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During the summer, we’re always on the go. Trips to the pool, the beach, the park, or long bike rides on the Seawall are regular weekend events. And the kids are always hungry, and so is B in fact. We need healthier snacks for our on-the-go excursions so we don’t have to constantly run home or stop to buy an unhealthy bag of chips. When I heard about the new Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs now available at Target, I had a brilliant idea. What? I have brilliant ideas sometimes.
I wanted to “spice” up the Goldfish Puffs a bit. Snack mixes are great for on the go because they offer a variety of textures and flavors and they just seem more satisfying. I grabbed a recipe from one of my favorite foodie friends and headed to Target to pick up the ingredients to make this for our next day at the pool.
I deviated from the recipe quite a bit, but the concept was the same. I lowered the sodium content a lot by using ingredients and spices with little to no sodium.
The Goldfish Puffs were the star of the show. These new baked snack crackers are much larger than the typical Goldfish we’ve all grown to love over the years. The bold flavor of the Buffalo Wing Puffs gave another layer of flavor to this tasty snack mix and their larger size made the snack more appealing to adults and older children as well.
Honestly, this had to be one of the simplest things I’ve ever cooked and I can’t believe I waited this long to try it out.
What you’ll need:
-3 cups Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs (any flavor would be awesome) -3 cups Chex cereal
-2 cups unsalted peanuts
-2 cups Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Pretzels
-4 tbsp unsalted butter
-4 tbsp low sodium Worcestershire sauce
-2 tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning
Simply mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl while you melt the butter on the stove with the Worcestershire and seasonings. Pour the seasoning mixture over the snacks in the bowl and stir (or if you’re lazy like me, use a bowl that has a lid so you can just shake it all together). When you’ve mixed it completely, toss it in a glass baking pan, put it in the oven on 400 degrees for 10 minutes, stir it again, 5 more minutes in the oven and you’ll have a toasty, tasty, awesome snack mix your family will love.
This was a healthier alternative for snacking our day away at the pool. I love that the Goldfish are baked and don’t have all of those nasty fats, sugars, and *shudder* grease of most typical on the go snacks.
My snack mix appealed to “kids” of all ages and was gone in no time. I had to go back to the house to get more. I’ll know better next time.
And the Cheddar Bacon Goldfish Puffs get the Bubby seal of approval, and that’s not easy to do. This kid is PICKY and he loved these things! Although they are larger and probably more appealing than the smaller Goldfish to older children and adults, he loved them because they were easier to grab and he didn’t shove 10 in his mouth like he usually does (score one for mom).
What’s your favorite on the go snack? Have you tried the new Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs yet? If so, what did you think? If not, what are you waiting for? Be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter to get even more snack ideas and recipes!
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 26 to 7. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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