Happy Family - HappySqueeze Organic SuperFoods Fruit and Veggie Twist Blueberry Apple & Purple Carrot - 3.5 oz. (99g)
HappyFamily Happy Squeeze Organic SuperFoods Fruit and Veggie Twist Blueberry Apple & Purple Carrot is a delicious blend of fruits and vegetables (they promise you can't taste the veggies) so you get your veggies without even knowing it. they also add vitamins and minerals and the supergrain Salba (chia seed), so snacking gets you omega-3's, antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and iron.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can babies and toddlers eat Happy Squeeze?
Happy Squeeze pouches are suitable for 12 months and up, however, the flavor profile is targeted for older kids and adults as healthy, low-calorie, on-the-go snacks.
Is it possible for toddlers to be allergic to Salba chia?
It is possible for infants and toddlers to be allergic to Salba chia, however it is very rare. Individuals with this allergy are also likely to be allergic to mustard seed, as Salba chia and mustard seed are in the same family. Although Salba chia and mustard are not recognized allergens, they include Salba chia only in their products intended for older children, as parents may have some awareness or their child's allergies by this time, but not always. In order to confirm whether or not your child has an allergy, they suggest following up with your pediatrician.
What is Salba?
Salba, THE Super Grain, is nature's most nutritious grain. It is the best whole food source of Omega 3's and fiber. Salba is high in protein, fiber and antioxidants. A greatsource of vitamins and minerals, it is also certified Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher, and Gluten-Free.
One serving of Salba is equal to:
- 8x more Omega-3's than salmon
- 25% more dietary fiber than flax
- 30% more antioxidents than blueberries
- 15x more magnesium than broccoli
- 7x more antioxidants than an orange
- 6x more calcium than milk
- 3x more iron than spinach
- 1.1x more fiber than all bran
Does any Happy Family packaging contain BPA or phthalates?
None of the packaging used for Happy Family products contains any BPA or phthalates.
What are the pouches made of?
Our pouches are made of a 7-part laminate. The outer layers are proprietary polypropylene and polyethylene blends designed for durability and printability. The middle layer is a bonded aluminum layer, for moisture and vapor impermeability. The inner layer (the only layer that contacts the food) is bonded, virgin, food-grade polypropylene. The food cannot contact the middle aluminum layer.
If there is a tear or puncture in the pouch (caused by a box cutter or damage during transit), will the food be spoiled?
Fortunately, there is little cause for concern, as the puree inside the pouch is formulated, from a food science and food safety perspective, to be very safe, even if compromised. It is true that our purees can grow spoilage organisms (the kind of organisms that cause food to spoil in your home fridge, for example), but that is by design as a ready indicator of off quality. And similarly, by design, the purees cannot grow pathogens, as the low pH inhibits their growth. Fortunately, the spoilage organisms are usually very easy to detect (by changes in color, gas production, or an off taste), and seldom “dangerous” in the same way pathogens are.
Are all Happy Family ingredients organic?
All fruits, vegetables, grains, meats and seasonings in Happy Family products are organic, except for the wild, Alaskan salmon in their 3: Hearty Meals Super Salmon pouch, as there are currently no organic standards for seafood.
Where are Happy Family products made?
Most Happy Family product lines are made in the United States, with the exception of Happy Munchies rice cakes (which are made in the Netherlands), Happy Times Veggies Pals and Crazy Crunchies (which are made in Germany), and some of their Happy Baby and Happy Tot pouches (which are made in Chile and Canada).
How do they test their products?
All Happy Family products are put on a Positive Release Program, meaning that they are put on QA Hold until they have passed all of their food safety testing, before they are released for sale.
Do you need to refrigerate Happy Family products to keep the probiotics viable?
