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Healthy Snacks for Kids With Food Allergies

Mar 21, 2017

It’s estimated that up to 15 million people in the United States suffer from food allergies. These allergies typically develop during childhood; in fact, one out of every 13 children has a food allergy. It can be difficult for parents to find healthy children’s snacks for their food allergic kids because so many snacks contain the most common allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, and eggs. If you’re struggling to find safe snacks, try some of these kid-friendly, allergen-free foods:

Vegetables and Dip

Put together a plate of fresh vegetables and a variety of allergy-free dips for your child to snack on after school. Kids may not be interested in eating plain vegetables, but once they try them with a delicious dip, they’ll be hooked. Hummus or ranch are tasty choices that pair well with vegetables, but play it safe and check the label to ensure the dip doesn’t contain any of your child’s allergies. Carrots and celery are the best vegetables to pair with dips, but you can be creative and include any vegetable you want. Some kids may like the fun colors of red, green, and yellow bell peppers, so add these to your platter and this may make them want to try the vegetables more.

Applesauce

Kids with food allergies will love digging their spoons into a jar of applesauce after school. If your kids don’t love the taste of plain applesauce, sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon over it to add some flavor. Kids aren’t the only ones who will love applesauce—parents love the nutritional benefits of this tasty treat. Applesauce is full of fiber, which will keep your kids full and satisfied long after snack time is over. Learn more about the benefits of applesauce.

Gluten-Free Pretzels

Next time you go grocery shopping, look for gluten-free pretzels that you can serve to your food allergic kids. Pretzels are a great alternative to chips, which tend to be high in fat and calories, but kids still see them as a “fun” snack food. You can’t go wrong with pretzels, so this is a safe snack choice for parents who are trying to stock the house with plenty of options for their food allergic kids.

Fruits

Fruit is not one of the top allergens, so unless your child has a known fruit allergy, fruit is a great snack. Serve fruit fresh, dried, or blended with ice to make a delicious smoothie. If you don’t have time to slice up the fruit, or if you want to pack fruit in your kids’ lunchboxes, look for the prepackaged fruit cups sold in grocery stores.

Kids love popsicles, so don’t forget about frozen fruit snacks, either. Froozer frozen fruit snacks have no sugar added and are organic, full of antioxidants, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, Kosher, low calorie, nut free (snack safe certified) and vegan. Froozer is the perfect snack for both adults and children who suffer from common food allergies. Buy them through our website or find out where to buy in a store near you.
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Froozer And Colorado Soccer Association Announce Long-Term Partnership

Froozer and Colorado Soccer Association ink three-year commitment to promote healthy snacking and active lifestyle choices for Colorado Soccer members as the Official Healthy Frozen Fruit and Veggie Snack Partner of CSA.

Dec 8, 2016

 Des Hague, Chairman and CEO of Froozer®, the fast-growing healthy frozen fruit and vegetable snack company based out Colorado, and Nate Shotts, CEO of Colorado Soccer Association, the sanctioning body for youth and adult soccer in Colorado, announce a multi-year partnership with Colorado Soccer Association.

"Froozer is committed to doing good for the body, our environment and the community at large. We see this partnership as underscoring our commitment," stated Des Hague. "Our children deserve to have a healthy snack option as part of their daily diet. We see Froozer conveniently filing this critical void, and at the same time every purchase of our product helps support our ongoing efforts to aid underserved and at-risk youth in the communities we serve," concluded Hague.

“At CSA, we are dedicated to identifying partners who share the same values as the soccer community we serve every day,” said Shotts. “We have found that our values align with what Froozer offers the soccer community. We look forward to growing alongside this homegrown Colorado company as we continue to work with it for many years to come.”

About Froozer
About Froozer® - "simple ingredients. real nutrition.®"
Froozer®, a rapidly growing frozen snack innovator of 100% freshly harvested fruits and veggies, picked at the peak of their ripeness, flash-frozen whole and blended for optimal taste, nutrition and digestion. Natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted, not even a drop of water. Available in three delicious flavors - STRAWBANANA BLISS, TROPICAL SUNSET and BLUE ALOHA - in 6-pack boxes. Look for Froozer® in your local grocery store freezer at select fine retail locations in the Denver Area, including Whole Foods, Alfalfa's, Safeway and King Soopers, and various select retailers in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington State, Rhode Island and Alaska, or place your order for a 48-count box at http://www.Froozer.com or http://www.Amazon.com to have your Froozer® delivered directly to your home or office.

