Since beginning my blogging journey, I’ve written a handful of posts about my extremely picky eater. I wish I had a better update on her openness to try new things, however, not much has changed.
Last week, during her annual visit to the doctor, I expressed my frustration over my daughter’s eating habits and how I was concerned she wasn’t getting many nutrients due her to unbalanced diet of solely carbs and a splash of dairy! The doctor talked to my daughter about the importance of trying new things and eating more foods to ensure she gets all the good stuff she needs to have energy all day. She really played into my daughter’s “You’re a big girl now” mentality and I had high hopes of this working. My little one nodded and promised she would get better at it.
So, has she changed her tune now? Let’s just say the talk didn’t have much impact on her food decisions.
Enter Luckybar. When I was approached about giving these kid focused protein bars a try, I was very intrigued for a few reasons. #1 The tag line is “Picky Eaters Rule”. My child is the epitome of a picky eater. It got my attention for sure. #2 The product has no gluten, GMOs, artificial colors and flavors and no preservatives. #3 It’s low in sugar. I went to the website and read the story about how Luckybar was created and I felt like I could’ve written the story about the picky eater. I felt hopeful again. But would she actually eat this?
Luckybar is available in 5 flavors. I read each flavor aloud to my daughter and she settled on Strawberry Sandcastles. I opened up the bar and gave it to her. She smelled it first and immediately said she liked it. I smelled it too and it smelled just as it should….Strawberries! Many protein bars I’ve tried don’t smell like the yummy titles would suggest. So from this, the hope was rising! And now the moment of truth.
She took a tentative bite at first. Then she uttered the 3 words that I’ve been longing to hear for years.
I like it!
She happily munched on the remaining bar and I happily let her finish it knowing she was getting a great amount of the protein she sorely missed from her diet. As an added treat for these picky eaters, the box of Luckybars comes with stickers as little rewards.
While I have no intentions of giving up my crusade of putting healthy and new foods in front of my daughter, Luckybar is a great option for my picky eater on those particularly picky days! I’m glad I was introduced to them!
For more information on Luckybar, visit them here.