September 9, 2010
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!