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I am going to control everything my son eats for the rest of his life so he only eats healthy, nutritious food.
OK, now that I have picked myself up from the floor because I was laughing so hard I fell out of my chair, let’s continue.
I’m not that delusional. But, I do know that if you give your kids a good start by introducing them to vegetables, fruits and healthy food early on and limit junk to just occasional treats, you can build a great foundation that will stay with them for life.
I have numerous anecdotal stories of people I know that had bad foundations built when they were little, and it has been a major detriment to their health as they get older. But, I won’t go into that. I think we all know deep down that it’s true, and I don’t want to call anyone out.
But, I also have anecdotal evidence that it works the opposite way, too.
I think I have mentioned a few times that the Big Man was given a great foundation of healthy food when he was younger. He strayed from the path as a teenager (as we all do), but he found the light again when he got older. He doesn’t touch soda except the occasional root beer. And, when I say occasional, I mean once or twice a year. He loves his veggies, and really likes it when I cook healthy meals.
So, this has been our goal for Max.
I’m not dense. I know that he is going to go through a time where he wants nothing but junk. But, I am going to feed him as healthy as possible until then.
This all leads to the Marvelous Foods Company. They sent a few samples of their snacks to me. (Yes, they were free.) Currently, they carry cookies and mini cupcakes. Both have a chocolate flavor, while the cookies have a ginger-ness to them. Each packet contains either two cookies or two cupcakes. They are small, so each packet is a snack size. And, each packet has two serving of fruits and vegetables in it. Really! If you look at the ingredients, you see avocados, carrots, bananas, spinach, kale, etc.
Plus, they are sweetened with honey, as well as some brown sugar. No high fructose corn syrup. And, all of the ingredients are pronounceable. Always good.
I really feel good giving these to Max. And, myself.
And, most importantly, we both tried them and liked them. I was pretty impressed with the taste. I mean, I like vegetables, but these actually tasted like a treat.
And, here’s the deal for you. The Marvelous Foods Company is going to do a giveaway. They will send a box of each to two winners. Each box has 9 pouches in it, and each pouch has two cookies/cupcakes. That’s a lot of treats. So, what do you say?
Just leave a comment below telling me your favorite vegetable. I will start, even though I won’t be entering the giveaway. Mine is brussel sprouts, right now. It changes. How about you? What is yours?
Oh, and just in case you were wondering, here is the ingredient list for the cookies and the cupcakes. Pretty good stuff.
For the cookies:
Bananas, Pure Honey, Carrots, Unrefined All Natural Brown Cane Sugar, Gluten Free Flour Mix( Buckwheat flour, Brown Rice Flour, Garbanzo Bean Flour), Non-hydrogenated Palm Oil, Natural Vanilla, Non-hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Filtered Water, Annatto, Flax Seed Oil, Tumeric( anti-immflamatory), Lime, Cinnamon, Baking soda, Cream of Tarter, Arrowroot, Chamomile, Ginger, Green Tea.
For the muffins:
Pure Honey, Avocado, Unrefined All Natural Brown Cane Sugar, Gluten Free Flour Mix( Buckwheat flour, Brown Rice Flour, Garbanzo Bean Flour),Spinach, Kale,Bananas, Non-hydrogenated Palm Oil, Natural Vanilla, Non-hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Filtered Water, Annatto, Flax Seed Oil, All Natural Cocoa, Tumeric( anti-immflamatory), Lime, Cinnamon, Baking soda, Cream of Tarter, Arrowroot, Chamomile, Ginger, Green Tea.
Until later, here’s to…Living Better, Easily!™
PPS – The giveaway for the Marvelous Food Company
will end October 18th at 9pm PST has ended. Congratulations to Bonnie and Cara! I will have emailed the winners, and you will have 48 hours to get back to me. After which, if I have not heard back from you, another winner will be drawn.