I received these products to review and test, thanks to The First Years. Superfood snacking with these Raw Banana Oat Bites happens a lot in our house so I thought it would be great to show the healthy foods I serve my girls. Affiliate links are included within the post.
Mother of Three
If you have been reading for a while you know that I have a third daughter! Even though I have been blogging for a while, I feel like I have not shared as much about my third daughter. She is the life of the party and will be turning two in July! Time flies when you have your hands full! Learning how to balance life with kids is a whole different ball game. When I had the two older girls, I had gotten used to a certain pace of life. I had gotten too comfortable.
Having three girls is a lot of work and requires a lot of patience. One of the things I try no compromise, is in their eating habits. I can totally see how a busy, fast-paced life could make any parent compromise by feeding unhealthy foods or just plain fast food. I am the first one to say that I occasionally default to McDonald’s when I cannot find a Chick-fil-A but I REALLY try not do that when I am in a bind.
Raw Banana Oat Bites
My girls have become great eaters so I take advantage feeding great food at home. Many people ask how I have time to cook but it is what I enjoy doing the most for the moment. Superfoods snacking is the best kind of snacking when it comes to my kids. Sometimes I hung up on supplements but when real food is involved, there should be no preoccupation.
We usually have some really ripe bananas, so I grabbed one and created some raw bites for me and the girls that ended up being real tasty! These bites are gluten-free, vegan, and raw too.
Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Yield: 14 bites Serving Size: Can be eaten fresh or refrigerate for an hour and then serve. Good for 2 days. Ingredients Instructions
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 14 bites
Can be eaten fresh or refrigerate for an hour and then serve. Good for 2 days.
New First Years Products
I forget to try new products that work differently for every child, but I was able to introduce my youngest toddler to a special plate that doubles as a lid for on-the-go and a spoutless cup that allows toddlers to drink from any edge. In addition to those items a stackable trainer sippy cup was included that work best with kids 4 months and older and a plate with a curved edge to teach self-eating. These actually came in great timing because there have been several dishes we have had that have not been great fits.
I made the Raw Banana Oat Bites and stored them in the Take and Toss sectioned plates. I included some homemade hummus with carrots because I know that my daughter likes these combo foods. Since we are always on the go, I like having reusable containers that would work best with our pace of life. These proved to be really convenient, especially since they are leak-resistant.
Training the Toddler
The spoutless cup has been a gem because my daughter has been able to take a break from using a straw and train drinking from an edge. Definitely a positive experience especially since it is spill-proof. My daughter occasionally has dropped the cup on the floor which has caused some splattering but not as bad as a pool of liquid.
The sectioned plate with curved edges has made a difference with our almost 2-year-old. She has been feeding herself for a while but a flat plate has proven to be frustrating with scooping food. The First Years plate with curved edges has proven to be helpful for scooping. What a great way to help toddlers eat their meals better. The suction did not work so well on an older The First Years high chair but it might work on other tables.
Where to Find these Products
If you want to give these a try, they are available at Target. There is nothing like trying new things that will make the meal experience a lot better for your kids.