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Beech-Nut® Naturals & Toddler Snacks Review

October 8, 2019 in Baby, Baby Friendly Products - 1 Comment

Thank you Beech-Nut® Naturals™ for sponsoring this post! All opinions, as always, are my own.

My kids are both huge snackers–they prefer snacks over meals half of the time, and I’m always on the hunt for the healthiest and most filling snacks that I can find. Often times, we pack lots of fresh fruit with us when we leave the house, but I wanted to find something that’s a little more portable and diaper bag friendly.

A lot of the time, they end up wanting to share snacks (or just steal each other’s), so I need to get something that is toddler AND kid friendly.

A few months ago, I ran across these Beech-Nut® Naturals Fruity Oat Bars, and immediately threw them in my cart. I’ve always been a huge fan of snack bars because you can just throw them into your purse or bag and go…they don’t make a huge mess, they don’t leak, etc.

A lot of the times though, ones that I’ve found contain a lot of artificial ingredients are just loaded with junk in a “healthy” wrapper. I love that these Fruity Oat Bars contain no added sugar and only five ingredients! (Whole Grain Oats, Raisins, Dates, Sunflower Oil, and Dried Strawberries or Bananas). They’re also Gluten-Free, if that’s something that you need to be mindful of for your family.

They come in both Strawberry and Banana and both of my kids love them. (I even tried them and they’re pretty tasty). I’ve found them at 3 of my local grocery stores, and they’re super affordable. I buy a new box, or two, every single week and my kids gobble them up. I swear, they would have 2-3 a day if I let them.

Beech-Nut® Naturals has always been a brand that has real ingredients that I know I am able to trust, and I’m so glad that they’ve ventured into Toddler Snacks, because I had no idea that these even existed until I saw them in store! (They also make yogurt melts which I’m excited to grab the next time we go grocery shopping).

Do you have a tiny influencer in your life like I do? Beech-Nut® Naturals has recently introduced their #Infantfluencers program, and would love to hear YOUR stories about your little #Infantfluencers. You can sign up to be a part of the Beech-Nut® Naturals here, and enter to win some fun prizes!

Before we started Baby Led Weaning with Sawyer, we implemented purees first…just to get her used to new textures and flavors, and we loved using Beech-Nut® Naturals™ and Organics. We always try to make a conscious effort to include a lot of the good stuff into our children’s diets, and Beech-Nut® Naturals™ is baby food made with real ingredients (real fruits and veggies!), gently cooked over indirect heat to preserve color, flavor, and nutrients.

There are so many different flavors to choose from and some of our favorites are ‘Just Apple, Raspberry, and Avocado’, ‘Just Pumpkin’, ‘Just Pear and Blueberry’ and ‘Just Sweet Corn and Green Beans’. I also love that they don’t contain and artificial preservatives, and Non-GMO Project Verified.

I shared over the Summer one of my absolute favorite ways to incorporate the purees into solid foods for both of my kids–and several of you messaged me that this is something that you do too, or you were going to try it! It’s a really great way to get some vegetables into your children’s food without them even knowing. (Click through to see how I incorporated the carrot, corn, and pumpkin puree into one of their favorite foods, macaroni and cheese!)

It’s also really easy to sneak these into pasta sauce (pesto, alfredo, or marinara!), oatmeal, and yogurt.

(Look at this ingredient list, you really can’t get simpler than that. REAL ingredients, nothing artificial!)

Have you tried Beech-Nut® Naturals™ or their Toddler Snacks? If so, let me know what your kids thought!

Which one is their favorite? (Sawyer still likes the Just Pumpkin Puree, and I often times will put it in some yogurt for her–they’re super versatile, and definitely not just for infants who aren’t yet ready for solids!)


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    Carrie October 10, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Looks like a great line of food for toddlers! Great find. Thanks for sharing!

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