About the Colorado Soccer Association
The Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) is a non-profit educational and service organization that oversees Colorado soccer. Providing benefits for players and members, CSA hopes to advance the game with critical infrastructure while promoting sportsmanship and fair play in a safe and enjoyable environment.

For more information: www.coloradosoccer.org
Contact: Michelle Tripp, Director of Marketing and Community Relations
Phone: 303-346-2777, mtripp@coloradosoccer.org
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Des Hague – Takes Froozer Global

Froozer Inks Major Growth Plans with CY International and Eyes Key Market Growth

Dec 6, 2016

 Des Hague, Chairman and CEO of Froozer®, the fast-growing, innovative whole fruit and vegetable frozen snack company headquartered in Colorado, announced today that they have entered an exclusive international development program with CY International in several key markets.

"We are delighted to partner with CY International to take our brand globally,” stated Des Hague. “We have explored several options over the last six months and we all feel that CY International is our best path for rapid expansion. We initially will be focused on the Chinese, Japanese, Australian, South Korean and Middle East markets. Each of these markets CY International is doing business in and tapping into their expertise and network will be most beneficial to Froozer," concluded Hague.

CY International Trading’s mission is focused on the export of US grown agricultural commodities to markets around the world, developing its global network, supply chain solutions and building long-lasting partnerships with all clients.

“We see tremendous potential for Froozer as a family of products providing clean, convenient, great tasting fruits and vegetables in a way that is attractive to consumers of all ages. An essential factor to these products is that they offer parents an alternative to unhealthy snacks, plus they are a fun way to ensure a child’s daily nutrition,” said Jinyu Jia, President of CY International Trading. “CY International Trading is pleased to be able to offer Froozer to consumers around the world, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership,” she concluded.

About Froozer® - "simple ingredients. real nutrition. ®"
Froozer®, a rapidly growing frozen snack innovator of 100% freshly harvested fruits and veggies, picked at the peak of their ripeness, flash-frozen whole and blended for optimal taste, nutrition and digestion. Natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted, not even a drop of water. Available in three delicious flavors - STRAWBANANA BLISS, TROPICAL SUNSET and BLUE ALOHA - in 6-pack boxes. Look for Froozer® in your local grocery store freezer at select fine retail locations in the Denver Area, including Whole Foods, Alfalfa's, Safeway and King Soopers, and various select retailers in Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington State, Rhode Island and Alaska, or place your order for a 48-count box at Froozer.com or Amazon.com to have your Froozer® delivered directly to your home or office. For more information and a complete list of retailers: http://froozer.com

Des Hague - Forward Thinking Leadership: http://www.deshague.com

Des Hague (@Deshague) - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deshague

Des Hague News: http://deshaguenews.com

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Des Hague of Froozer Gears up for Growth

Froozer Expands Team with New Lead of Product Innovation

Dec 6, 2016

Des Hague, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Froozer®, the fast-growing, innovative Colorado-based whole fruit and vegetable frozen snack company, announced today the hiring of James D. Mosbaugh as Lead of Product Innovation at the newly opened Froozer Innovation Lab in Tampa, FL. In this role, he will be working closely with the Froozer Health and Wellness Council to develop new products that meet Froozer’s goal of being the healthiest and tastiest snack available on the US market to date and into the future.

“Our goal is to be at the cutting edge of innovation while leading on health, wellness and nutritional value,” said Des Hague and continued, “equally important is creating a deliciously tasty product which is at all times our key focus. We want our products to be the best on health and at the same time extreme in taste and nutrition. That is the goal of our innovation and creation agenda,” concluded Hague.

Mosbaugh has over 20 years of industry experience and has extensive expertise in formulation chemistry, product development, intellectual property and regulatory oversight. Jim has been instrumental in the development of Froozer products and technology since the initial patent filing in 2003, and has been helping the founders develop and improve the Froozer technology for over 13 years.

