I’m a big girl now and I eat big girl food. Mommy makes sure that I get a good assortment of protein, dairy, grains, fruits, and vegetables. I like variety and it makes mealtimes more fun. Mommy tells me that it’s important to eat a good mixture of foods to make sure that I’m getting all the nutrients that I need. Eating is not just about fun and enjoyment.
Mommy goes to great lengths to make sure I’m eating healthy. We go shopping regularly so that we always have fresh food available. Our family avoids takeout and we prefer homemade meals with wholesome ingredients, using organic food as much as we can. We shop carefully, read labels, and make educated choices at the grocery store.
Good nutrition is important to make sure that I am healthy and strong. Mommy knows this and that’s why she makes sure that I have a good diet. Mommy has been in charge of my meals since before I was born. In those days all of my meals literally went through mommy before coming to me.
Just because I was in mommy’s tummy didn’t mean that my nutritional needs were less important. They were at least as important as they are now. Maybe even more important because I was very busy growing into the fully formed person that I am today. All that growing takes a lot of work and plenty of good quality resources. We are what we eat and that is never more true than when we are developing.
While I was growing in mommy’s tummy I had urgent needs and I would sometimes have to be selfish and take all of mommy’s resources and energy. This made it hard for mommy to make sure she was eating well all the time. Healthy eating takes time and effort.
There were days when mommy was so tired she just wanted to sleep all day. On those days mommy and I survived on yogurt and granola bars until daddy came home to make us dinner. Everyone had to pitch in and do their part to make sure I was well cared for. I’m very important!
Mommy and I were recently contacted by a representative for a company called BetterBump. They make convenient bars to support maternal nutrition. As soon as we looked up this company, mommy and I shared a knowing look. This would have been a great product for us during those exhausting days. We were compelled to learn all about it.
BetterBump bars are made in Australia. They were developed by a food scientist and dietitian and are endorsed by an obstetrician. These bars have no added sugar,no artificial colours or flavors, and are made with non-GMO ingredients. They are designed to support pregnancy before, during, and after birth.
The BetterBump bars are made with folic acid which is proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects when taken before and during pregnancy. The bars contain a prebiotic to support proper digestion. They also contain iodine, calcium, and iron to help a baby develop and grow, along with a blend of vitamins and minerals designed for the health of both mommy and baby.
The bars come in three flavours which are apricot and almond, oat berry, and cranberry hazelnut. They are surprising large and are more than enough for a good-sized snack. Each bar consists of grains, seeds, and dried fruit but the best part is that the underside is dipped in dark chocolate.
After a thorough investigation of the ingredients, and a good look at the bars themselves, it was time for the most important step. The time had come for the very important taste test. I am a big girl now and I can eat big girl foods, so I actually got to taste the bars right along with mommy.
The BetterBump bars are sweeter than we expected but not overwhelmingly or unpleasantly sweet. We both thought the chocolate was a nice touch and added a depth to the bars. Each BetterBump bar flavour has a fruity element and the taste of the dried fruit really comes through in each of the bars.
The bars are quite tasty. Both mommy and I enjoyed each of the flavours. I found them a bit hard to chew but I’m working with only six teeth. Mommy didn’t seem to have any trouble. It took me a while to get through each of my pieces but they were yummy and I went back for a second taste of each flavour despite the effort involved in chewing.
*We have not been paid for this review but we were given samples free of charge. All views and opinions are honest and our own.