THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON MAMA NATURAL.
Nothing says toddler snack time like goldfish crackers. Next to Cheerios, these crackers are found in car seats, strollers and snack cups all across North America. And I get it. They’re easy, inexpensive, and kids are crazy about them.
So when my daughter discovered (and fell in love!) with these cute little crackers in her Sunday school class at church, I was pretty bummed.
Just as I did with my natural gummy bear recipe, I knew there had to be a way to make a healthy goldfish recipe.
Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish Crackers ingredient list
Unbleached enriched wheat flour [flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin b2), folic acid], cheddar cheese [(pasteurized cultured milk, salt, enzymes), annatto], vegetable oils (sunflower, canola and/or soybean), contains 2 percent or less of: salt, yeast, sugar, spices, autolyzed yeast, leavening (monocalcium phosphate, ammonium bicarbonate, baking soda) and onion powder.
Enriched flour is one of my pet peeves. It really isn’t necessary to give our kids synthetic forms of vitamins unless they’re malnourished or in very poor health (and even then, it’s questionable how beneficial they are).