Fairytale Brownies Morsels
[1] Fairytale’s Magic Morsels are “bites,” one-quarter the size of a standard brownie (photo courtesy Fairytale Brownies).

Honey Stinger Cracker Sandwich
[2] Tasty healthfulness: delicious by themselves, with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee (photo courtesy Kristin Hostetter | SNewsnet).

Smart Sweets Fruity
[3] Are low-sugar gummy bears guilt-free? Pretty much (photo courtesy Smart Sweets).

 

When we were away at summer camp, we eagerly anticipated packages of treats from Nana.

You don’t have to be a camper, or even a kid, to enjoy receiving these melt-proof snacks. Our selection includes good-for-you and better-for-you. You can call brownies better-for-you when they’re one-fourth the normal size: “Just a bite.”
 
 
1. FAIRYTALE BROWNIES: MAGIC MORSELS

One-fourth the size of their standard brownies, Fairytale’s Magic Morsels are a great solution for brownie lovers of all ages (photo #1).

The portion-controlled brownies, made with fine Belgian chocolate, are a favorite with us. The flavors include Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Cream Cheese, Original, Raspberry Swirl and Walnut.

Keeping away from sugar? There are two sugar-free varieties: Original and Walnut.

What more do we need to say except:

Get yours at Brownies.com. If you have difficulty finding what you want on the website (there are so many choices, it can get confusing), just call: 800.324.7982.
 
 
2. HONEY STINGER: ORGANIC CRACKER N’ NUT BUTTER SNACK BARS

Honey Stinger is a brand established more than 60 years ago, for outdoors enthusiasts seeking nutrition that abetted performance.

The company created snacks using the original energy food, honey.

You don’t have to be a hiker or an athlete to enjoy their better-for-you treats. Couch potatoes like us are happy to nibble away.

We’ve previously enjoyed the company’s thin, crisp Organic Waffles snacks, available in regular and gluten-free and in a number of satisfying flavors (caramel, chocolate, lemon, etc.).

The new Organic Cracker N’ Nut Butter Snack Bars are just as tempting—maybe more so (photo #2).

The bars contain three nut butter options that delivewr 5g of protein, mixed with organic honey and sandwiched between two multigrain crackers. The bars are covered in organic dark or milk chocolate.

All this tastiness has just 9g-12g of sugar, and are all natural—nothing artificial. They are USDA Certified Organic and certified kosher-dairy by OU. Varieties include:

  • Almond Butter & Dark Chocolate
  • Cashew Butter & Milk Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate
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    The bars are available at natural foods and nutrition stores, and at HoneyStinger.com in boxes of 12.

    We’ve been enjoying them with our morning coffee: so much more energy-enhancing than a bagel!
     
     
    3. SMART SWEETS: LOW-SUGAR GUMMY BEARS

    We love gummy bears, but not the sugar. We’ve tried the sugar-free versions, but if you eat more than five bears, the sugar alcohols do you in (if you’ve been there, you know what we mean).

    Enter Smart Sweets (photo #3), offering 1.8-ounce bags of fruity gummies with just 3g of sugar.

    Sweetened with stevia (no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners), a bag also contains 28g of fiber from chicory root and tapioca.

    The reduction in sugar (85% less) makes the flavor different from conventional gummies, the latter of which burst forth with fruit and sweetness. But you get all the chewiness of the full-sugar varieties.

    There are two options: Fruity and Sour. The Sour variety is for those who can’t get enough sour. Oh, the pucker!

    The gummies are made in a dedicated gluten-, peanut-, tree-nut-, dairy-, soy- and casein-free facility.

    Get yours at SmartSweets.com.

      


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