This is a sponsored post in partnership with Kettle Brand®
Okay, I know that the concept of “snacking” has gotten a bad rep over the years but I have to confess, I’m a fan (and you should be too). A healthy snack can:
- Provide much needed nutrients and thus energy. In other words, say “bye-bye” to the 3 p.m. slump!
- Prevent overeating at meal time, which is obviously, unhealthy but can also cause discomfort and weight gain.
- Keep blood sugar levels steady.
However, the keyword here is healthy, and that’s where I start to struggle. Finding the time to make sure I have a nutritious and delicious snack ready to go can be a challenge. Especially on those super busy days where I find myself practically triple booked. Especially when you take into account that my kiddo can still be a pretty picky eater. Especially when it seems like no one in the family can ever agree on the same snack. (So essentially every day!)
Come on, you know what I’m talking about. Mom wants fruit, dad wants pretzels, kids want yogurt, and we were supposed to be in three different places ten minutes ago. Yikes! This is how we end up scarfing down a snack that doesn’t quite qualify as healthy. (And by quite, I mean not at all. 😉 )
Or, at least, that’s how it used to be.
Let me ask you this—do you and your family enjoy chips? Ahh, I’ve got your attention now, right? Who doesn’t think chips are about the yummiest snack of all! Too bad they aren’t healthy….
Guess what they can be! Or at least they can be healthier when you opt for Kettle Brand® Potato Chips.
So here’s the thing—healthiness is a scale. Trying to classify foods as strictly healthy or unhealthy is a bit of a slippery slope. Most foods aren’t black or white; they’re simply a bit healthier or unhealthier than others.
Are there snacks out there that are strictly speaking, healthier than Kettle Brand® Potato Chips? Sure. However, Kettle Brand® Potato Chips are a BIG win. They’re:
- Not nearly as unhealthy as some other snack options. (You know, like that leftover Halloween candy you’re still hiding in the pantry?)
- Quick and easy.
- Made from real, natural ingredients.
- The first potato chip company to gain Non-GMO Project Verification.
- Gluten free.
- Made by a company you’ll love supporting (more on that in a bit).
Plus, Kettle Brand® Potato Chips come in a variety of delicious flavors, so no matter what your taste buds are craving you can find something to sate them. Two of my family’s favorite flavors are Jalapeño and Sea Salt & Vinegar. Yum!
While I love both of these varieties, Kettle Brand® Potato Chips come in a whole slew of flavors that are inspired by real world food and culinary trends. Some of the other options are Pepperoncini, New York Cheddar, and Korean BBQ. (Is your mouth watering yet?)
Kettle Brand® Potato Chips are the perfect option when you want a snack that registers on the “healthy” scale but you still want to give the family a treat.
For example, when the kiddo and I are stuck in the house and need to get creative with playtime, we’ll bring Kettle Brand® Potato Chips to his playhouse in the basement to have a picnic of sorts. We also enjoy taking Kettle Brand® Potato Chips to the pool with us. During adult swim we munch on them and can nearly devour an entire bag if we aren’t careful. 🙂
(Another one of my favorite healthy and fun snacks for kids is this homemade yogurt with hidden veggies. It’s also great to pack for on the go, but it’s a little messier. 🙂 )
Remember how I said you’d love supporting the Kettle Brand® Potato Chips company? As much as there is to like about their tasty chips with their signature crunch and crave-worthy flavors, there’s just as much to like about the company itself.
Founded in Salem, Oregon in 1982, Kettle Brand® Potato Chips was a pioneer in the natural food industry. They first started delivering their yummy chips to grocery stores and co-ops out of the back of a van! My how they’ve grown!
Today, Kettle Brand® Potato Chips works hard to minimize waste, including turning their cooking oil into Bio Diesel, making use of solar energy, and restoring native plant life around their facilities.
Seriously, what’s not to love?
So, on your next Walmart run be sure to snag a couple of bags of Kettle Brand® Potato Chips because you can score $1 off 2 (8.5 oz.) bags with Ibotta! Yep, with Kettle Brand® Potato Chips and Ibotta, you can snack and save!
Trust me, this is one snack that’s a win-win for the whole family!