This post has been sponsored by Gerber®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Like all parents, I was a much better parent before I had children. I knew my child would never watch TV, would be sleeping in their own room, and I knew my child would eat super healthy. Can we all just take a moment to laugh because that’s exactly what I’m doing right now!
Getting my child to eat vegetables is about as easy as wresting a cheetah (but really!). That was, until I found out about Gerber® Organic Popped Crisps. Ava’s two, so I really don’t expect her to eat a full meal ever. I’m lucky if she eats 3 bites. She does LOVE snacks though. During our weekly trip to Target, I was picking up her diapers and she said she was hungry—so we went down the baby food/snack aisle. We’re passed the baby food stage, but the snacks and chips they have are surprisingly good. I know you’ve tried them before as well!
Gerber came out with a new product, which was right at Ava’s height: Gerber Organic Popped Crisps in Green & Yellow Peas and Lentils. For some reason, toddlers think they’ll eat everything they can grab at their height, so I looked at it to 1. make sure it was age appropriate and 2. make sure it was something she would actually eat.
Target actually has a Circle offer starting on 10/1, which is valid on Organic Snack products:
– Save $0.30 of ANY ONE (1) Gerber Organic Snack Item
Back to the product, Gerber Organic Popped Crisps have 4 g of whole grains and 2 grams of plant-based protein per serving. They look like a little bag of chips, something she definitely knows, so the fact she grabbed them on her own made me want to scream AMEN! She tried them and loved them. I even snuck in a bite, too. They’re unsalted but have the same crunch like a chip would have.
In full transparency (because let’s be honest, we need more of it as moms), some days, her meals are better than others. Sometimes, I give in and give her what she wants—but this is a reminder that little victories need to be celebrated!
I’m sharing in my stories today on Instagram how I incorporate them into her lunch for preschool. If you need some ideas, go check them out at @katelynbmelton.