(Family Features) - Did you know snacks contribute more calories to our daily diets than ever before? That makes snacktime a pretty important meal, for kids and grown-ups alike.
Yet most of us just grab the quickest thing we can find to stave off those hunger pangs and get through the day. Too often, that means a high-sugar, high-calorie product. This calls for a snacktime makeover.
What if we could tame the munchies, reduce the calories and satisfy some of our daily nutritional needs at the same time? Fortunately, apple-based snacks provide an ideal solution for busy families. A four-ounce glass of 100% apple juice and a four-ounce cup of apple sauce each equal 1/2 cup of fruit and count toward your daily fruit serving goals. And now there are more nutritious options than ever for the whole family. Apple juice and apple sauce aren't just for kids anymore!
Mix-In: Add chopped almonds and dark chocolate bits to a Mott's Healthy Harvest Blueberry Delight apple sauce cup for a satisfying midday snack.
Easy Spritzer: Mix Mott's Plus Light Apple Cranberry or Apple Blueberry juice beverage with club soda for a fizzy treat.
Italian Ice: Freeze your favorite Mott's Healthy Harvest apple sauce cups and serve cold like an Italian ice.
For more information and recipe ideas, visit motts.com.