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As I'm sure most moms would agree, the checkout line at the supermarket can be a scary place -- especially when you have kids in tow. That's the place the store knows they have you captive and bombard your field of vision with overpriced candy and loads of other unhealthy stuff your kids are undoubtedly going to beg you for. That's certainly the way it is for me at our local grocery. I have to do everything in my power to distract Kenya or Chloe when we get up to the counter.

Months ago, my eyes were drawn to the bright and fun packaging of a treat that was completely new to me_ Somersaults. Usually I try and avoid buying anything in the checkout line, but something about this product seemed healthy and so much more appealing to me than the usual checkout choices. Plus, I loved their motto, "turning snacking upside down". Crunchy nuggets with sunflower seeds and toasted grains not only sounded delicious to me, it seemed liked the perfect protein and fiber-filled snack that's great for kids' lunch boxes, especially when so many schools these days are nut-free.

With flavors like Sea Salt, Santa Fe Salsa and Chez Cocoa, how can you go wrong? I don't know who loves them more -- me, my husband or my kids.

See, not all things in the checkout line are there to harm you!

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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6 comments

  • Brooke

    We get Somersaults at PCC in Seattle, and LOVE them. They're also great chopped up in salads as a crouton alternative.

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  • Diane

    Hi All-You can get these on Amazon and if you are prime member they are available for free shipping.

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  • Michelle

    I found these at World Market. But the big question to Catherine is... since they are bit pricey, how can we make a homemade version? :)

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  • Serene

    I bought these as a snack for me but did not like them. My 20 month old grabbed one the other day and started munching. He loves them. He has lots of teeth (4 molars) and has no problem crunching them, but we watch carefully anyway.

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  • Aikka

    Any suggestions on reinventing these and use up in a recipe perhaps? I bought a large bag of sea salt flavor at costco thinking my son would like it since he loves snacking on sunflower seeds and sunflower butter, but unfortunately he's not too fond of this one. I've tried using it as croutons or mixed in with trail mix, but no luck!

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  • Katie

    I looooove these things!!

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