We’re feeling a little giddy today. The Meal Makeover Moms – two of the nation’s top family nutrition experts – stopped by our booth at the 2016 Food and Nutrition Conference Expo and liked Regular Girl so much that they included it in their video blog! These two women know their stuff. Both are registered dietitians and authors of numerous books including “The Family Dinner Coloring Cookbook” and “No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes”. This dynamic duo also received the 2015 Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It’s quite the honor that they even stopped by to chat, but to also include us in their vlog? Wow!
Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss understand the challenges parents face putting healthy meals on the table day after day. Their food philosophy is that kids, even picky ones, “will eat nutritious foods without complaint as long as it looks and tastes great.” They discovered that Regular Girl is an easy way to boost the nutritional value of many foods and beverages, and without the kids realizing it.
In this video, they explained that probiotics are important to your gut health as well as your overall health. “Probiotics are the good bacteria that live in your gut,” explained Weiss. “They do everything from regulate your digestion to boost your immune system.” Probiotics are naturally in fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kefir. Some food companies are now also adding probiotics to everyday food products such as brownie or waffle mixes. Or, you can simply add a Regular Girl to the foods your kids already love.
Regular Girl is a synbiotic balance of helpful probiotics and prebiotic fiber (the kind that feeds those good bugs). Newell Bissex suggested adding it to juice or water. Regular Girl’s clear-mixing formula won’t change the drink’s taste, texture, color or odor. You can also stir it into foods, such as pudding or yogurt. “You know 70 to 80 percent of your immunity is found in your gut,” said Newell Bissex, “so it is really important to keep you gut healthy.”
Regular Girl is available in a scoopable pouch (ideal for keeping in the kitchen) and single-serve packets. “This is great for traveling, too,” added Newell Bissex. “I like to be a Regular Girl when I’m traveling.”