September 29, 2011
I am so excited to tell you about my absolute favorite thing right now for my kids – Kidfresh!
I am going to be honest with you guys, when the folks at Kidfresh approached me asking if I would be interested in trying their products I was a little hesitant. I am not a huge fan of frozen prepackaged meals. They are typically not the most healthy choices out there. Having struggled with my weight my whole life, I work very hard to make good choices for my kids in hopes they will avoid the food issues that I have (and am still) dealing with.
You guys know me….I cook. Lunches and dinners for the boys are real food that I have made in my kitchen. When I cook and prepare meals I can make sure the boys are getting healthy proteins, fruits and veggies. However, I am a mom and that means that some days my time is stretched so thin I can barely get half of what needs to get done each day! There are definitely times when I wish I had easy HEALTHY meals that I could have on the table without massive time spent in the kitchen.
The first thing I did when I got the Kidfresh meals was look at the package. Guess what? I could pronounce everything in the ingredient list! Check out the ingredients in the Rainbow Chicken + Rice…it is almost all of the stuff I would use if I were cooking MY chicken and rice!!
Brown and White Rice, Cooked Chicken Breast (White Chicken Breast with Rib Meat, Water, Potato Starch, Sea Salt), Water, Peas, Carrots, Corn, Chicken Broth, Onions, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sea Salt, Corn Starch, Canola Oil.
Of course the true test is the taste. My little Jeb-a-doo is in afternoon preschool, so we eat lunch here at the house everyday before running to school. I decided to let him try them out. He is a huge fan of spaghetti so I let him try the Totally Twisted Pasta + Meatballs. Before I gave it to him, I tasted it. Oh my… it was delicious, I knew he was going to love it. Sure enough, Jeb ate every single bite (and it was a very large portion – 7.6 ounces)!! I was so thrilled that he loved it and even more thrilled that it contained 33% of the recommended allowance of veggies in that one serving. There were tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and more in that one meal!
Skip to a few days later, I decided to try out the Rainbow Rice. I am going to admit something to you guys…I ate my child’s food–tee hee. I heated the meal and took a bite. It was so good I took another bite…next thing I know I had finished off the entire meal Luckily there was a box of the Spaghetti Loops Bolognese in the freezer. So I heated it up and gave it to Jeb. He ate that entire package and asked for more. He actually started crying when I told him there was no more available.
The folks at Kidfresh did extensive consumer testing with moms and kids and then hired a top chef and a pediatric nutritionist to put a innovative twist on kids’ favorite meals. Let me just tell you…they got it right! I am very excited to have this as an option for my kids AND my crazy life.
- 100% Natural (not a single drop of anything artificial)
- Full of hidden veggies – up to a 1/2 cup pureed in every meal!
- Kid favorite meals
- Nutritionally advanced – Moderate sodium and fat, about 300 calories, vegetables, vitamin A, fiber and more!
- 100% safe for children – BPA-free and phthalate-free containers
- Good for the environment – recyclable containers, recycled cardboard, carbon-neutral printing
- Good for the community – Kidfresh partners with Save the Children
I have some great news! The folks at Kidfresh have offered to give EIGHT I Heart Publix readers 2 FREE Kidfresh product coupons!
Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below! You can gain a bonus entry as well (just make sure that you leave one entry for each — up to a total of 2 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. I will choose the winners on Monday 10/10 at 11 pm.
- Head over to the Kidfresh site and check out the varieties and then come back and let me know what you think would be your kids’ favorite(s).
- Head over and “like” Kidfresh on Facebook. Tip: You can score a $1/1 printable coupon while you are there