We’re long time fans of Plum Organics which is why I knew I had to give their new line of toddler snacks and purees a try the minute I saw them. Healthy, tasty…sounds promising right? We’ll my 15-month-old nephew knows what’s up and confirmed what my own taste buds suspected: this new line of Plum Organics snacks is a mighty achievement for toddlers everywhere.
Two of the three new Plum Organics snacks in the Mighty line are labeled Mighty 4 and are made with ingredients from four core food groups: vegetables, grains, fruit and dairy. So basically the nutritional balance is designed to provide protein, fiber, omega 3′s, and a good spread of vitamins in every snack. Pretty great for squeezie pouches and snack bars.
The Plum Organics Mighty 4 Blends squeeze pouches (above) come in five flavors that are not the typical. I’m talking Kale, Strawberry, Amaranth and Greek Yogurt; Sweet Potato, Blueberry, Millet & Greek Yogurt; and Purple Carrot, Blackberry, Quinoa & Greek Yogurt. I like that the natural sweetness comes only from the ingredients—these have zero added sugar—and that these pouches also have a tang from the Greek yogurt. My nephew’s mama is pretty psyched that her son is slurping on veggies, whole grains, and protein-packed dairy and calling it a snack.
You’ll also find new Mighty 4 Essential Nutrition Bars which are moderately low in sugar (5-6g per bar) and again a hit with my nephew–and, honestly, with my older kids, too. The bars come in two flavors, Strawberry with Spinach and Blueberry with Carrot, but tasted to us like any plain strawberry or blueberry cereal bar. So if you have a kid squeamish about spinach…just don’t tell him. The small size is perfectly portioned for toddlers, but I admit that my elementary-aged boys ate nearly a whole box between them in 90 seconds flat.
There’s one other addition to the new line of Plum Organics snacks worth checking out, though this one doesn’t fall under the Mighty 4 label. Though they may not contain ingredients from four separate food groups, the new Mighty Puff ‘Ems are an organic puffed whole grain snack that healthfully carries the popular Plum Organics Super Puffs, into the toddler diet, bringing with it 5 grams of whole grains per serving.
Out of the three flavors—Cheesy Tomato Basil, Cheesy Broccoli Carrot, and Cheesy Pumpkin Sage—the first two were a hit with the children, big and small. Funny enough, I liked the Cheesy Pumpkin Sage best. What can I say; they have years before they can cultivate a palate as refined as mine.