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Healthy Snacks: Coffee-mate Over Fruit

I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks for kids–and for me.  What can we bring out after school that will make everyone happy?

This is our favorite new discovery.
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The golden key to this snack is, of course, the French Vanilla Coffeemate. I am not a coffee drinker so I have, in gross error, passed by this lovely product many times at the grocery store.  Now that I know, it sits alongside the milk in our refrigerator ready to be poured over fruit at any moment. It is seriously SO good that my six year old wants to marry it. 2013-05-01 18.07.35I am delighted to report that Coffeemate is now sold in bulk at Costco. Sweet.

Finally, please note, I don’t pour this product on too freely. The calories in Coffeemate are not for free.

But two tablespoons over fruit can go a long way. And my whole family agrees.

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  1. Reticula 05/08/2013 at 10:48 am

    You have got to be kidding me! You pour this on fruit and let your kids eat it? Were you paid by Nestle to write this? Have you even looked at the ingredients? This isn’t healthy. It’s not even food! Here’s what’s in that crap: Water, Sugar, Corn Syrup Solids, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, and/or Cottonseed Oil, Natural Flavors and Artificial Flavors, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Caseinate, (Milk Derivative), Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polysorbate 60, Carrageenan, Betacarotene. Color.

    Today’s Mama, I can’t believe you posted this on Pinterest, but I won’t be following your boards from now on. You’ve obviously gone to the dark side.

    • Erica Fehrman 05/13/2013 at 12:12 pm

      Reticula, Today’s Mama supports many views and supplies recipes for many types of eating habits. If you don’t feel that this recipe is healthy, that is fine. If you choose to unfollow boards, that is your choice. Please don’t rake a writer over the coals for simply eating differently than you do. As you consider what is healthy to put in your body, perhaps take a moment to consider healthy ways to communicate your views with others.

  2. Emily 05/12/2013 at 5:27 pm

    It’s too bad that some people have to rain on other peoples parades:( I happen to love this tip. It is delicious!