My kids are constantly on the lookout for and helping themselves to snacks in our pantry! Like all.day.long. I try my best to keep the healthy snacks where they can reach them and I try to mix it up so they wont get tired of the same thing but I always am on the look out for new things to add for them to munch on.
Recently, Annie M and I were at Target and we walked down the baby/toddler aisle to grab a few necessities. The new Gerber® Lil’ Beanies snacks caught my eye and we picked up a pack of each of the Original flavor and White Cheddar and Broccoli to take home and try.
I laughed because we hadn’t been home and had our bags unloaded for more than ten minutes before Moose was trying to climb into the pantry and help himself!! I swear, its like that kid has a snack tracker thats on and working 24/7!!
He was excited and cute and so of course I snapped a few pictures of his sweet face and finally he told me, “No, no, pictures, Mommy. Moosey eat.” He seriously is the most adorable thing!
I opened up the original flavor just to let him try it to see if he liked it and he stuffed an entire one in his mouth, chewed for a second and quickly signed more and pointed to the other can. He has started calling them chips – or “cheeeps” rather, and its fine by me if he thinks that these baked, nutritious snacks are chips! Its definitely a win-win as he gets a “treat” and I can have him eat a snack not made with genetically modified ingredients.
The big kids wanted some as well, so I filled up their bowls and they indulged!
All of my kids love the texture of anything crunchy and so between the taste of both the original and white cheddar and broccoli and texture that they liked, nutrition that I liked and price that fit the bill, these will happily remain in the snack rotation in our home!!
The cans they come in will also be easy to throw into the pool bag for a pool snack, in the car on a road trip and make great additions to snack baggies for picnics and school lunches come fall!
What are your kids favorite snacks?! Have you tried the Gerber® Lil’ Beanies yet?! Let me know if you have and be sure to try them if you haven’t!! I got mine at Target so add them to your list for your next trip!