by Matt Weik
Greetings to all the parents out there who lead healthy lifestyles and try to teach their children how to make smart, healthy choices when it comes to eating. I have a 6 year old boy and two 2 year old twins, and saying they love protein couldn’t be further from the truth. When talking to other parents, it seems quite common for children to love carbohydrates. Given that over 40% of American adults are considered obese, parents like carbohydrates as much as their children. Well, we both know that you shouldn’t give your kids a diet that is 100% carbohydrate. So what are you doing? You’re trying to find SOMETHING to eat that has protein in it, right? That’s when I came across Snack House Puffs.
Child-friendly, parent-approved protein
As mentioned earlier, children love carbohydrates. Even so, we at least know better than a diet that consists mainly of carbohydrates and the health risks that result from them (like diabetes). If you think about it, kids eat everything their parents give them, which at least gives parents some control over what kids put into their bodies. Children also reflect the behavior of their parents, which means they should be good role models.
My first attempt at Snack House Puffs was last year. Got one of each flavor to see which one I liked and preferred. Little did I know my kids would love the Snack House Puffs more than I do.
At the time of this writing, there are currently nine flavors of Snack House Puffs. Well, I’ll say this … not all flavors are necessarily “kid-friendly flavors”. For example, cheeseburgers, bar-b-que, garlic parmesan, and jalapeno cheddar are unlikely to be big hits. Chocolate, wild berry cheesecake, nacho cheese, chocolate peanut butter, and independence cake should be a hit, however, as they resemble and remind of Doritos sweet foods like candy and desserts.
So how do you get kids to eat the Snack House Puffs? To be honest, I didn’t have to fight my kids at all, and I don’t think you won’t have any problems either. My kids eat a lot of these as a standalone product. For example chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, wild berry cheesecake and independence cake, which I put in a bowl and they just eat them with meals and even as a snack.
It doesn’t end there, however. My kids will even eat them as granola by pouring them into a bowl and adding milk. You’ll also love the Snack House Puffs in yogurt. As an after dinner snack when my kids want ice cream, I sprinkle some of the Snack House Puffs on top and they’ll enjoy the flavor and crispness they get from the protein puffs.
Don’t laugh, but I do use the Snack House Puffs every now and then as a bribe with my twins. If for some reason the twins don’t eat lunch or it takes forever, I pull out the Snack House Puffs and tell them when they finish their lunch they can get some “chocolate”. “Chocolate” in this case is the chocolate flavor of Snack House Puffs. They will devour their lunch and once they have swallowed their last bite they will ask for some “chocolate”.
Why do I recommend them to you (as a parent or not)?
For starters, I can say that all of the flavors are amazing. I’ve used them as granola, late night snacks, croutons in salads, texture and crunch in Greek yogurt, as some protein and flavor in a simple bowl of oatmeal, and when you want to add some protein to a dessert (like cheesecake) can Throw some chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, wild berry cheesecake, or snack house puffs on the independence cake.
It’s worth noting if you’re looking for a keto-friendly option, Snack House Puffs is also sold as a keto granola option. When I checked their website it says “sold out” so I’m not sure if it’s discontinued or just out of stock. The reason I’m bringing this up is because my kids love it as a morning cereal bowl. The taste is called “Fruity Puff”, which in my opinion is very similar to the taste of Fruity Pebbles Muesli.
The brand as a whole is pretty fun too. At the top of each bag is a little saying that differs from taste to taste. For example, the cheeseburger flavor says, “I like big buns and I can’t lie!” While the Independence cake says, “Give me freedom or give me cake!”
Overall, you can be happy about the profile. Each bag of Snack House Puffs contains seven servings. Each serving provides you with 15g of protein, around 2g of net carbohydrates, is gluten-free, and has around 123 calories. You can buy Snack House Puffs in an inexpensive pouch or a pack of 8. For my parenting purposes, the standard seven servings are basically doubled since I don’t give my kids all at once.
You are probably wondering what kind of protein makes up the profile, and you’ll be happy to hear that whey protein concentrate, micellar casein, and whey protein isolate are used. I appreciate this (and you probably do, too) as most companies use soy protein or, at best, just a whey protein concentrate. The mixed protein used in the Snack House Puffs is good enough for use at any time of the day.
You can find the Snack House Puffs on their website for $ 14.99 or more on Amazon if you’re really excited and want quick two-day shipping to your doorstep via Amazon Prime.
In conclusion, what is the bottom line? Would I really recommend this product? Absolutely. There’s nothing I don’t like about Snack House Puffs, and I’ve been using them for about a year now (almost every day). The taste is exactly what it says on the packaging and I really like the profile, not just for me but for my whole family.
Have you tried Snack House Puffs? If so, what were your thoughts and what flavors did you try? Let us know in the comments below.