Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ella's Kitchen Healthy Foods for Kids & Babies Product Review & Giveaway

I came across Ella’s Kitchen (HERE) a few months back. Eleven year old Ella and her dad, Paul, set up Ella’s Kitchen for her generation. Paul thought that the children of our future should have the opportunity to eat better food and also discover that healthy food can be fun, tasty and cool. They have everything from baby food toddler food to snacks, smoothies and sauces. The color, packaging, textures, names … and of course taste … are appealing to youngsters!

Ella’s Kitchen’s goal is to build a range of natural and healthy foods for kids and babies, under a trusted and respected brand, that leads to a positive change in their eating habits. And, mom and dad will love their organic ingredients and fantastic customer service!!

Stage 1 Baby Food

These are very different from any other baby food on the supermarket shelves for not only do they contain nothing, absolutely nothing, but pureed organic fruits and vegetables, they have been gently pasteurised and popped into our unique baby food pouches that are so easy when you are out and about or at home. They are healthy AND handy - Pure and simple.

· - apples + bananas
· - broccoli, pears + peas
· - butternut squash, carrots, apples + prunes
· - carrots, apples + parsnips
· - peaches + bananas
· - spinach, apples + swede
· - strawberries + apples
· - sweet potato, pumpkin, apples + blueberries
· - sweet potatoes, broccoli + carrots
· - sweetcorn, pumpkin + peas

Stage 2 baby food

Our Stage 2 meals are perfect for weaning babies of 7 months or more. The recipes have been approved by Sam Fuller, our nutritional therapist, amongst other health professionals. They contain a balanced mix of proteins, carbohydrates and fats to help growing babies grow! We’ve specifically made them textured not lumpy, to encourage weaning babies to begin to chew without any difficulty in swallowing.

· stage 2 baby food
· - Beef Stew
· - Chicken Casserole
· - Fish Pie
· - Vegetable Bake
· - chicken 'n' sweetcorn mash
· - lamb roast dinner
· - four bean feast
· - rice pudding with mangoes + apples
· - apple + raisin oat crumble

Stage 3 toddler food

Our Stage 3 baby food meals are perfect for babies from 10 months. The recipes have been created by our dietician and approved by Sam, our nutritionist. They contain a balanced mix of proteins, carbohydrates and good fats to help growing babies, well, grow well. We’ve specifically made the texture more chunky and lumpy to encourage babies to use those lovely milk teeth they’ve been growing.

· - Perfectly pleasing Tomato-y Pasta
· - Seriously Comforting Cottage Pie
· - Super Scrummy Salmon Risotto
· - Totally Cool Caribbean Chicken

Ella’s Kitchen doesn’t only sell stage 1-3 foods, they all sell a variety of other products that your kids will love:

· stage 1 baby food
· stage 2 baby food
· stage 3 toddler food
· baby brekkie
· baby cookies
· stacks of sticks
· bakey-bakies
· cooking sauces
· pasta + rice
· smoothie fruits
· pack 'o' snacks

Little Diva is almost 7 and Little Dude is almost 3. They both are pretty picky when it comes to taste and texture. We tried four different Ella’s Kitchen flavors. These were great for popping in a diaper bag or a cooler. I tend to pack a small cooler when we’re out-and-about and these worked great. I used them once when going to the park for the afternoon and another day when we were picking Little Diva up from school. When the weather was nice, Little Dude and I would walk down to school to pick her up and I would pack an after-school snack. These were a nice HEALTHY treat option. Pair it with some fresh fruit or a piece of string cheese and we were good-to-go. No refrigeration necessary. It was easy to store and transport. No utensils necessary either. Both kids liked them, but Little Diva seemed to only like the sweeter (fruity) flavors better. She loved the smoothie the most. Little Dude liked that these were squeezable (like Gogurts) and sucked his right down. He liked squeezing them so much that he squeezed his all over (until he mastered it) and messed up his shirt.


One lucky U.S. winner will win
a sample box of Ella's Kitchen's
Yummy Taste Bud Explorers
and Smoothie Fruits
(8 pouches total)


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Enter now though Thursday, December 9.
Winner will be announced on Friday.

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  1. I am a follower of your blog.

  2. I love "the red one"; it's fabulous!

  3. fb fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

  4. the peaches and bananas looks great. amypugmire@live.com

  5. fb fan of ellas kitchen. told them u sent me. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

  6. tweeted. amypugmire@live.com

  7. I follow you on facebook

  8. I've never seen anything like their orange and pear bread sticks. I would probably end up eating them myself and not saving any for the kids.

  9. Linked on the sidebar of my blog!

  10. I'm a follower!

    Amy Lauren

  11. I love the name of the company...one of my daughters is an Ella.

  12. My youngest so LOVES this stuff. I like that it is healthy and he is excited about eating good things. I follow your blog and it rocks!

  13. I really like portable foods like this for kids. My nephew is 5 months, and I would love to gift him with an auntie=healthy gift for one of his first 'real' food experiences.

  14. I've heard of those - my 2yr old great niece and almost 1yr old great nephew have tried and liked them quite a bit!

  15. Love the combinations of flavors of the baby foods. The idea of healthy convenience foods for kids is fabulous!

  16. Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  17. I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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  18. everything sounds yummy, but butternut squash, carrots, apples + prunes is a really interesting combination

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  19. I like Ella's Kitchen on facebook (Louis Here)
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