It’s been an exciting two months for my household as my daughter has earned one of the 9 leads in the musical production, THE WIZ at her local high school. She sang her little heart out and she received a very coveted spot for her performance. With this performance has come commitment, and practice beyond anything I would have imagined, but her school competes for the Gene Kelley awards each year so ‘practice makes perfect.’ As an involved momma, I wanted to the kids to have a great snack that was healthy, could be eaten anytime but would not provide anything unnatural so when I spoke with Brothers-All-Natural to see about some of their freeze-dried fruit snacks we unlocked a golden opportunity: the chance to introduce the 65+ teens working on this production to fruit, in a different way. As an advocate for healthy snacking and foods that don’t contain much except natural ingredients I was pleased to present these to our high school. Let’s ‘Ease on down the road’ of healthy snacks and learn a little more about this great product.
The school received single serve bags and every bag was: Peanut Free, Gluten Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Non GMO, Vegan and Kosher, which is perfect for everyone! Every bag contains 2 fruit servings in each and the bags have freeze-dried fruits. There is no sugar added, there is only 100% Real Fruit with no preservatives! Each box contains 12 single serve bags.
Here are the flavors the kids snacked on: Apple, Pear, Mixed Berry, Pineapple, Peach, and Strawberry-Banana. How important were these snacks to the kids? Actually very important. My daughter does not tell people she is Gluten Free, I am not sure if it is the age, if it is embarrassing or what the problem is, so if I am not with her advocating, she just won’t eat and won’t tell. Curious as this was to me, I found out that 2 other children on the cast of this production suffered from the same Gluten Free problem as my daughter and they did not tell people other than one mom, who they were asking how a chicken was prepared. They told her that they had to watch all their foods and they can’t eat most of what is brought in, unless it is fruit and plain veggies! Brothers-All-Natural actually was most beneficial to them, however there are a few girls who prefer to eat healthy all the time so even when bags of chips were introduced the girls opted for the freeze-dried fruit snacks.
What flavor was the ranking favorite from the kids? This was a toss up between the mixed berry and the peaches. This product boasts only 38 calories a bag, no cholesterol, no sodium, very few sugars, and no fat! Add in the fact that it provides a few servings of fruit and it makes it the practical stage food for all theatrical productions where the hours are long, but the food served does not have to be junk! I would like to thank Brothers-All-Natural for providing these great products to the many children that worked on the cast and crew at my daughter’s school! Like I said at the beginning, Brother’s-All-Natural hits the stage!