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The Bellybar Yumminess

Lately my breakfast routine lately goes a little like this:

Heat up a pot of hot water-Pour some OJ-Make some toast-Take my vitamins-Mix the herbal fertility tea with hot water- Grab a Bellybar.

I use to not eat breakfast which was pretty bad… But now I’ve got this routine, and sometimes I’ll add fruit and cereal to the mix.

I’ve mentioned Bellybars before and I hinted to the fact that I’d be doing an official review and giveaway soon… Well here we are! And girl do I have a treat for you!

When I first heard about Bellybar the line that got me was “BEFORE, during, and after pregnancy” I’ve been all about getting ready for a baby, so finding something I could start eating now, (and not feel silly cause it says that on the box) and keep eating once I’m pregnant is great.

Bellybar hooked me up with some snacks for my Blogher trip (and just about everyone who met me got some to snack on too) and they also sent me a fun sample pack with a selection of pretty much all of their products. The packaging was so cute and I wanted to eat it all up myself, but since I was going to visit my BFF (who is now about 22 weeks pregnant) I decided to save it for her, and try it with her.

Knowing me I couldn’t let this go without recording, so I recorded us trying all of the products, but then the video was about 12 minuets long, so for your sanity I edited out the chewing and left in our summary review. There’s good info there about the products!!

Key points:
Bellybar gives new moms and moms-to-be extra nutrients they need — before, during and after pregnancy. (I really like the BEFORE part). It’s packed with key prenatal nutrients, and “Satisfies your need for something nutritious and your craving for something delicious.” They deliver the essential iron, folic acid (800mcg per bar), calcium and Omega-3 DHA that you and your (future) baby need.

My FAVORITE was the Berry Nutty Cravings… That was actually both of our favorites. I also LOVE the citrus chews… They’re like a healthy Starburst or something, the chocolate chews are great too! It’s like a yummy healthy tootsie roll. The Baby Needs Chocolate flavor Bellybar was a close second… But there is really something for everyone if you like berry, oats, chocolate or even chocolate orange flavor (Shannon’s husband likes those- They’re ok for guys too). They also have a new caramel flavor coming out too!

I went to the store to look for some more of the Berry Nutty cravings and had to ask a lady to help me find it… She asked if I was pregnant and it was kind of an awkward situation. I wanted to point to the word “BEFORE” on the box, but I opted against it. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to give a great big YES!!

I also had the chance to write a blog post for Bellybar about my journey toward motherhood and how I’m paying more attention to nutrition (I’m also going to be chatting with a nutritionist for fertility next week from Pulling Down the Moon too) before trying to have a baby. You can read my guest post here.

If you’re not pregnant like me, you can win this pack and start stocking up on the prenatal nutrients you need before even trying to get a baby in your belly, or if you’re pregnant, eat them now for extra nutrition! And if you just had a baby… you still need vitamins! …Yum yum! Or if you’re just a woman like me, and you like to eat… Win these and try them out! It’s really a snack that I love to grab and I don’t feel bad for eating it after.

Want to try what Shannon and I got?

THREE WINNERS will get a Bellybar sample pack with:
-2 bars of each flavor (Baby Needs Chocolate, Berry Nutty Cravings, Mellow Oat and Burstin’ Chocolate)
-1 pouch of each chews flavor (Chocolate Cuddles and Citrus on Board)
-2 shakes of Due for Chocolate Bellybar Shakes

Want to win? Here’s how you enter:
1. Visit Bellybar’s website and tell me what you think your FAVORITE Bellybar product is and leave it in a comment! That’s all! Leave another with your favorite fact or part of our video for another entry. (Followers leave two comments).

