Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Crispy Green. All opinions are our own.
As a parent, I struggle with holidays, like Valentine’s Day, that tend to be centered around candy and sweets. I find myself constantly searching ideas to show my family I love them without sending them into sugar overload. This year, my kids need to bring a valentine for each classmate along with a pre-packaged item (it can’t be homemade) for their Valentine’s Day celebration. I know I’m not the only parent facing this dilemma!
This year, I’m switching things up a little. Instead of sending candy (“how dare you” is the look I often get when I suggest a healthy alternative), I’m sending in a crunchy snack that just so happens to also be 100% fruit. Based on the fact that my daughter’s friends have been asking her to share her lunchbox Crispy Fruit snacks from Crispy Green, I think they’ll be pleased to receive their own.
These freeze-dried fruit snacks help me add crunch to lunchboxes while saying goodbye to greasy chips. It just so happens Crispy Green Crispy Fruit is also perfect for Valentine’s Day! With flavors like apple, Asian pear, banana, tangerine, mango, pineapple and cantaloupe, you’re sure to find a flavor for every kid.
For Valentine’s Day this year, we’re printing out these cute “Totally Crunchin’ on You!” valentines to stick onto the bags of Crispy Green for the classroom party. If your school has a nut-free or allergy-friendly policy, you’re in the clear because Crispy Green is 100% fruit!
Grab the free printable here!
What are you doing this Valentine’s Day to combat sugar overload? What are some non-food ways you can show your family you love them? Share with us below.