Now that school is back in session, there are many nights each week where once we are home, I feel behind the eightball if I haven't already got something cooking in the crockpot for dinner. Some nights as soon as I pick Bean up, "I'm hungry" is one of the first things she tells me. It's hard to get her to understand that Mommy needs a while to get home and get dinner going. Her little tummy isn't as patient as I'd like it to be.
That's why when I was given the opportunity to participate in the Kidfresh Blog Tour sponsored by MomCentral.com, I jumped at it. I was excited to try some quick and easy meals that are made just for kids and have lots of hidden veggies mixed in. I knew if Bean liked these, they would be a good standby for those nights when she just doesn't have the patience to wait around for me to cook dinner. Most of the time, the quick and easy options aren't always the healthiest ones. It's hard to find fast meals for your children that you don't feel guilty about giving them.
We were offered coupons to try some Kidfresh meals found at our local Publix stores. To be honest, I could not find any at my local stores so I had to purchase them at Whole Foods. I was told by a Publix manager that they are slowly rolling out Kidfresh to all of the metro area stores and that I should be able to find them there in a few weeks.
The meals we have tried so far are the Spaghetti Loops Bolognese and the Wagon Wheels Mac & Cheese. Bean really liked both of these. I'm not sure which she preferred because she ate quite a bit of both. I took some pictures of the Wagon Wheels Mac & Cheese to show you just how much cheese there is.
Kidfresh meals contain nothing artificial. Even the packaging is "green" and BPA-free. The mac and cheese dinner has hidden carrots in it so Bean gets veggies even when she doesn't think she is.
If you would like to try Kidfresh meals yourself, check out the Kidfresh store locator to find local sellers. You can also go to Kidfresh to find out more about these meals and even get a $1 off coupon.
Kidfresh is giving 2 free coupons to three of my readers. All you have to do is go to their Facebook page and "like" them. Then come back here and let me know you did.
You can also earn extra entries:
· For 1 entry, like Pinkie and the Bean on Facebook. If you already have, you can let me know and earn and entry.
· For 1 entry, follow me on Twitter and come back to leave a comment about it.
· For 1 entry, follow @Kidfreshfoods on Twitter and come back to leave a comment about it
· For 1 entry, visit www.kidfresh.com and leave a comment with the meals you would like to try
· For 1 entry, tweet about this giveaway: “No time to cook a nutritious meal for your kids? Enter to win FREE @KidfreshFoods meals at @pinkiefae #eatyourveggies”
For 3 extra entries, share the giveaway on your Facebook wall with a link to it. Deadline for the drawing will be on Friday, September 30th at 11:59PM EST and winners will be drawn at random. Winners will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours to claim prize. Good luck!
To make it very easy for everyone to enter, I am now using Rafflecopter to run my giveaways. Please let me know if you have any trouble adding your entries.
*Kidfresh Products are available at Publix and at other supermarkets across the Northeast region of the United States. Before entering the Giveaway please check the Kidfresh store locator to see if Kidfresh Products are available in your area.I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kidfresh and received Kidfresh coupons and products to facilitate my review, coupons to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.