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My little guy is coming up on two, and as a baby he was the BEST eater. He would eat any vegetable and almost anything we put in front of him. Once we moved, he went through a MAJOR food regression. I expected this as most children go through a food regression, and moving is a big change for such a little guy. I have been trying to ride out the regression, but patience is not a virtue of mine and we are going on about six months now. The QUANTITY of food that he eats is good, but he refuses to eat any vegetables now, is selective about his fruit, and with the exception of sausage, he won’t eat meat if he can see it.
Our approach has been to make sure he has the same meals as us (I’m not interested in being a short order cook), always ensuring there is at least one thing on his plate we know he will eat. He can eat what’s on his plate, or not, but he doesn’t get other food or special meals. I also sneak vegetables into EVERYTHING. Chopped, pureed, and hidden in every food. For the most part, this has been working for us in terms of getting him to consume enough calories. My worry has been his vitamin and mineral (micronutrients) intake. It’s extremely difficult to get vegetables and some fruits in this boy, and I have not found great results on children’s multivitamins that aren’t full of fillers and added sugars.
I was starting to get really stressed out about the lack of micronutrients I was getting my son to consume (literally I have cried over this ::cue eye roll::). With this in mind, I asked around and found out about KidzShake. Despite all of the extra veggies I am sneaking into food, sometimes I just need a faster option. I heard great things about this product so I ordered a container of the vanilla. Once it came in, I mixed 1 scoop with oatmeal and our little guy gobbled it up. For a snack I added one scoop to plain Greek yogurt. He asked for seconds! This made me feel good because now I know he isn’t only getting the calories he needs – he is also getting the vitamins and minerals he needs.
For two scoops of the KidzShake powder kids get 5g of carbohydrates and 10g of protein. More importantly though, are the vitamins! 2 scoops yield 50% or more of Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, C, D-alpha vitamin E, and Niacinamide. As with anything, you of course do not want too much of any vitamin. Having an excess of vitamins can cause sickness the way that lacking a vitamin can cause sickness. I mention this as a reminder to stick to serving sizes and not get carried away as can be done with anything!
After hearing about this product and trying it first hand, I knew I had to reach out to the creator. Dr. Rachel is a mom of four and an advocate for children’s health and nutrition. I told her how much I loved KidzShake and that I would love to be able to share this with other Moms! She went ahead and gave me a code to offer my follows for 10% off. Use the code “Kristen” to get 10% off on KidzShake and let me know if you love it as much as I do! I am so happy to finally have a solution to the vitamin issue so I can sleep a little more at night.