Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ella's Kitchen: Better Baby Food (Giveaway)

Sydney has decided in the last month that she is very interested in food.  What a bittersweet milestone.  We are still nursing as her major food source and I will be childled weaning, but I knew that all the signs were there and so we've been offering her mashed-up food from our plates, which is great when we are eating better than we did this last month.  In November, I accepted the challenge to write a novel, or 50,000 words toward one, in a month (www.nanonowrimo.org).  Suffice it to say, I'm at 47, 270 words as of today and our meals have been...interesting, so I was very excited when Ella's Kitchen sent me a nice big box of organic baby food for us to try - talk about great timing!

I was drawn to Ella's Kitchen because it's organic and not packaged in glass jars which often contain BPA coating.  Ella's Kitchen food is as fresh and fun as their packaging.  And yes, I tried it myself!  Good stuff.  Their baby food relies on interesting fruit and veggie combinations for a dynamic flavors like spinach, apples, and rutabaga or fruit smoothies like Syd's favorite, the Red One (strawberries, apples, raspberries, and bananas).




So here's why I like Ella's Kitchen in a nutshell:
- BPA-free packaging, which they hope to have made into a recyclable package in the next year, info here)
- Uses natural acids like lemon juice and flash pasteurizing to create a shelf-stable product without artificial preservatives
- All ingredients are organic
- It's a family-owned company

The fact is that it's wonderful to have an option for quick baby meals when you are on the go or if you are unable to make your own.  Ella's Kitchen's commitment to natural, wholesome food makes it a great alternative to the mass-produced baby food jar, and you can be sure you are giving your child fresh, delicious food.


Want to try some yourself?  Enter our giveaway to get some yummy, organic Ella's Kitchen pouches for yourself!  Open worldwide.  Entries close on Dec. 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm CST.

Mandatory entry:  Visit Ella's Kitchen and tell me what flavor sounds dynamite to you!  Skip to comment form.

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Disclaimer: Ella's Kitchen provided samples for my personal use, but I received no compensation for this review. This review is my own opinion and based solely on my experience.

41 comments:

wk said... [Reply to comment]

We would love the broccoli, pears and peas!


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wk said... [Reply to comment]

I follow via GFC

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Tonia said... [Reply to comment]

We LOVE this in our house. Especially with the little spoon attachment :) Baby Brant sucks it like a straw he gets so into his eating :)
His favorite right now seems to be Sweet potato, pumpkin, apples, and blueberries.
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Tonia said... [Reply to comment]

Just liked them on facebook :)
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I follow connected mom on facebook :)
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I now receive your rss feed
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I now follow your blog on google too :)
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Tj and Amy said... [Reply to comment]

peaches and bananas. amypugmire@live.com

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Kim said... [Reply to comment]

apples and bananas look yummm!

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Miranda said... [Reply to comment]

The flavor that sounds the best to me is strawberries and apples. Yum ;)!

Miranda said... [Reply to comment]

Tweeted about it:
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I follow you on twitter. @randi094

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Follower on GFC.

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Subscribed to your RSS feed.

Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife said... [Reply to comment]

I'd love for my little guy to try the Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Apples, and Blueberry flavor! He loves all those things separate, but I've never tried it as a combo!

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Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a GFC follower.

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I follow you on Twitter.

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I follow you on FB.

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I subscribe to your RSS feed.

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Strawberries and Apples are best :)

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Raya said... [Reply to comment]

My son loves "the red one" and "peaches and bananas".. I would love for him to try the veggie ones but our stores never have them.

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

the purple one smoothie would be perfect in our house!
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susanlanai said... [Reply to comment]

The sweet potatoes, pumpkin, apples + blueberries sounds delicious!

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RaettigFamily said... [Reply to comment]

I think that the apples and bananas sounds great!

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I follow you via gfc

RaettigFamily said... [Reply to comment]

I like Ella's Kitchen on FB

ReggieMann said... [Reply to comment]

The Purple One

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