I am not a fan of processed food in any way shape or form. That’s not to say I don’t have it occasionally. I buy smoothies, I sometimes eat bread and I have cheese on my veges. But it’s the two guys in my family who request snacks and I struggle to find really healthy ones, other than cranberries, fruit, crackers and quinoa bites (which they loathe!).
So recently I’ve been looking for a little snack for my son and my husband to have in their packed lunch boxes. “You give us so much fruit!” they say.
My husband is looking for a quick, easy, convenient breakfast that is no-mess at his desk. And for him, Bauli croissants have been a winner.
Bauli Mini Croissants are, he says, irresistible. The Bauli croissants are a smaller, bite-sized snack than the usual croissant. A favorite snack in Italy, the Mini Croissants come in handy, easy-to-pack bags which make them ideal for a snack at home or on-the-go, just as my husband requested. And I’ve found success in the kid’s packed lunch too — Mini Croissants are one of those kid-friendly, guilt-free snacks that I don’t feel bad about feeding my son.
About the Bauli Mini-Croissant
- 2 flavors: Vanilla Custard, Chocolate Cream< Oven baked No artificial colors No hydrogenated fats Kosher certified Available nationwide at retailers, including: Cost Plus, World Market, Mariano’s Roundy’s, Brookshire, and more MSRP: $1.99 for 2.64 oz (6 mini croissants per bag)
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I make a lot of smoothies at home, and some of them get the thumbs up from my son, and some of them get a shake of the head. But when we got his mouth round a Bolthouse Smoothie from the new kids’ range his eyes lit up. ‘Let me see the sugar content.’ I said, skeptical that something that he was so delighted about would not have added sugar. None. No added sugar. Strawberry and banana is his favorite.
Since the smoothies were such a success, I tried him on the fruit tubes. Again, much whooping about how delicious they were, especially the Blueberry meets Raspberry. Result! And no high fructose corn syrup — hooray! And no preservatives. This gets better!
But the really big test was the snack pack of carrots. Too often he’s pushed his plate away with the carrots on. Oh, I mush them and pulp them into stews so he has no idea, but he seems really against carrots.
“Try these,” I say. “They’re different.” He sighs. “Okay,” he replies, and tentatively bites into one.
I see a small smile and a nod of the head. I take that to mean they’re good. I try one. Boy, they are good! The clever clogs at Bolthouse have added a tiny bit of seasoning to these carrots — lime and chili on one bag, and ranch seasoning on the other. My son munches them down.
I’ve found three excellent snacks for camp, school and playtime — and for me too! Thanks Bolthouse 🙂 .
Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat living in Maryland, which means she still drinks tea, but now has it with a corn muffin instead of a crumpet. Coming from a full- time job as a communications and PR manager in the UK, Claire and her family made the move the States in August 2012 and haven’t looked back since. Claire is a fitness instructor and blogger. She blogs about fitness and what it’s like to be a Brit in the USA, as well as trying to find time to write her novel and short stories, make lists about things she should do like clean the house and bake things, and be an utterly doting wife and mother. @ukhousewifeusa