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Happy Tummy, Healthy Tummy

Snacks are an all time must for kids.

If my son could, he would eat snacks all day and not have any meals.

Snacks are just… better. At least in a kids mind they are.

NurturMe makes snacking easy, quick, and most importantly healthy.

This tummy friendly brand creates snacks for all members of the family.


Free from gluten, dairy, soy and egg.

No added preservatives, sugars or salts.

Certified organic, non-GMO and kosher.

Organic Quinoa Cereal

This protein packed cereal is perfect for new eaters. The quinoa cereal is free from common allergens that often upset sensitive baby bellies. Quinoa is full of naturally occurring plant based nutrients. These nutrients include aiding in digestion, nutrient absorption, and supporting growth patterns. The cereal is full of probiotics too. Delivering a daily dose of probiotics to your child, this cereal good for any baby belly!

Organic Power Blends Food Pouches

It seems like every kid likes food pouches. They’re easy to figure out and taste yummy to their little palate. Parents love them too. Easy to grab snacks are the greatest, and when they’re made out of organic fruit and veggies no one can dispute them. They are so easy to throw in the diaper bag and have on hand whenever you need. A win-win for parents and kiddos!

I love giving my kids these food pouches because they are made from 100% organic fruits and vegetables. The inactivated cultures strengthen your child’s health defenses by supporting their immune health.

Their two different types of the power blends – Super Immunity and Ancient Grains. The Ancient Grains stand out to me because they are packed with nutrients that come from quinoa, millet, amaranth, and sorghum. These complete proteins provide nutrients like amino acid, antioxidants, natural fiber, and more.

Organic Dairy Free Yogurt Food Pouches

These dairy-free yogurt alternative food pouches are perfect for those kiddos who are allergic to dairy. This yogurt is the first that’s made from organic, non dairy quinoa milk, coconut cream, and pea protein. It seems like everything these days is full of extra sugar; but NOT this yogurt. This no sugar added yogurt will keep your kiddo happy and healthy! The pouches are easy to digest and are full of three grams of plant based protein. Your lactose-free (or not!) child can enjoy this as a yummy snack or a nutritious breakfast in two available flavors.


My 10 month old son eats these up.

They don’t call them yum-a-roo’s for no reason!

Literally the only ingredient in this snack is fruit and veggies. The bite sized pieces are very easily dissolvable. This snack doesn’t give me any cause for concern while my son eats them. Dried fruit is yummy in anyones belly. Give them a try!

100% Quinoa Squares

My kids love these quinoa squares. These puffed quinoa crackers have the same texture as cheese puffs; and tell me, what kid doesn’t love cheese puffs? I really like these puffs because they are so easy to take on the go. We put them in the pool bag and eat them during swim breaks.

The bags are re-sealable using a zipper closure. This makes moving them from bag to bag really easy. Coming in three different flavors, your kids will love these squares. These puffs are easily dissolvable so they’re great for young kids too. I recommend keeping an eye on the littles while they’re eating these. My son is 10 months old and he hides them in his mouth easily. Just be cautious (as with all food babies eat! ;)).

Organic Ancient Grains Cookies

I’m not a huge fan of these cookies. They are super crumbly and crummy. After eating them I have a film in my mouth that is hard to get rid of. But despite my not liking these, my two-year-old LOVES them. It makes me feel good about giving these to him because they’re pretty healthy, considering they’re cookies. I think I’ll have to go for something else to satiate my healthy cookie needs! There are high protein cookies by Lenny & Larry that I think will be great to try. Just for me though, the kids aren’t getting their hands on these ones.

These cookies are made from organic ancient grains including quinoa, millet, and sorghum. A full daily serving of probiotics gives these cookies an even extra boost. Just seven cookies gives you your daily dose! Not only that, but they have less than eight grams of sugar per serving. Grab some cookies and increase your digestive health. They’re perfect for the whole family; try them out!

From NurturMe – “The traditional Peruvian textile pattern on each cookie is a reminder of our NurturNinos program. In addition to purchasing our Fair Trade organic quinoa from South American co-ops, 1% of each sale goes to the effort to benefit Peruvian children.

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Holiday Party Snack Attack

The holidays always come with a lot of eating; large meals, tons of snacks, and of course sweets. We’ve got some great snacks that are a very healthy option for you to replace some of the standard snacks you serve. These snacks are a great way to lighten up the load and keep people full without packing on the calories or sweets. Just a quick tip for those who are reading, as you can see I’ve posted these pictures and reviews on my social media pages with one being Instagram, I have used hashtags on the posts so that people can find them easier, funnily enough this has helped me get more instagram followers too! Which is always a bonus as any blogger thrives for more people to see their work.

