Mommy says that I am getting my good vegetables, but I don’t understand how when my little smoothie thingies in a tube taste that good.
Vegetables are not sweet, especially spinach. And these are sweet. Fruit is sweet.
I love fruit.
She must be mistaken.
At 2 years old, my son still eats purees.
I don’t mix it in his macaroni and cheese or spoon it to him from a bowl but instead tuck it away in his diaper bag in a neat, easy to carry pouch.
I was sent a beautiful box full of Ella’s Organic pouches.
Isn’t it lovely after the pouches are gone that you realize that was a messy place to put them for a photo? What was I thinking?
I love puree pouches, and have used them sometimes since my son was old enough to eat solids as a convenience measure, rather than packing up home made purees and heading off for an adventure.
It’s the perfect to-go meal for anyone old enough to suck on the pouch by themselves. For younger children, you can squirt it right onto a spoon and save the leftovers in the fridge for later. For a quick fast food lunch, a quesedilla lunch is filled out with a puree appetizer. For a trip to the park, a pouch is convenient, contained, and healthy.
I’ve told all of my fellow toddler parents about pouches, when they started complaining about their kids refusing vegetables, only eating bananas and Cheerios or just trying to figure out how to get them to eat more and eat right.
And they all have ended up liking them.
I was excited to try a variety of Ella’s puree pouches, although it was not our first adventure with the colorful snacks.
A couple months ago, after shopping around Toys R Us with my husband and son we wandered into the Babies R Us next door to buy some diapers. It was nearing lunchtime, so as a reward we offered Foodie baby a pic of any snack in the food aisle.
We placed him right in front of the food pouches, because they are good for you.
He immediately picked up an odd brown one and proclaimed it his.
My husband looked at the ingredients in horror- carrots, apples, butternut squash and prunes.
To an adult, that may sound like a horrid concoction. I mean, can you think of a recipe that has that combination of ingredients?
So I did what any curious parent does upon making their hungry toddler wait till the food is paid for and we are finally, finally heading out to the car. I tasted it. I didn’t know that prunes, butternut squash, carrots and apples could taste that good.
My husband was still horrified, but Foodie Baby devoured it.
Ella’s pouches can even be used as a sneaky way to add some more veggies to a meal, and their website has recipes to consider.
Disclaimer: I was given a box of pouches from Ella’s Kitchen to review. I recieved no other compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.