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Thursday, January 6, 2011

{HAPPYBABY} Review & GIVEAWAY! {giveaway is closed}.

If you're like me, you're always looking for what's best for baby ~ from hip, couture clothing to the healthiest, freshest food.

Now, I do make my own baby food because I think you can't get any fresher, healthier or tastier than making it yourself.  But sometimes we travel, or I'm too tired to whip up a new batch myself, or I just want to have some other things on hand that I myself don't typically make.  That's where the search for the best {commercial} baby foods comes into play.

Meet HAPPYBABY.  It's a company that offers frozen organic baby meals, probiotic {a "friendly" bacteria that helps discourage the growth of harmful, disease-causing bacteria} dry cereals with DHA {an omega-3 essential fatty acid to help develop eye and brain tissue}, toddler meals with hidden veggies, organic puff grain snacks {for baby and toddler alike} and organic freeze-dried yogurt snacks. And, as they are organic, they contain no pesticides, chemical fertilizers or preservatives.  Additionally, they offer allergen-free options - something many families deal with nowadays, I realize....it's good to see that another company realizes it, too!  And is if those weren't reasons enough to try out HAPPYBABY, for every package of their food you buy, HAPPYBABY gives to "Project Peanut Butter," which helps feed malnourished children in Malawi.


Well, we were able to test out pretty much all their products at our house ~ from their organic dry cereals and organic puffs to their Happy Bites toddler meals, we gave them a whirl.  So as our baby girl was brand new to eating solids, we started with the organic rice cereal.  And I have to confess - she didn't like it.  That being said, she hasn't liked any of the rice cereals we've tried since then!  Now, if you mix it with fruit, that's a whole different story -- and a success, at that!  So that's a win in my book!

Then we moved on to the Organic Puffs {we tried apple}.  They have half the sugar of other leading brands, are made from whole grains and are a good source of iron, vitamin D, calcium and B vitamins.  Plus, they help your little one develop small motor skills -- that is, self feeding. Baby K LOVES these and just can't get enough!  Even my 3 1/2 year old likes them!  Honestly, I'm not sure why...I tried one and thought it tasted like cardboard!  But more power to me AND them!! A healthy snack they crave!

 Next up was the HAPPYBABY Fresh Organic Frozen Baby Meals.  We tried the butternut squash & apple duo, along with a couple other flavors.  They come frozen in a package of 12 1 ounce-sized cups.  You can thaw overnight, or run under some hot water {for a mere few seconds}, and they pop right out of the tray.  The flavors are NOT mixed {instead, it's 6 cups of each flavor, in this case 6 apple and 6 squash}, but you can mix them together, as I did, and Baby K liked!  They're delicious, organic, & convenient...what more need I say?



And lastly, we tried the HAPPYBITES for toddlers.  We tried the mac & cheese & veggie tots {they also offer salmon stix & chicken bites in these}.  I thought both were fabulous {I would be happy to eat the mac & cheese ones myself!}, and so did our little guy.  They are organic, of course, and easy to prepare - simply heat in the microwave.  All their HAPPYBITES have hidden veggies, too, and are perfectly sized for smaller hands to hold.



What I also love is that HAPPYBABY has many recipes for you to make your own healthy meals for your little tykes!  They include using the HAPPYBABY products, and some baked goods {e.g., muffins} are good at hiding the nutritional ingredients - "Whoo-hoo!" for that ~ we with toddlers/pre-schoolers know how difficult it can be to get the "greens" into their little bodies sometimes, right?!

Here is a sample recipe from HAPPYBABY:

French Toast with Hidden Veggies
2 organic eggs
¼ cup of organic whole milk
1 tsp of vanilla
Cinnamon
1 cube (thawed) of HAPPYBABY Grrreat Greens
2 slices of bread (sprouted grain, flourless if possible)
Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl; add the milk, vanilla and great greens. Sprinkle cinnamon to taste.

Dip the bread and place in a hot non-stick pan. Use butter to coat it if you need to.
Serve with natural maple syrup OR try serving it with YoBaby Drinkable Yogurts to sweeten it! Our babies love it!
P.S.  The French toast will not turn green … promise!

BUY IT! Visit HAPPYBABY to find a local retailer who sells the HAPPYBABY line to get your own yum on! 

WIN IT!  One lucky Haute Tot & Baby Couture {Adam's Blankie} blog reader is going to win:

2 free trial coupons for each of our product lines OR 1 case of the product of their choice (you decide which is best)
1 Eric Carle Growth Chart from our marketing partner YoBaby
1 infant and toddler Nutrition Guide
1 FAQ on Probiotics & DHA
1 HAPPYFAMILY Recipes
their own set of coupons for FREE HAPPYBABY goodies!  To enter, please follow instructions below!


