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From pool parties and playdates to barbecues and baseball games, summer is busier than ever. That’s why I’m always searching for nutritious baby snacks that are easy to grab on-the-go and won’t break the bank.
But more often than not, nutritious and natural can mean marked-up and more expensive. Fortunately, Gerber® has a growing line of food items that you can save big on at Target and Walmart, all while making sure your little one is getting the nutrition they need — from foods they’ll actually want to eat. Check out the must-have Gerber pouches, snacks and meals we’re stocking up on right now and find out why we (and our babies) love them.
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1. Gerber snacks are great for when you’re on the go.
Our first fool-proof pick is Gerber’s Lil’ Crunchies Mild Cheddar corn snacks. They’re made with whole grains and no artificial flavors, and are rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by customers on both Target.com and Walmart.com. (Full disclosure: I’ve been known to enjoy these myself.) But unlike adult snacks, Lil’ Crunchies are packaged in canisters instead of plastic bags, so they won’t get crushed when you’re on-the-go. Whether we’re on-the-go or on the beach, my kid can never get enough of these.
2. Your toddler will get a full serving of fruit from one tasty Gerber pouch.
When you’re always on the move, it can be hard to make sure your child meets their daily fruit and vegetable requirement. Let’s be real: I’ve lost count of how many times the sliced bananas or blueberries I’ve quickly thrown into a Ziploc have gotten smashed inside my diaper bag. I’m a fan of Gerber’s WonderFoods line because they’re actually made from real fruit: The Banana Blueberry flavor has 14 blueberries and ⅔ of a banana, which means my daughter can meet one full serving of fruit with just one. Plus, they come in a pouch, so she can hold it in her hands and doesn’t need any help eating it, even if we’re on the move.
3. Make a meal in just 30 seconds.
Another hassle-free item that’s making life easier for me is Gerber’s Lil’ Entrees. I always put at least one in my bag when I’m leaving the house. This way, when I’m at a summer barbecue and it’s mealtime for my toddler, but dinner isn’t ready yet, I don’t have to bother the hosts. Instead, I just grab one out of my bag, throw it in the microwave for 30 seconds, and voilà! Dinner is served, and she can enjoy her Mashed Potatoes & Gravy with Roasted Chicken and Carrots while I wait for the ribs to come off the grill.
4. For a limited time, stock up and save on Gerber pouches, snacks, or meals at Target and Walmart.
We just found a great deal that you can use at Walmart or Target right now. Through June 15, save an extra $3 when you purchase any 8 Gerber pouches, snacks, or meals (this excludes cereal, tubs, jars, and formulas). You can find the Walmart coupon at Coupons.com. So let’s do the math here: If you bought 8 WonderFoods pouches at Walmart right now using the coupon, it’d only cost you $7 instead of $12.48, giving you a total savings of 44%! Go to Target Circle to save $.50 off any one pouch, snack or entrees.
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