Goat Cheese Snack Puffs
This blog post is sponsored by Kabrita. The thoughts and ideas contained in this blog post are my own; however, I did receive financial compensation and free product from Kabrita for this blog post.
Babies who are exposed to the greatest variety of foods, flavors, tastes and textures - early and often - are more likely to be independent eaters and avoid picky eating. But how do you introduce a tricky taste like goat’s cheese? I reviewed the new Snack Puffs with Goat Cheese from Kabrita to find out.
A MORE POWERFUL PUFF
As a Registered Dietitian specializing in baby-led weaning, I consider myself a fan of the “food first” movement. I believe that babies can eat safely prepared, age-appropriate, real, wholesome foods from their first bites.
Many of the baby “puff” products on the market are unnecessary and can be outright dangerous. These little “star” or “tiny puff” products don’t contain nutrition benefits, they are too small for babies who do not have their pincer grasp to pick up, and they are exactly the right size to become lodged in your baby’s throat and pose a choking hazard.
I normally do not partner with or endorse puffs or their parent brands. This is because from a personal and professional standpoint, I feel like the marketing of many of these products is intended to mislead parents into thinking their babies cannot eat real food.
I have a totally different opinion of Kabrita’s new Snack Puffs with Goat Cheese, and I will explain why here. I have worked with Kabrita in the past and their goat milk products are beneficial for families who may be avoiding cow’s milk for any number of reasons. (To read my previous article with Kabrita called “Is Goat Milk Easier to Digest?”, click here.)
When Kabrita said they were producing a puff, I knew from extensive knowledge of this company, their commitment to nutrition and the quality of their products, that this would be a more powerful puff.
WHY GOAT CHEESE?
Kabrita makes goat milk products for families that may be avoiding cow’s milk. Some of the reasons why include gas, diarrhea and constipation,eczema, recurrent ear infections, reflux and chronic chest congestion or nasal congestion. They are known for their goat milk formula, but have recently branched out into food products, including their new Snack Puffs with Goat Cheese.
Research indicates that babies who are exposed to the greatest variety of foods, flavors, tastes and textures - early and often - are more likely to be independent eaters and less likely to be picky eaters. These new snack puffs tick a few of these boxes: they are a safe way to introduce a challenging flavor like goat cheese, plus they represent a (safe) crunchy texture for babies who are just starting out on solid foods.
PUFFS THAT PROMOTE SELF-FEEDING
The size of these puffs are perfect for self-feeding babies. Each puff is about the size of an adult’s pinky finger, which even babies who don’t have their pincer grasp yet can grasp and rake and pick up on their own.
From a nutrition standpoint I like that there is only a minimal amount of sodium (35 mg per bag). There are no added sugars and no GMO ingredients in this product. They are also gluten-free with no added sugar, colors or preservatives.
We don’t eat a ton of snacks in our house, but I do like the individually sized portions that are perfect for on-the-go. I tested out the puffs with my own baby twins Gus & Hannah - but our bigger kids snuck a few bags and liked them too!
WHERE CAN I PICK UP THESE PUFFS?
You can purchase all of Kabrita’s products on their website kabritaUSA.com and the page with more information about the Snack Puffs with Goat Cheese is here.
As a company, Kabrita is 100% women run and ledy by moms who have made it their mission to empower parents to nourish their children with confidence.
They have great resources and valuable information about goat milk products and goat milk nutrition on the main KabritaUSA.com website. Thank you again to Kabrita for sponsoring this post and providing product for review.