This post was developed in partnership with Similac. All opinions are my own.Having well balanced meals at our home is important to our family. We have a rule that our little ones have to try something each time it’s served. If they try it and they don’t love it, they don’t have to eat it again until the next time we have it. This process has worked well for us as they eat a wide variety of food times including a lot of fruits and veggies. Our kids aren’t picky eaters and that is something I’m extremely grateful for.
When we are traveling long distances or are traveling through airports, like we have found ourselves doing a few times this year, it’s hard to find excellent healthy options. We don’t mind spending extra money on something high quality on the go but sometimes it’s the fact there are really limited options. Our reusable water bottles go everywhere with us and we pack healthy snacks in my bag for when hunger strikes.
Sometimes I find myself wanting a good option that doesn’t take a lot of space but is a good option for supplementing their nutrition and filling their bellies. Both of the kids have similar appetites and crave good quality foods. Recently we gave Go & Grow by Similac with OptiGRO puree pouches a try. I do a lot of label reading when it comes to these types of solutions of our kids and felt like they were a good options to give them on the occasion I needed to give them a little extra nutrition on the go.
The Go & Grow by Similac pouches have 32mg something I wasn’t sure of at first: OptiGRO. This is a unique brain- and eye-nourishing blend of DHA (found in fish which is great for brain support), Lutein(found in spinach – great for eyedevelopment), and Vitamin E (found in broccoli – great for growth and development support). Each package has 1/3 of the daily value for kids or babies. They have the toddler pureyay (12+ months) and the baby pureyay blends (6+months). These pouches are made from pure fruits and vegetables to give kids an extra nutrient boost on the go.
I also like the idea of having these around as we make new friends in our community for play-dates. Go & Grow by Similac Pouches are Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO, contain no fillers, artificial flavors or colors and are gluten free. They are something that I can feel good about offering a new friend for their little ones that might be a picky eater!
When the kids found out I picked up some squeeze pouches at the store recently they were so excited to try them out. Like I mentioned before, we regularly give them their nutrients straight from whole foods like meats, fruits, and vegetables so when they get a squeeze pack it’s exciting for them. We’ve tried a few different pouches before and textures can certainly vary but I was really impressed by how smooth the Go & Grow by Similac puree was. Both of the kids enjoyed their flavors and tried to talk me into another!
Overall I’m impressed with the Go & Grow by Similac puree blends. There are 4 blends for each type – toddler or baby – and they have really great flavor. Our kids really enjoy them and we can get behind something that is nutritious on day trips where we are exploring the local scene or have a day in the airport. These pouches are also available at your local Walmart right in the baby section.
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If you are a mom of little ones, or have little ones around frequently, I recommend the Go & Grow by Similac pouches for some extra nutrition on the busiest days! Did you know that most children ages 1-3 are eating far less than they are supposed to according to the American Dietary Guidelines? Help the little ones in your life meet those guidelines with even the pickiest eaters!
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