We are Mamas on the move, always searching for a way to infuse healthy options into our kids' diet. Thankfully, we received a complimentary box of Educational Snacks by Dick & Jane (Twitter: @DickandJane_Edu) to review with our pickiest eaters - 3 girl, 3 boy, 5 & 8 girls.
The fact that the snacks are whole grain, nut free, and only 5g of sugar per serving is amazing - I needed to know that I could pass these bags to each child without sparking a ridiculous sugar attack. Did I mention my 3 year old is not interested in candy or heavily sugar based snacks? (Fingers crossed her position will follow her through high school.) But, I digress.
When it comes to trying something new - I like to present our troop with a product in a group, once they are not fighting and seemingly in a good mood. The best time presented itself after the Peanuts Movie. Grinning from ear to ear, they were excited and ready to be our "testers". So, I handed the Bilingual snacks to the 3s, State/Capitals to 5 and the Presidents to 8 (to which she replied, "I'm learning Presidents in Social Studies!".
They tore into the bags and immediately started describing each snack. I was surprised at the size of each piece. They were big enough to display the snack theme. My daughter enjoyed the "siesta" snack as we drove home - I crossed my fingers that nap time would be just as simple.
Vanilla Flavor and theme appropriate to our 3-8 year old group.
Serving size proved to be just enough - my tot ate them all.
Size of each piece displayed the theme in clear manner.
My kid refused to share.
We used them for after school snacks, lunch boxes, and between soccer practice or gymnastics. Pick yours up today!
Like most Mamas, we want the best for our troop. If you are looking for an alternative to your current snack options - check out http://www.dickandjanebakingco.com/ for the nearest store and Amazon.
Hello, I’m Bee, a twenty six year-old mother of one and wife. I created Beesosimple.com to share my journey through motherhood and life. I'm an avid Netflix watcher and self proclaimed foodie, who enjoys cherishing the simple moments in life.
Between extracurricular activities, work, sports, and play dates the role of mom can be both the most rewarding and demanding job in the world. So figuring out what’s for dinner should be quick and stress free for a change. I have teamed up with the beautiful sisters, Mia and Sante, from Leave It To Mama for a fun summer series featuring mom-friendly recipes and family time ideas the little ones will love.
For this installment, we wanted to feature a recipe that was healthier, simple to prepare, and something all of our kids could enjoy. After collectively brainstorming through our mental recipe books, a taco bar seemed like the perfect idea.
In my household, we kept it pretty basic: ground turkey burger, shredded cheese and carrots, romaine lettuce, sautéed corn, and soft shell tortillas laid out assembly line style for easy taco creation. The nice thing is - I only have to cook the turkey burger and corn while still providing a filling whole foods meal in the end. Lately my daughter has been on the picky side with her choices in food, so this was a good way to give her a variety of options to pick from.
I’m able to have the meal ready in about 30 minutes, which works well with my busy schedule and my husband’s never-ending hunger. Taco bar will definitely stay in my personal go-to recipe book and I can’t wait to try different ingredients and table settings.
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My sister & I had the pleasure of playing Fitivities this week. It was a fun, active way to spend the afternoon. We do our best to keep our kids active -- which is the game's purpose, created by Sandy "Spin" Slade. We played with 3 adults and four kids. Each adult had a team of kids. We let our little ones lead the way by rolling a die and moving the shoe to each square. The pieces are larger and softer than most games - which makes them easy to find (Mama friendly!). It was great to see each group so excited about the next exercise. The best word to describe Fitivities is PERFECT.
The holidays are coming up and we have a lot of family coming in town - can't wait to enjoy Fitvities before drinking hot cocoa and trimming the tree. We give the game two thumbs up! Grab your game on Fitivities.com and Amazon.
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