May 02, 2014

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nutpods is a deliciously wholesome, dairy-free creamer made from heart healthy almonds and MCT-rich coconuts with a rich and creamy balanced taste.

We believe that there should be an alternative option for the discerning and informed dairy-free coffee creamer user. Unfortunately, most traditional non-dairy and even natural dairy-free coffee creamers can contain many undesirable and artificial ingredients.  Natural creamers can be thin and watery; not rich and creamy. Unlike the existing options, nutpods is free from the following so you can be free to indulge:
-Soy
-Sodium Caseinate (a milk protein)
-Carrageenan
-Artificial flavors, colors and preservatives
-Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils

 For a list of ingredients, please click on the photo of each flavor.

 

Keep Calm and ENJOY NUTPODS Poster

We did it!

We started our little company with a Kickstarter campaign in October 2013 (www.kickstarter.com Project Name: nutpods) to bring our much anticipated products to the commercial market. Our goal was to raise $30K to release our first delectable flavor, Unsweetened Original. Well, thanks to the generosity of 510 backers, WE DID IT! We were able to actually surpass our goal by $32,164!  The money raised will go towards converting Madeline's kitchen formula into a full-blown commercial formulation.  Funds will also be used on packaging, production and distribution costs.

Thanks to you, our supporters, we will soon be able to transform nutpods into a bona fide commercial production and make our wholesome and deliciously dairy-free creamy pods available to health-conscious coffee and tea lovers everywhere.

Thank you for your support in giving us the privilege to finally bring a more natural and wholesome option to the market!

My kid...is a kid.

That means, 5 year old Emily likes pizza and dare-I-say...ice cream. Not the almond or coconut kind, either. The dairy kind. And, her favorite flavor is (deep breath here) the mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Yes. The artificially colored green one. I know. Really. I know.

That means, you'll occasionally see me in pizza parlors and an ice cream shop. Why? Because I'm a mom and I have to balance a long-range view of the relationship I want Emily to have with food. 

If I am militant and deny her these occasions, then I'm afraid of what will happen when she goes over to a friend's house and they have these typical food items.
I don't want her to "sneak" foods in that are not "allowed" in our home. I don't want her to go to college, and be in the dormitory or sorority and go HOG WILD in the cafeteria because I'm no longer there to monitor or regulate her food choices. That's not my role.

My job as Emily and Claire's mom, is to guide their food choices and to encourage healthy eating habits. I want to empower them with the knowledge of what is nutritious that will fuel their bodies for health and growth and sports. And most of all, I want for them to have a healthy relationship with food. 

This is an important life skill I want them to have for the rest of their lives.

Fortunately, like most women, I do the shopping for the most part for our family, so I control what comes into our home. That means I head off a lot of the poor choices by not buying them in the first place. We almost never buy potato chips (Emily loves Sun Chips) or hot dogs (because then we would have to eat 6. Or is it 8)? There's no Hostess products lurking in our pantry. We almost never buy soda which, sometimes is embarrassing because when we have company it's "Would you like water or water?".

Guiding their choices for me, means exposing them to different cuisines and having a broad exposure to different fruits and vegetables. Expand out from apples and oranges! There's star fruit to be had! There's passion and dragon fruit to be tried! Emily doesn't like mushrooms but she will happily eat crab and peach arugula salad with me.  And I don't have to be Deliciously Deceptive about it. She just eats her vegetables. Right there on her plate. Out in the open. And it's not a big deal.

So I grit my teeth when she wants the green mint chocolate chip ice cream on the odd occasion. Because I know soon enough, she will pop cherry tomatoes in her cute mouth and eat her greenie-beanies and everything will be okay still.

 

 


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Emily Massey
Emily Massey

October 29, 2014

Thank you for this post, it sounds so much like our house. I too hope to balance healthy eating and treats for my daughter with a very similar approach/attitude.

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