When planning my menu each week, I include snacks for myself and snacks for my kids.
How I decide what snack will make it on the menu depends on my schedule. For instance, this week will be a busy one in preparation for Thanksgiving.
I will be too busy cooking to make homemade snacks which is why I’ve partnered with Del Monte and Walmart to try their new Del Monte Diced Apples & Pears with Caramel Flavor and Diced Pears with Vanilla & Spice.
Del Monte Apple & Pears Caramel flavor
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When I’m hungry but too busy to eat I tend to grab a sugary snack like a Snickers bar or a cup of coffee with lots of high calorie flavored creamer.
Choosing these high sugar snacks hurt my exercise results and don’t provide the nutrients or real energy I need. That’s why I’m so glad to have the Del Monte fruit cups as a better option. They help me feel prepared just in case I have to postpone lunch or just need a snack.
The Del Monte fruit cups provide me with a healthy snack alternative to the 280 calorie Snickers bar I’d normally choose.
The Del Monte fruit cups are only 60 calories per serving, gluten free and does not include high fructose corn syrup. Not only that, they also have 17 grams less sugar than the Snicker bar and taste still tastes great.
The Del Monte fruit cups only a few ingredients and not alot of stuff my body doesn’t need.
The Snicker bar on the other hand has a lot of ingredients that don’t add much nutritional value. Basically, I’m getting by on sugar and calories.
The Del Monte fruit cups are hands down, a better choice health wise, and the Del Monte fruit cups are cheaper per serving. At Walmart, you can find one four pack pack for $2.28 making them only $0.57 per fruit cup.
Plus, with this $1 off 2 Del Monte Fruit Cups coupon a 4-pack is just $0.45 per cup. That’s $0.23 cheaper than a Snicker bar and much healthier.
The Del Monte fruit cups are convenient for my sometimes busy life and they taste great. When my brother and I were too busy for lunch this afternoon we grabbed a Del Monte fruit cup.
The vanilla flavored fruit cups were very good and actually surprised me a bit. The fruit itself was great and the caramel flavor gave it a little touch of extra sweetness.
In the midst of making Thanksgiving dinner this week one thing I won’t stress about is what to snack on.