First day back from vacation and the kitchen is empty. As in, we had toasted hot dog buns and jelly for breakfast and spent a whopping $30 on fast food at lunch time. We’re not surviving around here another day without a grocery trip. Micah was running late from work, so I had no choice but to drag all 6 (yes, 6, my 13 year old brother is visiting for a little bit…) kiddos to Walmart with me. It’s really not as stressful as it sounds. Brandon is able to push a buggy for me, so we load the younger 3 with him, and I push a second cart for groceries. The hardest part, honestly, is enduring all the random, sometimes rude, comments. Listen people, these are my kids, and sometimes I do have to bring them ALL to the store with me… please just continue on with what you’re doing! We got this!
The trick to keeping the little ones from jumping out of the cart is food. My first stop is always the snack aisle. Today, the baby snack aisle.
I let the kids think they’re picking, but I use my momnosis skills to influence them. We grabbed up Gerber’s new Lil’ Beanies snacks today! They’re the first bean-based snack, made from navy beans! When I first saw the name ‘Lil’ Beanies’ I was picturing beanie weenies, but they’re actually more like mini-cheeto puffs (much healthier and baby-approved, of course)! They have 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber, and 10% daily value of Vitamin E in every serving, and they’re baked, contain zero genetically engineered ingredients, and are naturally flavored! We grabbed a can of original and a can of White Cheddar & Broccoli flavor, and the kids LOVED both!
Dylan tried her best to keep the boys back, but it wasn’t working… thus, the second can… Each can is only $1.86 at Walmart! Same price as a king size candy bar, right? Don’t ask how I know that… momma has to have snacks too.
Really Mom, pictures in Walmart?
No big deal baby D, people are already staring anyway!
Which would you choose, Original or White Cheddar Broccoli? Both? You can make it happen! Pick some up for your little ones next time they’re with you at Walmart and you feel like making things a little easier on yourself. Added bonus, the cans are the perfect size for toddler hands!
Special thanks to Gerber and Walmart for sponsoring this post and allowing us to try these new snacks. Although we will be compensated for writing and sharing this information with you, the opinions expressed are our own.