Bitty Bentos – A New Series #BittyBentos

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I am so excited to share with you a new series that will be running on So Easy Being Green.  I'm teaming up with Polly from Sew Fatty to bring you the #BittyBentos series!  We've both been inspired by April from Marine Parents and her dedication to creating fun, adorable bento style lunches for her daughter.  Inspired so much that we both can't wait to get started creating our own unique snacks and lunches for our bitty ones! This series will not only be featured on the blog, but all of SEBG's Social Media including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and instagram!  If you don't already follow, you're definitely going to want to!  The bento style is so much fun to create and really gets both girls excited about their food. Most of all, this series is about you.  … [Read more...]

Mango Blueberry Smoothies

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Oh, smoothies - where have you been all of my life?  I see so many smoothie pictures posted on instagram that I've been pining over, but honestly, I just thought they were too hard to make.  I have an average blender, with average smoothie knowledge and I just wasn't convinced I could pull them off. I was wrong - yahoo! I finally decided to try my hand at smoothies when we received a pack of Squooshi reusable pouches the other day {free for review}.  I am constantly making the girls pureed fruits and applesauce snacks to fill the pouches, but this time I wanted to try something different.    We had blueberries and we had mangoes - perfect timing!  I also had plain yogurt, milk, and ice, which is all the ingredients that you need for these yummy … [Read more...]

Earth’s Best Organic *NEW* Yogurt Puffs

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Remember the Earth's Best package that I showed you just a few days ago?  It was an extra special one because it had a brand new {or two} products in it!       When I first heard the name, I thought they would be like those little freeze dried yogurt snacks for babies.  Moreaya likes them, Sophia despised those, and I am a little weirded out by the texture of most of them.  But the new Yogurt Puffs from Earth's Best resemble the quick dissolving baby puffs that most babies and toddlers LOVE! They taste yummy - that's coming from me and they are even softer than most of the puffs that we've tried before.  I think they have a little more taste to them too! Did you know that earlier this year yogurt was named … [Read more...]

Earth’s Best Guide for Holiday Travel

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With Thanksgiving celebrations in the past, it’s time to look forward to the next set of impending holidays!  As you may have learned during the past few weeks, traveling over the holidays with children can be challenging at times. Earth’s Best understands parents’ need for easy and satisfying snacks and tools to keep young travelers happy and healthy. To help you on your journey, we’ve put together a fun and helpful guide to holiday travel including items that would make perfect gifts for other moms and dads in your life, ensuring their travels are stress-free this year! I admit that I've brought along all 4 of these products in the car for day trips for awhile now.  Both girls love the Earth's Best Greek Yogurt Smoothies and I'm a sucker for the Happy Snax!  I am an … [Read more...]

*NEW* Product from Earth’s Best Organic – Happy Snax!

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I have a brand new product from to share with you today from Earth's Best!  Best of all?  You're going to like it as much as your children {well, I think I do!}. Earth's Best Happy Snax New Earth’s Best Organic® Happy Snax Whole Grain Cereal Snacks are fun smiley-face shaped snack products available in delicious apple cinnamon and graham varieties for toddlers. Happy Snax provide the perfect wholesome snack for toddlers, containing 12 grams of whole grains, 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber per serving and 25% of the recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C. Each canister of Happy Snax is created with a great concern and consideration for the health of its tiny consumers. They are made with organic ingredients grown without potentially harmful pesticides or herbicides and are specially … [Read more...]

The Importance of Snacking by Earth’s Best Organic

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Children are constantly growing and because of this, it is important they eat at the right times of the day and snack often to keep their metabolism going and body fueled throughout the day. Many parents fear that snacking takes away from actual meals but it is important think of snacks as part of a meal and monitor the nutrition children receive during that snack as if it were part of a meal. Scheduled snacking also promotes structured eating patterns and habits! According to HealthyChildren.org, the typical child's stomach is too small to handle large meals, which can lead to them being unable to get enough proteins, fats and carbohydrates each day. Healthy snacks provide extra energy and can also provide essential vitamins and nutrients to fuel the developing body. Most children need two to three healthy snacks each day in addition … [Read more...]

Get Your Toddler Eating Fruits & Veggies

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Do you have a picky toddler?  Sophia sure has become one!  As a baby, she ate everything - broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower - everything.  But now, we can barely get her to eat broccoli, green beans, peas, and carrots.  She's never really had a problem with fruit.  Other than the occasional fruit - watermelon, cantaloupe, and grapefruit, she'll eat just about any! But, if you're child isn't a fan of fresh fruit, you do have options!  Earth's Best gives parents fruits and veggies packing in travel-friendly pouches and jars to help kids get all the nutrients and vitamins they need. As much as children shy away from them, fruits and veggies are a very important tool in the growth process. If parents cultivate the habit of feeding their children fruits and vegetables on a regular basis at a young age, they have a higher chance of … [Read more...]

Have You Tried Greek Yogurt?

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I peruse Pinterest sometimes obsessively and it seems like one of the biggest rages right now is Greek Yogurt.  I have tried individual cups of greek yogurt with fruit, but I've yet to try some of the more interesting recipes using the yogurt. Search it for yourself - there are a ton of ideas and recipes to create using this stuff! Pancakes Biscuits Cakes and Cheesecake I have a great alternative to Ranch Dressing pinned to try later this week, as I just picked up a carton of Greek Yogurt for our fridge... I also found this great chart from Chobani, showing substitutions that you can use in the kitchen to make your recipes a bit more healthy. Greek Yogurt is Toddler and Kid-Friendly too! Earth's Best Organic has just came out with a great, new line of Greek Yogurt Smoothies! These smoothies are made in great … [Read more...]

Planning Fun & Successful Summer Toddler Play Dates

As if keeping your own children happy throughout the Summer isn’t enough of a challenge, hosting toddler play dates at your house with your child’s friends can turn into quite the stressful experience, if you're not prepared! Earth's Best has some great tips to keep in mind as you make plans for your child this summer! Open a discussion with the other parents beforehand regarding their own children’s behaviors, likes and dislikes, as well as any restrictions they may have like food allergies. Make sure you clarify your own guidelines and expectations and discuss them with the other guardians ahead of time so that they can lay down the rules with their children in advance of the play date. Set a limit on the number of children that are invited. It will take a lot of the … [Read more...]

Earth’s Best Organic Toddler Snacks – Snacking With Elmo

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Did you ever wonder why you see so many Sesame Street-themed products from Earth's Best?  Well, I did!  Little did I know that Earth's Best and Sesame Street actually have an awesome partnership!  And they've come up with fun, new Toddler Snacks that are Elmo-inspired! Earth’s Best works with Sesame Street to promote the Healthy Habits for Life initiative.  Healthy Habits for Life is Sesame Street's program to help young children and their caregivers establish an early foundation of healthy habits. Earth’s Best harnesses the power and reach of Sesame Street to make overall health and well-being a crucial part of young children's development.  You can find out more information about this partnership and the Healthy Habits for Life initiative from Earth's Best. Just this past month, Earth’s Best and Sesame Street released a brand new … [Read more...]