Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to School Snack - Mott's Fruitsations +Veggies

Back to school means packing lunches for two kids 5 days a week.  I'm always looking to strike that balance between a lunch that is healthy and also appealing to my kids. They are always begging for sweet treats that they see in their friends' lunches but I just don't feel right sending them with snacks that are full of artificial colours and sugar with no nutritional value at all.  I was given the opportunity to try Mott's Fruitsations +Veggies Snacks and I jumped at the chance. I'm always on the lookout for a new lunchbox treat.

Mott's Fruitsation + Veggie - Lunch box snack for school & on the run

My kids are old enough to read the box so they knew right away that there were veggies hidden in these fruit snacks.  I think they were a bit skeptical that they wouldn't taste good at first.  I could read their minds - Here goes mom again with her lame attempt at buying a 'treat' for lunch.

A few great things about Mott's Fuitsations +Veggies
  1. They contain real fruit and vegetable juice.
  2. Each pouch provides 100% of their daily requirement of Vitamin C. 
  3. They are gluten free.
  4. There are only 80 calories per pouch.

Their fears were extinguished because they loved them!  They both gobbled down the little bags I let them try and have been asking for them in their camp lunches every day.  I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that they contained 10g of sugar per pouch but when I compared this to the other gummy treats at the grocery store I found it was right in line.  At least I can rest assured that they contain real fruit and vegetable juice which the others don't.

Mott's Fruitsation + Veggie - Lunch box snack contains real fruit and veggies

I have actually thrown a couple of pouches in my purse for those emergency snack attacks that always seem to come up when you're nowhere near home.  As you can see, we've already had one such day, a trip to the local pool left the kids ravenous.

Mott's Fruitsation + Veggie - Great snack to keep in your purse

Mott's Fruitsations +Veggies are a great lunchbox treat for our family.  I'm lucky, both my kids love fruit and vegetables so incorporating those into their diets isn't a problem.  But, when it comes to finding a 'treat' that appeals to them but satisfies my desire to send them with snacks that will help fuel their minds and bodies for the day I can now rest easier. I'll definitely be keeping a box of  Mott's Fruitsations +Veggies  in my pantry, ready to make packing school lunches that much simpler.

Mott's Fruitsation + Veggie - Fruit and veggie treat for their school lunches

Contest Alert:

Back-to-school shopping can be expensive once you add up all the items the kids need for the school year.  Mott's Fruitsations +Veggies wants to lessen the burden for 3 families.  Visit the Life Made Delicious Facebook Page to enter a contest that could make your back-to-school shopping much more affordable! They have three $500 gift cards up for grabs until September 8th, 2013.  Good luck!

“Disclosure – I am participating in the Mott’s Fruitsations & Veggie fruit snacks Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

1 comment :

  1. My kids LOVE these! So yummy and nutritious and easy to pack -what more could you want!


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