Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Design, and My First Giveaway!

A WINNER! We had 16 total entries (four of you got an extra entry for posting the giveaway on your Facebook!) and using the Random Number Generator (thanks, Anna Kate!) I entered numbers 1-16, and got number 5, Kellie Soper! Congratulations! I hope Ted enjoys these when the time is right! And the first few months sure go by fast...he'll be eating solids before you know it!


As you can see, Track 8 got a facelift! Thanks to Erika from The Fairy Blogmother for being verrrrry patient with me and for a great redesign!

I thought now would be the perfect time to launch my first giveaway.  You might remember a few weeks ago I wrote about the Little Green Pouch. Well, we've been using our set of 4 pouches for a few weeks now, and really love them! My new favorite recipe for Evie? Avocado, spinach, banana, frozen blueberries, whole milk yogurt, and chia seeds.  She gobbles it up! It's funny because avocado was the very first solid food we introduced her to, but now it's one of the only foods she won't touch. Unless of course, it's blended up into a smoothie and she doesn't know it's there! It's been a great way to sneak in some plant-based fat for her.




The cutest feature of these pouches, IMO!


I think a lot of us think of the pouches as being just for babies, but I've heard from lots of moms that their older children love them too. At our school, I've seen many of my elementary aged students bring fruit pouches to school as a snack! They're not just for kids, though...In a mad dash out the door on Monday morning, I "stole" one of Evie's frozen smoothie pouches for a quick breakfast in the car!

So, as you may have guessed, our first giveaway is for a set of four Little Green Pouches!  When LGP contacted me, I was thrilled! And, in response to one of my only concerns about the pouch being a bit big for younger babes, they said they are actually working on a smaller size! As an entrepreneur mom myself, I am proud to support small businesses run by moms, trying to make life better and easier for other moms.

If you're not familiar with the Little Green Pouch, be sure to check out their site here. If you're the lucky winner, the site is a great resource with TONS of recipes for purees to make for your little one!

Now, for the giveaway!
I am thrilled to partner with Little Green Pouch to offer one lucky reader a set of four pouches, on us!

There are two ways to enter:

1. Follow Track 8, then leave a comment sharing what recipe you'd put in your pouch for your little one!

2. Share this giveaway on Facebook, and leave an additional comment telling me you've done so!

One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, June 24th at 9:00 pm MST.

*Entries only open to residents in the U.S.
*The opinions stated in the review are my own. I did not receive any free products to review, I just love these pouches!

28 comments:

  1. Not sure what recipe I would use-- we drink lots of smoothies-- but I can tell you it would not include banana. Luke can sense the tiniest bit of banana in anything, and they are very offensive to him :)

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    1. Bummer! My niece HATES bananas too. We're always trying to convince her to try it, but she won't even eat banana bread or banana pancakes!

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    2. Its a curse. I thought bananas were a fool proof baby food ;) I also shared the link for the giveaway on my facebook.

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  2. Ironically, we often use an identical recipe for smoothies for Cam, minus the blueberries (which I think I'll start adding haha). We also sometimes add flax oil or almond butter

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    1. I've been wanting to try flax oil...for myself and for Evie!

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  3. I have been reading about Hemp seeds being a super food so excited to get my kiddos to *sneakily* try it :) so excited you are doing this giveaway!

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    1. Yeah, I put hemp seeds in Evie's yogurt everyday and she doesn't mind at all. They don't really taste like anything.

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  4. Yay! I loved your review of the pouches! I would definitely use them to add extra veggies to baby's diet...when he's ready for food! I would also add some chia seeds...love them in smoothies!

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  5. What a fun giveaway! I want to try them!

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    1. We love them at our house! I'm definitely going to start using them more often for myself. It's a great way to store a healthy snack for taking to work, etc.

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  6. I would make lots of GREEN VEGGIE recipes!! Yum

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  7. I posted a link about the giveaway on Facebook!

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  8. I'm sharing on my Facebook page. I would love to try a banana and peanut butter smoothie. I wonder if I can convince Sophia that it's yummy ;)

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    1. Ooooh! Nice. I'm trying to think up new recipes for Evie too. Banana and avocado are good to thicken it up.

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  9. Why does it have to be for little ones? I would put chocolate shake with banana liquor, or strawberry daquiri, or... (see how I got the healthy stuff in there? Banana, strawberry...) :-)

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    1. Genius. Just genius. I don't think that's on my new diet ;)

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  10. I'm sure I commented this morning, no idea what happened. I LOVE the new design! Well done to you and Erika!
    I've been dying to try these since you posted about them last time!
    I'm not great with a blender, but I'm always starving at work, so I might ask Ray to start making me smoothies in the morning for snacks during the day! Yum!

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    1. Yes! You could always just take Bek's advice and fill em up with strawberry daquiris and call it a day.

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  11. what an awesome giveaway! we go through the non-reuseable pouches like CRAZY, and the "new zeeland kiwi cooler" recipe on the website looks lovely for the summer!!

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  12. Awesome idea! Good luck! Don't forget to "follow" Track 8!

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  13. What a perfect snacking idea - for little ones or big ones! Plus, since you can't see it, the weird color that most delicious smoothies end up is less overwhelming :).

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  14. Great giveaway! I'm so lazy with pouches that I just add pre made applesauce (from the GIANT jars) or another similar food! But we do love reusable pouches and I'd love to try this brand ;).

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    1. Haha I Know! Sometimes applesauce is easiest! And Evie loves it! Don't forget to follow the blog if you haven't already!

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  15. I just followed your blog!! I would probably do a simple sweet potato purée or a banana avocado mix! I have a little one starting first foods :)

    ~Brooke
    Brooke.malko at gmail.com

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    1. Good idea, Brooke! I might have to try just banana and avocado...Evie might actually go for that!

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