I don’t know about you, but my kids are always hungry. Like…ALL. WAYS.
“Moooooohhhhmmmmm! I’m hunnnnngry!” is a phrase I hear at least 27 times a day (per kid mind you) and it’s kind of exhausting…especially since cooking/food prep is not my jam. I’m already making breakfasts, lunches and dinners every day, and now you people expect snacks too?! What do you think this is? A restaurant?
OK. It kind of is like a restaurant sometimes, especially now that Alice is eating more real food. Some days it feels like all I do is feed tiny humans, so when I find something that is easy, nutritious and that they all like and can eat at the same time, I am all over it.
This is why KABRITA is my jam.
KABRITA is a company founded by moms and completely women run that makes Goat Milk Formula and Goat Milk Baby Foods and we have recently become big fans of their yogurt and fruit pouches. While the pouches are perfect for babies (ages 6 months and up), my big kids love them too! When that 4:00 PM, peak snack whininess descends upon us, it is the perfect thing to give all of them to keep us happy and sane until dinner time. It offers them a little bit of sweetness from the fruit (no added sugar though!), but also a little protein, which keeps them from sugar crashing and turning into little tyrants by the time I’m mid-dinner prep.
KABRITA yogurts are made with non-GMO goat milk and are produced without any exposure to antibiotics, growth hormones or preservatives and are free from artificial colors and flavors. Besides that though, goat milk is much easier to digest than cows milk, which is a big plus for us. Ever since doing Whole30, I’ve been more attuned to milk sensitivity. While none of us has an allergy to milk, I’ve noticed that it does upset my stomach if I have very much of it and it also seems to bother Alice when I’m nursing, so introducing goat milk as her first foray into dairy is the perfect option. While KABRITA yogurts aren’t for those with a confirmed cow milk allergy, it can be a great solution for children with a cow milk sensitivity since goat milk protein forms a gentler curd in the tummy compared to cow milk protein, which makes it more easily digested.
I’ll admit that goat milk isn’t something that has been in my repertoire up until now (aside from goat cheese), so I wasn’t really sure how my kids would like it since the flavor of goat milk is a bit different than that of cows milk – sweet and fresh, almost “grassy”, but definitely mild. While Clive and Alice loved it immediately (perhaps because they are younger and less set in their ways regarding new tastes), Fern took a bit of time to warm up to it. The first two times when tried it she wasn’t into it, but the third time she changed her tune and ate the entire pouch!
You can find KABRITA at a store near you, and they are also offering a coupon code for my readers when you order online. Just head over to KABRITA and use the code thelittlethingswedo at checkout for 15% off.
Happy snacking friends!
*This post was created in partnership with Kabrita. All thoughts and opinions are my own.