You do not need to refrigerate the probiotics. They become live and active when mixed with liquid. The technology for freeze drying probiotics has improved tremendously over the past 5 years or so. Now, you can buy probiotic supplements that do not have to be refrigerated. Happy Baby has tested Happybellies cereal after 9 months shelf life and find hundreds of millions (at least 450M) of live and active cultures per 14 gram serving. They use the same strains that are found naturally in breast milk, only at higher concentrations.
Are Happy Family products kosher?
Happypuffs are kosher. Other products are not at the present time, but Happy Family is looking into getting those kosher certified.
Are all ingredients in Happy Family products organic?
All of the fruits, vegetables, meats, and seasonings in Happy Family products are organic, except for the wild, Alaskan salmon in Happybaby Super Salmon and their Happybites Salmon Stix.
Does Happy Family contain nitrates?
Nitrates are a naturally occurring form of nitrogen found in soil and water. As such, a certain level of nitrates is to be expected in foods and is not a concern with regard to health. To make sure the levels aren't too high and to ensure safety for our little customers, all HAPPYBABY meals undergo a rigorous testing process during production. So, you can rest assured that HAPPYBABY meals do not present a risk to your baby.
Is Happy Family packaging recyclable?
The Happybaby trays are recyclable #5. The outer boxes of both Happybaby and Happybites are recyclable. The Happypuffs containers are recyclable. The Happybellies cereal canister is made from 50% post-consumer recyclable materials, and the plastic top is recyclable. Their newest line of pouches (Happbaby 1, 2, and 3; Happytot 4) are BPA free and have a lower carbon footprint than traditional glass-jarred baby food.
Why should I choose organic foods for me and my child?
Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Organic packaged foods, like Happy Family products, are made with organic ingredients and are packaged in facilities that are certified to meet strict USDA organic standards.
Are Happy Family products procuced in a nut-free facility?
All Happy Family products are produced in nut-free facilities except for the Happybites line.
What is DHA and where does it come from?
DHA is the acronym for decosahexanoic acid, an essential omega-3 fat that is crucial for vision and brain development in babies.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are "friendly bacteria" that live in our intestines and help the immune system by discouraging the growth of harmful disease-causing bacteria.
What are prebiotics and what do they do?
Prebiotics are non-digestible foods that remain in the digestive tract and help help good bacteria grow and flourish. Prebiotics keep beneficial bacteria healthy. Prebiotics mostly come from carbohydrate fibers called oligosaccharides. You don't digest them, so the oligosaccharides remain in the digestive tract and stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria. Sources of oligosaccharides include fruits, legumes, and whole grains.
Is Happy Family packaging safe and earth-friendly?
All Happy Family packaging is BPA-free and phthalate-free.
What is Project Peanut Butter?
Project Peanut Butter is run by Dr. Mark Manary, professor of pediatrics at Washington University's School of Medicine. He developed a revolutionary treatment called Plumpy Nut that is the most successful in treating malnourished children. PPB works with families in Malawi and Sierra Leone, among the world's poorest countries with the highest rates of childhood mortality. In addition, PPB is extremely well run so that over 95% of the money raised goes to fulfilling its mission. That is why The World Food Programme and UNICEF assist PPB.
About Happy Family
Launched on Mother's Day 2006, and owned and operated by moms, Happy Family is the leading premium organic food brand delivering optimal nutrition for the entire family. Happy Family products are consistently recognized for superior taste and nutrition. In 2011, founder and CEO Shazi Visram earned the title of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for New York. Happy Family has been named as one of the fastest growing organic food companies in the nation by Inc. magazine for two years running, and was named "Rockstar of the New Economy" by Fast Company in 2012.
After watching a friend struggle to find healthy food options for her baby (that didn't involve hours of slaving away in the kitchen), Shazi came up with the idea for Happy Family. What began as Happy Baby - a minimally processed frozen, organic alternative to baby food in a jar - has since grown into a comprehensive line of products for the whole family. Today, Happy Family provides organic foods for babies, toddlers, kids, and even adults! It's delicious, convenient and made with a mother's touch for all ages, all