Surrounded by an overwhelming array of snack choices, it’s hard to make smart decisions, especially when so many foods hide their dubious ingredients behind slick, buzzword-heavy marketing and opaque packaging. A very small number of large corporations control the seeming variety of processed foods that surround us at nearly every possible point of purchase, even in the so-called “natural foods” aisles of the grocery store. Most snacks made with vegetables are either primarily corn or potato starch, or are fried in oils high in omega-6 fatty acids (that’s the not-so-good kind), and bars designed for “quick energy” are composed almost entirely of dried fruit or liquid sweeteners to hold the mess together.  If you’re a parent, this is even more frustrating, as you feel the pressure of trying to compromise between convenience, portability, and nutrition (check out our mini-manifesto on nutrition for kiddos).

good phyte foods envisions something different. We envision a generation of kids growing up eating better than we did as children (um, remember microwavable pancakes and Toaster Strudels?). We understand that food comes from farms and from kitchens and not wrapped on a corporate factory line. We make everything from scratch with organic goodness– whole plant proteins and their naturally brain-healthy oils for more enduring energy, and phytonutrients from vegetables grown locally.

photo by Sarah Donahoo Photography

Join the good phyte in an alternative to packaged foods, as we explore the wide diversity of nutrient-dense foods in convenient snack form. good phyte foods is a small, mom-owned LLC founded by Stacy Miller in Charlottesville, Virginia, dedicated to helping people make the healthy choice the easy (and affordable) choice. We offer a diverse variety of snacks packed with superfood seeds and locally grown vegetables that change with the seasons– as food should! Parents buying our snacks can rest easy  knowing that foods that fill in the nutritional gaps created by a half-eaten breakfast or lunch. Parents can trust good phyte foods to feed their growing kiddos the freshest, highest quality, diverse, seasonally inspired food possible, all made with organic ingredients. Read more about the inspiration behind good phyte foods here, learn about our homemade snacks here, and sign up for updates here.

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