Even the purest sugar is still sugar. Too much salt isn't great for you. And overloading on sweets is never a good idea. We get it. But kids are still kids and we can’t expect them to subsist on kale smoothies when all their friends are eating cake.
(On just a quarter-acre of land, you can produce fresh, organic food for a family of four—year-round. Rodale's The Backyard Homestead shows you how.)
Fortunately it is easier than ever to find healthier, better-for-you swaps for childhood favorites they crave (and let’s be honest, you crave too!). That way you can give them a treat that's satisfying, but not filled with tons of gross artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors. The best part: these organic snacks are not elusive pricey finds reserved to the shelves of health food specialty stores. You can find all of these on Amazon and on the shelves of most regular supermarkets. And, yes, these are all kid-tested, parent approved. (Plus you can check out more organic snack foods for kids here.) Happy snacking!