Previously, Mosbaugh founded BioTectics, LLC, a technical consulting firm that provides product development services across food/functional food, personal care/cosmetic and OTC drug/API sectors. He co-developed and successfully patented a natural and green line of antimicrobial ingredients for cosmetics and foods. Prior to BioTectics, Mosbaugh was Vice President of Calgenex Corporation, a nutraceutical and personal care products company developing products and therapies for the cardiovascular market.

Mosbaugh began his career at All Natural Botanicals where he was ultimately Technical Director for the mid-sized contract manufacturer of personal care, cosmetic, and dietary supplement products.

“The investment in our state of the art, allergen free and organic certified manufacturing facility and the Froozer Innovation Center clearly illustrates the confidence and dedication Froozer has to bring the healthiest and tastiest whole food products to market,” stated Mosbaugh. “To work with a company whose mission statement is to create only healthy, natural, whole food products is truly an honor,” concluded Mosbaugh.

Mosbaugh is inventor or co-inventor on 4 U.S. patents ranging from industrial products, natural, plant derived antimicrobial ingredients to antimicrobial therapies for humans and animals.

He holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and is an active member of the Natural Products Association and Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

About Froozer® - "simple ingredients. real nutrition. ®"
Froozer®, a rapidly growing frozen snack innovator of 100% freshly harvested fruits and veggies, picked at the peak of their ripeness, flash-frozen whole and blended for optimal taste, nutrition and digestion. Natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted, not even a drop of water. Available in three delicious flavors - STRAWBANANA BLISS, TROPICAL SUNSET and BLUE ALOHA - in 6-pack boxes. Look for Froozer® in your local grocery store freezer at select fine retail locations in the Denver Area, including Whole Foods, Alfalfa's, Safeway and King Soopers, and various select retailers in Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington State, Rhode Island and Alaska, or place your order for a 48-count box at Froozer.com or Amazon.com to have your Froozer® delivered directly to your home or office. For more information and a complete list of retailers: http://froozer.com

Des Hague - Forward Thinking Leadership: http://www.deshague.com

Des Hague (@Deshague) - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deshague

Des Hague News: http://deshaguenews.com/

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Pops Full of Flavor

Inside Scoop: Froozer Pops, All Natural, Full of Flavor

Nov 2, 2016

I get a lot of requests from friends and readers to review more products that don't have artificial junk in them. While I enjoy all types of frozen treats and do not discriminate based on what's in them, I will admit that products with less ingredients tend to taste better than those full of corn syrup and food coloring.

I went on the hunt at Big Y this week to find something that had minimal ingredients and would still be yummy. I opted for fruit bars since those are advertised as being the healthiest option. Well, after reading about eight different boxes with either artificial sweeteners, food coloring and tons of ingredients I can't spell or pronounce, I foundFroozer Tropical Sunset bars.

Froozer bars are frozen fruit that come in a long tube. Check out the ingredients: Whole mangos, whole grapes, whole bananas, whole pineapples and less than one percent guar and acacia, which are both natural binders, and that's it.

I love all of the fruit listed in the ingredients but have never mixed them together, so I was slightly concerned that it would taste overly sweet or one fruit flavor would overpower the rest.

I let the tube thaw for about five minutes before opening it and was greeted with a slender pink colored frozen Popsicle looking thing.

I bit into it and it was just like a frozen version of a really tasty fruit smoothie. It wasn't too sweet and no one fruit stood out, instead you get this tropical explosion of mango and banana and pineapple. The bar does not melt quickly, but when I was done at the bottom there was this little pool of thick, creamy smoothie substance which of course I drank.

I absolutely loved these bars and give them five scoops. For anyone with allergies or dietary restrictions, you cannot no wrong with this treat. As a special bonus they were on sale at Big Y for $1.99.

Apparently the brand sells a strawberry bliss version and blue aloha, which has blueberries and even carrots in it. I did not see those at Big Y, but I hope the store will consider carrying the brand, because I definitely plan on keeping these in my freezer from now on.

 

 

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