Mandatory Entry:
Visit HAPPYBABY and come back here to tell me what entree or snack you'd most like to try (1 entry)! YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC HTBC/ADAM'S BLANKIE BLOG FOLLOWER {VIA GOOGLE FRIEND} IN ORDER TO ENTER!!  SO IF YOU'RE NOT YET, SIGN UP AT THE RIGHT!! Be sure to leave your email address in the entry so that I have a way to contact the winner! If there is NO EMAIL left, another winner will be drawn. Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen. Entrants can enter through February 6th. Winner to be chosen on or around February 7th!

Additional Entries!
Once you've completed the mandatory entry, do any of the following for more chances to win! {Again, please be sure to leave your email address in each entry!}


*Subscribe to our blog (2 entries possible; 1 via google and 1 via email feedburner (must be activated to count as entry)).

*Include our blog in your blog roll and include URL (1 entry).

*Become a fan of Adam's Blankie on Facebook (1 entry) and score coupon codes!
*Become a fan of HAPPYBABY on Facebook (1 entry).

*Follow Adam's Blankie on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway with the following tweet, (1 entry - can be done daily):
"Win HAPPYBABY organic food from HAPPYBABY @adamsblankie! Enter at www.hautetotandbabycouture.blogspot.com!"
(Be sure to leave a link to your tweet/s!).
*Become a fan of HAPPYBABY on Twitter (1 entry). 

*Post our blog buttons on your blog and include link to blog. (6 entries possible - 3 for Adam's Blankie Etsy shop button and 3 for Haute Tot Couture blog button).

*Blog about this giveaway and include the link to your post AND a picture of the prize!! (3 entries).

*Enter any of our other current giveaways for one entry each (up to 3 entries possible) and leave a comment letting me know which giveaway/s you entered.

*Email up to 3 friends about this giveaway ~ be sure to copy me on the emails! adamsblankie@gmail.com (3 entries possible).

Please note, I was not paid to do this review.
Opinions are strictly my own, and no one or nothing else has influenced me in my review.

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
WINNER: ASHLEY! CONGRATS!

Have a product you'd like reviewed?
Contact me at adamsblankie@gmail.com
www.adamsblankie.com
www.gourmetplay.etsy.com

 

72 comments:

Sky said...

I'd love to try the breakfast pocket bites for me & my kids :) They sound yummy! domesticdiva18@aol.com

Sky said...

Already a HappyBaby fb fan

Sky said...

Following HappyBaby on Twitter

Anonymous said...

I would like to try happy baby starting solids pouch 1.
follow blog via gfc
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Anonymous said...

I am a fan of happy baby on fb
Anne E. Perry
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April G said...

I'd love to try the banana puffs

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April G said...

I subscribe via GFC

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April G said...

I subscribe via email

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April G said...

I am a fan of Adan's Blankie on FB
(ID: butterfli)
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April G said...

I am a fan of Happy Baby on FB
(ID: butterfli)

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April G said...

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April G said...

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April G said...

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Monica said...

I follow via GFC
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Monica said...

I follow via feedburner
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Monica said...

I'm a fan of happybaby on facebook
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Monica said...

I follow happybaby on twitter!
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EMonaghan said...

I'm making a trip to Whole Foods this weekend to pick up some of the Happy Baby pouches. We are going to try the Super Salmon and Chick CHick

EMonaghan said...

Oops- forgot the email. ebmonaghan@gmail.com
I'm making a trip to Whole Foods this weekend to pick up some of the Happy Baby pouches. We are going to try the Super Salmon and Chick CHick

EMonaghan said...

I subscribe via email. ebmonaghan@gmail.com

EMonaghan said...

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April G said...

daily tweet:
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Emily said...

I would like to try their probiotics or any of the frozen baby foods. I think frozen is generally fresher than bottled/canned food.
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Emily said...

Subscribed to your emails.
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Emily said...

Fan of HappyBaby on Twitter.
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Ashley said...

-Follow you on GFC! (Ashley R)
-I'd like to try out the Mixed Berry Happy Melts!
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Ashley said...

Subscribe to your RSS feed via google reader!
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Ashley said...

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Ashley said...

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Ashley said...

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Ashley said...

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April G said...

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Ashley said...

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Ashley said...

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Mama on a Green Mission said...

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Ashley said...

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Mama on a Green Mission said...

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Ashley said...

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Mama on a Green Mission said...

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Mama on a Green Mission said...

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Ashley said...

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Mama on a Green Mission said...

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Mama on a Green Mission said...

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Ashley said...

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Ashley said...

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Mama on a Green Mission said...

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Ashley said...

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Mama on a Green Mission said...

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Ashley said...

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Ashley said...

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skgaff said...

I would like to try the gobble gobble pouch meal
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