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Tips for a Better You with Better for You Snacks



A new year has begun and most of us have made resolutions, resolutions to live healthier and happier lives. While I haven't personally made any resolutions this year myself, one of my goals this year is to lose the weight that I have gained over the holidays and even before that. I have made it my business to eat better and also for my kids to eat better than they did last year. I'm big on snacking and I always have a snack or two for my kids, not just for school and after school, but also for when we're on the road. I always make sure to head to my local Sam's Club and pick up whatever I need. One of those better for us snacks just happens to be Annie’s® Popcorn Snack Packs and Honest® Kids Organic Juice Drink. Believe it or not, they're better for me and my little monsters, as I like to call my kids sometimes. I keep a package or two in my car and they're also in Madison's lunch box whenever she goes to school. I feel good knowing that I'm providing her with snacks that are better for her and best of all they taste great.


Madison goes to school on a daily basis and is at that age where there is still snack time. Last year I had problems trying to figure out what to put in her lunch box. Everyday it seemed like it was the same thing. This year I wanted a bit of variety but I also wanted snacks that were good for her. When it comes to my kids lunch boxes, having Annie® Popcorn Snacks and Honest® Kids Organic Juice Drink in there was a win-win. I felt good knowing that they were eating and drinking better snacks, and they were getting snacks that they also loved. They were the perfect lunch box solution! Not only are they better, but they're also convenient too. They're a great pick me up and are also perfect for our family movie and game nights.

With this however, being a brand new year, if you're looking for better snacks that aren't packed with sugar and you're looking for ways to be a better you, I have a few tips for you.

5 Tips for a Better You

1. Stop Putting It Off. Start Now!
Your first step to a better you is to start now! Stop putting it off by making every excuse that you can think of. However, start off slowly, don't just rush into it, and make little gradual changes. It's easier to make small changes gradually than big changes all at once. Hit the gym maybe twice a week and then work your way up to 5.

2. Get Moving
Make physical activity a part of your daily routine. If you have a pet, instead of telling your kids to take the dog out for a walk, you do it instead. Go for brisk walks early in the morning and again in the afternoon. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Get off the bus a stop or two away and walk to your home. Once again do this gradually, but just do it!

3. Eat Regularly
Now this one is very important. Most people like to skip a meal or two thinking that it will help with weight-loss, but au contraire. Skipping meals usually ends up with you overeating because you're hungry. Eat smaller portions, but don't skip. Snacking between meals can also help but be sure to count your calories. That's why I just LOVE the Annie's® Organic White Cheddar Popcorn. It is Organic and made with 100% cheese, it's naturally gluten free and made with whole grains. There are no artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives and I get less than 75 calories per cup.


4. Hydrate
We all need water to survive and it's recommended that you drink at least 8-8oz glass of water a day. Once you start getting active you also want to replace the water you lose when sweating. Carrying around a water bottle is a great way to remember to drink your daily requirement. However, a lot of people, including me don't really like drinking water. My kids don't either, so I make sure that I have the Honest® Kids Organic Juice Drink around. They are USDA Organic and sweetened only with fruit juice. They're also available in delicious flavors such as Berry Berry Good Lemonade, Goodness Grapeness, Super Fruit Punch and Appely Ever After. I get 100% daily value of vitamin C and only 30 calories per juice box.

5. Sleep
Make sure that you're getting your recommended sleep at night. It's recommended that you sleep at least 7-8hrs at night. Personally I can survive on 5 but getting enough sleep goes a long way at making sure your body is well. Did you know that you actually lose weight while you sleep? So go ahead, sleep more at nights.


So whether you're looking for a better lunch box solution this year for your kids, or looking for better alternative snacks for yourself, head to your local Sam's Club and pick up Annie’s® Popcorn Snack Packs and Honest® Kids Organic Juice Drink, they're definitely better for you and your kids will love them!

Let's discuss: Have you tried Annie’s® Popcorn Snack Packs and Honest® Kids Organic Juice Drink?


