Ella’s Kitchen- Extra Yummy For Your Baby’s Tummy

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I would love to be able to prepare healthy, homemade meals for my children all the time. For that to be even remotely possible, it would require heaps of free time, children that actually eat and only preparing one meal at a time, or even, one meal per child per mealtime. Since none of those things actually exist in my life I rely, more often than I’d like much of the time, on packaged food items. We would not continue to exist without convenience food, sad but true, but that does not mean that I don’t want to find the best, healthiest, tastiest convenience foods possible. Recently Ella’s Kitchen sent me samples of their stage one baby foods and smoothie fruits to try out on my ridiculously picky children.

Ella's Kitchen Baby Foods

My baby is still a few months from solids, but when she starts I will have plenty of Ella’s on hand for when I’m not able to make her baby food myself or for when we’re out. They are simply terrific and only contain organic fruits and vegetables, no extras, nothing else, nothing at all. The combinations are exceptional too. Not only do they offer the basic apple and banana (my favorite yes, I tasted them all.), peach banana and strawberry and apple, they also make some delicious and more complex mixes that incorporate vegetables like parsnips, pumpkin & broccoli. Not just for babies, these offer a quick and easy way to get some veggies into your older child’s diet as well. (see the Ella’s website for recipe ideas).

The two smoothie combinations, the Red One(Bananas, Strawberries, Apples and Raspberries) and the Yellow One(Bananas, Apples, Mangoes, and Apricots), for the older kids, are available in multipacks of 5 to make it easy to include a healthy snack or lunch item in your child’s lunch throughout the school week. However, you might just want the multipacks so that you have more on hand. My two-year-old loved both the package and the taste and my four-year-old demanded more as soon as he tried both smoothies. We have since bought more of everything, which I happily just found at my grocery store today.

As I mentioned, my youngest isn’t ready for solids yet, so I tested each and every variety on myself and my three older boys, ages four, two and one. My four year old willingly tasted almost all of them along with me straight from the pouch and he loved every one he tried. The other two are, as also mentioned earlier and to put it very mildly, “picky,” which means they will allow very few foods into their mouths. They are so picky that it is nearly impossible to sneak anything into what they will eat because they notice the slightest variation no matter how well hidden. So combat this I often make them “milkshakes” which are actually smoothies as a way to sneak in some fruits and vegetables that aren’t on their very short “approved” list. Regardless of how good it tastes to me, my one-year-old will reject all but a few standard, very basic “milkshake” recipes. Amazingly, he and his two brothers gladly drank the Ella’s filled shakes, including the one with broccoli, pears and peas.

We love that each combination is as delicious as it is healthy and they are conveniently packaged, easy to store and to carry with you. They make us happy with their easy, convenient, healthy and organic combinations. What more could you ask for? – Kiersten, Staff Writer

WIN IT!! We are offered one Growing Your Baby Reader the opportunity to win and Ella’s Kitchen Sample Pack.

Congratulations to reader Liset on being chosen as our winner!




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SAHM of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com, World Traveled Family and The World We Share. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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  1. Trina says:

    I think my little love would like the Apples and bananas as they are two of his favorite fruits.

  2. Karen Pochodowicz says:

    I think the yellow one would be liked most in my house.

  3. hminnesota says:

    my daughters would like Peaches and bananas

  4. hminnesota says:

    twitter follower
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  5. Gina says:

    I think my daughter would love the apples & bananas baby food.

  6. Gina says:

    following on twitter, username: buttabee

  7. Monique Rizzo says:

    Id like Apples and Bananas!! Thanks for the chance.
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  8. Eileen Burke says:

    My kids would love the “Red One”, what a great product!

  9. Eileen Burke says:

    Following you on twitter and tweeted
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  10. Liset says:

    I think my baby would enjoy the sweet potatoes, pumpkin, apples + blueberries.

  11. Liset says:

    I am following on twitter. uschicana

  12. Nicole C. says:

    I think mine would like the Strawberries and Apples the best.

  13. brooke says:

    I’m sure any of the fruits would be loved but I also think that the Sweet Potato,pumpkin,apple and blueberries would be good…

  14. Karen B. says:

    I think my child would love the Strawberries and Apples.

  15. taylorbagels says:

    apples and bananas!

  16. taylorbagels says:

    I’m Following on Twitter, id- electricisland

  17. Jorasims says:

    My kid would love the smoothies in both flavors. I love that there is nothing extra in the product and the pack is so appealing!

  18. Melissa B. says:

    I think my girls would choose the Strawberries and Apples.

  19. Lisa says:

    My son would enjoy the Red One Smoothie Fruits!

  20. Lisa says:

    I follow you on Twitter (HY2024)

  21. Ed Nemmers says:

    Apples and Bananas would be my choice!

  22. Jennifer M says:

    I think my daughter would love strawberries and apples.

  23. trixx says:

    I love that their products are natural & come in delicious flavors. The Strawberries & Apples look yummy!

  24. Sonya says:

    I’d love to try the carrots apples and parsnips! It’s so different!

  25. Gianna says:

    Strawberries and apples 🙂

  26. vivian says:

    carrots parsnips and apple my neice would love ty.

  27. Jodie says:

    I think my child would love Peaches and Bananas.

  28. Jodie says:

    I follow you on Twitter (MissJo1990).

  29. Pamela S says:

    I think they’d like peaches & bananas the best. Thanks.

  30. Lisa G. says:

    We would love to try the peaches & banana flavor most.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  31. Lisa G. says:

    I’m following you on Twitter user lisalmg and Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/11010051339
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  32. Lily Kwan says:

    The Red One sounds very tasty!

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