritional value. 

And refusing to feed my daughter Pepperidge Farm Goldfish fits the bill brilliantly. But why is this snack something almost every child in America eats in the first place? Parents buy them by the gallon carton full at Costco. Preschools and day cares serve them. It’s time for this to stop. 

First, let’s talk about what’s not on the label. The majority of wheat in this country is sprayed with glyphosate (Roundup weedkiller) as a drying agent before harvest (1), which is ending up in finished products on the shelf. Tests have specifically found residues of glyphosate in Goldfish Crackers (1). This chemical is known to cause cancer (2).

The cheese in Goldfish Crackers is not organic. That means it comes from factory farmed cows that were raised on an unhealthy diet of food that was not organic and probably sprayed with glyphosate and other pesticides (3). When you buy Goldfish crackers, you are supporting the industrial complex of crap food. And you don’t need to do that. Kids will be just fine without Goldfish Crackers and I will prove it to you. 

When you combine the blood sugar spiking ingredient white flour, cheap oils likely produced with hexane with an addictive flavoring like autolyzed yeast which is just MSG disguised as another name – you create the perfect food for hooking your brain to crave it over and over again. Autolyzed yeast is an excitotoxin, purely used to increase food cravings and irresistibility, so you eat more than you should. I personally don’t want my child’s taste buds to be hijacked by foods like this. We need to stop the habit of brainless munching of low quality foods that has led millions of Americans to diseases like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. 

But here’s the good news… 

I put together a list of over 100 snacks that are a zillion times better than Goldfish Crackers.

This is for all the moms and dads out there who think they need Goldfish Crackers to have snacks on-the-go for their kids. You can stash any of these alternative snacks in your bag or car, or wherever you go and you’ll always have a healthy snack handy for your child that is non-white flour and non-white sugar. 

It’s time to stop letting our kids get hooked on nutrition-less dead food! Big food has done of enough damage to our health. Let’s break their control together. 

Over 100 Packaged Snacks A Zillion Times Better Than Goldfish Crackers For Your Kids

Choose organic whenever possible. I linked to the products to make shopping easy for you. 

Note: this list doesn’t include the myriad of fresh fruits and vegetables and homemade snacks you can make in your kitchen – which are the snacks I offer most to my daughter. 

