I was contacted by Fresh Baby to review their baby products. Their focus is on healthy meals for toddlers. Since I have 1 picky eater and 1 than will pretty much eat everything, I jumped at the chance to check out their site and products.
Here’s my dilemma: My grandson is picky, no veggies and few fruits. My granddaughter who was born a 2 lb. 10 oz. preemie will eat you out of house and home with the exception of veggies. If it’s green, it’s mean in their eyes and they’re not allowing it to get close to their lips. My grandchildren also love snacks, especially my granddaughter. By 8:00 am she’s ready to start her journey through the snacks and meals of the day. Yummy in her stomach is how she describes the experience.
I was anxiously awaiting my package from Fresh Baby, and finally the box arrived. You know I’m like a kid at Christmas when I’m waiting for my review products. I was excited about the selection of products when I opened the box. Lets start with this plate. It’s perfect for my granddaughter. Here’s why:
- The plate allows you how to control portions without guessing.
- The plate shows you what you should be serving.
- The plate is fun, of quality, and colorful.
- The plate can used to teach your toddler about food and what is good for them. Children learn by what they see as well as what they hear.
I love that it is sectioned, my grandchildren do not like their food to touch, lol. My grandson does fine with his portions, it’s the vegetable side of the plate that is normally bare unless it’s corn.
How adorable is this apron/mock! It was included in the box, and I love it for several reasons:
- Toddlers can relate to those adorable little chefs at the top.
- It also helps teach children about fruits, veggies, dairy and meats.
- I love to put white on my 3 year old granddaughter. I know crazy, right. My daughter has a fit when it’s time for her to eat because of spills and drops. This covers her completely when she’s sitting down. Fresh Baby knows toddlers.
- It’s easy to wipe clean.
- It’s great for those little ones who like to help in the kitchen.
- Fits most kids 3 – 5.
- It can be folded and placed in a gallon plastic bag and carried in your purse for outings.
Here’s another problem. How many cookbooks have you come across that was created with toddlers in mind? Right, not many. As parents, we all know how difficult it is to come up with easy recipes that kids will eat. So Easy toddler food is a winner. The book is written by Cheryl Tallman, one of the founders of Fresh Baby. The book has quite a few recipes that my toddler would eat or I could modify for her. For example, a fresh banana and strawberry smoothie. My daughter does Beach Body, so my grandchildren are no strangers to smoothies. I need to get on board, bahaha! There’s recipes for apple and chicken kabobs, deviled eggs, my grandchildren love these, home made pizza, great way to use my homemade tomato sauce and cinnamon apple slices. There’s a recipe for Pink Potatoes that’s at the top of my list now. It’s mashed potatoes that uses a combination of sweet and white potatoes that turn pink. What toddler wouldn’t love these.
I have a story for you about my granddaughter and her appetite. One of her favorite places to eat is Golden Corral. She loves to eat mashed potatoes and mac and cheese there. At one outing she ate so much that the gentlemen sitting behind me stopped by our table on the way out and said, “She can really put it away”. My response was she will eat until the bottom falls out. She was 2 at the time. Another time she wanted peanut butter crackers. She loves them. She wakes up in the middle of the night asking for them. I remember her eating so much one day that I was afraid to give her anything else. I thought she was going to get sick. Of course, she protested. My daughter came in to see what was happening and laughed so hard. She said mom she’s not going to get sick. Give them to her. Her doctor has approved her eating as much as she wants, so we let her. She’s not overweight and apparently just burns it up. I stressed that healthy eating was a must for her.
These tips from Fresh Baby on how much she should be eating was right on time. When I looked at the portions, I realized that she’s not overeating. I just have to make sure that she’s eating healthy meals and snacks and spread them throughout the day from the recommended food groups.
I would highly recommend that you head over to Fresh Baby and check out their products. They also have a blog that you may want to check out and subscribe to. I did. The blog offers a food database and clever ways to use their Fresh Baby products. Both sites are truly worth the trip.