I’ve mentioned this time and time again – my time in the mornings is very limited. And although my kids have food options at daycare and school, I like to make sure they’re filled up with healthy food before the leave the house. The toddler can be tricky. If we don’t have time to prepare something (she loves eggs), I feel like I’m not giving her the best start to the day. We’ve just recently tried HappyTot Super Morning Bowls and I am SUPER impressed! (And so is she.)
And here’s the thing. My girl needs the extra fuel. She’s a growing girl and she needs her energy to run and play and be young. What she doesn’t need is extra sugar in her food. She loves fruit, and she’s a fan of oatmeal. The Super Morning Bowls are the perfect option for her busy day.
I found the Super Morning Bowls at Walmart – hiding out with the baby/toddler foods. (You may have to search for them. I expected the packaging to be much larger.) There are two kinds of super morning bowls. The organic bananas and strawberries and the apples and blueberries. So far we’re seeing that the bananas and strawberries are her favorite.
What I love is my girl is getting extra fiber and zero grams of added sugar. These bowls also have real organic fruits, in addition to the oats and sprouted quinoa. She loves fruit, and I love filling her up until she gets second breakfast at daycare. (She really does get second breakfast.)
My girl is growing fast, and she has things to do – like running, swinging, blowing bubbles. She needs energy to keep us on our toes, whether it’s chasing her in the front yard or watching her climb the luggage racks in a hotel lobby. She’s into everything, and if she isn’t getting the proper nutrition, I don’t think she would be as successful at climbing tables.
A few weeks ago we went for a short hike, and she completed about 3/4 of the mile-long hike all on her own. We were shocked, but given the amount of energy she has, I don’t think we should have been too surprised.
The Happy Tot Super Morning Bowls don’t have to be refrigerated, and they can be served without heating them up. They’re easy to take with your child to daycare, or to keep in their bag for a busy morning out. And travel! We have a couple of trips coming up and I plan on taking a couple of our bowls just in case our options are limited.
What toddler foods do you love keeping on hand? (And if your child is past the toddler stage, what did you love when your child was in that toddler stage?)