It seems like everything speeds up this time of year. The nearer we get to the holidays, the more we seem to be gone from the house for long periods of time. Between shopping, attending holiday fairs, visiting with family and friends and other holiday festivities, it feels we are home less and less the closer we get to the end of the year.
If you have a toddler in tow, you know that being prepared for those long jaunts away from home is crucial to avoiding a total meltdown at some point during your day. I firmly believe that children only really get fussy when they are hungry or tired – and I also believe that we never grow out of that. If I am grouchy – chances are I am hungry or tired! So I always understand when I see a meltdown happening with a toddler and try to give a look of love and understanding to the other Mom. That is also why I always make sure to keep an arsenal of snacks and a comfy blanket handy at all times.
Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ from Publix is one of my favorite go to snacks for taking on the go. These baked snacks are as nutritious as they are delicious – made with the goodness of navy beans! They are the first bean-based snack on the baby aisle and every serving offers 2 grams of protein (9% Daily Value), 1 gram of fiber, and 10% Daily Value of Vitamin E.
So not only does my child love them – but they are good for him too. They are the perfect mess-free snack that he can eat all by himself either in the car or the stroller or wherever I have had to take him for the day. I can simply hand him the container and let him go to town – I have even caught myself reaching in to grab a few myself.
Right now you can stock up on Gerber ® Lil’ Beanies ™ at your local Publix and use iBotta to get $1 with each purchase while supplies last! Gerber ® Lil’ Beanies ™ are available in two tasty flavors – Original and White Cheddar and Broccoli! The White Cheddar and Broccoli are delicious alone, but also make a great toddler style trail mix when you mix in other goodies like pretzels and cheese crackers and even nuts if your child can have those. The Original work great with sweeter treats – like freeze dried fruit and graham crackers.
Help avoid the sleepy/hungry meltdowns from your toddler – and you! – during long days of running around with the help of Gerber® Lil’ Beanies ™ from Publix. They are the perfect snack that your toddler will love for the taste, and you will love for the nutrition and convenience!