When I was growing up, my mother didn’t like to keep fun treats for kids in the house. We’d have dessert every once in a while and have treats at holidays, but for the most part we ate really healthy foods. So when my brothers and I went off to college, we all went a bit nuts. Having soda, sweets and everything unhealthy we’d always dreamed of. We all had to work very hard to enjoy those things in moderation and to get back into healthier eating habits.
Now that I’m a mom, I’m handling treats and snacks differently than my mother. With my kids, I give treats. I don’t want them to be so hung up on foods that they can’t be reasonable about having it in small amounts.
But the treats in our house are special. I choose things that are delicious and fun, but what the kids don’t know is that I choose treats that are healthy. I try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup and lots of artificial ingredients. Unfortunately, that tends to eliminate a lot of the fun products that kids are drawn to with the fun characters and crazy colors.
Fun Treats for Kids
I was thrilled to find out that Yoplait Trix Yogurt is all of the things I want in a snack and treat for my kids, without any of the things I don’t want.
It comes in fun flavors that every kid would love like Cotton Candy, Strawberry Punch, Triple Cherry, Strawberry Banana Bash and Raspberry Rainbow. And the Trix yogurt is bright, swirly colors that my kids really have fun with. One of my daughters stirs hers up to see what color is made while the other tries to eat the colors in separate bites. My little boy just yells “Boo! Iss Boo!” when we give him the Cotton Candy, since it has blue on one side. 🙂
So the kids clearly love Yoplait Trix Yogurt, but what does this mom think?
I love it too! I love that it’s made without high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, or sweeteners like soooo many other snacks and treats for kids. It’s got lots of great health benefits like calcium, Vitamin D and ”good” bacteria that boost the immune system and promote a healthy digestive tract.
And those cool, bright colors are made from vegetable juices, fruit juices and beta carotene, not weird chemicals and artificial ingredients. My kids couldn’t care less about where the colors come from, but I do. I feel better about giving my kids snacks with natural colors, like Yoplait Trix Yogurts.
My kids already loved yogurt, but Yoplait Trix has become their favorite. I’ve been keeping several packs in the fridge for fast and easy after-school snacks and fun desserts after dinner. The girls have even been asking for them in their lunchboxes. We love all the flavors but the Cotton Candy seems to be the favorite right now.
“Trix are for kids” but unwanted additives definitely are not. That’s why Yoplait® Trix® Yogurt comes in silly, swirly flavors kids love, without high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, or sweeteners. It’s still the same bright, fun, colorful snack, only better. You’ll love that they love it!
Have you tried Yoplait Trix Yogurts yet? What are your kids favorite flavors?
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