Posted on | September 3, 2010 | 1 Comment
Bellybar is a line of snacks targeting both the nutritional needs and cravings that accompany pregnancy. Bellybar products contain vegetarian sources of DHA and folic acid and are designed to provide tastier pre-natal nutrition than a multivitamin. I received Bellybar Chews in both Chocolate Cuddles and Citrus on Board, a Bellybar Boost Bar in each of their flavors and a Bellybar Shake to sample.
The Chocolate Chews were the first thing I popped in my mouth. They tasted a teeny bit fishy to me, but I still wanted more. The Citrus chews were equally delicious/addicting. I would have liked to have these in my first trimester when swallowing a giant smelly pre-natal vitamin was less than appetizing. Depending on where you shop, it is about $11 for 30 chews.
I sampled the Bars in S’More to Love, Baby Needs Chocolate, and Berry Nutty Cravings. They were all really good but I’m not a huge chocolate fan so my fave was definitely the Berry. The bars have a great texture and are very filling – Again, these would be ideal for getting essential nutrition during that first trimester. A 5-count box is around $11.
I tried the Shake flavor Due for Chocolate, and it was my favorite of the Bellybar products hands-down. It tasted kind of like the chocolate flavor of Slim Fast (a taste I love) and gave me a notable boost of energy. This is a great way to get your vitamins when the heat or stomach issues make the idea of solid food unpleasant. I have wanted lots of milkshakes through this pregnancy and these have all of the taste plus a lot more nutrients than the drive-through variety. Around $10 for four 8oz shakes.
Bellybar products are available to purchase through their website as well as through Target, Walgreens, Whole Foods and several other stores. Overall, I would certainly buy these on occasion but just wouldn’t find it economical to purchase regularly for a whole nine months or more. I do recommend these for early pregnancy and I might pick some up to snack on for energy during labor.