I have two kids, and one is a picky eater and one is decidedly not. I mean it – one notices if I leave even a tiny sliver of crust on her sandwich, and the other one cheerfully drinks kale smoothies and lentil stew like they’re candy. The thing is, though, we did the same thing with both kids! We introduced a wide variety of healthy options from babyhood on. We talk about all foods in terms of strengths – there aren’t “good” foods and “bad” foods. Everything is in moderation. You know the drill. And still, we have two vastly different eaters right now!
Kid-Friendly Foods for the New School Year:
There are some foods my kids can agree on, luckily. You can’t expect your kids to have adventurous palates if you only eat one kind of food, and that’s why we were psyched to experiment with all these new food products! Check out our lineup for the new year:
Classic Meatless Meatball from Gardein:
I don’t know about your family, but we’re all huge meatball fans, so enter Gardein Meatless Meatballs! They are always Vegan Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, dairy-free, and kosher as well. I love that they have 14g of protein, and they’re ready in as little as eight minutes! We toss them with our favorite sauce, either a red sauce, or one that’s coming up in this post, so stay tuned! What else do we love? They’re powered by plants and free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, cholesterol, trans fats, PHOs, and MSG. Also, they have great taste and texture.
Squeezable Organic Coconut Manna from Nutiva:
How cool is this? It’s a delicious coconut butter spread that is made from organic pureed coconuts, and crafted with only 1g of sugar per serving. Parents love it because this pure coconut spread is a healthy alternative to traditional nut butters, such as almond or peanut butter. And we love it because the pouches are portable, mess-free, and allow for better portion control when dispensing. How to use it for kids? Try all three flavors – coconut, almond, and chocolate, and squeeze them onto oatmeal, toast, or fruit. Or you can add to smoothies, which is a big deal in our house! They contain no dairy of gluten. They’re awesome for school lunches!
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Probiotic apple sauce pouches and Probiotic Apple Drinking Vinegar from North Coast Organic:
First of all, these Probiotic apple sauce pouches are organic apple sauce pouches with carefully selected probiotics. These make a tasty and healthy treat you can enjoy anywhere, and at any time. One of the single most important things you can do for your health is to take care of your gut. And as for Probiotic Apple Drinking Vinegar, it’s your recommended daily dose of 2 Tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar, and it’s conveniently mixed with the perfect blend of apple juice and water. This makes it as simple as can be! And there are no added sugar or preservatives, and it’s never from concentrates. You can drink to your health! Probiotics help you to balance the friendly bacteria in your gut, and help and treat digestive issues. We love the pouches for school snacks!
New Butter Parmesan Sauce from RAGÚ®:
Wow, this sauce, with its simplicity and buttery flavor! This is a sauce proudly made with aged Parmesan and real butter, for those who enjoy the simple tastes of pasta. You can try it with their Real Deal 3-Minutes Mac recipe, by clicking here. This sauce is for the whole family, and whoever we bring to the table for dinner! Right now, enter the RAGÚ Dream Kitchen Giveaway for a chance to win a $20,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover or a kitchen stand mixer or other prizes! Simply go to ragu.com/sweepstakes and hurry to enter before September 22nd, 2019! In terms of a perfect kid-friendly recipe, definitely make sure you try this Homemade Mac & Cheese!
Pantry Classic Ranch and Ketchup from Tessemae’s:
YUM to both of these! I have one kid in love with ranch, and one kid in love with ketchup. I love both! Tessemae’s Pantry Classic Ranch is thick and creamy, and perfect for pizza and carrot sticks. And it’s USDA Certified Organic, Whole30 Approved, Keto Approved, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, and with No Sugar Added. Tessemae’s Ketchup is made with premium, organic tomato paste and is naturally sweetened with organic dates and white balsamic vinegar. This perfectly flavorful condiment is USDA Certified Organic, Whole30 Approved, Keto Approved, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, and with No Sugar Added. Check out more about them: