Kid Friendly Raw Crunch® Bars

Raw Crunch Bar with Nutella SpreadRaw Crunch® Bar – Transitioning Children To Eat Natural and Healthy Foods

As good as some things taste, it is still a matter of people’s preference. Especially children. They have a habit of liking the same foods their friends like, and sometimes those foods are not so good for them.

Healthy food choice doesn’t even enter the equation for kids. It doesn’t even make their list. So let’s discuss how we can transition them to a more empowering eating plan.

Normally the first thing they grab for are some of those brand name cereals, grains and snack bars that are loaded with sugars, and ingredients you can’t even pronounce… You know, the ones that are heavily advertised to children on Saturday mornings?

When children tend to like something, especially junk foods that all the other kids are eating, it can be difficult to transition them to more healthy eating habits. Children are naturally reluctant to try anything new.


peanut-butter-honey2Did you know that a raw crunch® energy bar can be used as a kid friendly transition food?

The Raw Crunch® Bar is an awesome way to get kids to try something new.

They are great tasting by themselves, but sometimes you need an edge for children to try them, and give them a chance.

Whatever favorite spread your child loves, whether it be jams, fruit spreads, nutella, or peanut butters, they will enjoy the flavor of a Raw Crunch® Bar when it is covered in their favorite spread.

Pictured here are bars with crunchy peanut butter and honey, butter and creamy peanut butter, and one with just almond butter. Top image is with Nutella spread. Please forgive the poor images, I am not a professional food photographer…

bar-cut-in-halfAs much as I like peanut butter, I must say that I preferred the one with almond butter. 🙂 The added butter itself does add even more creaminess to the flavors.

Obviously, if there are allergies involved, especially nut allergies, you wouldn’t consider this at all, would you? Need I say more?

But for all other children, using their favorite types of spreads on these energy bars will start a new healthy habit, where your child can get all the nutrition he or she needs… in disguise.

Or, add a Raw Crunch® Bar onto their plate, along with the “other” food and let them have both.

buttered-raw-crunch-with-peanut-butterYou know what I mean, don’t you? This would not be the first time you would apply the strategy of mixing healthy foods in with their not so healthy favorites… am I right? Satisfy their hunger with healthier foods, literally starting to crowd out less empowering junk food choices.

The next time you make up a snack, consider using a Raw Crunch® Bar as a base instead of toast or crackers, and add it to their plate. Once they see how awesome they are, they will want them more often.

The goal is to have your children grow up strong and healthy, this is just one way that you can ensure that they consume some good whole food that tastes great, not to mention all the health benefits they will receive from consuming healthier snack choices.

Below is an excerpt found on Calorie Secrets Website at:
http://www.caloriesecrets.net/best-healthy-nuts-and-seeds-for-weight-loss/

“According to the George Mateljan Foundation’s list of the world’s healthiest foods, the healthiest nuts include:

Almonds: High in vitamin E, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 and phosphorus and concentrated in protein.  The majority of fat in almonds is heart healthy mono-unsaturated fat.

Cashews:  High in antioxidants, mono-unsaturated fats and phosphorus and with a lower fat content than many other nuts.

Flaxseeds (Linseed):  High in omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for anti-inflammatory properties, as well as vitamin B6, fibre and manganese.

Peanuts:  High in mono-unsaturated fats, flavonoids, antioxidants, and folic acid.  They are also high in vitamin B3 and are thought to contain an antioxidant known as resveratrol, which is thought to have anti-aging effects.

Pumpkin Seeds:  High in essential fatty acids, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin K, these may be beneficial for arthritis and help lower cholesterol.

Sesame Seeds:  Good source of Vitamin B1, mono-unsaturated fats, and phytosterols which inhibit cholesterol production.

Sunflower seeds:  High in linoleic acid, fibre, magnesium and phytosterols.

Walnuts:  High in omega 3 fatty acids, manganese and copper.  They also contain an essential amino acids used by the body to make nitric oxide, which is required for keeping blood vessels flexible.”

Source: Calorie Secrets – http://www.caloriesecrets.net/best-healthy-nuts-and-seeds-for-weight-loss/

You will notice that five out of the top eight healthiest nuts and seeds are contained in the Raw Crunch Bars ingredients list. (All raw and organic… cashews, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds)

When it comes to your children’s health, choose good foods for them. Try a box of Raw Crunch® Bars today. Great as transition snacks, or even added into their shakes and smoothies – The Raw Crunch® Bar Smoothie