Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Eat your Veggies!

For some reason most children have an innate aversion to vegetables. Both of my children at veggies as babies but then once they could decide what they'd eat, forget it - veggies were literally off the table! So many moms, like me, need to be creative to make sure the little ones are getting all the vitamins and minerals they need. After all, getting these valuable substances through diet is much safer than through supplements (have you read what's in children's vitamins... including lead and other harmful substances). I've seen juice that has a serving of veggies disguised in the fruit juice but no organic options (we try to eat organic). So I've used my microplane grater and grated carrots into sauces and even desserts but there has to be something easier, right?

I was delighted to find Revolution Foods had expanded their organic snack line to inclue Fruit and Veggie Combinations. These BPA-free, squeezable pouches are 100% real fruit and veggie purees (no added sugar), blended together in kid- appealing varieties like Carroty Chop, Blueberry Blitz, and Beetbox Berry. My little testers tried all three varieties we received and I was surprised at how quickly they gobbled them down. You would never have known that there were any veggies hiding in there.

The pouches are great for the lunchbox or traveling - an ultra conveneint way to give the kids a healthy snack! In addition to being USDA-Certified Organic, these delicious snacks are also GMO-free, Kosher Certified, and Gluten-free. Plus, Revolution Foods gives 3% of sales back to healthy school lunch programs to provide meals to children in underserved schools! A four-pack retails for $4.99 so these aren't something I can afford to give the kids on a daily basis, but they are great to throw in the car as a snack on the way to our next appointment or for a quick pick-me-up at the park. It's great to have a "treat" they can't wait to eat that's actually healthy for them!

Tip: Buy Buy Baby carries Revolution Food Products and you can use their store coupons on these (20% off or $5 off of $15).

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