Feeding her kids nutritious snacks and meals is a priority for international blogger Viv Jones. “It’s definitely easier to grab something convenient, but I try my best to have healthier snack and meal options that will nourish their growing bodies and busy brains! I’d rather spend a little time preparing healthier snacks so I can […]
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While moderation is still recommended, some candy manufacturers are trying to do the right thing by making gluten-free choices, using eco-friendly ingredients and insisting on higher quality ingredients.
Blum highlights Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil because it adds a creamy texture to food and is free of trans fats. “While using this sustainable oil for home cooking is a relatively new thing, it is catching on. Palm oil is heart-healthy and good brain food, and has a neutral flavor.”
Most American manufacturers prefer Malaysian palm oil because it is grown and produced responsibly. The country has strict standards in place which protect the environment as well as the palm oil industry workers.
Teach kids to look for palm oil on ingredient lists. Many food manufacturers have substituted natural Malaysian sustainable palm oil for partially hydrogenated oil.
For decades, many packaged cookies, bars and candies were loaded with artificial colors and flavors, copious amount of sugars and unhealthy trans fats. Much to the relief of parents everywhere, manufacturers are now including healthier and more natural ingredients such as Malaysian palm oil in these kid staples.
These easy-to-make recipes combine affordable grocery store options – all made with sustainably produced Malaysian palm oil – with other nutritious ingredients. The result? Snacks that will please your kids and your conscience.