Raising the lunchbox bar
Fresh fruit is simple, sweet and nourishing, but not always backpack and lunchbox-friendly.
Happily, there’s Buddy Fruit pure fruit bites (95 cents, 1 ounce). Available in supermarkets, they come in apple, raspberry, orange and pomegranate-acai. They’re sweet and soft like Gummi Bears but are made with concentrated fruit, no added sugar, preservatives or artificial anything. They’re shelf-stable, lunchbox safe and the company, Ouhlala, is based in Coral Gables. One packet of pomegranate and acai contains 95 calories, no fat, sodium, fiber or protein. Buddy Fruit also makes fruit drink pouches. Look for the logo of the happy apple.