10 January 2006

Favorite 'no trans fat' snacks

The FDA is changing food labels so you'll now know how much trans fat lurks in your kid's food. Trans fat -- the result of hydrogenating oil -- typically shows up in packaged snacks such as cookies and crackers. Because it's more shelf-stable than regular oil, however, manufacturers use it in all sorts of convenience foods.

I've been a trans fat detective for years. I generally shop at my local natural-foods grocery store or Trader Joe's for snacks, cereals, and other ready-made food. I save money by watching for sales, packing my freezer, and buying staples at conventional supermarkets.

A few favorites:

What are your family's favorite trans fat-free snacks?

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We absolutely LOVE the Organic Letter of the Day cookies in both Very Vanilla and Oatmeal Cinnamon.

Unfortunately, our local grocer has stopped carrying them and I can't seem to find them anymore.

I'm not sure if you are willing, but you can purchase the Organic Letter of the Day Cookies online...

Good luck.

We also love those letter of the day cookies - I buy them for my son, but I have to hide them from my husband or he eats them all. They have them at Whole Foods Market by us. Some other favorites: Organic Crunchin' Crackers (also Earth's Best - they have Elmo on the box); Honey Maid Grahams Honey Sticks (graham crackers, but in stick form - great for snacking & for little hands); Fig Newtons; Whole Foods Quack'n Bites Organic Cheese Crackers; Barbara's Animal Cookies (vanilla).

Yes, I too love the letter of the day cookies.It is good to know more about organic food because it has an important role in the development of child.The idea is good watching market,packing freezer.Anyway I like this posting, Thanks for sharing with us.I found this site is having much information about organic food.

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