I received an email the other day titled, “Looking for nutritious, convenient kids meals for Henry?” and of course I was like OHMYGOSHYES!
You see? My kid who wants to be a chef and own his own restaurant isn’t very adventurous in the food department.
He eats what we like to call hors d’oeuvres plates. The food should be separated so it doesn’t touch. It can’t be pasta because that makes him gag. He will eat raw vegetables but don’t dare give him cooked ones. He’ll eat his weight in bread and crackers if I would let him. But I try to keep that in check.
We eat out a bit, but not fast food. He very rarely gets McDonalds because YUCK!
So anyway, back to the story. I get this email and I’m all WOOHOO! Nutritious AND convenient? That’s cool! I should check it out. I first scanned the Kidfresh website and was sad because all I saw were pasta meals and it appeared they all needed to be microwaved. That’s a double whammy. He gags eating pasta and we haven’t had a microwave in two years. (I KNOW, right?) (No, you don’t need one to live.) (Seriously.)
Later I found out that Kidfresh offers a quesadilla option. AND it has instructions for cooking it on the stove or in the oven. In fact, it’s better on the stove. Who doesn’t like their quesadilla a little crunchy?
So I took my coupons for free Kidfresh meals* and headed to Publix to buy some quesadillas. I expected them to be with the other kid frozen meals, but they were with the organic and natural frozen food, which I thought was great.
We came home and cooked.
Stove top instructions (though I didn’t really need them).
There are two quesadillas in the package. I only made one for Henry. He was also having a salad and tomatoes.
Do you see the words ALL NATURAL? The Kidfresh products are 100% natural. There’s not a single drop of anything artificial. They’ve also incorporated the latest findings and nutrient-deficiency assessments from the USDA and CDC.
Look: SNEAKY! There is up to a half cup of veggies pureed and snuck into every meal! Each meal is around 300 calories and has moderate sodium and fat.
Other goodness? The containers are BPA-free and phthalate-free and completely recyclable (made of recycled materials, too).
I mean, can it sound any more delicious? They’re an earth-friendly, healthier option than other meals that cater to our kids. With close to 1 in 3 children being overweight or obese in the US today, less than 10% are eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Kidfresh is doing what they can to make affordable, convenient, all natural, healthy meals available to the masses.
And then the quesadilla was ready. Crispy, melty, full of cheese.
And it got a thumbs up from Mr. Picky himself! (It also got a thumbs up from his mom!)
They have six choices right now to choose from. Head over to their page and browse their choices. Then come back and let me know which one you would like to try if you win the giveaway!
They aren’t available in every store yet but are available in the stores below.
What is being given away?
Three (3) vouchers for one free Kidfresh meal. (so you’ll get three free Kidfresh meals)
Two (2) $1 off coupons for a Kidfresh meal.
To enter the giveaway:
- Leave a comment saying what you would love for your kiddo to enjoy eating and tell me which of the meals you think your child will love.
- Follow Kidfresh on Twitter. (optional, leave a separate comment saying you follow them)
- Like Kidfresh on Facebook. (optional, leave a separate comment saying you like them)
- Like Jana’s Thinking Place on Facebook. (optional, leave a separate comment saying you like me. Also, WHY WEREN’T YOU ALREADY LIKING ME?)
I will choose a random winner on May 8 at 9pm Eastern.
* Disclaimer: I was provided coupons for free and discounted product to use and review and to give away to a lucky reader. The opinions here ARE my own and cannot be bought for any amount of money or food. Ok, well, maybe for a million dollars or a lifetime supply of pizza, but nobody’s offering me that.