Annmarie John
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  1. What great advice and we love both Honest Kids Juice boxes and Annie's products, too btw :)

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  2. Those are great! Annie's sounds like a great line of products. If the family is going to snack, it might as well be something healthy.

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  3. I agree, putting things off 'prolongs' and if you want to get something done or achieve a goal then instead of saying you are going to do it tomorrow, you should do it straight away. It is far better x

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  4. I'm working on the hydrating more often during the day. I got to get better with drinking water! ugh. And - never tried Annies but see them all the time. I should add this to my snacking ideas!

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  5. I love all these tips! I agree with all of them, especially staying hydrated! I've heard eating every 2-3 hours is supposed to make a huge difference, as well.

    xo, Lydia | wheretheprettythingsare.co

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  6. These are great tips that everyone needs to hear! I am really bad abo hydrating, I could definitely drink more water.

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  7. I don't have kids yet but love Annie's popcorn! So healthy and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. My daughter loves both of these. The annie's line is amazing and the honest juce actually tastes way better than other brands we have tried. The only problem is I have a hard time keeping it in my pantry lol

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  9. Great suggestions!

    I'm trying to eat a cleaner diet and your advice to start (and stop putting it off is bang on). I find when I'm waiting for the "right time", the right time rarely comes.

    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

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  10. These are great tips and I am a big fan of the healthy snack! I love popcorn as it is something we all enjoy. Drinking water and sleep are the two things I struggle with - I know I don't do enough of either!

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  11. Yes, I've tried them both! I'm actually eating the cheesy popcorn right now as I read this!
    I love Sam's Club and I love their products that make snacking easier. I have to pack snacks for both kids this year, and will for a loooong time.

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  12. Oh those snacks look yummy. I love popcorn but it always gets stuck in my teeth! I am also bad at taking care of myself, I am working on that too!

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  13. Great advice! We love Annie's products! When my daughter was diagnosed with food allergies and we ran across them in our first trip to a Whole Foods, we were thrilled! I am so glad that they are in most all stores now.

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  14. As a family of five, we do a lot of snack shopping at Sam's Club. I always appreciate their wide variety of options, especially the healthier stuff.

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  15. I dread packing lunches, some days they "don't like" anything. These look like some awesome healthy options that they will actually eat.

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  16. Great tips! I've been working on my weight loss by taking Phentermine. I've lost 20 lbs and am very proud of myself. Trying to get into a better workout routine and definitely need more of both water and sleep! I tend to get about 4 - 5 hours a night :(.

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  17. I love Annie's everything. And M has a sweeeet Minnie jacket on. I'm a Disney nut!

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  18. I do need to prioritize sleep and hydration. I'm pretty sure my whole family would like the Popcorn Snack Packs too!

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  19. These are two of my favorite brands for my kids. It's such a healthier alternative to some other things out there. These are also great tips that can go a long way.

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  20. We always get Annie's mac and cheese for the kids but I had NO idea they made popcorn too! You know I love popcorn so that's exciting to me lol

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  21. These are great tips. I think it's important to start those healthy habits with our kids young and hopefully they'll continue them as they grow older and start making decisions on their own.

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  22. I have fallen off the wagon lately and need to get back on, I feel yucky and know I would feel better if I would stop eating junky food.

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  23. Oh I love this and how I wish we have those products available in my country. I'm with you on not putting it off. I have just started going back to the gym again, still need to take better choices with what I eat tho because I know that's the biggest factor to live healthier. Great tips here :D

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  24. I'm another person who had no idea that Annie's has popcorn. While I like to make homemade snacks, I do like to have some things on hand for grab and go when I'm short on time.

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  25. I don't have children so the juice boxes aren't something that I have tried. However, even though I haven't tried the popcorn either that it so perfect for me. I'm going to see if I can find it in my area. I don't recognize the packaging.

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  26. Thanks for these tips! My only issue is to regularly exercise. Not the kind that you have to go to the gym or do yoga or something. My exercise is walking. I've fallen back lately because of the weather. But I guess that's not an excuse. Thanks for the reminder!

