As a parent, I really care what I feed to my kids. One of the banes of my existence, besides my picky eaters, is the snacking. My kids want snacks constantly and I always try to offer healthy choices. But things get harder when you’re on the go with kids. Trips to the park, on trips, on the airplanes — when your kid is begging you for a snack, it’s so not easy to find something healthy. Enter GOOD BAG For Kids by Dr. Natalie Geary — which is a healthy snack collection for children created by a pediatrician. We tested out on a bright warm day at the park in NYC.
When my kids were younger, I had every healthy snack possible packed in my diaper bag. Since I don’t feel like lugging tons of snacks any more, GOOD BAG for Kids by Dr. Natalie Geary was a welcome treat for my kids. I am that mean mom that doesn’t like to buy ice cream at the park (I say no 99% of the time), so I was happy to have healthy snacks on me.
We tested out a few bags, all organic and NUT FREE! While my children do not have any allergies to foods, I always try to buy organic snacks and I try to send mostly nut free to school in case my kids are near a child that has a nut allergy (I would feel horrible if any child had a reaction because of something my kids brought to school).
My daughter and my youngest son, plus my daughter’s friend were our taste testers. The purpose of GOOD BAG is to alleviate work needed to prepare for travel or while on the go and to confident that the snack you feed your child is nutritionally sound and enhances their nutrition, rather than compromising it.
This what was in my daughter’s bag (so you can see a sample bag).
The Enjoy Life Seed and Fruit mix was definitely her favorite.
The probiotic straw and the fish oil didn’t go over as well, since I don’t really offer that to her at home. I like the benefits of both, but I think my kids would try it again.
And there was fun included!
There is a complete ingredient and nutrition info on the back of each bag. Allergens were clearly marked (milk and whey).
Each good bag includes:
- A Protein
- Healthy Carbohydrate
- A Fruit Supplement
- Healthy Sweet Treat
- A Probiotic
- A Healthy Fat: Fish Oil
- Educational Information for Families
- Fun Surprises for Kids
My kids were still hungry after they finished their bags, because it was time for lunch. The GOOD BAG is a snack, not lunch — so that was entirely my fault! I can see us picking up more of these and taking them with us on our travels. It’s a terrific idea and I’d love to see this offered in airports and on airplanes.
There are GOOD BAGS that are also gluten free also. You can choose GOOD BAGS for kids that are over 1 and over 3. A percentage of every sale of GOOD BAG™ will also go to children who need assistance through donations to www.marysmeals.org. Mary’s Meals provides daily meals to chronically hungry children in their local schools. In this way the hungry child is encouraged to attend school and, through education gain a better future for himself and his communities.
Buy on their website: http://www.goodbagforkids.com/shop.
Thank you to GOOD BAG for sending samples. We’re a fan!