Want to up your chances to win? Here’s more ways. Comment again if:
-Become a Bellybar Facebook Fan
-Comment on my guest post for Bellybar
-You subscribe to my blog
-Become a Facebook Fan for my blog
-You favor my blog on Technorati
Vote for me on Top Baby Blogs (per day/computer) (just click the link)
-You Tweet/ Facebook about this contest (every day you tweet is an extra entry!) Please say: “Check out this awesome giveaway on @futuremama’s blog for some yummy @bellybar products! http://tinyurl.com/luz68o (Please RT)!
-You follow my blog (worth 2 entries so leave 2 comments)- And out of curiosity, tell me if you’re new!
-Leave a comment on one of my posts for Conceive Magazine (2 entries)
-You have my blog button (3 entries, so leave 3 comments)
You post about this contest (3 entries)
-Vote for my blog in the 2009 Bloggers Choice Awards (worth 5 entries! So leave 5 comments- NEW: EACH email account you vote under is 5 entries 🙂 )

I’ll use RANDOM.ORG to choose 3 winners. Contest Ends Friday September 3rd at 11:59pm! Good luck!


I love the baby needs chocolate. My fav.

i left a comment on conceive magazine post.

F.P.E. says:

So cute! I wish I knew about this when I was pregnant. Please skip my comment as I am not trying to get pregnant.

Mommy Bee says:

I think I’d probably like the “chocolate cuddles” best, because I’m not much of a meal-replacement-bar kind of girl…but I do like nibbles of chocolate!
(I also get a bit nervous about foods with really high soy content–which the bars seem to have–because soy contains estrogens. Yes it’s the plant version, but it can have a similar effect on your body to your own hormone, and there have even been reports of heavy soy consumption during pregnancy correlating with genital defects in male babies, so I’d rather be safe than sorry. I already have a precarious hormonal balance, so all the more reason to be paranoid…)

Mommy Bee says:

I’m a follower too 🙂

Mommy Bee says:

I also commented on your bellybar blog guest post :p

JuliaGulia says:

Love your blog!! And I saw these bars at mother hood maternity and wasnt sure if they where tasty. Next time I’m shopping I will have to for sure try them.

Mommy Bee says:

…aaaaaaand I was already a facebook fan for your blog. Does it count if I was already there?!

Mommy Bee says:

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Mommy Bee says:

oh yeah, following is worth two 🙂

Mommy Bee says:

I also commented at Conceive

Leslie says:

Thanks ladies for all the comments and especially to Jennifer for your review. It’s Leslie – co-founder of Bellybar here! I wanted to offer a few thoughts to Mommy Bee’s comments. First, Bellybar is not meant to be a meal replacement – our products are snacks to take you from one meal to the next in our busy lives. Second, there is some misconception about the soy issue – we work with a PhD nutritionist who has studied prenatal nutrition for 35 years! We use such low levels of soy isoflavones that there is no concern with Bellybar in terms of any estrogen effect. Our bar is in no way considered “high soy content” so there’s just no concern. I know – the media gives us soundbites that scare, but with our products. you don’t have to worry about it! If you have any other questions, let me know.

Snack on!
Leslie Barber
Co-Founder, Bellybar

Mommy Bee says:

(Conceive comment #2)

(I deleted that earlier one cuz I tried to vote at top baby blogs but I didn’t have an account so it wouldn’t let me…so I thought I’d voted and I left a comment but then realized my vote didnt’ go through so I deleted teh comment…tryin to play fair here, but I still totally want to win. LOL!)

Mommy Bee says:

(just facebooked about the contest)

Thanks Leslie for the clarification about the bars. The flavors do sound good (except for the nutty one–I’m not so much for nuts). I still think I’d be a chocolate cuddles girl though. 😉

Lyndsey says:

Great giveaway! If these are anything like Luna Bars, then I’m sure I’d devour WAY more than necessary 🙂 I think my favorite flavor would be Baby Needs Chocolate!

Lyndsey says:

I’m a follower! Boy, you have no idea how excited I get when I read a post of yours…I keep thinking…maybe she’ll have some BIG news in this one…lol!

Mrs. Priss says:

Definitely baby needs chocolate. I’m a chocolate fan! 🙂

Mrs. Priss says:

I became a facebook bellybar fan!

Mrs. Priss says:

just twittered about your giveaway.

Mrs. Priss says:

I posted on my blog about your giveaway.

Mrs. Priss says:

I posted on my blog about your giveaway.

