FreshDirect, the leading online grocer, is launching a brand-new line of meals specifically designed for kids ages 4 and up. Priced at $4.99 each these kid-friendly meals are meant to pack nutrition and tastiness into an easy-to-prepare package. We tried them in out in our at-home kitchen and give them a thumbs up.
Chef-created, nutritionist-approved! Chef Tina Bourbeau and nutritionist Maggie Moon, MS, RD, developed each Kid Power meal with an eye on nutritional benefits and tasty top-quality ingredients including whole wheat pastas, lean meats, and great sources of calcium, fiber and vitamins A & C. There is a complete serving of vegetables in every delicious meal and the packaging is BPA-free polypropylene packaging.
We thought the vegetables were very fresh and not too mushy (limp broccoli is nasty). The megaroni and beef was devoured and the emp'aribbas were tasty (not too spicy). Everything was a tad salty, but otherwise an excellent solution to a night where there is no time t cook and you don't want to opt for takeout.
FreshDirect's new line of KIDPOWER meals will feature:
· KIDPOWER ORGANIC TURKEY SWEET-ISH MEATBALLS
· KIDPOWER VERI-TERIYAKI CHICKEN & NOODLES
· KIDPOWER MEGARONI & BEEF
· KIDPOWER CHEESY CHICKEN PARM & FUSILLI
· KIDPOWER CHEESE-STUFFED SHELLS
· KIDPOWER SUNNY FALAFEL & HUMMUS
· KIDPOWER CORN & CHEESE EMP'ARRIBAS
· KIDPOWER TURKEY MEATLOAF & SWEET TATER MASH
FreshDirect delivery areas: NYC 5 boroughs; New Jersey (Essex, Union, Hudson and Bergen counties); Westchester County, NY; and Fairfield County, CT. We'd love to see this brand expand to Chicago, LA and beyond. Busy moms need a break and a chance to serve healthy, well-priced food.
Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did sample two meals.