Sunday, April 3, 2011

IGA Item of the Week

I am usually not a sucker for "healthy" snack foods, but when I saw these sprouted whole grain pretzels at the IGA, they reminded me of some amazing Pennsylvania Dutch hemp seed pretzels ("hempzels"!) I tasted at a food festival in Pittsburgh while I was on my book tour. So I bought a bag and brought them home. They were delicious. When the children came home from school, they were less enthusiastic than I was, until they remembered the jar of Fran's caramel sauce (which costs less at Citarella's than on Fran's website) that I had in the refrigerator and discovered a new favorite sweet-and-salty combination. Finally, the secret to getting kids to eat healthy snacks: Just add caramel sauce.

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