Yummy in my Tummy

Happy FamilyHiya! This is little tummy. Before mom goes on her break I wanted to tell everyone how wonderful the Happy Family brand baby and toddler food is. Mom thinks I’m asleep right now so I have to be quick. (Please don’t tell her I know how to hack into her computer.)

So I have to say that mom tried a few other brands of those food pouches you see all the kids with these days before coming around to Happy Family. I liked the others alright, but there’s something about Happy Family that’s so much better. I can suck down a pouch in less than 3 minutes. Maybe it’s those chia seeds they put in all the pouches. Or maybe it’s all the yummy combinations of fruits and veggies. They also have some mixed with coconut milk and some of them even have extra vitamins to maintain brain, eye, and muscle health, and bone growth. I haven’t tried one flavor that I don’t like!

The purees are great, but they also have some really awesome snacks for toddlers like me. Out of all the snacks my favorite are their rice cakes. I could eat a whole bag in one day if mom would let me! The creamies are a close second, which are melt-in-your-mouth dots made of fruits, veggies, and coconut milk. They also have veggie & fruit crisps and puffs. Here’s some pictures of me enjoying breakfast, second breakfast, snack time (with rice cakes, of course!), and a little dinner.

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Uh oh! Mom found me hiding under the bed. I’m busted…

Well… hello again, everyone! I knew I had a smart little cookie for a 1-year-old, but I didn’t know she could hack into my computer. Since she’s obviously very passionate about praising this company and their delicious, nutritious food I will go ahead and finish this up for her so she can get to sleep.

Little tummy is right. These purees and snacks are the best that I have found. Some of the reasons I love them are they’re organic, non-GMO, soy-free, and gluten-free. I really love that they use Salba chia seeds in most of their purees which provides 800 mg of Omega-3 in every pouch and a boost in fiber. Important nutritional info, such as: the amount of Omega-3, fiber, calcium, and vitamin C is clearly labeled on the front of every puree pouch, making it really easy to know what you’re feeding your kiddo at every meal.

Not all of Happy Family products are vegan and none of them are labeled as such. They do use meat, dairy, and honey in some of their products. I contacted the company to make sure the other products that don’t contain those ingredients are vegan. They assured me that all vitamins and minerals used are 100% derived from plant sources.

As little tummy stated above, they do use coconut milk in some of their products which is amazing! I’m very grateful that they chose to do that. However, I’m really bummed they don’t have a dairy-free version of the Happy Tot Morning pouches. They contain a mixture of yogurt, oats, and fruit. I did make a suggestion for them to try using coconut milk yogurt to give dairy-free kiddos the same great option for breakfast. Hopefully they will consider it.

The pouches used are BPA free and when possible their packaging is made from post-consumer recycled materials. Unfortunately, the pouches aren’t recyclable at this time. I hate throwing away things like this, don’t you? I still nurse little tummy about 5 to 6 times a day, but she is a growing baby who wants to eat all the time. So with the amount she has been consuming lately I decided to look if there’s anything I can turn the pouches into instead of throwing them away. I found some really cute ideas. Just Google “upcycle food pouches” and you’ll find all sorts of possibilities. The caps can easily be upcycled, as well. With a little imagination you could probably think of some other uses yourself.

For you gardeners: I thought about cutting off the tops and slicing the sides open, turning them inside out, taping the sides and securing a popsicle stick through the bottom with glue or tape. Then, you can use a marker to label the outside and use them in the garden to identify plants. Super simple idea and it took me less than 5 minutes. I’m sure you can make it look better than I did if you spend more time on it.

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One more thing to mention about Happy Family is their commitment to Project Peanut Butter and FEED. For every unit sold a portion of the profits made goes toward both of these organizations. Not only does Happy Family care about keeping your child fed and happy, they care about making sure children around the world are nourished.

Needless to say, little tummy and I both recommend Happy Family. If I neglected to mention anything, or if you have any further questions about the products, or if you want to know where to find them near you, then please check out their website. I’m telling you, these moms are good!

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