I remember when my five children were growing up, it was a frequent battle to get them to eat healthy and nutritious foods. None of them really liked vegetables, and I was always worried they weren't getting all the nutrition that they needed to grow up to be strong and healthy adults. (Thankfully they all did.)
Now that I have grandchildren, I am concerned about them eating a healthy and nutritious diet also. Their Mom ans Dad, my daughter and son-in-law, always try to make sure their meals are healthy and good tasting, but they still have a hard time getting the boys to eat all their vegetables and other healthy foods.
One day last week my daughter and son-in-law needed to do some birthday present shopping without the kids, so I volunteered to watch them. I had recently heard about the new Kidfresh Frozen Meals, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give them to my grandsons for lunch. I read that the Kidfresh Meals contain hidden vegetables, so that not only is your child eating something they love the taste of, it's very healthy for them too. Great idea!
I went to Safeway to pick up some Kidfresh Frozen Kid's Meals. Before I left home I had printed out a $1.00 off coupon from their Facebook page, which I really appreciated being able to use.
The meals come in four varieties, including Spaghetti Loops Bolognese, Wagon Wheel Mac and Cheese, Rainbow Rice and Chicken, and Cheesy Quesadillas.
I love the idea of giving my grandchildren healthy and convenient food when I take care of them. I knew they would love the bright, fun packaging on the meals. I know that one way to get kids to try something new is if they like what the package looks like that it comes in. These are definitely kid friendly looking.
For lunch today I was giving my grandsons the Spaghetti Loops Bolognese, and the Wagon Wheels Mac and Cheese. Both kinds contain hidden veggies. The Spaghetti Loops Bolognese contains carrots, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes. There is half a cup of these hidden veggies in every serving of this variety.
The Mac and Cheese also contains hidden veggies and is an excellent source of calcium and Vitamin A.
I tried a little spoonful of each meal and I thought they tasted great!
I asked my six year old grandson if he liked his Kidfresh Meal and he said it was "really good!". I also asked him if he would like to have them again and he said he would. It definitely met with his approval.
I know that no matter how healthy a food is for kids, if they don't like the taste of it, they won't eat it. I'm so glad this little guy like the meals with 'hidden' vegetables in them. And Kidfresh Frozen Meals contain no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
At two years old, my youngest grandson thinks nothing of breaking into a spontaneous "Yay!!", which he is doing here. As a spaghetti lover, he gobbled up his kid's meal without even realizing he was also eating healthy vegetables.
You can go to the Kidfresh Meals website to learn more about them, and you can also visit them on their Facebook page to get your own $1.00 off coupons.
If you would like to see my shopping trip at Safeway where I bought Kidfresh Meals, here is my Google+ photo album. You can learn more about Kidfresh Meals by following them Facebook.