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Healthy Eats for Spring

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In an attempt to offer my kids healthy and accessible food, I have been checking lot of new food brands and products. Here are some of our favorites that are kid-tested and mom approved.

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Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Co: An alternative to Fro-Yo and high fat of ice cream, Soft Serve Fruit is an all-natural, three-ingredient, dessert made with just real fruit, filtered water and a touch of organic cane sugar that has the consistency of frozen yogurt.

Soft Serve Fruit is free of dairy, gluten, fat, and all 8 major allergens, and contains less than 90 calories in a 3.5 oz. serving. With Soft Serve Fruit, you enjoy all the health benefits of the underlying fruit, with none of the guilt.

We had the chance to test out some varieties, and loved the delicious mango and blood orange that was the perfect mid-afternoon and end-of-the day treat. The varieties also rotate seasonally, and include banana, raspberry, blueberry, pear, apple, pumpkin, tangerine, dark chocolate (made with 100% Ecuadorian cacao beans), etc.

Organic Dry Meal Pouches from NurturMe: Featuring the first and only family of certified-organic, dried fruit and veggie meals, NurturMe recently expanded their award-winning line of organic dried baby food – including the introduction of a 100% quinoa rice cereal alternative, a new line of blended NurturMeals organic dry meal pouches that combine delicious and nutrient-rich fruit and veggie flavors, and a new line of bite-sized organic Yum-a-Roo’s dried fruit and veggie snacks for toddlers.

Now available in single or blended flavor options, NurturMeals organic dry meal pouches are rich in nutrients and super versatile. In addition to Crisp Apples, Crunchy Carrots, Hearty Sweet Potatoes, Plump Pea, Scrumptious Squash and Sweet Bananas, NurturMeals Singles now come in Protein-Packed Quinoa, which is the first and only certified-organic pure quinoa meal created especially for children. Made from 100% pure super grain, NurturMeals Quinoa is a great alternative to rice cereal and supports growth.

Gardein: This meat-free protein option is a great option for people looking to live a healthier lifestyle as well as those that are vegetarian or vegan. You can also create simple Cinco de Mayo recipes using their Gardein's Ultimate Beefless BurgerGardein’s Home Style Beefless Tips and Gardein’s Chick’n TostadasGardein’s Taco Chick’n Pizza, and Gardein’s Chipotle Lime Wrap for a healthy taco night.

Mighty Oats from Little Duck Organics: We are big fans of Little Duck Organics (check out our review here) and they recently launched a convenient new product for families and kids with Mighty Oats. Made with ancient grains (Quinoa, Chia, Buckwheat, Oat and Millet) and organic fruit (Strawberry Vanilla, Blueberry Cinnamon, and Coconut Banana) that fuses an innovative concept bridging sustainable practices to baby and children's food. Through it's unique packaging, Little Duck Organics created one of the first zero waste packaging designs where each single serve cup has seeds impbedded in it (this ranges from lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots) and is also s biodegradeable!

On top of that my kids love the unique combinations that I travel with and serve during breakfast. Personally, I love how this hearty and healthy option has enhanced our flavor regular breakfasts thanks to the unique flavor combinations. The portable cups are also incredible for travel for our ever-busy life on-the-go.

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Lisa's Organics: The 66 million working women who don’t have time to prepare a nutritious meal are about to receive good news! Lisa’s Organics, the maker of a line of certified organic vegetable frozen side dishes, has combined the highest-quality veggies with chef-inspired sauces that go from freezer to dinner plate in just five minutes.

Ideal as a standalone veggie for a healthy mini-meal or as a complement to a nutritious lunch or dinner, Lisa’s Organics offers five varieties complete with chef-inspired glazes and sauces. The entire line is an easy way for anyone, even the most schedule-crunched businesswomen, to serve delicious hot meals in minutes.

Whether it’s a savory addition to a risotto, a burst of flavor in a salsa or a gourmet touch to any pasta or quiche, Lisa’s Organics help create tasty meals anyone can enjoy. With each bag (MSRP $3.49) containing two low-sodium servings, the Lisa’s Organics line includes California Vegetables in Balsamic Glaze, Sweet Peas in Parmesan Herb Sauce, Whole Green Beans in Garlic Olive Oil Sauce, Broccoli Florets in Gorgonzola Bleu Cheese Sauce, and Southwest Vegetables in Ranchero Sauce. All of the products come with recipe ideas to help make quick meals in minutes. To learn more about Lisa’s Organics vegetable side dishes or to find a local retail outlet, visit http://www.lisasorganics.com/.

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We were given some samples.

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