October 10, 2013
Delicous and Healthy Snack for Your Kids
My kids love applesauce. They have since they were old enough to begin eating solid foods. Recently we were contacted about trying out a great local organic applesauce, Wacky Apple. All of their products are gluten free, lactose free, only contain natural sugars from our fresh fruit itself and we never, ever use anything artificial.
Not only do they have several fabulous flavors they also have flat fruit, or as my kids call it fruit leather. I love the fact that there is a healthy all natural snack that my kids want to devour!
A Family Story & Mission for Healthy Kids
Wacky Apple was developed just 4 years ago when a family member came home from Elementary School in Denver with her “afternoon snack.” A snack packed full of High Fructose Corn Syrup, no nutritional value and something she didn’t even want to eat. This is when we, as a family realized, we wanted to create a healthy, delicious snack, designed and packaged for kids that they will want to eat!
We believe in giving children the opportunity to make healthy food decisions. This is why we have created a naturally sweet, great tasting line of apple snacks with fun packaging children will like!
Sustainable and Local
Wacky Apple Company is a Colorado, family owned and operated company located on the Western Slope in the town of Hotchkiss. We are a Colorado company that has been in the apple business for 30 plus years.
We practice organic sustainable farming and believe in a small carbon footprint. We want to keep our country beautiful and healthy for our children and our children’s children.
Where to find Wacky Apple
Wacky Apple is available in all Rocky Mountain Whole Foods, Sprouts and all King Soopers and City Markets across Colorado.
A few hearty Wacky Apple breakfast ideas before the kids go off to school and/or you are off to work!
More recipes here: http://wackyapple.com/recipes
• Granola Crunch Pancakes
• Wacky Apple Berry Blaster Smoothie
• Applesauce parfait (lactose free)
*Wacky’s Applesauce Granola Pancakes*
Enjoy these healthy, crunchy and hearty pancakes with your friends and family!
- 1 cup of your favorite organic pancake batter
- 1 cup cinnamon Wacky Apple Applesauce
- 1/2 cup of granola
- 1 Organic egg
- 2/3 cup organic milk
Mix all 4 ingredients together and spoon onto griddle.
Once on griddle sprinkle your favorite granola and some diced apple into the batter as it cooks.
Flip when ready.
Cook both sides to perfection and enjoy!
*Wacky Apple Wild Berry Blaster Smoothie
Makes approximately four 8oz servings
Two 4oz WA Wild Berry Applesauce cups
Two 4oz WA Jr. Wild Berry Apple Juice cups
One Large Handful Fresh or frozen Organic Blueberries approx. 1 cup
One Large Handful Fresh or frozen Organic Blackberries approx. 1 cup
One Large Handful Fresh or frozen Organic Strawberries approx. 1 cup
Blend and serve! Delicious!
*Wacky Apple Applesauce Parfait
-Try applesauce in place of yogurt for a delicious change to the norm!
-In a cup, layer your favorite granola, then your favorite Wacky Apple sauce, and top with some fresh fruit!
-Note: I like cinnamon granola with cinnamon applesauce! It tastes like apple pie!
-Double Note: Add a dollop of your favorite Greek yogurt and it tastes like apple pie ala mode!!!
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