Ella's Kitchen was founded by a dad who was looking for something healthy, yummy, and easily portable for his daughter, Ella, to eat. There was nothing like that at the time so he set to work. Doesn't it seem like the best ideas are always born from a parent's need for a better product?
Ella's Kitchen is passionate about health and nutrition, which is why they only use organic ingredients. They take their commitment to health even farther though. Ella's Kitchen foods contain no preservatives and nothing artificial. They are also egg, gluten, sugar, salt, and wheat free. They don't even add water -it's just pure organic goodness! They come in BPA free packaging. They also believe that taste and convenience are important (I agree!), so their pouches are highly portable and their flavors are kid-friendly.
Look at all the fun colors of the Ella's Kitchen foods! They are broken down into several product ranges:
First Tastes - for babies just starting solids, these foods are single flavors and contain nothing but fruit and (in some pouches) a tiny splash of lemon juice.
Fruit + Baby Rice - organic brown rice with organic fruit
Ella's 1 - fun blends for babies who have had exposure to each of the ingredients separately. No added water, preservatives, or extras- still just yummy organic fruits & veggies for baby. Eat them alone or added to mashed or ground chicken, turkey, or fish!
Ella's 2 - these blends introduce meats and textures.
Baby Brekkie - organic fruit, yogurt, and rice - still 100% organic and a perfect breakfast for babies or toddlers!Smoothie Fruits - with names like "the red one", these are perfect for toddlers and older kids - an easy way to put some fruit in their diet. Pop into lunchboxes or grab one for an on the go snack! I'm going to pick some of these up for our big kids.
The first one I pulled out to try was an Ella's 1 flavor - spinach, apple, rutabaga. To be honest, I wasn't sure what a rutabaga was, so I had to look it up (it's a turnip). I knew it was something I'd never eat, but I'm always happy to feed healthy foods to my kids, even the ones that don't appeal to me.
Jaxon sucked that pouch down like he'd never tasted something so great (see another pic).
|He is very serious about that pouch.|
|Mangoes are his favorite!|
|These apples are better than yours, mom.|
Sadly, Ella's Kitchen is not sold at any stores in our area. We have to drive at least 25 minutes to get them. They are sold at Target, Kroger, and Buy Buy Baby, as well as some Whole Foods locations. You can click here to find out where they're sold in your area. You can also purchase Ella's Kitchen online - with free shipping. I found that their online prices are comparable or even cheaper than what Target is charging. They are also available at diapers.com and amazon.com.
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a Rafflecopter giveaway Jaxon and I received a 10 pack of Ella's Kitchen foods for review but all opinions are our own.