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organic superfoods for babies {Happy Family} + giveaway

My 8 month old’s taste buds have been much happier these days as we venture through the world of first foods: purees, puffs and fingerfoods.  He particularly loves the organic baby snacks from Happy Family: Happy Puffs, Happy Munchies and Happy Creamies, sent for review… and a few other yummy products.

happy family puffs review in_the_know_mom

The first brand of puffs we tried, I had a couple complaints.  Mostly, they dissolved too quickly and became sticky messes instantly.  It was hard for my son to effectively snack because they were stuck all over him!  Texture-wise, the puffs from Happy Family are somewhere in between those and hard Cheerios (which I’m not ready to attempt yet).  The flavors are awesome, organic whole grains sweetened with 100% fruit juice and include 25mg of Choline per serving to enhance eye and brain development.  When I pull the canisters out of the pantry or diaper bag, Gabriel goes wild!  We’ve tried Happy Puffs in purple carrot & blueberry, banana and sweet potato varieties… Gabe doesn’t play favorites here.

happy munchies review in_the_know_mom

My son also loves the Happy Munchies rice cakes, in apple and carrot flavors.  I like these better than the puffs for on-the-go because they take longer to eat and are easier for my baby to hold.  I couldn’t find them at my local Target, but Happy Munchies Rice Cakes also come in blueberry & beet… must find!  These cakes are whole grain brown rice, sweetened with fruit juice – no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They don’t make much mess, which I love.  Quite possibly, the perfect finger food.

happy munchies review in_the_know_mom

I make about 70% of my son’s baby food myself.  Partially to save money, partially to encourage super fresh eating and partially because I find it so relaxing… something about the process that makes me content.  But, on-the-go is much easier with pouches and Happy Family has some really wonderful, fresh-tasting foods.  We recently branched out into proteins and thicker, heartier meals (stage 3).  My son is still transitioning into the thicker texture and makes some pretty funny faces… he loves them though and don’t you dare try and take them away!

happy baby stage 3 foods review in_the_know_mom

From Happy Family, we tried Happy Baby Stage 3 meals in: Gobble Gobble (organic turkey, vegetables & quinoa) and Chick Chick (organic chicken, vegetables & quinoa).  What I like about the stage 3 foods is that they keep my son fuller for longer.  I can really notice the difference so I make sure to give him one later at night to help him sleep through the night.

happy baby meals review in_the_know_mom

Happy Bellies brown rice baby cereal is the perfect first solid food, way better than other brands.  It is the first baby cereal to offer pre & probiotics, which support immune function.  It is also the only organic cereal that has Choline in it, which helps support brain development.  To me, the other cereals don’t bring much as far as nutrition goes.  Of course, Happy Bellies also contains DHA, iron and essential vitamins and minerals. Mix the cereal with breastmilk and feed as a first solid – I also add cereal to thin purees to thicken them up.

happy family baby foods review in_the_know_mom

Also new to my babe is yogurt. The Stage 2 Greek Yogurts are so yum… definitely Gabriel’s favorite meal.  He moans and “yummmmm”s through the whole pouch every time.  We tried Happy Baby Greek Yogurt in strawberry, apple & beet as well as zucchini, pear & kale.  This is his first dairy and I was kinda nervous about it.  I’ve been cutting dairy out of my life (no cow’s milk for anyone in my family) for digestion issues and, really, it’s just unnecessary.  Happy Baby Greek Yogurts are gentle dairy and Gabe had no issues processing them… I’m super happy these also come in Happy Tot form for toddlers.

happy baby creamies review in_the_know_mom

How could I forget my babe’s favorite snack?  Happy Creamies, baby’s first veggie & fruit snack, is a big hit around here.  They are 50% veggies, contain probiotics and the ever-so-yum coconut milk.  The only flavor we have tried so far is apple, spinach, pea & kiwi but they also come in strawberry, raspberry & carrot and carrot, mango & orange.  You know I love these for my son because they offer probiotics yet are dairy free! Yeay!

Find these organic yumyums in major retailers near you — I found all of these at Target. I’m all about the Happy Baby line but will be branching into Happy Tot before too long and there are also products for kids and adults! Keep in the know by liking Happy Family on Facebook.

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Let’s get to the giveaway!!  We have an awesome prize package for one lucky reader:

Happiest Baby Package – $25 VALUE

  • Happy Family Reusable Tote Bag
  • Free product coupons: 1 Happy Baby Bellies cereal, 1 Happy Munchies (canister & rice cakes) 1 Happy Puffs, 1 Happy Yogis, 4 Happy Baby Pouches (Stage 1,2,3,Tot, Tot Plus)
  • 1 Bellies BOGO coupon
  • additional coupons

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Product was provided by Happy Family to facilitate this review: all opinions are 100% my own.

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21 Comments

  1. Amy T
    October 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm — Reply

    Happy Creamies sound good for my son :)

  2. Ani
    October 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    I’d love to try the Sweet Potato Puffs.

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  4. Janet W.
    October 10, 2013 at 3:31 am — Reply

    Would love to try the Happy Yogis the most!

  5. Jill H
    October 10, 2013 at 3:32 am — Reply

    I’d like to try the Happy Munchies

  6. Erin G
    October 10, 2013 at 5:22 am — Reply

    I’d love to try the happy creamies!

  7. liberty thompson
    October 10, 2013 at 8:30 am — Reply

    I would love for my little one to try the Happy Munchies!

  8. Sonya Morris
    October 10, 2013 at 10:51 am — Reply

    I want to try the Happy Puffs when my little guy gets a little older.

  9. Sara Floyd
    October 10, 2013 at 11:52 am — Reply

    I would love to try the happy creamies for my daughter

  10. October 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    My son loves the Yogi’s and I’d love to try the toddler bars

  11. Nicole Krutz
    October 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm — Reply

    banana puffs

  12. Lisa E
    October 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm — Reply

    I’d like the try the hearty meals or happy puffy

  13. KJ Skib
    October 10, 2013 at 6:37 pm — Reply

    I want my girls to try the greek yogurt squeezies.

  14. Andi
    October 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm — Reply

    I would love to try the Happy Yogis!

  15. Rebecca Parsons
    October 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    I am most excited about the Happy Yogis.

  16. Rebecca Peters
    October 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    I love the tot plus pouch!

  17. Felicia R
    October 12, 2013 at 11:15 am — Reply

    I would like to try the Happy Yogis

  18. katherine
    October 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    banana puffs

  19. October 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm — Reply

    Happy Baby Bellies cereal!

  20. Alicia Summe
    October 16, 2013 at 7:11 am — Reply

    Happy Yogis

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