Sunday, October 9, 2016

MegaFood Kid Nutrient Boosters


If you have a picky eater it is probable that at some point you have wondered, what do they survive on?! Or, are they getting any nutrients at all? My kids aren't very picky overall, but every so often one will go through a "picky stage".

I love the idea of these MegaFood powders. Multi-vitamins are great, but getting a five-year old to take anything other than an artificially flavored, sugar filled gummy bear "vitamin" is just not going to happen. Instead of a gagging, vitamin detesting child, Megafood offers an alternative. These powders are easy on the tummy and contain no flavorings, sweeteners, colorings or preservatives. Just the good stuff. They are also free of gluten, dairy, soy, pesticides and herbicides, making them accessible to children with sensitivities. All from a company that that values working with organic farmers and local natural retailers.

The first one that we tried was the Kids Daily Multi. I'm not sure you could ask for anything else in a multi vitamin for kids. This is an amazing addition for any child who is missing key nutrients in their diet. This powder is packed with fresh fruits, organic turmeric, carrots and 23 vitamins and minerals per serving. I was initially a little concerned when I lifted the lid on this one. The smell was super strong and very vitamin-y.  I mixed it well into some homemade applesauce and topped it with a good deal of cinnamon. These products are for 5+ so I only added it to my sons. Titus definitely noticed the flavor was different. He ate his bowl but was so-so on the taste. My daughter tried a taste and was in agreement. I can live with that. Maybe it wasn't their favorite flavor but it isn't terrible to eat. If you have a terribly picky child, it might be hard to sell them on this one. I would suggest getting creative and trying various foods to add it to!



Next up, the Kids Daily Immune. This supplement is loaded with organic oranges, blueberries, cranberries, elderberry with astragalus and echinacea. I have a feeling we will be consuming a ton of this in the coming winter. I added a scoop of this to a cup of freshly pressed apple cider (we are basically drowning in apples from our trees.) This was so good. My son had no problem downing this. I even enjoyed a cup. It has hardly noticeable at all. It only added a slightly citrus/ berry taste. This would go perfect in smoothies.

The final powder is a Kids Daily B-Centered powder. Loaded with B vitamins this powder features Lundberg Family Farms organic brown rice. Not only does it help with mental focus and cognitive function it also included chamomile and lemon balm to provide a natural sense of calm. Again, the flavor wasn't bad. I added it to a pretty powerfully tasting smoothie and my son had no complaints.

Included with the MegaFoods powders was this great recipe--

Peanut Power Bites-

Total Time: 15m

Ingredients 

2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup nut butter (salted)
1/2 honey
1/2 cup currants or mini chocolate chips (optional)
4 scoops MegaFoods Kids Daily Multi or B-Centered Nutrient Booster Powder

Directions

Combine all ingredients in bowl. Stir the mixture (if too thick add another 1-2 tablespoons of honey).

Cover and let refrigerate for 30m

Form 1-inch balls or press evenly in a pan and then chill. When cold cut into bars.

Store covered and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

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