Cooler temperatures are no excuse to let your families’ health and wellness fall by the wayside. In fact, fall is the perfect time to take advantage of some of the highlights of the season, from incorporating fall fruits and vegetables to kicking your fitness routine up a notch with fall-friendly activities. However, busy school and work schedules can make it difficult to jumpstart good nutrition.
Toby Amidor, Registered Dietitian is working with these brands to show how families can eat healthier. She shares her simple tips and ideas for healthier meals, quick snacks and drinks at home and on the go.
Here’s a great healthy snack that’s not only convenient for parents and kids, but is perfect for preparing delicious recipes.
Disney-branded Foodles and Apples
Kid-friendly and parent approved, Disney Consumer Products offers a variety of “better for you” produce, lunch items, and snacks at grocery retailers nationwide. Disney Foodles by Crunch Pak continues to be a favorite, featuring delicious and nutritious snacks in a fun Mickey-shaped tray. Disney-branded bagged apples by Sage feature Marvel Super Heroes like Spider-Man, and recently launched Disney Frozen. For more information on Disney Magic of Healthy Living, please visit www.disney.com/tryit.
For the Skinny Breakfast Apple Turnovers recipe, visit www.sagefruit.com
Purchase through Target, Walmart, and national grocery stores
Priced at $2.29 for Disney Foodles, $2.99 for the Disney bagged apples
For more information, please visit www.disney.com/tryit
Looking for a kids’ snack based around real fruits and vegetables? Then you need to pick up these yummy fruit tubes!
Bolthouse Farms Kids Fruit Tubes
Fruit takes on a new form with these squeezable, slim tubes of real fruit puree blends featuring three fun flavors: Mango Meets Banana & Pineapple, Strawberry Meets Banana, and Blueberry Meets Raspberry with Yogurt. The fruit tubes can be served chilled or frozen and are an enticing treat. At just 30-40 calories, and no added sugar or preservatives, these tubes are a delicious snack for your little one. Go ahead and play with your food.
The Fruits Tubes are part of Bolthouse Farms’ new line of refrigerated kids snacks based around real fruits and veggies. In addition to the Fruit Tubes, the line also includes Kids Smoothies and Veggie Snackers—baby carrots with delicious natural seasoning. All of these products have no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors, and no high-fructose corn syrup.
Please visit www.bolthouse.com for more information.
If you enjoy bubbly beverages, check out this great-tasting and healthier alternative to those sugary drinks!
SodaStream has once again partnered with Yves Behar, world-renowned designer and social entrepreneur, to create the SodaStream Play™ sparkling water maker. Behar’s design re-examines the interface, shape and material selection of the SodaStream system, redefining the way it is used.
As an innovative new feature, the refined mechanics of the machine allow the high-gloss slider column to automatically return to the original position after being pressed, simplifying the process of carbonation. The matte texture and contrasting color of the column and base add a light-hearted, playful feel, and the carbonating bottle easily locks into place with a single-push motion. The Play will work with either the 60L or 130L CO2 cylinder, providing even greater user flexibility.
Please visit www.sodastream.com for more information.
Did you know that you can prepare some of your favorite foods, but with a healthy twist? Use mushrooms to transform your meals with a special technique called Blendability.
The Mushroom Council
Create delicious, healthy meals with one simple ingredient – mushrooms. It’s never been easier to use mushrooms to transform meals, starting with those that may already be in the weekly rotation. Simply chop mushrooms to match the texture of ground meat – beef, pork, chicken, turkey (or tofu) – and mix with ground meat in recipes such as burgers, tacos, meatloaf, lasagna, pasta sauce, or meatballs to make every day dishes more healthy, delicious and extend the number of servings. This technique is referred to as Blendability.
Fresh, cultivated mushrooms are available nationwide, in local grocery stores as well as specialty supermarkets.
Visit mushroominfo.com/mushroom-blendability for more information.
* Content provided by Disney Consumer Products, Bolthouse Farms, SodaStream, and The Mushroom Council