Little Mister is one of the pickiest eaters I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. There are days where I am literally drove to my wits end trying to figure out what he will eat, and how to successfully get something nutritious down him. Some days I win the battle, but most days I lose miserably.
Little Mister loves a good snack, so one thing that has always been helpful for me is foods that come in snack form, yet are still packed full of nutrients and are healthy for my little guy. Sometimes finding snacks like that are easier said than done, but thankfully Happy Family brands are always thinking on their toes and introducing food items that little ones will love, and moms will feel great about.
The newest addition to the Happy Family choices is their Super Nutrition Shakes, and when Happy Families asked me and Little Mister to try them out, I was so excited. I imagined it being similar to a protein shake that was kid friendly, and knowing his love for chocolate milk, I really hoped that he would love it. The Nutrition Shakes arrived in two flavors - chocolate and vanilla, and I immediately placed them in the fridge to chill, knowing they would taste better when cold!
When it was time for Little Mister to try them out, he chose vanilla first and gave it a go. I was disappointed but not surprised when he took a sip and pushed it aside. I gave him a few minutes and tried to offer it to him again and he rejected it once more. At that point I decided that I would try it out and gave it a sip. It had a nice vanilla flavor and a creamy texture, but it did remind me a lot of a protein shake so I can only assume that's why Little Mister wasn't a huge fan.
The next day we tried again with the chocolate flavor and this time I presented by offering him a chocolate milk shake. I thought if I played up the title of the shake, he would be more interested in it! The chocolate was a better success than the vanilla was and he drank about half of it before pushing it aside. Since he's just under three years old and doesn't form as clear of sentences as an older child would, I couldn't ask him if it pushed it away because it filled him up or if there was another reason, but I was happy that he at least gave it a go! I also tasted the chocolate and preferred it over the vanilla, but it still reminded me a lot of a protein shake (which isn't a bad thing! If you have ever drank a protein drink you will be able to relate to the flavor).
I would love to say that we would purchase the Super Nutrition Shakes for Little Mister, but I just can't see myself doing so since he wasn't a huge fan of them. However, these shakes are fabulous for older children as well and a child with a more developed palette could absolutely love these shakes! If your child is a picky eater I would highly recommend grabbing one or two for them to try out - just because Little Mister didn't prefer them doesn't mean your child won't!
Happy Family was generous enough to send Little Mister an arrangement of other Happy Family snacks and I am very pleased to announced that he happily gobbled up all of these snacks! From a variety of pouches, to healthy cookies and "chips", and even granola bars, Little Mister has been snacking like a king thanks to Happy Family!
1 Honey Barley Toddler Cookies
1 Chocolate Pumpkin Toddler Cookies
1 Blueberry and Beet Rice Cakes
2 Mixed Berry Crunch Toddler Bars
1 Mixed Berry Happy Yogis
1 Banana Mango Happy Yogis
1 Cheddar Cheese with Carrot Happy Munchies
1 Broccoli, Kale, and Cheddar Cheese Happy Munchies
8 Pouches in Various Flavors
1 Happy Family Reusable Shopper Bag
Little Mister likes to enjoy his pouches cold, so when he saw all of the yummy pouches he grabbed as many as he could and went and put them on his shelf in the refrigerator. Pouches are one thing I don't mind him helping himself to and these pouches were gone in just a few days!
His favorite snack out of our package were the Best Friends Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies! These fun little cookies are in the shapes of doggies and have a delicious flavor to them! Little Mister gobbled them up so quickly (well, within a few days since I was monitoring them!) and once they were gone he wanted the next bag open!
Out of all of our Happy Family snacks, there wasn't one that Little Mister didn't enjoy! I love that he is eating nutritious snacks and don't mind saying "sure you can have more" when he asks for them! Happy Family clearly states the ingredients and I love that each one you can pronounce without question, and that the list isn't four miles long! We are a huge fan of Happy Family products and highly recommend them to families with little kiddos!
To Purchase: You can order online directly from Happy Family and get your snacks shipped directly to your door!
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