During the winter months, I make sure my family eats more citrus than ever, especially Halos® Mandarins, they are packed with Vitamin C and anti-oxidants that we all need. Plus, they are a sweet and healthy snack that both my kids and I enjoy.
Halos are only available for a limited time since their growing season is only November – April, so get them now! It is our go-to fruit during the cooler months.
What makes Halos best is that they are grown in California, are Non-GMO Project verified, and easy for little hands to peel!
My kids usually have Halos mandarin oranges a couple times a day. I always pack one with their lunch or school snack. This is one fruit that I don’t have to peel or cut at home since they are sooo easy to peel, even young kids can peel them. Not all Mandarins are the same when it comes to ease of peeling, Halos are the best! We also enjoy Halos at home usually with breakfast or as an after-school or bedtime snack.
Kids love Halos!
We usually eat Halos as-is but sometimes I add a few pieces to water for a refreshing fruit water, add them to a fresh green salad, to shrimp tacos, mix in a jello salad, or in a whip cream based dessert.
My kids are both Type 1 Diabetic which means we count carbs for everything they eat and give insulin accordingly. Halos only have about 8 carbs per serving, making it a “free snack” for my kids = no extra insulin shot required – this is a BIG deal for us.
Halos can be found in a number of sizes, I’ve found all but the 2-pack locally. I normally purchase the 5lb size since my family goes through them so quickly, and they are priced less per serving when you buy larger quantities.
You can purchase Halos at grocery stores nationwide. Locally, they can be found at Giant Eagle, Walmart, Acme, ALDI, Earth Fare, Costco, Marc’s, Save a Lot, Sam’s Club, Target, and Whole Foods.
Halos is part of the Wonderful family – you may be familiar with their POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds, or the Wonderful Sweet Scarletts. My family enjoys all of these products except I’ve never seen Sweet Scarletts in Ohio.