Smart Swap: All-natural “Pop-Tarts”

I grew up on Pop-Tarts. Especially in high school when getting ready was more important than sitting down to eat breakfast (priorities of a teenage girl, I tell ya!). I was always (wait, I’m still always) running late to school, so grabbing a package of cold Pop-Tarts out the door was easy. Brown Sugar Cinnamon was my favorite. Do you know what’s in Pop-Tarts? Here, check it out:

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Oh what’s that you see? Partially hydrogenated oils, artificial color (Red #40 and Blue #1), and high fructose corn syrup? Yep, me too. Disgusting. It sometimes sickens me to think of all the garbage I used to put into my body.

Now-a-days I know better. If I don’t have time to eat before I head out the door, I make my yogurt and granola and eat my banana at school (a pretty typical breakfast for me). The bf, however, recently discovered all-natural “pop-tarts”. Although toaster pastries are in general not the healthiest breakfast, if you or your kiddo is dying for a Pop-Tart, this would be the best all-natural alternative:

Nature’s Path Organic Toaster Pastries – Frosted Berry Strawberry

Ingredients:

Wheat flour*, evaporated cane juice*, evaporated cane juice invert*, palm oil*, apples*, whole wheat flour*, powdered sugar*, corn starch*, vital wheat gluten*, dextrose*, strawberries*, strawberry flavor*, rice starch*, sea salt, leavenings (baking soda, cream of tartar), tapioca starch*, honey*, molasses*, citric acid, rice bran extract*, colored with betalains, paprika extract (from plants), vanilla flavor*, algin, sodium citrate, monocalcium phosphate, whey protein concentrate (milk). *Organic. Contains wheat and dairy.

Nothing artificial here!

Just frosted strawberry goodness. They also have an extra gram of protein, less fat, and less sodium than regular Pop-Tarts.

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Look to find them in your all-natural grocer, co-op, or perhaps even your favorite big box grocery store! You can also order them in bulk here: Nature’s Path Organic Toaster Pastries, Berry Strawberry (Not Frosted), 6-Count Boxes (Pack of 12): Amazon.com: Grocery

Happy clean eating!

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