Mrs. Priss says:

I posted on my blog about your giveaway.

Mrs. Priss says:

I became a Facebook fan for your blog. Ok, I’m done. I just would love to win! The bars sound great. 🙂

The Bluths says:

I am all about shakes so I would like to try the DUE FOR CHOCOLATE BELLYBAR SHAKE

The Bluths says:

I am a fan on facebook

The Bluths says:

I faved you on technorati

The Bluths says:

I tweeted about it

The Bluths says:

I am a “new” follower to your blog.

Heather says:

I love chocolate so the baby need chocolate would definitely be for me. 🙂

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Sarah says:

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs

Sarah says:

I subscribe to your blog!

Sarah says:

I think I would really like the citrus chews from belly Bar! From your previous posts I thought they only had bars like a Clif bar type thing but after seeing the video they look more like a cookie/rice krispie cereal bar type thing. I think I would eat one for breakfast!

Sarah says:

I’m a facebook fan!

My fave product are the mellow oat bars!

Jennifer says:

I’d love to try the citrus chews.

Jennifer says:

I’m also a follower.

milftobe says:

I looove chocolate and think I’d like the Burstin Chocolate bars, but lately I’ve been craving citrus. So I think I’d really enjoy the Citrus on Board chews!
Emily @ Baby Dickey

milftobe says:

I’m a bellybar facebook fan
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milftobe says:

I subscribe to your blog
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milftobe says:

I’m a facebook fan of your blog
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milftobe says:

You’re a fave on my Technorati
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milftobe says:

I voted on top baby blogs
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I follow!
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milftobe says:

I follow #2
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I have your button #1
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I have your button #2
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I have your button #3
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I voted in BCAwards #1
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I voted in BCAwards #2
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I voted in BCAwards #5
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Mommy Bee says:

ok, so I guess I DID vote on the baby blogs (it was the other one where I didn’t have an account…go figure!)
:p

Jessie says:

Mmmm… baby needs chocolate sounds good to me!

Jessie says:

I subscribe to your blog!

Jessie says:

I’m a Bellybar facebook fan!

Jessie says:

I’m a facebook fan of your blog!

Jessie says:

I follow your blog!

Jessie says:

And comment number two for following your blog!

Jessie says:

I voted for your blog on the 2009 Bloggers Choice Awards 🙂

Jessie says:

Comment No. 2 for voting 🙂

Jessie says:

Comment No. 3 for voting!

Jessie says:

Comment No. 4 for voting!

Jessie says:

And comment No. 5 for voting. Can you tell I want to win 😉

ok…here we go…I think my my favorite product would be the baby needs chocolate bars…they sound yummy

I love that the Belly Bar stuff is good for your hair & nails, and it can help with my folic acid deficiency

I’m a fan of Belly Bar on facebook

I subscribed to your blog through feed burner

I’m a facebook fan of your blog

I have tweeted/facebooked about the contest today

I left a conceive mag comment

I voted for you in the 09 bloggers choice awards!

I voted for you in the 09 bloggers choice awards!

I voted for you in the 09 bloggers choice awards!

I voted for you in the 09 bloggers choice awards!

I voted for you in the 09 bloggers choice awards!

I have your blog button on my blog

I have your blog button on my Live, Laugh, Love…Our Way blog

I commented on your Conceive Mag entry

Whew…that was the most commenting I’ve ever done, lol <3

mellowdee says:

chocolate cuddles!

Jess says:

mmmm my baby needs some chocolate 😉

Berry Nutty Cravings is my favorite too! I ate them through my pregnancy. I’m breast feeding my little, so I keep a bar in my diaper bag, it’s perfect for those “I walked out of the house without eating anything” emergencies. I’d love to win this package! stacey (at) ellebelleonline dot com

Alanna says:

I definitely think I’d like the Berry Nutty. 🙂

Alanna says:

And I’m a follower…so I think I’d probably like the Mellow Oat, too. 🙂

Alanna says:

Ooh! I’m a Belly Bar Facebook fan! 🙂

Alanna says:

And, I subscribe to your blog!

