I’d love to be able to say we spent the week trying the different flavours of the Ella’s Kitchen selection, but unfortunately we didn’t get that far.
“AAAAaaaaaahhh!” came a yell from the highchair. We’d tied Miss1 in and given her the first pouch we pulled from the sample box the nice people from Ella’s Kitchen had sent us – Carrots, Apples & Parsnips.
‘Uh-oh,’ I thought. ‘She hates them. How am I going to explain this?’
But this wasn’t the problem.
“AAAAAHHH!!” she screamed louder now she had eye contact with me. She tossed the empty pouch onto the bin (floor) and pointed at the box on the fridge.
The problem was she’d finished her first pouch and was demanding more. Now!
This was a little surprising to us because, although she isn’t a bad eater, she usually just goes with the flow and doesn’t have a go at our sloppy service.
I don’t know why Miss1 liked Ella’s Kitchen pouches so much – whether the organic food is tastier or the different mixes of food are especially appealing to a one year old’s palate, but she devoured our supply of samples within three days and we had to go buy more. Miss3 loved them too, but didn’t manage as many as Miss1 this week because the baby screams louder.
We’re big on our kids eating what we eat, and we’ve quickly assimilated each of our babies into joining us for a meal of meat and three veg, or basic pasta. That being said, there are times when they can’t have what we’re having, like when a meal is a little spicy. But the biggest advantage for these pouches is when we’re out for the day. Miss1 can suck on a pouch in the car or at the shops. And really, the only time she’s made a mess so far is when I went all hands-on-dad on her and tried to help her but just ended up squirting the contents of the pouch all over her clothes and my shoes. Left to her own devices she just sucks the hell out of the pouch until it’s empty then demands another.
There’s a fantastic range of organic pouches available in Coles supermarkets, for kids from 4 months to preschoolers.
What I especially love about the Ella’s Kitchen ranges is they’re created not just to be healthy, but to be tasty. After all, kids don’t care if it’s good for them (that’s our job), they only care if it tastes good. You can sit a child down in front of the healthiest, most nutritious meal, but if it doesn’t taste good all they’re going to do is use it to redecorate your kitchen.
We’ve joined forces with Ella’s Kitchen this week to promote healthy eating and giveaway a $50 gift basket, which includes 15 pouches from across the range, an Ella’s Kitchen bib and a limited edition upcycled Ella’s Kitchen lunch bag. Entry is as easy as clicking a few buttons. Good luck! And healthy eating.
This competition has been drawn. Congratulations to M Boyce.
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