A Sweet Way to Sneak More Superfoods Into Your Kids' Diet!

September 5, 2016
by Dana Poblete for Thrive Market
A Sweet Way to Sneak More Superfoods Into Your Kids' Diet!

Imagine the elated look on your kid’s face when they crack open their lunch box to see a goldmine of cookies.

Superfood cookies, to be exact. MySuperFoods did something pretty clever to get kids to load up on nourishing, fueling ingredients—they packed them into whole-grain treats. Each of the three flavors—honeyblueberry-vanilla, and chocolate—taste like dessert, but supply kids with half of their daily recommended intake of vitamin C thanks to two exotic fruits.

First there’s baobab, an ancient African fruit with more vitamin C than oranges and more calcium than milk, and tons of B vitamins, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, and antioxidants. And acerola, also known as the Barbados cherry, is another one of the richest sources of vitamin C.

Fiber is another thing that’s notoriously challenging to get children to eat enough of—you can’t always force a kid to eat kale!—but every serving of these cookies contains two grams from quinoa and whole grains. Younger kids (ages 3 to 5) need about 11 grams a day, so even if they refuse to eat their veggies you can rest assured knowing that if you pack these in their lunch, they’re getting nearly 20 percent of the fiber they need from a snack they love.

There’s other good stuff inside, too, including:

The treats are also made in a nut-free facility, so no worries if your sweet little one wants to share those riches with a buddy who may be allergic. So when your kids beg for an extra cookie in their lunch box, you can say, “Of course you can!”

MySuperFoods is on a mission to help end child hunger in America. Through a campaign known as Pack a Lunch, Give Back a Lunch, the company is working with local food banks to donate 100,000 meals to children in need. To learn how you can help, watch this video and visit their Facebook page.

Photo credit: Alicia Cho

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    Too bad there's sugar in them. None of those other health benefits matter to me if there's sugar...