Perrigo Nutritionals Review & Prize Pack Giveaway!

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As you all well know by now, I am a very busy mom. As we keep adding children to the family, my time becomes more and more precious. Looking for shortcuts and ways to keep things moving along has become a goal of mine and trying to keep things within a good budget has also become important to me. One of the ways I have tried to save money is by purchasing more store brands and buying in bulk as well. Obviously, having three little picky eaters in the house is challenging but I find that if I give them plenty of snacking options, they can be a bit easier to please.
I had never heard of Perrigo Nutritionals until recently and the biggest thing I learned about this company is that they are the largest supplier of store brand infant formula in the world and also, they are one of the largest manufacturers of nutrition products. Their main focus is on Pediatric Drinks, Toddler Foods and Vitamin/Mineral supplements. I never knew this company existed and never really thought about where store brands came from. 

About Perrigo Nutritionals
  • Many moms are not aware that they can save up to 50 percent on infant formula by choosing a store brand over a national brand
  • Store Brand Formula is nutritionally comparable to the national brands, yet are typically up to half the price, and can save you about $600 a year
  • Perrigo Nutritionals is the largest supplier of Store Brand Infant Formula and nutrition products in the world and one of only four companies recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition and quality for infant formula-manufacturing in the United States
  • Same standards and expertise used to develop infant formula applied to toddler foods
  • Toddler foods are appropriately developed for variety of stages of growth and motor skills with quality, nutritional ingredients to create foundation of good nutrition
I know some people are of the mindset that store brand is low quality (like my husband...ha ha!) but I have found that most store brand foods are totally comparable and just as good as name brands. I don't formula feed my babies but it is good to know that store brands are just as nutritional as name brand formula. 
For the purpose of this review I was sent some of Perrigo Nutritionals products that they make and I have actually tried most if not all of these at some point in my life. In this photo, you can see brands that come from Target, Walmart and other stores. Look at those Puffs! I am sure that any mom that has given their child Puffs will say that they are sooo good! They fit in the diaper bag perfectly and are the perfect go-to snack for everyday snacking or on the go. I LOVE giving my toddlers Puffs. :) 
Around here, ALL of my children LOVE Puree Pouches. I have tried so many brands, flavors and textures through the years of raising toddlers and to this day, they all still love them! I have found that these pouches are perfect for car rides or if they need a snack before we run out the door to do errands.
And yes...I have tried these pouches myself and they are honestly very yummy so I don't feel bad about giving them to my children. I was also sent Yogurt bites and those make pretty amazing snacks for little fingers too. What I love most about those is that they melt in baby's mouth so you don't have to worry about choking. That has always been my favorite "feature" of yogurt melts. 
Another thing that I was sent for this review was a new book by a wife, mom and blogger by the name of Crystal Paine and this book is called “Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life”. Like I said before, I am always looking for ways to save money and be a more efficient wife and mother to my family and this book has been simply amazing to read through. I can totally relate to most everything in it and have also gleaned some new tips and tricks.  Here are some tips that Crystal shares in her new book...

Crystal Paine’s 5 Money Saving Tips for Families

Create a Budget
A budget gives you parameters and purpose, it gives you boundaries, and it gives you freedom to live creatively within those boundaries.

Shop With Cash
When you shop with a credit card (or even a debit card, for that matter!) you can have your budget in your head and you can do the best to stick with it when you check out, but it’s so much easier to go just a little bit over here and there when you’re swiping!

Plan a Menu
When you have a plan in place for what you’re supposed to be eating each meal and you’ve already purchased the ingredients for those recipes, it’s a lot harder to justify chucking the plan for takeout.

Use Coupons
Coupons are a great way to save a lot of money on your grocery bill, but they can be hard to keep up with. Clipping, sorting, and organizing coupons takes time — so enter a coupon database! You’ll have access to printable and other coupons currently available and it’s one of the most effective and efficient ways to save money on groceries.

Buy Store Brands
One way to save a great deal of money on your grocery budget is to learn to like and use a variety of brands. The sooner you can get over being a brand-snob, the more your pocketbook will thank you.
For example, while I breast fed my children, moms who choose to formula feed can save up to 50 percent by switching to store brand formula, which meets the same FDA quality standards as expensive name brands. There are also coupons available at a website - StoreBrandFormula.com (www.storebrandformula.com).  This one simple change can save moms about $600 a year. 

If you are a mom, then you have probably been in said "survival mode" many times. I felt that way last week when my 5 year old was vomiting all day long and I was trying to keep my two boys occupied and happy. By the end of the day, I was exhausted mentally and physically and literally felt like I was in survival mode. Most days, it really can be that way! 
One section of this book that I loved was the Weekly and Monthly Cleaning Lists. I used to do this a year or so ago but got away from it for some reason. This is an EXCELLENT way to keep on top of housework without feeling scatter-brained and disorganized. Crystal lays out a plan for you to follow and it really is helpful to have some guidelines. Housework is a drag but having a schedule can really help you get through it efficiently and quickly. 
Another part of this book that I thoroughly appreciated was the part where Crystal talked about passing on good financial habits to our children. This seems to be a forgotten part of parenting these days and is so vitally important to raising financially wise children. My parents were very vigilant about teaching my siblings and I about money, it was always a part of our upbringing. It was so very refreshing to read about this seemingly lost concept in this book. Very good read indeed.

Personally, I loved this book and the author's approach to keeping things simple for us busy moms. This book retails for $12 as an eBook, available for purchase here.

So, I really love all of these baby snack products I was sent and cannot wait for our new baby to be ready for some of these things! Be sure you check out the store brand products that are on your local grocery shelves...you may be pleasantly surprised at how reasonably priced these products are and how nutritious they can be for your little ones, thanks to Perrigo!
Now, Perrigo has offered to give away a prize pack identical to the one I received, to one of you! This is a short giveaway but one you don't want to miss so here are your entry options...
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post.The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals. All quotes and stock photos are from the Perrigo Nutritionals. websites and email.  Prize is being provided by the sponsor. This blog is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen prizes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

18 comments:

Betsy said...

puffs are her favortie

Darlene said...

My granddaughters favorite snack is Cherrio's

Maryann D. said...

Pretzels and cereal are a favorite snack for my kids.
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mindie w said...

My kids love edamame. Great for them and fun to eat.

Rebecca Parsons said...

Their favorite snack is YumEarth Snacks.

MamaStace said...

My kids always love yogurt!

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AubreyLaine said...

Yogurt bites :)

Erica C. said...

Cheese is the favorite.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

My son loves apple slices.
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Jennifer said...

My kids love yogurt!

Karen Drake said...

My daughter loves apples.

Maria Simon said...

they love banannas...cheerios..and watermelon :)

Trisha McKee said...

My daughter loves oranges.

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Susan Smoaks said...

fresh fruit is our favorite snack

SexyBrat said...

My kids love the fishes because their so delicious.

Mihaela Day said...

My kids favorite snack is YumEarth Snacks

laurasloves said...

They both love bananas and apples.
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tina reynolds said...

My kids love yougurt cheese and fruit