I received promotional items in exchange for my honest review.
I made my own baby food so my son is kind of a food snob. We moved across town when he was about 6½ months old before our big move out west. I bought a couple of jars of baby food to get us through the day while the frozen baby food was in a cooler in a moving truck. While waiting for the truck to arrive I tried to give him some lunch. I opened the first jar and he wouldn’t even try it. He caught a whiff and quickly turned his head. I then tried a jar of bananas, his favorite. Nope. He took a tiny bite, made a face and wouldn’t eat any more.
Not knowing what to do since I didn’t have any food on me, I had heard about Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouches so we ran to the store, grabbed some and hoped for the best. To my surprise he ate it and seemed to like it! So when Ella’s asked me to review some of their foods I was happy to give them another try. They sent me a variety of meal, fruit, and vegetable pouches and a box of snack bars for review.
When I was first asked to review items for Ella’s I was expecting items geared more toward toddlers and then it hit me: why can’t toddlers have a fruit pouch on the go? We have some pouches that I make homemade smoothies for so I don’t see much of a difference. Come to find out he loved the fruit pouches for a snack and I didn’t have to worry about him making a mess.
He liked to have a fruit pouch with his breakfast.
And he would have a fruit and veggie pouch as a nice and easy snack in the afternoon. I like easy!
Another big hit was the snack bars.
I added some banana slices to the mango pouch and he loved it for a snack!
For lunch one day I added the Thai curry pouch as a side. I figured he would like the curry because he loves my coconut curry but he wasn’t in love with it. In fact he wasn’t a huge fan of the meal pouches in general. But keep in mind that this is a three-year-old kid whose parents cook with a lot of spices so he isn’t afraid of flavor and these pouches are geared more toward younger kids who are still developing their palate.
I tasted everything myself and didn’t think the pouches tasted bad, I just think they were a little bland for my young foodie.
In addition to being tasty, Ella’s Kitchen is passionate about healthy eating and the environment. I love supporting businesses that have the same ideals as I do.
Our mission at Ella’s Kitchen is to get young children eating more healthily. But if we can do our little bit to help protect the playground we all live and play in along the way, that seems like a good idea to us.
If you have a baby and don’t want to make your own baby food I would definitely recommend Ella’s Kitchen over the jars. They are made of fresh, organic ingredients and taste like the food they are supposed to. The thing I noticed about jarred food is that everything has a strange smell and an unnatural consistency.
I love having the mango on hand because my son has always loved mangoes but boy do I hate cutting them! Even if you have a toddler it’s kind of nice to have a few pouches in your pantry for snacks while you’re on the go or just don’t feel like being creative.
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