Small Steps with Treats

After my pre-Halloween Costco run, the family did their mom-giggle as one trucked in an armload containing the
“typical” thing that I would buy to pass out on Halloween – healthy snacks!

“No,” I said, “really, this looks good and it might taste good – it’s got lots of interesting new things in it!”

Indeed it did.  I know it’s not completely perfect to some folks, but small steps in the right direction is sometimes the best we can do.

On the plus side:

  1. Starts with whole rolled oats instead of wheat,
  2. Contains DARK chocolate chips and red wine extract (antioxidents)
  3. Contains chicory root,
  4. It’s peanut free for those school lunch boxes,
  5. Promotes digestive health with “prebiotic dietary fiber” (2 g/pouch from the chicory-inulin)
So, I’m not working for the company and they haven’t asked me to say anything, won’t get a kick-back, but since I’m a mega-shopper-type person (10 children, 15 grandchildren, go figure) I love to see what’s new on the market to help us stay healthier.
The grandchildren, who were at the house during this unloading event, put on their costumes and practised trick-or-treat with me at the back door in order to get their first package of the cookies.  The cookies were enjoyed by all, and even by their texture-picky mother!
I’d use them with our protein shake for that extra crunch if a crunchy snack is needed, and keep a few bags in the car for emergency, i.e. didn’t eat before leaving, don’t have anything else – have to keep from stopping for junk food!
A bag with nice clear water – sounds Spartan?  Na.  Yum.
P.S.  My REAL hand-out was M&Ms!

About Margo

Margo Linder has over 24 years experience helping clients ( gain better health with her products. She is a busy mother of ten (19 - 39) and grandmother of seventeen, who enjoys reading, sewing painting and interior design. Margo writes as if passing on bits of information to her very large family of children, their spouses and grandchildren - and anyone else who might be listening. She will explore how small life changes (tweaks) will make a huge difference to enjoyment of life and general well-being. The World Health Organization defines health in terms of complete physical, social and mental/psychological well-being. So this is about the "whole" person. She emphasizes that she is not a health professional or scientist, but offers food-for-thought from life experience, her health business and their scientists, her own research and common sense.
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