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OK now I know what veggie booty is. Thanks!<br><br>
Now....you don't want to scroll down....especially not to post 17...and DON'T click the link.....nothing remotely cute there.....nah. nothing I'd *want* to show off......<br><br><br>
I have not found it at the health food stores here to see for myself what it is. I *have* found 'Pirate's Booty' by the same people. That, to me, appears to be organic Cheetos basically, so I did not buy it. (I don't feed DS regular Cheetos or junk like that, and I don't think stamping 'organic' on the bag's going to make me buy it...)<br><br>
I'm under the impression this veggie booty is similar, but with some kind of veggie 'dust' instead of the cheese dust? Or is the crunchy part actually made from veggies?<br><br>
I guess I'm at a loss as to why it's that great? As an alternative to regular cheetos if your kid already begs for those, maybe....
 

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The bag is downstairs and I have a sleeping babe on me, but the run down is basically, corn flour, rice flour (these make the puffs) spinach, kale, and something else green... don't remember sorry. It's a reasonably healthy finger food. DD loves it and has it a couple times a week. I figure it's better than pretzels, about on par with cheerios, better than the gerber puff mess.... etc.<br><br>
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hmmm so basically it might make an OK diaper bag snack. (the stuff I put in Ziplocs and take with us places...) I'm really just starting to buy that kind of stuff. I guess we're not big snackers around here, so I don't buy much in the way of official 'snack' food for DS. With our schedules, he typically gets in on our meals and ends up eating 5 times a day anyway. (between me before and after work, and DH/Grandpa&Grandma all day) So he ends up eating lots of 'meal foods' through the day, and if he is getting a 'snack' it's been fruit and maybe cherios...
 

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yep. diaper bag snack <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> or side dish when you are having more meal meals instead of baby food if that makes sense. Like for lunch my dd might have a little grilled cheese sandwich, some banana and some veggie booty.<br><br>
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it does....at the same time, (so far hoping it doesn't change) DS is so not picky that he literally eats whatever we do, the only exceptions I make are very spicy-hot foods and things he can't chew, like hard steamed veggies and tough meats.....
 

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I also find munchy food like that (and cheerios and crackers...) useful for snacks or for when dd is hungry NOW and it will take me 5 minutes to get a meal ready...<br><br>
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Here are the ingredients: Corn Meal, Rice, Organic Soy Flour, Rice and/or Sunflower Oil, Spinach, Kale, Cabbage, Carrot, Broccoli, parsley, and Sea Salt.<br><br>
Baked, not fried. Dairy, wheat, gluten free. No saturated or trans fats.<br><br>
Definitely a good snack for the kiddos. I don't care for it myself, but the kids LOVE it. Even my 13 yr old. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Where exactly do the veggies play in out of curiosity? Are they there instead of the orange cheese, like a green powder? Are they part of the 'cheeto' part? Both? I do get how they're better than regular cheetos because of the trans-fat thing especially. I'm trying to make a case for why they'd be worth buying for someone who has no concept of say a 'movie snack' yet.... (My child, who is not really into watching TV for more than 10 seconds, let alone having the concept that you need popcorn or something for this...)
 

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THAT I DO need, at least once a day I throw a handful of cheerios on the tray just while I cut up tomato, or some fruit, or his food is cooling off...whatever....that or just last week I bought some Kashi crackers.
 

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I think it has an amazingly high vitamin content for such a snacky, cheetos-like food. One serving (1 oz) has 30% of the RDA of vitamin A, 15% of vitamin C, 15% of calcium, and 4% of iron. Admittedly, since it's so light, it takes 1/4 of the bag to make up a serving, and about a teaspoon of sweet potato would probably provide the same nutrients, but it's still not bad for what it is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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I do see the merit as a snacky thing especially when you need something that's not going to mush into a carpet for example....I might get a bag for Grandpa and Grandma's if I can find it here, they tend to like to feed him crap, especially grandpa who has even sneaked him MOUNTAIN DEW of all dang things!! they feed him 'snack food' whereas so far I tend to feed him food for snacks, if you know what I mean. I only just last week bought him a snack cracker even...it's that way more out of the fact that i just don't buy snack foods period. I know there will come a day where he is exposed and can beg for them......and this happy junk-free (for the most part) existence will change....
 

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Actually, booty gets mushy pretty quickly when wet, so if it's mouthed and then dropped and then stepped on, it could develop a strong relationship with the carpet. If it's dry, though, the worst that'll happen is some booty dust on the rug. It's definitely great as an alternative to offer relatives who are dying to give what they think of as typical kid foods. If you find that your ds likes it, you might want to try bringing some to the grandparents' house, so they can see that he likes it, and see if they manage to find some to buy themselves. Might not work in your case, but I know my parents are always more excited to give ds food that they've bought for him themselves. I think it just feels more hospitable or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Of course, you might end up with them buying the cheetos, because "they're just like that booty stuff..."
 

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actually that's a fairly good idea I just had, if someone can tell me where to get a bag, I will get one for Grandpa and Grandma so that they have the joys of giving him snacky treats.....but I would feel better with these than say, actual cheetos....
 

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true........but I can always HOPE.....
 

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ummmmmm, excuse me<br><br>
you mean to tell me, ms. zakers-mama that boy has never eaten sugar?<br><br>
don't make me get out my picture <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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all right all right.........lest everyone think I've got some unreal idea that no junk will ever pass my precious child's lips.......that organic grapes are the only 'treat' he'll EVER have.....whatever....here is proof that I *do* allow my child the same indulgences I allow myself.....<br><br><a href="http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?mode=fromshare&Uc=kkk8f4g.r1hjry8&Uy=bkqb5q&Ux=1" target="_blank">http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slidesho...Uy=bkqb5q&Ux=1</a><br><br>
(click past all the pics of rides and the coyote thing to get to the MESS....)
 

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HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
GASP.........................................<br><br><br><br><br>
I CANNOT believe anyone would feed their child such CRAP! how organic is that stuff anyways? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
SUGAR! CAKE! ICING! OH THE INSANITY <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Cute pictures! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Our ShopRite carries them, and I've seen them in other mainstream food stores. If your local one doesn't carry them, you could ask and see if they'll start. You can also order them from the manufacturer, but I think you have to order them 12 4-oz bags/24 1-oz bags at a time.<br><br><a href="http://www.robscape.com/acb/showprod.cfm?&DID=27&CATID=1&ObjectGroup_ID=8" target="_blank">http://www.robscape.com/acb/showprod...jectGroup_ID=8</a>
 

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hahhhaahaaa YES I even took the plastic lid off and let him EAT it!! (well, most of it ended up on the floor anyways, but I HAD to have the pics!!)
 
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