Fresh Direct Kid Power Meals

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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.

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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.

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