One of the hardest things to lose when we got rid of processed food was snacky things for the kids. And one of the snack foods that was met with the most protest were fruit snacks. Two years after cutting them out of our pantry and my kids still ask for them almost every week.
We have replaced them mainly with actual fruit. Go figure. But from time to time I like to be “fun mom” and bring home something of the fruit snack variety. So I got really excited when I stumbled upon these fruit leathers on sale in Target this week. You would have thought I bought my kids a pony.
The lesson here is clear. Deprive your children so much that the bar is set really low for “treats” in your house. SCORE!
Archer Farms Fruit Strips have no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and no artificial colors. And for a fruit snack the ingredient list is relatively short. And they are so yummy. Truth? I have been sneaking them at night after the kids go to bed. Don’t tell. Mom might have to be “fun” more often.
What do you “treat” your kids to?
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