Alanna says:

I just tweeted about your giveaway!

Alanna says:

I’ve commented on some of your Conceive blogs!

Alanna says:

I think I get two entries for that one? 🙂 Yay! (I am SO anxious to try this Belly Bar stuff….I haven’t found it at ANY stores around here!!!!)

I looooove the Baby Needs Chocolate bar!

April says:

I think the Baby Needs Chocolate bars look good!

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wheresmyrain says:

definitly the CHOCOLAE CUDDLES, i like the portion option of these

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Heidi says:

I love snacking on anything and everything chocolate :). So I think my favorite would be the Chocolate Cuddles!

Mmmm, Berry Nutty Cravings sounds delish.

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The chews contain Omega-3 DHA. Yay!

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neenee says:

due for chocolate!

neenee says:

bellybar fb fan

neenee says:

fb fan of yours

Facebooked again too! {that’s not even a word…but it is now, lol}

Mrs. Priss says:

I added your blog button to my blog. #1

Mrs. Priss says:

I added your blog button to my blog. #2

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Mrs. Priss says:

I added your blog button to my blog. #3

Tara says:

My favorite would be the baby needs chocolate bar.
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Tara says:

My favorite part of the video is when your BFF said that she was fat because she’s pregnant. She’s not even fat!!!
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ktgonyea says:

Following 🙂

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Jennifer says:

My best friend is pregnant now and I think she would love the Baby needs chocolate!

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Jennifer says:

I’m a new follower!

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Jennifer says:

Follower 2!

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Jennifer says:

I subscribe!

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Jennifer says:

I voted for you! I was vote 71!

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I voted 2!

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I voted 3!

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I voted 4!

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I voted 5!

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Jennifer says:

I commented on your guest post!

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BJ_Mama says:

HELLO!!! Baby NEEDS Chocolate would be me pic, of course! ***Baby dust on you and me***

SUPER giveaway! GREAT review! I think I’d like try the Burstin Chocolate

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facebooked again too 🙂

Huguette E. says:

My favorite is baby needs chocolate, cause momma always need chocolate 🙂

Huguette E. says:

In the video I like your descriptions of the bars

intensev5 says:

Burstin Chocolate sounds amazing!!! Thanks for the great giveaway:)

intensev5 says:

In the video I learned that the belly bar is made of all natural ingredients.

torinem says:

Baby Needs Chocolate, for sure!

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Huguette E. says:

I’m an email subscriber

mcveggie says:

my fave is the baby needs chocolate- yum!
Thanks
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Huguette E. says:

Favorite on technorati – henglish

Huguette E. says:

voted on top baby blogs

I’m a belly bar facebook fan!

I think my favorite product are their shakes, yum!

I voted “top baby blogs”

caseycolette says:

this baby does need chocolate so, Baby Needs Chocolate is my fave!!! i am trying to get pregnant and these would be a great treat for us to have!

caseycolette says:

i am a fan of baby making machine on facebook,
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caseycolette says:

i am also a follower of this blog, or im sorry *ahem* LOL on of your “homies”!! i gets down for my blogspot peeps! LOL

Huguette E. says:

following the blog #1

Huguette E. says:

following the blog #2

My favorite product is the Baby needs Chocolate.

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I like Berry Nutty Cravings. Thanks! theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

You mentioned in the video that prenatal vitamins make your hair and nails better. Thanks! theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

FDP 4 Life says:

i think mellow oat would be my fave!

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Mishia says:

I’d love Baby Needs Chocolate!

Rajee says:

I love the baby needs chocolate.

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tina says:

i would say the shakes thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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Girly Remix says:

I think I would lu-huuuuuuuuv the Chocolate Cuddles BellyBar Chews!
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Girly Remix says:

Lol, yall’s video was so cute! I love the little music clips you put into your vids. 🙂
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Girly Remix says:

I’m a fan of BellyBar on FB under Bethany T. 🙂

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I’m a new e-mail subscriber!
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kathy pease says:

the chocolate cuddles look really good 🙂

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belly fan on facebook kathylpease

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1 following your blog as klp1965
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