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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Little Bellies Review and Giveaway

I don’t think I’m an overly strict mumma who only lets their children eat particular foods and I’m not a nutritionist or expert on snack foods but I do more than often by pass the snack and lunch box foods in the supermarkets for my own home made options or good ol’ fruit.  I have however found a brand I am loving and i'm so excited to tell you about them and even better we're lucky enough to have a giveaway on them! 

"little bellies" is an Australian Family Owned company who are trying to keep their kids and ours in  Organically certified healthier snack food options. 
I had the privilege of spending the morning with some of the"little bellies" family recently and trying their great range of healthier food options aimed at younger Children. 
 My little Miss also loved trying all the products and checking its throwing and eating off the floor suitability. Honestly I was surprised of how many products she actually enjoyed and the foods I thought she’d avoid are now on my permanent shopping list.

We love the Little Gingerbread Men made with whole-grains and sweetened only with grape juice, there are no added preservatives and no artificial colours or flavours. They are a little bigger than some smallish teddy bears you can buy which i find great because the little ones can hold them better and they tend to eat less of them as they bite them rather than guzzle them whole.
I've also used these recently as cake toppers and served them at parties as an alternative to chips.

All of my kids to my surprise are loving the cereal. I’m not sure whether its just because they are numbers or what but the Peach flavour seems to be a winner. I love the fact it is a cereal low in sodium and sugar and made only with organic ingredients.  We use this as a snack food, I take little containers of numbers with me for baby to snack on.  I have also used it as a number teaching exercise!

My favourite is the cheesy Fiddlesticks.  These a great we can demolish these so fast.  Serve with some dip or yoghurt and some vegies and you have a quick lunch done.   Great to pack in lunch boxes or if you're peckish in the middle of the night to dunk into some hommous.

If you’d like to know more about cooking, recipes and food info for babies and children you can visit Mandy over at  Little People Nutrition. Great website with lots of ideas. You can follow Mandy's facebook page too 

You can check out all the products on the "little bellies" website or on their facebook page
They are found in most the major supermarkets. Ours are in the baby food aisle. 

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The fabulous Little Bellies family are generously giving one of our followers a gift pack of their goodies to try!   
Yay thank you.

All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter entry below.   Australian residents only.

Winners will be drawn Saturday 13th July 2013.   


  1. I love to make popcorn as a snack for my kids. Makes for easy clean up when the bowl hits the floor too :)

  2. Healthy option snacks at our home are fruits,popcorns,frozen peas,homemade museli bars,dates,nuts and cheese sticks.

  3. I make sure I have heaps of fruit that the kids like. My eldest loves strawberries and te youngest loves grapes!!

  4. Nothing beats a yummy crunchy apple in the kids lunch box! The Little Bellies range looks great though! I'll have to keep an eye out for them at my supermarket! :)

  5. Easy popcorn! Simple kernels in a brown paper bag popped, my toddler loves them and has no idea that some people eat it with butter or salt. She thinks its yummy to eat with apple pieces lol

  6. I make cheese, ricotta and vegetable fingers (you don't even know there's vegies in there!)

  7. At the moment the toddler LOVES mandarins, which works well as they are easy to carry around!

  8. Fruit Kebabs the kids enjoy making and eating them :0)

  9. We Love Cutting up Avocado's and snacking on them.

  10. Cheese, apple and sultanas in a little divided plate...makes it more fun for miss 2, but she loves all food anyway. :)

  11. Natural yoghurt with blueberries!! Yummy and delicious! It does become dangerous though when I have eaten the whole tub!

  12. Fruit and yoghurt stack! Slice the fruit and on top of each layer put a scoop of natural yoghurt. Delicious, visually appealing and best of all the kids LOVE IT!

  13. I make these awesome apple,cinnamon,carrot and sultana wholemeal muffins with no sugar. My 14 month old loves them!

  14. A delicious range of homemade dips
    Served with sesame seed biscuit strips
    Or fruit kebabs, they look divine
    The kids' favourite fruits all in a line
    And simple cherry tomatoes and squares of cheese
    Are a welcome favourite and certainly please!
    Sticks of cucumber, or mini feta pies
    Are some healthy snacks this mum supplies!

    (email is kookla123@yahoo.com)

  15. Homemade popcorn is always a winner at my house

  16. cutting up lots of different fruit and dipping in a yummy yoghurt :))

  17. Our boys can only eat food that are made fresh {without preservatives!!!} so our healthy option is "Smoothies" - I make a fruit/veggie smoothy and they love it :)

  18. Dora loves popcorn. It's a treat but it's quite healthy too.
    She also loves Eating Little Bellies Number Cereal dry as a snack. It's a favourite!

    Kaz - kazatmeltingmoments@gmail.com

  19. Sticks of cucumber and carrots and strawberries in slices is the favourite healthy snack for my son

  20. I make my own cereal bars. So easy and my fussy daughter actually loves them. I usually use corn flakes, rice bubbles or wheat bix and then you just add yoghurt some SR flour and you can add fruit or honey or both. They are really yummy.

  21. We make a trail mix: Air Pop Popcorn, raisins, peanuts and rice bubbles.

    Great to make a big batch and keep in the cupboard for movie night and to take out when we go to the park.

  22. Healthy fruit muffin and I will have a cup of tea with mine please

  23. I have a muesli and sultana slice which only lasts a couple of days when it's made as it' so delicious. It does have butter and honey in it but is a better option than some of the other snack foods in the pantry.

  24. Zucchini and Corn mini-fritters, dipped in tzatziki, my litte man loves them!

  25. Hommus and mountain bread crisps

  26. My sons favourite food is strawberries, so the healthiest snack I make him is a fruit salad comprising strawberries, chopped banana pieces and grapes. He loves it!
    (logged into rafflecopter as Dianne Childs)

  27. Apples, I'm so lazy, I just need to wash it and hand it over.


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