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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
As a mother, it's natural to want to find the most nutritious, healthy snacks for your kids. I've been working on incorporating organic snacks into our life, like apples, bananas and carrots. The kids love these but I admit, we all get tired of the same snacks over and over. This is when I hear, "Mom! There's nothing to eat!" So I went to my local grocery/drug store looking at the organic food selection and saw Plum Organics.
I bought the Honey Graham & Strawberry Yogurt Organic Grammy Sammy. I was interested in this product because it has the USDA Organic seal of approval. When a product is marked with the USDA Organic seal of approval, it has met the high standards and regulations set by the United States Department of Agriculture. You can read those standards HERE.
Both my little girls LOVED the Grammy Sammy snacks. I couldn't find them on the Plum Organics website, however, there are many more amazing, organic snacks they offer! Plum Organics sent me a package of samples for my girls for reviewing purposes. I received one of each of the New 5 Mighty 4 blends pouch snacks (shown in order as pictured below)
-Kale, Strawberry, Amaranth & Greek Yogurt
-Purple Carrot, Blackberry, Quinoa & Greek Yogurt
-Spinach, Kiwi, Barley & Greek Yogurt
-Pumpkin, Pomegranate, Quinoa & Greek Yogurt
-Sweet Potato, Blueberry, Millet & Greek Yogurt
2 of Fruit & Veggie Shredz: Super Apple and Rooty Blues.
2 of each of the Jammy Sammy sandwich bars: Apple Cinnamon & Oatmeal, Strawberry Jam and Peanut Butter, Blueberry & Oatmeal, as well as the Grape Jelly & Peanut Butter.
The Fruit & Veggie Shredz are geared towards kids that can chew well, as they are like a roll-up fruit snack, except in small little sticks. They have a full serving of fruit and contain absolutely no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. My 4 year old daughter loves fruit snacks and was excited to try the Fruit & Veggie Shredz!
My 15 month old, Karebear, was anxiously awaiting her try at this new food. This baby loves to eat almost anything. But when they tried the Super Apple flavor Fruit & Veggie Shredz, they made some sour faces. My 4 year old said she didn't really like them. Karebear continued munching on the Fruit & Veggie Shredz. I ate some too, and I thought they were good!
Karebear had the Rooty Blues Fruit & Veggie Shredz for a snack the next day... She likes being able to play with her food. She also likes throwing it down on the floor when she's had enough. The Fruit & Veggie Shredz were a little sticky cleaning up. My suggestion is not to let these get into your carpet.
So we tried the Jammy Sammy next. These are very nutritious sandwich bars, they're made with 100% whole grains and real organic fruit. They do not contain preservatives, artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrups or trans fats! They are a hit in my house! Nothing but happy smiles and satisfied tummies here! My 4 year old loved the Grape Jelly & Peanut Butter flavor the best and Karebear preferred the Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter flavor. The Jammy Sammy sandwich bars are the perfect size for little ones! They have a soft and crumbly texture, flecked with whole grain oatmeal, and a soft, chewy, delicious fruit filling. Much better than all the other nutrition "breakfast" bars I've ever tried. I would recommend these to everyone. The Jammy Sammy snack bars are a great addition to pack into your children's lunchbox, or have as an afternoon snack.
Lastly, we tried the Plum Organics Tots Mighty 4 blend pouch snack in Purple Carrot, Blackberry, Quinoa & Greek Yogurt flavor. I have never purchased food in pouches. It is something that creeps me out a little because you can't see what's in it. Honestly, I had to squirt some into a bowl before I tried it and definitely before I offered it to Karebear. It looked good and smelled good, so I carefully handed it over to the baby. She was confused at first and after she squeezed it, she was surprised how that squirted so much in her mouth. It seemed a little odd to me, and appeared to be odd to her as well. I'm happy we were able to try it, I know many parents like pouch snacks for their kiddos. Plum Organics Mighty 4 blend pouch snacks do not contain GMO's, are BPA free and are full of vitamins, fiber, protein and omega 3's.
What did I like best about the Plum Organics Tots & Kids Snacks? That they are organic and well-balanced snack options for kids. What you introduce to your children at a young age will influence their diet for their entire life. It's good to start off with healthy foods!
Is there anything I'd change about the snacks? Yes. The pouches are not recyclable. I know that this is something that Plum Organics is working on improving, though! Thank you Plum Organics for caring so much about our environment and putting forth effort to improve your recycling program!
I give Plum Organics a 10/10!
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