Crunchy Snacks

1. Newman’s Own Spelt Pretzels

2. Unique Organic Sprouted Wheat Pretzels (the ones with sprouted whole wheat & olive oil)

3. Natierra Nature’s Organic Freeze-Dried Peas

4. Edward & Sons Vegetable Brown Rice Snaps

5. Edward & Sons Toasted Onion Brown Rice Snaps

6. Edward & Sons Black Sesame Brown Rice Snaps

7. Edward & Sons Brown Rice Snaps

8. Suzie’s Puffed Rice Thin Cakes

9. Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Cakes

10. Lundberg 5 Grain Thin Stackers

11. Lundberg Red Rice & Quinoa Thin Stackers

12. Lundberg Brown Rice Lightly Salted Thin Stackers

13. LesserEvil Organic Popcorn

14. Mary’s Gone Crackers

15. Mary’s Gone Crackers Super Seed Crackers

16. Mary’s Gone Sea Salt Pretzels

17. Brad’s Kale Veggie Chips

18. Brad’s Sweet Potato Veggie Chips

19. Brad’s Cheddar Veggie Chips

20. Brad’s Red Bell Pepper Veggie Chips

21. Brad’s Broccoli Cheddar Veggie Chips

22. Brad’s Crunchy Kale

23. Barnana Plantain Chips Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

24. Barnana Plantain Chips Acapulco Lime

25. Barnana Plantain Chips Sea Salt & Vinegar

26. Doctor In The Kitchen Sea Salt Flackers

27. Doctor In The Kitchen Cinnamon & Currant Flackers

28. Doctor In The Kitchen Rosemary Flackers

29. Doctor In The Kitchen Savory Flackers

30. Hu Everything Grain-Free Crackers

31. Hu Sea Salt Grain-Free Crackers

32. Hu Pizza Grain-Free Crackers

33. Rhythm Kale Chips

34. Rhythm Cauliflower Bites

35. Rhythm Beet Chips

36. Rhythm Carrot Sticks

37. Simple Mills Farmhouse Cheddar Crackers 

38. Simple Mills Sprouted Seed Crackers

39. Simple Mills Sea Salt Crackers

40. Simple Mills Rosemary & Sea Salt Crackers

41. Simple Mills Garlic & Herb Sprouted Seed Crackers

42. Simple Mills Everything Sprouted Seed Crackers

43. Simple Mills Sundried Tomato & Basil Crackers

Savory Snacks

44. Gaea Green Olives

45. Sunfood Black Olives

46. SeaSnax Seaweed Snacks

47. Artisana Organics Raw Cashew Butter

48. Artisana Raw Almond Butter Packets

49. Artisana Raw Walnut Butter Packets

50. Go Raw Sunflower & Pumpkin Fiesta Seed Mix

51. Go Raw Pumpkin, Sunflower & Watermelon Seeds Mix

52. Go Raw Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt

53. Go Raw Sprouted Organic Sunflower Seeds

54. ELAN Organic Raw Almonds

55. Food to Live Raw Almonds

56. Terrasoul Superfoods Raw Cashews

57. NOW Foods Raw Cashews

58. Beyond Nature Raw Walnuts

59. Food to Live Raw Macadamia Nuts

60. Elan Organic Raw Pistachios

61. Food to Live Raw Pecans

62. Organic Wild Jungle Peanuts

63. NOW Foods Raw Brazil Nuts

64. The Good Bean Crispy Crunchy Chickpeas

65. Made In Nature Veggie Pops

66. Divine Organics Golden Princess Mix

67. Trail Mix (make your own with raw nuts, seeds, and dried fruit)

68. Nick’s Sticks 100% Grass-Fed Beef Snack Sticks

Sweet Snacks

69. Natierra Nature’s Freeze-Dried Bananas

70. Natierra Nature’s Freeze-Dried Beets

71. Thousand Lakes Freeze-Dried Bananas & Strawberries

72. Natierra Nature’s Freeze-Dried Mangoes

73. Natierra Nature’s Freeze-Dried Raspberries

74. Natierra Nature’s Freeze-Dried Strawberries

75. Natierra Nature’s Freeze-Dried Apples

76. Natierra Nature’s Freeze-Dried Tropical Fruits

77. Nova Scotia Organics Freeze-Dried Wild Blueberries

78. Nova Scotia Organics Freeze-Dried Pineapple Chunks

79. Next Organics Coconut Chips

80. Made in Nature Vietnamese Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Chips

81. Made In Nature Organic Maple Vanilla Coconut Chips

82. Joolies Medjool Dates

83. Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola Bars

84. Go Raw Choco Crunch Cookie Crisps

85. Go Raw Ginger Snap Cookie Crisps

86. Go Raw Organic Carrot Cake Cookie Crisps

87. Go Raw Organic Lemon Pie Cookie Crisps

88. North Coast Organic Apple Sauce

89. North Coast Organic Apple Sauce with Cinnamon

90. Peaceful Fruits Organic Fruit Strips

91. Blueberry Lemon Raw Crunch Bars

92. Evo Hemp Bars

93. Health Warrior Pumpkin Seed Bars

94. Barnana Coconut Chewy Banana Bites

95. Made In Nature Figgy Pops

96. Go Raw Sprouted Bites

97. Nud Fud Goji Chia Banana Crisps

98. Rhythm Crunchy Mango Bites

99. Rhythm Crunchy Pineapple Bites

100. Mavuno Harvest Dried Bananas

101. Made In Nature Apple Rings

102. Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits

Chewy Snacks

103. Nature’s Wild Fruit & Snacking Nut Bites

104. Looney Pruney Organic Pitted Prunes

105. Newman’s Own Raisins Mini-Boxes

106. Navitas Naturals Goji Berries

107. Food To Live Dried Bing Cherries

108. Peeled Snacks Dried Mango

109. Made in Nature Dried Pineapples

110. Eden Organic Dried Cranberries

111. Navitas Organics Goldenberries

112. Made In Nature Dried Smyrna Figs

113. Made In Nature Dried Apricots

114. Navitas Organics Mulberries

115. Mavuno Harvest Dried Jackfruit

116. Rhythm Watermelon Slices

117. Pan’s Mushroom Jerky

Now there’s no excuse to ever buy Goldfish Crackers ever, ever again. Am I right?

Which of these snacks are you going to try? Tell me in the comments below! 

And, please share this post to inform parents everywhere that it’s okay to stop buying Goldfish Crackers. There are over 100 better options now BOOM! 

Xo,

Vani

 

 

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