Pop-Tarts have been a popular children's snack for years for both parents and their kids. They're convenient and extremely flavorful, so they're usually a grab and go breakfast for busy families, but in terms of health, this product isn't the best choice.
We gave Pop-Tarts an F because they are basically empty calories: bit.ly/13xLIZR
The serving size is one pastry, but there are two pastries in each package, so normally kids consume both of them, which comes out to 400 calories and 10 grams of fat. There is also tons of sugar and artificial ingredients in each pastry.
Some people have the notion that all organic foods are healthy, but just because the label says organic doesn't mean it's free of artificial ingredients. Manufacturer's often take advantage of this myth by developing junk food imitations that have virtually nothing different about them. We compared Pop-Tarts to Nature's Path Organic Toaster Pastries and found that these two are extremely similar.
Nature's Path Organic Toaster Pastries also get an F: bit.ly/15CdfrR
These pastries contain about the same amount of fat as Pop-Tarts and even more saturated fat. They, too, have a long list of artificial ingredients and loads of sugar.
A balanced breakfast should contain a balanced amount of unsaturated fat, complex carbohydrates, and protein. So parents, give your children a meal that'll give them enough energy to last them until lunch time.