Healthy fast food ideas your kids will love

Who said that you can’t feed your kids fast food that is healthy food? Skip the drive-through and make a quick, natural meal for your kiddos that they will enjoy! Also, make sure to check out our next segment on Daybreak this Thursday to see us chat about these products!

Love Grown Foods
Love Grown Foods mission is to create incredibly delicious foods that are packed full of nutritional benefits and that are available to everyone, while centering on the importance of fueling the body. To this end, they have created Hot Oats™ cups that offer a healthy, easy, convenient, and affordable breakfast your kids won’t be able to get enough of. Each cup features delicious blends including strawberry raspberry, blueberry banana, walnut apple cinnamon and peach almond vanilla. Plus they are gluten-free, sodium free, vegan and high in protein and fiber. lovegrownfoods.com

Tres Pupusas
This Colorado company brings an old tradition to the modern family. Pupusas are a traditional Salvadoran dish made of a thick, handmade corn tortilla made using masa de maíz, stuffed with things like beans, cheese, veggies and more. Tres Pupusas are made with natural ingredients, and are all gluten-free, made with non-GMO corn flour. You’ll find various varieties such as the Black Bean and Sweet Corn and Chicken and Cheese. All you need to do to enjoy is simply fry each side in a pan on your stove top in a little oil. Talk about quick and yummy! www.trespupusas.com

Applegate
Applegate makes is easier to get lunch and dinner on the table with options that deliver convenience and flavor without the high calories, fat and sodium typically associated with the family favorite. For more than 20 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products.  They guarantee that the meat inside is raised without antibiotics or hormones and free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates, phosphates, artificial ingredients or preservatives. Make sure to check out the Applegate Naturals Family Size Chicken Nuggets — a family favorite! www.applegate.com

Simply Organic
Simply Organic offers a variety of quick mixes that turn ordinary ingredients into an extraordinary meal. They offer a variety of spices and  mixes for quick sauces, salad dressings, chilis and more. Plus, they embrace small organic farmers, helping them improve their agricultural methods and profits through programs like Fair Trade and Well Earth®. Two of our favorite products include the organic Chili and Sloppy Joe Mixes which can be prepped in minutes with common pantry items. www.simplyorganic.com

PB and J Makeover
Take a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich and give it a healthy twist that will keep your kids coming back for seconds (and thirds). Start with Rudi’s Bread, which is free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fat and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Then, swap the peanut butter for raw almond butter which contains a number of nutrients including Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Manganese, Calcium and Zinc. Finally, add a touch of light agave or honey and banana slices to accentuate the taste of the almonds and save on the sugar. Opt for almond butter fresh from the grinder (look in the bulk section) to save money!