Do you have children? More than likely, if you’re reading this, you do. Being a mom of three I’ve learned the hard way when it comes to feeding my children. Learning what they like, don’t like, and what they consider a snack. With my two oldest boys I believe (knock, knock) that I’ve got the science down when it comes to what each of them will eat for a snack. With my daughter Ryan, it’s another story.
She has been a hassle. Getting her to eat anything is hard. She has to be one of our pickiest eaters out of the three. So one day I got the bright idea that maybe if I let her think that she is picking it herself that she will eat it. So when it comes to eating (lunch for instance) and I want the kids to eat hotdogs. I have to let her pick her hotdog out of the bag and she will eat it. Now if I were to prepare it, heat it up, cut it and serve it to her. No way on Gods green earth would she take a bite. I know, she’s weird! haha
I was struggling with finding things for her to snack. While I was at Walmart looking for the perfect (Gerber® Lil’ Beanies(TM)) snack, I decided to try the same thing I do with her for lunch and let her hold them in the store to start the thought going through her head that it was her “idea” to get them.
I chose Gerber® Lil’ Beanies(TM) for many different reasons. First thing would be is that they come in two different flavors. Original and White cheddar & broccoli. But that’s not it. They are the perfect size for her to reach in, grab and I know she won’t choke. Lil’ Beanies(TM) is made from the goodness of navy beans to deliver 2 grams of protein (9% Daily Value), 1 gram of fiber and 10% Daily Value of Vitamin E per serving. And with me being on the health kick that I am I was amazed at these little statistics.
When we got home, I took her snacks out, pulled my camera out (she loves pictures) and decided before we opened them up to let her give them a try I’d do the same. Let her hold them, try and open them, and see where it took us. Let’s just say it was a success! Although I knew she would love the flavor, the trick was to get her to taste it to begin with. Now, the hard part is trying to keep my six-year-old from eating them all. Today he actually asked me if he could feed her some Lil’ Beanies(TM)” AKA, “can I pretend to feed her while I eat them all myself”. That little trickster.