Tags: baby food

12 Jun 2010, Comments (3)

Happy Baby Organic Apple and Banana Puffs

Author: Healthnuttxo

Yes- I’m reviewing a baby food….again. šŸ˜€ HappyBaby sent meĀ some coupons to try their organic puffs for free, so I decided “why not?”

I got these puffs in both apple and banana flavor, which come in long, plastic tubes with a flip open cap. According to the package the puffs come in, they are made with whole grains, are BPA free, organic, and provide someĀ calcium, vitamin B and D, and iron. These puffs are essentially little pieces of cereal that are easy for the baby to eat. They are also soy, corn and dairy free.

As for me, I decided they might be a good munching snack or a good addition to trail mix. They are in cute flower-y shapes, about the size of Cheerios. In fact, these taste pretty much like Cheerio’s as well. THey are light and puffy, and have a pretty bland flavor. They only provide .5 grams of sugar per serving, so I wasn’t really expecting much sweetness. The apple puffs had a very slight granny smith apple aftertaste, and the banana puffs didn’t really have much of a banana flavor, but were just sweeter, rather.

Overall, I give these 3 stars. I understand they are meant for babies, so they are low in sugar, but also a bit low in flavor. However, they are GREAT for babies- just like the package says, they really melt in the mouth, so the baby can eat it easily. They are also small and easy to pick up. As for me,Ā I like that they are organic, contain vitamins like calcium, and are pretty low calorie, although they lack fiber.Ā I think they would be great for a little added crunch in yogurt, or to add to “bulk up” some of those sugary cereals for breakfast.

1 serving, 75 pieces/ about 1/2 a cup, is 25 calories, 0 grams of fat, 6 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, .5 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

Banana Puffs- organic rice, organic whole oats, organic wheat, organic apple juice concentrate, organic whole grain brown rice, organic wheat starch, organic banana; vitamins and minerals: ascorbic acid, citric acid, di- and tri-calcium phosphate (calcium), mixed tocopherols (vitamin e), ferric orthophosphate (iron), vitamin d3, niacin (vitamin b3), zinc oxide, d-calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), riboflavin (vitamin b2), thiamin mononitrate (vitamin b1), pyridoxine hcl (vitamin b6), vitamin b12, folic acid

Apple Puffs- organic rice, organic whole oats, organic wheat, organic apple juice concentrate, organic whole grain brown rice, organic wheat starch, organic apple; vitamins and minerals: ascorbic acid, di- and tri-calcium phosphate (calcium), mixed tocopherols (vitamin e), ferric ortho-phosphate (iron), vitamin d3, niacin (vitamin b3), zinc oxide, d-calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), riboflavin (vitamin b2), thiamin mononitrate (vitamin b1), pyridoxine hcl (vitamin b6), vitamin b12, folic acid

23 Sep 2009, Comments (4)

Happy Melts Organic Yogurt Snacks

Author: healthnuttxo

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okay okay, this one is geared toward babies & toddlers…but i got a free coupon, and we all know my love for yogurt. How could these possibly be bad? I saw 2 flavors at whole foods, Mixed Berry and Banana Mango. Banana Mango was the one i hadĀ chosen. These yogurt snacks are freeze-dried yogurt and fruit, are gluten free, have pre and probiotics, and “melt in baby’s (or mine!) mouth”.

Each one is about the size of a nickel, and the consistency of those Necco wafer candies (if they even make those anymore. I think they come out around Valentines day). The taste is very mellow. It’s not bad, but different. I was sort of expecting sweet yogurty flavor, but it was more toned down.Ā  It almost had a cheesy taste to it if you will. I did like sucking on them though, and they did “melt” in my mouth, but slowly. They were creamy and almost foamy-ishĀ once they hit the tounge. The sweetness actually comes out once you fully dissolved the piece in your mouth. They are certainly somethingĀ IĀ have never tasted or experienced before, but i liked them!! šŸ™‚Ā I tasted more of the mango flavor with a hint of banana. I think these would be good maybe mixed in a trail mix or some plain cereal like kashi go lean or bran/wheat flakes for some added yum and sweetness. They are definitetly good for babies and toddlers though, they are perfect finger food.

1/4 of a cup is 30 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein. You also get 12% of your daily calcium and vitamin D needs, as well as some healthy probiotics for digestion. woo!

Vitamin D Fortified Cultured Pasteurized Organic Nonfat Milk, Organic Banana, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Mango, Organic Tapioca, Pectic, Organic Locust Bean Gum, Inulin, Natural Flavor, Live & Active Cultures: Streptococcus thermophilus, Bulgaricus, Lactobacillus, Acidophilus, B. Lactis, Lactobacillus Paracasei, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus. (woo thats a mouthful!! šŸ™‚ )

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