Good Health Snacks is a fun line of veggie sticks, potato chips, pretzels, popcorn, tortillas, apple chips and veggie chips. All of their snacks are: organic, gluten free and NON-GMO. Making them the perfect choice to have available during your holiday parties and gift wrapping parties.

All the writers for MamatheFox had a gift wrapping party and one of the snacks we enjoyed were the Eat Your Vegetables Chips. These chips are so yummy and sneak in vegetables so you get some nutrients when snacking, not just starch and oils.

Getting your kids to eat veggies can be rough – but Good Life Snacks makes it fun. The veggie sticks have such a good taste and a crunchy texture, making getting your kids to eat healthy almost too easy. We love that they are in stick form, it makes them really easy to hold in little hands.! They are great for a snack, eating plain, or dipping in hummus. The best part though? 8 vegetables, source of vitamins, Gluten Free, no cholesterol, no gmo, no msg, or nuts.

With multiple vegetables packed inside every individual stick, the irroestiable crunchy veggie chips are a perfect healthy snack alternative. They even have a new Mickey Mouse shaped veggie chip available.

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Need a snack for you and the kids while driving to your relatives house this holiday? Snikiddy is the perfect on-the-go snack for adults and kids alike.

Their USDA organic snacks are baked, not fried, giving you the fun crunch you want while snacking, but without all the extra fat and calories. They have Baked Fries and Baked Puffs. The Baked Fries are perfect for kids, as their stick shaped form gives them a good grip on the snack and makes it easier for them to hold.

As for the taste, they are super! The Hot and Spicy is true spicy, so we recommend not giving them to kids – they were great for heat loving grown-ups.

If you are vegan, just a heads up, they do include milk in their Baked Fries – but it is nice to know they do not use hydrogenated oils and are made in a facility that does not manufacture any products containing peanuts or tree nuts.

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Do you just love sweet and salty type snacks?

Because that is my favorite craving filler!

Coming up with fun combo’s of sweet and salty foods is a fun pastime of foodies everywhere – and now I have a super pairing you are just gonna drool over – salty beef jerky from Country Archer and the rich, sweet goodness of Alter Eco chocolates.

Alter Ego has a broad line of chocolates – some are great for snacking, others are great for baking. If you need melting chocolate this holiday season, for cookies, pies or other treats, make the right call and grab some Dark Cacao to enrich the treat with 100% certified organic cocoa.

For snacking chocolate you have to get your hands, and taste buds, on Alter Eco’s Chocolate Truffles. They were a huge hit at our one party. It was gone before we blinked. A close second was the Alter Ego Dark Salt and Malt. Anyone who appreciate a true malt flavor will be over the moon when they nibble on this special treat.

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For the salty treat the way to go is Country Archer Jerky. With their broad line of Jerky and Sticks, in both beef and turkey varieties, you will be grinning ear to ear. Country Archer knows we are busy people, but need a healthy, high protein snack to get us through to the next meal. By snacking on their American grown beef you will taste the freshness and honest work put into each batch. We like to buy beef jerky online and have it delivered right to our door as it saves us searching for it in a store. We occasionally buy other brands too, especially when they do varied flavors!

We slammed on some Country Archer Jerky and here are our main thoughts – the beef was outstanding! The best had to be the Teriyaki & Sriracha. You read that right, real American made Jerky flavored with our favorite ‘kick-it-up-a-notch’ hot sauce Sriracha. While we did like the Turkey Jerky we had a harder time tasting the added flavors to the Hickory, this may have just been due to it being a leaner meat. We loved the texture and flavor of the turkey, don’t get us wrong, but we longed for just a little bit more kick in the mouth while eating the Hickory – on the flip side, the Turkey Honey Dijon was OUTSTANDING! The flavor was spot on and we ate the whole bag pretty fast, because it was just that great. For sure try out this flavor!

All the Country Archer meats were tender! No hard to chew, sore jaws when eating their jerky. It was the perfect balance of chew you want in a jerky but not so much that you feel like its gum in your mouth. They obtain this by using all natural 100% Grass-Fed beef and passing on the nitrates.

When you are hoping from store to store buying all your holiday gifts and essentials, be sure to have some Country Archer jerky on have to keep your energy levels up. They also are perfect for stocking stuffers.

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Kick that sweetness craving with the Bare Coconut and Chia Bites. These yummy, crunchy, baked snacks are the perfect substitute to any sweet that is served at the holidays. Three flavors are available: Chia + Flax, Chia + Vanilla, and Chia + Pineapple. With minimal ingredients, you will be loving these sweet treats! The bites are a great source of fiber and they contain NO preservatives, cholesterol, added oil, and have 0 grams of trans fat. They’re even non GMO certified. Any gluten free people in the family – offer these!

The rich and creamy taste and texture will leave your guests wanting more. Not only are Bare bites a great alternative for adults, but for kids too! My niece and nephew LOVE these. They sat down at the table one night and between the two of them almost ate a whole bag! They went right on the shopping list after that.

