So I try really hard to make all of Darah’s food. It keeps our costs under control and I know that she is getting mostly organic and preservative-free stuff. Win-win.
But people, life happens, and sometimes you just need to be able to reach for something that is already made and that the baby will eat at room temperature. So I do use pre-made foods whenever we travel. I also have a few containers on hand in the pantry for the times when she totally rejects whatever delicious meal I have lovingly prepared for her. 😉
I recently learned about a company called Ella’s Kitchen. They have a limited line of products that come in these really cool pouches so you can squirt the food directly onto the spoon. That really helps with the mess factor. Great design, people!
We recently had the opportunity to try out a few different products and let me tell you, Darah went nuts over every single one. Seriously, she loved them so much I actually had a moment where I thought, “Is my food really terrible? She acts like this is the first time she’s ever had something delicious!” I tasted every product for myself, and you know what, Darah’s on to something. Everything was yummy!
One night I actually had some homemade veggie medley on hand for Darah, but she refused to eat it (even after I added cheese!). Fortunately, I had Ella’s Kitchen pouch food as a backup, so I broke out the Carrots, Apples and Parsnips. She ate every spoonful and smiled the whole time. I checked the ingredients. It had just what the title said, “carrots, apples and parsnips.” All the fruits and veggies are organic. So basically Ella’s Kitchen successfully accomplishes what I’ve tried to do on my own, only what they produce is consistently excellent and what I produce is hit or miss. Sort of like my cooking for everyone else, too!
Other things we tried and loved from Ella’s Kitchen included Strawberries and Apples, Peaches and Bananas, and The Yellow One Smoothie.
Let me just put it to you this way: even though I make 90% of Darah’s food, I have already found out where in Chattanooga I can buy these products. And buy them, I will. If you haven’t tried these products out yet, I definitely recommend that you pick a few up. I bet your little one will LOVE them, just like mine did!
Win it!: Ella’s Kitchen wants to give your little one a gift pack of their yummy pouch food. Hooray! The contest will be open until September 7th at 7:59pm CST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.