Growing up, my parents have always taught me to eat healthy and to choose wisely. It wasn’t always easy for a young girl to go to school with a lunchbox full of sliced vegetables and fruits rather than the sugar-laden Twinkies and sodas many of my classmates brought. Although at that time I really didn’t have a choice as to what I wanted to bring for school lunches, I am glad today that the lessons of wholesome nutrition stayed as a guideline to how I view food.
Now, I teach my son the same, if not similar lessons about eating healthy and making healthy food choices. While times have changed quite a bit thirty years ago and the food industry has expanded more than what we imagined, we as individuals can still decide what we eat and why we should eat them. With the threat of toxic pesticides and “Frankenstein” foods on the horizon, it’s even more imperative that we support not only our own bodies but the companies who strive to make healthier and better products.
Stonyfield Organic (http://www.stonyfield.com/), a well known organic and natural food company has always believed that what we put in our bodies directly influences what we put into our earth. With eating and buying organically grown foods, we are not only helping to protect our precious bodies, but also the planet that supports the land which produces them. Organic food choices shouldn’t be a guessing game or even an issue. It’s simply a wiser choice for people of any age or gender. But more importantly, for children who are constantly growing and looking to us parents as guides to their future.
I’ve been supporting, buying, and eating organic foods for many years now and while they can get pretty expensive, I leverage what is worth buying organic all the time and what can be skipped now and then. Even before I was pregnant, I made sure to always eat as many organically-grown foods as possible and fed my son solely organic meals when he was a baby. While this may be hard for some people, it’s important to plan ahead if you’re on an organically inclined budget. Organic isn’t impossible and can be easily achieved whether you grow your own edible garden or purchase products from your local store. In the future I hope organic food will be the mainstream in all markets and eradicate all illnesses caused by toxic food. That being said, many of you may already know of the company, Stonyfield Organic and their sole purpose in providing healthier food choices to children and adults alike. While no company or product is perfect, Stonyfield Farm takes making their organic and natural food products very seriously.
Stonyfield started over 30 years ago as a grassroots initiative to educate and provide people with healthier food choices. Once they knew how to make their own yogurt using their own farm cows, the need for more of their organic products grew and 30 years later, Stonyfield became a popular household food staple. I know that in my home, Stonyfield Organic became the prevalent yogurt choice as my son practically grew up eating them since he was just a baby. We always have some kind of Stonyfield yogurt in our fridge as not only are they affordable, but there are quite an assortment of products to choose from. Their newest products are their organic whole milk yogurt pouches and it comes in three different varieties – yobaby, yotoddler, and yokids. We’ve tried all of them and they all contain similar ingredients except for the slight differences in nutritional percentage.
As an ongoing Stonyfield reviewer, I was given the opportunity to try their newest yobaby squeezable yogurt pouches. What I find really neat about the squeezable pouches is that the cap is resealable so if your little kiddo can’t finish the yogurt in one sitting, you can just twist the cap back on, stick it in the fridge, and save it for later. And rest assured, all of Stonyfield pouches and containers are made without the use of BPA so there are no fear of the toxic plastic leaking into your yogurts. My son thoroughly enjoys squeezing the yogurt pouches into his mouth andI have to admit, it’s a fun experience for me as well.
Stonyfield would also like to give 1 LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger the opportunity to try their new yobaby organic whole milk yogurt pouches on their own. The winner will receive 10 FREE product coupons to pick up the new Yobaby yogurt pouches at their local store for any flavor. Currently they only have blueberry, mango, sweet potato, and vanilla flavors but each of them have such different flavor profiles your kids will easily enjoy them all. So how do you win this yummy prize? Read below to find out!
Here’s how to enter the Stonyfield Yobaby Organic giveaway:
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You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box. Only 1 contestant per household please. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. Any violation of the rules will deem your entry as disqualified. Happymomblogger is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged prizes but will do the best to ensure your prize gets there. In the event the winner can not be contacted within 3 days of email sent then another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law.
Contest Start Date: June 6, 2014
Contest End Date: June 23, 2014 – CONGRATULATIONS TO NICOLE B. FOR WINNING THE PRIZE!
Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s name on my blog.
Good Luck and thank you for participating!
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