Ever have one of those days (or weeks) where nothing seems to be going right? You’re running late from work, errands or school and your kids are so hungry that they are turning into little savages right in front of you? The last thing you need or want to do with cranky, hungry kids is start cooking them a healthy and balanced meal from scratch. You need to something to satisfy their hunger quick! I’m not a big fan of drive-thru since those meals are usually loaded with trans fat, salt and sugar, a triple dietary whammy for kidlets, so it was a good thing I found Kidfresh.
Kidfresh is a healthy, convenient and affordable brand of kids’ meals that are available in the frozen food aisle of the supermarket. Now, usually when I say the words “frozen dinner,” the last thing that comes to my mind is healthy, but Kidfresh meals really are!
This all-natural brand was developed by a top chef and a pediatric nutritionist, and offers healthy twist on some of children’s favorite meals including pasta & meatballs, rice & chicken, cheese ravioli, spaghetti, quesadillas and of course, mac & cheese!
All of the Kidfresh meals are free of artificial ingredients, flavors, colors or preservatives. They are low in sodium and keep their calorie count under 400. The best part is that each yummy meal is full of hidden vegetables, with up to ½ cup of puréed veggies are snuck in. For example, the Kidfresh Easy Cheesy Ravioli sneaks in both carrots and butternut squash while the Spaghetti Loops Bolognese has carrots and sweet potatoes.
Kidfresh meals are also packaged in recyclable, BPA-free containers, so 100% safe for children and good for the environment. I also appreciate that Kidfresh is a sponsor of several non-profit organizations, including Save the Children and City Harvest, donating meals to children who need food most.
My four-and-a-half year old son is a VERY picky eater, and like many kids his age, doesn’t like to eat his veggies. I was a bit skeptical that he’d fall for the sneaky chef idea here, but he gobbles up the Totally Twisted Pasta + Meatballs and the Rainbow Rice + Chicken without a second thought. I’m lucky that my daughter is a foodie, so it doesn’t matter which Kidfresh meal I place in front of her, she always licks her plate clean! Currently, there are only six Kidfresh meal types on the market — so I’m hoping that they’ll expanding their line. Regardless, Kidfresh meals are now a staple in my household and I can pull one out of the freezer on a crazy day and have a quick and healthy meal for my kidlets in just minutes without any fuss!
Now it’s your turn to share….Have you ever been a “sneaky chef” with your kid’s meals?
All photos included in this post are courtesy of Kidfresh.
For full disclosure, I received five free meal coupons and five $1 coupons in order for my kids to sample Kidfresh meals and I could offer this review. As always, the opinions and recommendations expressed in this post and on my blog are all my very own
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