Bare believes in simplicity, goodness, being real, and living life fully. Their Coconut and Chia Bites really show these qualities of the company. With their minimal ingredients their snacks taste good, are straight from nature, and bring joy to the many faces of people who enjoy to eat.

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Beanfield Chips Review

Beanfield Chips Review

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Who is Beanfield Snacks?

Beanfield Snacks is a family driven company. They started with the vision to help change the way American’s eat. Their primary goal is to help improve the global food supply by creating delicious, plant based, Non-GMO snacks, with beans as the primary ingredient.

Enjoy 6 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, and 4.5 grams of fat in every serving

Beans and the Environment

“Beanfields, uses as many recycled products as possible and we recycle in our office. All of our suppliers have similar programs. However, the biggest thing we do for the environment is using beans as our main ingredient! Here are a few tidbits from the sustainability story of beans:

As you can see from this chart (source – American Pulse Association), beans (also called pulses) are by far the most water-efficient source of protein available.  And they are also far below the 110 gallons of water needed to grow a pound of corn (source – The Water Footprint Network).
Growing beans also uses far less fertilizer than other crops. Beans produce their own nitrogen, using sunlight to power the conversion of the nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use. As a result of these and other benefits, bean crop production lowers agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions. Beans require half the total energy inputs of other protein-producing crops! (source – American Pulse Association)” – Beanfield Snacks Website

  • Beans are the ONLY food that the USDA lists in two different nutrition categories (protein & vegetable)
  • Beanfields has contributed chips to local nonprofits and community groups all over the US and Canada
  • All of Beanfields Bean and Rice snacks are vegan, not by accident, but on purpose.  Even our Nacho and our Ranch chips do not contain dairy as an ingredient and are perfect for vegan diets.

What Do They Sell?

Why Beanfields Snacks Bean & Rice Chips?

  1. 200% more fiber* (6g)
  2. 150% more protein* (5g)
  3. 36%-44% less fat* (4.5g)
  4. Made in a nut free facility
  5. Contains no major food allergen ingredients
  6. No corn ingredients

*  Compared to the leading, comparably flavored corn tortilla chips

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Mama’s Experience

I have never been a huge chip person. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I like to occasionally indulge at parties or events. I just never bought them (this makes my kids and husband very sad). I really like a nice salty crunchy but found it in other ways. I was excited to try Beanfields Snacks chips for a few reasons.

  1. They are better, way way better for you than regular chips (one of the main reasons I don’t buy regular chips).
  2. They have veggies (beans) in them. If I can sneak a vegetable in my kids belly, I will jump on it!
  3. They are a NON-GMO product.

I love salt, so I wanted to the Sea Salt flavor first. MAN! They are so good! I was shocked really. I got the salty crunchy that I desire from a chip but not the guilt or greasy hands that previously followed the chips. They are not heavy on the salt. Its a light salt. My 3 year old wouldn’t eat them, and I think it was because when she has had chips, they are covered in salt. That is what she expects now in a chip. I then offered her a barbecue flavor.  She liked those way better. They too have a light flavor. Not over powering at all. You are still able to taste the natural yumminess of the bean and rice. There are so fun to eat. Each flavor is just as good. They really hold true to their flavor and are not greasy like potato based chips.

Each bag had a unique taste and satisfying flavor that made it excited for my kids. They are so excited that now they get to eat them! I love that I can allow them a handful here and there and not worry about their little bellies being filled with empty carbohydrates. Now they can enjoy chips that are good for them (and don’t leave my walls all shiny with greasy hands). Thank you Beanfields Snacks!

What the husband (chip eater) had to say:
  • Salted – Good. Nice flavor. Good for dipping.
  • Barbecue – Excellent. Very nice BBQ flavor.
  • UnSalted – Not his favorite. Good for dipping.
  • Ranch – Least favorite. Not a deep ranch flavor other corn chips provide. Could use more flavoring.
  • Pico De Gallo – Favorite! Best chip they make. Spicy. Slammed 1/2 a bag in 1 sitting. Loves this chip!
  • Nacho – Good but not what he expected based on other nacho flavored chips. Expected artificial, but this was more of a real cheese flavor.
  • Salt & Pepper – Decent snacking chip. Not too flavorful but not too plain.

Where to Buy

You can buy all of the flavors Beanfields Snacks has to offer here at their website.

To use their store located to find a local brick and mortar local to get your hands on these super chips – click here.

Win Your Own

Now that you are drooling over these totally awesome chips, you have a chance to win a full case of Beanfields Snack Chips!

Click here to enter to win a case of Beanfields Snacks Rice & Bean Chips

Runs 10/15/15-10/31/15 – US only