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Bitsy’s Brainfood (+ an awesome giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Bitsy’s Brainfood and includes an awesome giveaway, including a Target gift card. Read on for more details!

I’m always looking for quick and healthy snack options for Liv, but her tastes and preferences are constantly changing. Some days she’s crushing crudités and hummus, and others, I’m trying to figure out if she’s eaten a single vegetable. It all balances out, right? I love to make her snacks at home, but for treats and portable options, I’m pretty particular about what I’ll purchase to have on hand.

We were excited to see that Bitsy’s Brainfood kindly sent us a box of their snacks to try out, plus two cute shirts.

Bitsys brainfood

(Mine says “We got the beet.”)

Bitsy’s Brainfood was started by two moms who believe that healthy bodies and minds are connected, and that learning to eat healthy should be enjoyable. They were shopping for snacks for their kids, and realized that the snack aisle wasn’t healthy, and the healthy aisle wasn’t fun. It was their lightbulb moment to combine the two, and create snacks to nurture growing bodies, minds and imaginations. They want to empower children to make healthy choices, which is why they don’t hide the fact that there are fruits and veggies in the snacks. 

They sent two cereals (Fruit and Veggie 1,2,3 and Green Berry Blast, which is gluten-free) and some cookies (orange, chocolate, beet; zucchini, gingerbread, carrot; and sweet potato oatmeal raisin). Livi scoped out the bag, and was really interested in Bitsy, who looks like she could be related to Fancy Nancy, a character from some of Liv’s favorite books. 

Bitsys 1 of 1

Some of the things I love:

-That they aren’t trying to “trick” kids into eating healthy. By teaching kids that fruits and vegetables are indeed in their food, and they are delicious, they’re giving them the options and knowledge to make healthy choices later on. It’s important for me to teach Liv that we need a balance of nutrients to grow strong and feel energized. Some foods are delicious, but not necessarily nutrient-dense, but too much could slow us down.

-They’re made with whole grains

-They’re nut-free, which is important because many schools and youth facilities are nut-free

-The snacks are fortified with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, including DHA + EPA. I was excited to be reading through the label when I saw Omega 3 oil, as it’s something I add to our smoothies, and pea protein

-They’re colored with fruit and vegetable powder; no artificial colorings

-No genetically-modified ingredients, and are certified USDA organic

-You can find them at Target! Check out the store locator to find out if Bitsy’s Brainfood is near you.  

Bitsys brain food snacks

What Liv loves:

-The taste. She LOVES the cookies and especially loves the Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin. As far as the cereals go, we don’t do a ton of plain cereals for breakfast, but I’ve been including them in parfaits with fruit and yogurt. She really enjoys the crunchy bits of the cereal in the parfaits. I’ve also been known to down a mug full of the Green Berry Blast cereal with some almond milk after spin class. 😉

-Learning! She is really into learning letters and sounds right now, and the cookies are shaped by letters. We’ll put them together to spell short words and go over the sounds that each letter makes. It’s pretty awesome to infuse reading and learning into snack time. 

And now, it’s giveaway time:

Bitsy’s Brainfood kindly offered to send a lucky reader the same package they sent me, plus a $50 gift card to Target!

Just enter via the widget below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

I’ll pick a winner this Sunday night at midnight EST and announce in Monday morning’s post.

xoxo

Gina

This post is sponsored by Bitsy’s Brainfood and as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting this blog and the companies who help to support our family. 

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487 Comments

  1. Lora M on April 19, 2015 at 11:21 am

    My little one loves sweet potatoes!

  2. Kim Henrichs on April 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Our fave snack is craisins with almonds!

  3. Isabel on April 19, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    We love green smoothies and yogurt with fresh fruit.

  4. Abbey B. on April 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    These look like a great option to offer my little one! I’ll definitely be looking for them on our next Target trip!

  5. Josie on April 19, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    banana and almond butter! This sounds fabulous Gina!

  6. Emily Miner on April 19, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Kale chips, green smoothies, or a giant scoop of nut butter!

  7. Michelle on April 19, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Fruit & yogurt smoothies.

  8. Kristin on April 19, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    My son loves to snack on avocado.

  9. Gina G on April 19, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I love rice cakes with almond butter and banana slices! (+cinnamon)

  10. Emily on April 19, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    My kids are all so different but my sweet loving girl LOVES apples and peanut butter. Pretty much her daily afternoon snack 😉 and my boys both love carrots with hummus.

  11. Joanna on April 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    My favorite snack is usually fruit. My daughters current favorite snack (and food) is cheese!

  12. Lisa @ Lisa Living Well on April 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I love having pink lady apples as a snack.

  13. Ashley on April 19, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    apple and PB

  14. Melissa M. Miller on April 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Both me and my teenage son enjoy celery with peanut butter. The healthiest snack I can get my S.O. to eat is yogurt.

  15. Julie on April 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    They love fruits and veggies!

  16. shirley on April 19, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    The kids and me too love apples, bananas, grapes and strawberries as snacks.

  17. Lauri on April 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I have not seen these at target yet. Hope to try them soon!

  18. Vicky N. on April 19, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    My son loves the sweet potato ones too!

  19. Jessie on April 19, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    My son loves a sliced banana with honey!

  20. Michele on April 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Apple or handful or almonds!

  21. Amanda H on April 19, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    My daughter loves the Bitsy’s brainfood cookies, or “alphabet cookies” as she calls them.

  22. Michelle j on April 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    My little one loves apples.

  23. Kristen on April 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Almonds, fruit and larabars!

  24. Tara on April 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I’ve seen these at Target and have been tempted to purchase the sweet potato ones for myself!

  25. Heather @Fit n Cookies on April 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I love having an apple or some kind of fruit for a snack. I sometimes will have a protein muffin too!

  26. Hilary on April 19, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    My three year old’s fave healthy snack is plain ole baby carrots. She also loves muesli (oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, raisins) mixed with yogurt, chia seeds, almond butter, and a little honey.

  27. Hilary on April 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Oh yeah or larabars. Carrot cake for the win!

  28. Jordan D. on April 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Veggies and hummus are a snack staple in my house!

  29. Shanna on April 19, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    My kids love homemade granola bars or fresh fruit!

  30. beckie on April 19, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Black bean burgers, string cheese, and yogurt are staples here!

  31. Christina on April 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    My favorite healthy snack of the moment is hummus with peppers!

  32. Giselle on April 19, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Smoovies!

  33. Jeanne on April 19, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    My kiddos love apples, popcorn, and veggie chips:)

  34. sarah W on April 19, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    right now it’s guacamole and carrot sticks!!

  35. Margo on April 24, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Congrats to Meg! I totally missed the giveaway; but I went looking on their website and you can become a brand ambassador. I posted the link below for anyone else who is interested.

    http://www.bitsysbrainfood.com/contact-us

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