When Tracy Vogel found a way to keep her freezer full of healthy, homemade snacks for her active family, she knew she wanted to share them with others.
The mother of four explains she was determined to find snacks that, “A) filled my kids up until the next meal, B) were something they’d actually eat, and C) were good for them.” A tall order, but with research, she came across the world of bite-size, energy protein snacks. The only problem was, most of the recipes called for protein powder. “I didn’t want that. I just wanted real, whole, simple ingredients that are healthy for my kids.” After successfully making energy bites for her own family, Tracy started to think about providing these ready-to-eat snacks for other busy parents as well. She presented this idea at Create Aberdeen’s Startup Weekend, and ended up winning the entrepreneurial competition. Since then, she’s been taking orders for her business, Voilá Snacks, from customers at the Aberdeen Farmer’s Market on Thursday afternoons, and through her company Facebook page. She says, “Life is busy to the brim, so this is an option for people to have healthy snacks on hand and ready to grab.” // — Jenny Roth
For more information on Voil· Snacks, visit www.facebook.com/voilasnacks