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If you follow us at all, then you know I’m a busy parent. It’s why I strive to share my simple ideas. I want to help parenting feel a bit easier when we’re knee-deep in our busy schedules. Food is a huge part of family life and finding food options the kids like that have the convenience factor is one of my priorities.
Recently, my friends at BabbleBoxx sent me a collection of kid-friendly food options to check out! I love adding new products to our grocery list so I jumped at the opportunity!
KID-FRIENDLY FOOD IDEAS FOR BUSY PARENTS
I share a lot of our easy recipes here on the site, but I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not in the kitchen cooking every night. Weekends are when it’s most likely to happen. But busy weeknights find me reaching for things that make feeding my quick and easy.
I’m always on the hunt for both snack ideas and meal ideas to add to our shopping list, so I wanted to share more about the products we had the chance to check out over the past few weeks!
GARDEIN CLASSIC MEATLESS MEATBALLS
When it comes to quick dinners on baseball nights, I look for quick, convenient, and packed with protein. I have to keep both my ballplayers fueled up.
Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs are a great option! Carrigan loves meatballs and I like having a meat-free option to rotate into our dinner plans. Yes, they’re easy to make. You can bake them while you’re making pasta to pair them with!
Some of my favorite things about the plant-based meatballs are:
- Vegan (I know I have friends who are always on the hunt for kid-friendly vegan options)
- No artificial colors & flavors
- No preservatives
- No Cholesterol or Trans fats
- No PHOs or MSG
They have great texture and taste that pairs well with the pasta that is always on our menu during busy weeknights! If you’ve been trying to work Meatless Monday meals into your family’s life, Gardein is a great option!
Shop for your favorite Gardein Meatless Meatballs online!
RAGÚ PARMESAN BUTTER SAUCE
If you’re looking for a delicious way to make pasta happen, the new RAGÚ® Butter Parmesan Sauce is great along with the Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs. It’s made with aged parmesan and real butter! So tasty!
I like to pair it with fun pasta shapes for a simple kid-friendly recipe. You can also use it to try RAGÚ’s Real Deal 3-Minutes Mac Recipe recipe for a fun (and easy) take on homemade mac & cheese! Whether you turn it into macaroni and cheese or pair it with your favorite pasta and meatballs, RAGÚ Butter Parmesan Sauce is a great new twist on pasta dinner with the family!
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NUTIVA SQUEEZABLE ORGANIC COCONUT MANNA
Easy meals that are kid-friendly are super important, but I also need options for quick snacks and breakfast. Having the opportunity to try Nutiva Squeezable Organic Coconut Manna was one of the great things about this box. I don’t know if I would have tried it otherwise!
So what is it?
Nutiva Squeezable Organic Coconut Manna is a coconut butter spread that is made from pureed coconuts! It’s a great alternative to nut butters and only has 1g of sugar per serving! It also comes in three delicious flavors including coconut, almond, and chocolate!
How do you use it?
It’s perfect for spreading on toast or bread. It’s also a great way to top oatmeal and fruit. If you’re a smoothie family, try adding it to your favorite smoothies!
The pouch packaging is also great for on-the-go! It allows for better portion control and it’s mess-free!
You have to try it and Native has a special discount code! Use code “SQUEEZE25!” for 25% off all Organic Coconut Manna Flavors. Offer valid 8/13/19-11/13/19; cannot be combined with other offers, limit one use per customer.
NORTH COAST ORGANIC PROBIOTIC APPLE SAUCE POUCHES & APPLE DRINKING VINEGAR
Apple sauce pouches are a staple in my mom life. They’re a convenient snack and lunch box options. The organic apple sauce pouches from North Coast Organic have probiotics which help care for our gut! Yes, I enjoy these pouches right along with my kids!
Probiotics help digestive issues and help balance the friendly bacteria in the gut. I love that the Probiotic apple sauce pouches from North Coast Organic offer busy parents an easy way to provide our kids with a healthy treat that is good for them too!
North Coast Organic also has an easy way to get the recommended dose of Apple Cider Vinegar easy day. The Probiotic Apple Drinking Vinegar makes it easy to drink to your healthy by mixing the 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar dose with a blend of apple juice and water. That makes it so simple to drink!
Take advantage of this special offer until December 31, 2019! You can save $1 off any North Coast Organic product through the end of the year!
TESSEMAE’S KETCHUP & PANTRY CLASSIC RANCH
To go along with kid-friendly meals and snacks are the ever-popular kid-approved condiments. Ketchup is a must-have in our house. We better not run out or watch out! Recently Carrigan came home from school going on and on about the “white sauce” that was with her hot lunch. It turns out it was ranch dressing and a new fan was born!
I love that our box included Tessemae’s Ketchup and Pantry Classic Ranch. It’s like they knew exactly what to send us!
Both are USDA Certified Organic with No Sugar Added!
Tessemae’s Ketchup is packed full of flavor that both the kids and the adults enjoy. It’s made with premium, organic tomato paste then naturally sweetened with organic dates and white balsamic vinegar. It’s a great addition to any meal!
Tessemae’s Pantry Classic Ranch is perfect for any kind of dipping you can dream up! It’s also perfect for Carrigan’s favorite way to enjoy ranch — on mashed potatoes. I have no idea. This is a pairing she created on her own while enjoying lunch at school!
The Pantry Classic Ranch has the classic ranch taste you expect with a thick and creamy texture that is perfect for dipping. It’s also dairy and gluten-free!
If you’re on the hunt for some new kid-friendly food options, these products are some that were new to us. I love being able to add them to our list of foods that make family meals and snacks easier! I’m always on the hunt for new ideas. You just never know where you’re going to find them!