Kid-Friendly Snacks: Healthy Home Edition

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If you’re trying to stay sane while you stay home, but your kids can’t seem to social distance themselves from the pantry, having healthy, kid-friendly snacks on hand is a MUST.

The problem:  It’s hard to find kid-friendly snacks that are healthy, especially at a time when your access to stores and general grocery items is limited.

The solution: Shrewd Food! 

Kids aren’t just eating, they’re growing, developing a palate and learning which foods they like. It’s important to avoid excess added sugars since this can train children to expect super sweet foods and make them even pickier. Not only that, but too much sugar can contribute to energy spikes, followed by dips, which then result in cranky kids.  


Unfortunately, most kid-friendly snacks are loaded with sugar. 

And as if the sugar isn’t bad enough, most pre-packaged pantry items are loaded with fat and offer no additional nutritional benefits. 


Thankfully, Shrewd Food makes smarter snacking options that don’t sacrifice taste despite being good for your kids. They are packed with protein and other nutrients that your kids need, so moms can feel good about your kid’s snack choices. 


What do we love about Shrewd Food Protein Puffs?


  • They’re High Protein:  According to the latest standards for Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), the amount of protein required by young children and teens may exceed that of adults. Children and teens need extra protein to support rapid growth – somewhere between 10%-35% of their total daily calories in order to support normal health, growth, and muscular development.  Shrewd Food Protein Puffs have as much protein as they do flavor, coming in at 14g of protein per serving! 


  • They’re Allergy Friendly: So many kids these days have food allergies.  It’s hard to find healthy snacks that are allergy-friendly.  But Shrewd Food has solved this problem!  Whether your kids are following a gluten-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free, soy-free, or egg-free diet… Shrewd Food makes it safe to snack on protein puffs.  


  • They’re Free of Junk:  I love knowing that when my kids’ snack on protein puffs, they’re not only packed with protein, but they’re also free from corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. 


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Kids are more likely to enjoy food if they were involved in making it or picking out their favorites… and even small children can pick their favorite flavors of protein puffs!


Whether they’re craving sweet or savory, Shrewd Food Protein Puffs are the perfect grab and go snack…  from Cheddar and Brickoven Pizza to Cookies & Cream and Strawberries & Cream, Shrewd Food has your kiddos covered with 90 calories, 12g of protein and only 4g of sugar.   

When your kids pick out their Shrewd Food flavor choices, this is a perfect time to educate them on the different food groups and basic nutrition concepts. Kids love to ask “Why?” so here’s your chance to fill them in!

In addition to the Shrewd Food Protein Puffs, my boys love the Shrewd Food Protein Cookies, so we’ve been taking some time to talk about probiotics. 


Probiotics are living microorganisms (such as bacteria and yeasts) that have been shown to help with inflammatory-bowel disorders or conditions and food allergies. When your kids consume probiotics, the live microorganisms encourage the repopulation of beneficial bacteria and fungi and allow the immune system to boost its response to harmful pathogens.

At a time when immune boosting is of utmost importance, I love knowing my kids are getting a serving of prebiotics and 1Billion CFU’s of probiotics in every 1.65 oz. bag of Protein Cookies. 


Not only do the cookies provide great taste in every crispy bite, but they also provide 8g Protein and the nutritional equivalent to a serving of 10 different fruits and vegetables* (such as Broccoli, Cranberry, Papaya, Maitake Mushroom, Spinach & Sweet Potato). They are available in two flavors, Oat & Berry and Oat & Chip!

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Kate Horney has a degree in Exercise Science and is a busy mom of two boys.  Kate has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry helping busy moms and their families learn how to live a healthy, happy, and balanced lifestyle.

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