As a working (although now part-time and looking) mommy, it becomes a bit difficult to plan out meals in advance to make sure that there are healthy options in the fridge. I shop at Whole Foods in TriBeCa to make sure that at least what I do have in our fridge is organic and healthy. But sometimes, I just don’t have the time to put the ingredients together to make an actual meal with all food groups represented – especially vegetables. (Does anyone feel my pain?!) My girls, are pretty ok with veggies. They like raw carrots and steamed broccoli and beans – sometimes. I do have to remind them to eat the veggies when we I make it for them. I would LOVE to make sure that they get veggies in every meal that they eat and sometimes its just not easy.
Through Jessica Murphy at Macaroni Kid Downtown, I was introduced to Kidfresh – great tasting, all natural frozen kids meals that have no artificial ingredients, flavors, colors or preservatives. Kidfresh meets USDA and FDA federal requirements for “all-natural”. And the best part? Each frozen meal is packed with hidden vegetables: some of their meals offer up to 33% of a child’s daily vegetable requirement (USDA recommends children aged 4-8 eat at least 1-½ cups of vegetables per day). For example, the Muy Cheesy Quesadillas and the Wagon Wheels Mac + Cheese have carrots snuck in there; the Totally Twisted Pasta and Meatballs and the Spaghetti Loops Bolognese have carrots, tomatoes and sweet potatoes; and the Easy Cheesy Ravioli has tomatoes, butternut squash and carrots!
O had taste tested the Muy Cheesey Quesadillas and loved it. It was easy to make – I just popped it on a cast iron skillet and browned it till warm (you can pop the meals into your microwave, too.) She loved that it was crispy and cheesy and I loved that there were carrots in it!
And, as you know, I try to use eco-friendly, BPA-free products, so I was excited to learn that Kidfresh uses BPA-free and Phthalate-free bowls so that we can use them safely in our homes. They also use sustainable, 100% recyclable packaging and their boxes are made from 100% recycled cardboard.
Wanna try Kidfresh? Two (2) Winners will win two (2) coupons each for FREE Kidfresh meals. Coupons are good until July 31, 2012. To find a store that carries Kidfresh, please click here.
Mandatory entry: All you need to do is visit the Kidfresh website and come back and leave a comment saying which product(s) your kids would like to try.
- 1 extra entry for following @Kidfreshfoods on Twitter. Sign in to Twitter, go to to the @Kidsfreshfoods twitter page HERE , click the “Follow” button and come back to leave a comment saying you did it.
- 1 extra entry for Tweeting: “Easy, yummy + healthy kid-friendly meals. Enter to win FREE Kidfresh meals here http://bit.ly/yZ6ps4 @triplethreatmom”
- 1 extra entry for following @triplethreatmom on Twitter. Click the “Follow” button and come back to leave a comment saying you did it.
You must be at least 18-years-old to enter the giveaway. Open to U.S. residents only. Two (2) winners will be chosen at random. Each winner will receive two (2) coupons each for FREE Kidfresh meals. Deadline for the drawing will be on Friday, February 3rd at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours to claim the prize.