11 Jan

Kid-Friendly Snacks Made with Bitsy's Brainfood

 

I’m always on the lookout for wholesome, nutritious snacks for my family.

So when I stumbled upon Bitsy’s Brainfood products while walking through Whole Foods one afternoon, I was intrigued.

Bitsy’s Brainfood Smart Cookies are alphabet-shaped cookies that are made with whole grains and real fruits and vegetables. They contain Omega 3 DHA and they’re a great source of Vitamins A, B6, B12, D3, Folic Acid, calcium, and iron. Bitsy’s cookies are made in a nut-free facility, contain no GMO’s, and every box contains a collectible sticker!

I picked up a box of the Zucchini Gingerbread Carrot Smart Cookies for us to try but I really wasn’t expecting them to go over well. Cookies made with veggies seemed like a hard sell.

To my surprise, my daughter and I really liked them. They were just sweet enough and reminded me a little of Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal. Just slightly less sweet and with more spice.

I contacted Bitsy’s to let them know how much we had enjoyed their cookies and before I knew it, a large box arrived on my door step.

The box contained Bitsy’s Carrot Raisin Crunch and Fruit & Veggie 1,2,3 cereals as well as more Zucchini Gingerbread Carrot Smart Cookies and a box of Orange Chocolate Beet Smart Cookies.

Cam’s favorite flavor was the Zucchini Gingerbread Carrot Smart Cookies, but I actually preferred the Orange Chocolate Beet Smart Cookies which first taste like sweet orange, then chocolate, and then finish with just a hint of salt. That flavor combo might seem odd but it’s actually really good!

And even though they quite obviously contain beets as indicated by their lovely pink color, I didn’t detect any beet flavor at all!

I packed a few cookies in a couple of Cam’s lunches for a wholesome after-lunch treat. You can read more about these lunches here.

 

Bitsy's Brainfood Orange Chocolate Beet Smart Cookies

 

Bitsy's Brainfood Zucchini Gingerbread Carrot Smart Cookies

 

Next, we tried the cereals which are also made with Whole Grains, Fruits, and Veggies. They contain no GMO’s and they’re Organic, Vegan, and a great source of Vitamins, Whole Grains, Zinc and Iron.

The Carrot Raisin Crunch cereal contains the highest amount of sugar (16 grams) of the three varieties. I’m assuming most of the sweetness comes from the raisins because the cereal itself wasn’t very sweet to any of us at all. It’s very crunchy though and holds up well in milk.

The Fruit & Veggie 1,2,3 cereal is flavored with organic raspberry, orange, lemon, and lime flavors but to us, tasted more like veggies than fruit with a slight aftertaste that reminded me of a children’s chewable multi-vitamin which may have been from the vitamin and mineral premix that it contains. It does smell slightly similar to Fruit Loops and stays much crunchier in milk than Fruit Loops does.

My daughter wasn’t crazy about the cereal on it’s own so we added some to a smoothie bowl that contained additional toppings of her choice and we shared it for snack one afternoon.

 

Bitsy's Brainfood Cereal Smoothie Bowl

 

A smoothie bowl is exactly what it sounds like, a smoothie in a bowl topped with your favorite things that you eat with a spoon rather than drink from a glass.

It can be a meal, a snack, or a dessert (depending on the ingredients you use) and it’s much more satisfying than drinking a regular smoothie.

Toppings can be layered on, sprinkled over, or heaped into a pile in the middle. Anything goes.

I usually reduce the amount of liquid I use in my smoothie so that it has the consistency of soft serve ice cream and then add my toppings.

To make a kid-friendly smoothie bowl, I topped Cam’s berry and spinach smoothie with Bitsy’s Brainfood Fruit & Veggie 1,2,3 cereal, sliced bananas, flax seeds, mixed berries, sliced almonds, and a few rainbow sprinkles.

I’ve also created two more kid-friendly recipes using Bitsy’s cereals that I’ll be sharing with you later this week so stay tuned.

 

Bitsy’s products are available at Whole Foods, Wegman’s, Sprouts, H-E-B, Shop-Rite, and Wild By Nature Market.

 

Bitsy's Products

 

You can also purchase Bitsy’s products online at amazon.com, diapers.com, abesmarket.com, freshdirect.com, vine.com, and relayfoods.com

Bitsy’s Brainfood was created by two moms who believe that learning to eat smart can be fun! You can learn more about their story and discover more Bitsy’s Brainfood products here.

 

Disclosure: The folks at Bitsy’s Brainfood kindly provided me with a few of their products at no charge for the purpose of a review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own. I received no compensation for providing this review.

 

 

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One Response to “”

  1. Edith (Sara) January 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    Those look and sound amazing! I’ll have to pick up some the next time in at WFM!

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