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  27. I have had Annie's before, I've never had the Honest brand. I'd like to try it though. My granddaughter and youngest always are happy to have a snack or two around, and if it's better for you than the sugary junk kids also like, even better!

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  28. This is a very productive list. I really like your suggestions.

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  29. I'm sure my kids would love these! My son loves popcorn so I'm sure he'll enjoy this!

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  30. I'm a sucker for white cheddar popcorn... although I need to know when to stop to make it a healthy choice, lol!

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  31. We definitely need to switch out our mac and cheese for this line of Annie's - and I cannot wait to stock up on all these healthy snacks- thanks for putting this line on my radar!

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  32. A healthy snack is always a good choice in between the eating hours. Popcorn is definitely a favourite snack for almost everybody, add cheese to it make it even better.

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  33. honest kids is the brand that i always see at my kids' school for snacks and treats! it's such a great way to please kids and feel happy as a parent!

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  34. I'm so bad at drinking lots of water. In fact just reading this has made me realise that I don't think I've had a glass of water yet and it's well into the afternoon. These are great tips xx

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  35. I had no idea Annie's had popcorn! That is really awesome, and who doesn't love white cheddar popcorn! I had also never heard of honest kids for juice boxes, that is really great to see - jeanine

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  36. I have never heard of that organic juice before but now I am really curious and would love to try! Need to find it in our nearby Costco! Thanks for suggesting it!

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  37. What great tips. These snacks look delicious and my kids would enjoy them too. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. These are fantastic, I haven't heard of them before but anything that stops some of the nasties getting into my family is a plus from me!

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  39. These are 2 of my favorite products to buy for my kids. My daughter can eat that Annie's popcorn like it's going out of style!

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  40. My son loves Honest kids. Plus the less the sugar totally helps out. He has been on a mac and cheese feen lately so we will have to check out the Annies line of that.

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  41. I don't think I've tried either of these brands but they look high in value. I have to try these, do they sell them everywhere?

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  42. I am trying to eat better too. These are great tips and I would love to try that popcorn. It looks good. Amber N

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  43. I love eatting snacks from Annie's. They taste so good and I know that I don't have to feel guilty about eating them.

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  44. I love snacking, so I love to see healthy alternatives that are also delicious

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  45. It's so hard getting kids to eat healthy snacks, but Annies and Honest Kids do a great job at making everything taste so yummy!

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  46. Love these tips! Also, I've never tried any popcorn other than normal sweet popcorn. I'd love to get my boyfriend this cheddar flavour

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  47. As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your helpful post. These list were amazing! They're really fantastic!

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  48. I need to figure out how to sleep more consistently. I usually wake up at 3 a.m. for no friggin' reason.

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  49. I love the Honest Kids juice boxes. I haven't see the Annie popcorn yet but I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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  50. I regularly buy Honest Kids and Annie's Homegrown for my children. However, I didn't know that there's Annie's Homegrown popcorn. I'll have to be on the look out!

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  51. These are GREAT tips! And we like Annie's products, too. I didn't know they made popcorn -- I'll have to pick some up next time I'm at the store!

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  52. I love annie's pop corn! I actually love a lot of their products and feel good giving them to my son as well!

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  53. These are great suggestions! I'm always trying to find yummy healthier snacks for my little one!

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  54. All of these snacks look so amazing. I have been looking for some better stuff for my kids so need to see if I can get my hands on these.

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  55. We love the Honest brand around here. I am going to have to look into the others though because I think my kids would enjoy them.

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  56. These are great snack options and I agree I am all for them eating healthy! My children love Honest drinks and Annies!

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  57. I love this. My problem is always I get a big idea and then don't follow through. Things with my kids get so crazy that the big idea doesn't become a reality. I need to work on this for yself though.

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  58. I always get stuck on figuring out what to put in my sons lunch bag for snack time. I'll definitely have to give this popcorn a try and see if he likes it. It looks yummy!

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  59. With getting fit and getting healthy, this is exactly what I needed! You know I've always seen those Honest juices and haven't tried them yet but I never knew how good they were for you! I will have to try them for myself and plus, my kids would probably love em too!!

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