As a mom to some very picky eaters, I cannot stress enough just how difficult it can be to get toddlers and preschoolers to eat healthy. I'm always on the hunt for healthy snacks that my kids will actually WANT to eat. So when I found EcoMom's website and saw they had a "Healthy Eating" section, I was pumped!
EcoMom features organic foods, snacks, and drinks for everyone from nursing moms to baby just starting finger foods to kids packing school lunches. They stock products made by Plum Organics and Revolution Foods. For babies they carry organic baby food purees. Toddlers can enjoy organic training meals, with small pieces easy for little fingers to grab, freeze-dried fruit pieces, and "fiddlesticks", stick-shaped easy to eat hand-held snacks. They also have "Mashups" which are fruit puree drinks in a cool pouch that have a cap that you can reseal! And they make organic "PopAlongs" that are whole and multi-grain chips for kids. Another great product of theirs, and possibly my favorite of the ones I tested out, are their little sandwich "bars." They have classic pb&j flavored ones, and different yogurt and graham flavors too!
EcoMom sent me a box of some of these snacks to test out for them, so here's my review!
Audrie, Adasyn, and myself spent the day testing out Organic Mashups Squeezable Fruit in Strawberry Banana, Tropical, and Berry, Organic Jammy Sammy Snack Size Sandwich Bars in Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter and Organic Grape Jelly & Peanut Butter, and Organic Grammy Sammy Yogurt Filled Sandwich Bars in Honey Graham & Strawberry Yogurt.
The Mashups are verrrry tastey! Audrie, who hasn't met a new food she didn't make an icky face at, sucked down the Tropical flavored one in a matter of minutes for her morning snack. Once she caught her breath (she DEVOURED that thing!) she declared "Wow mom that was good!" and then tried to drink Adasyn's Strawberry Banana one! Ady took a minute to decide how she felt about hers, but after a few sips she raised her eyebrows, smiled, and said "Good!" and promptly finished it! Now, these are two kids that have maybe 20 foods in their list of things they'll eat without being forced/threatened. For them to even TRY something new is like pulling teeth, forget actually FINISHING something new. This is monumental. You can bet your butt I'll be ordering several of these! I tried the Berry flavor, and man that thing rocked! It tasted like summer, pureed. The taste of fresh berries is a wonderful thing!
As for the Jammy Sammy's, my girls both like the grape jelly ones over the strawberry jam ones, but neither of them really like strawberry jam on a regular pb&j anyway. I gave each of them half of a strawberry one and half of a grape one for their afternoon snacks. Audrie took one bite of her strawberry one and said "Uhm, mom, this has strawberry jelly...I don't like that..." and handed it back. She did finish her half of the grape one though, and then asked for more! Ady ate both the strawberry and the grape pretty quick, but when I asked which she preferred she said the grape one. I'm more of a strawberry jam person, so that was my fave, but both were pretty tastey!
Now the Grammy Sammy's...well let's just say the experience ended in tears, but for a good reason! I gave each girl one of the Honey Graham & Strawberry Yogurt filled Grammy Sammy's for a late-afternoon snack and all I had to do was mention that they had yogurt in them and they were gone in seconds! The girls both love yogurt and coincidentally will eat anything that has yogurt in it. Once they were gone though, they both wanted another one, and I didn't have anymore! I did however get to sneak a bite before I gave them to the girls, and they were excellent! It was a perfect balance between graham outer and strawberry yogurt inner! I really don't like snacks like this that have too much graham on the outside and it makes your mouth dry or too much filling on the inside and it's too sweet. This one was a great balance. :)
Overall these were great products and I plan on ordering more soon for the girls (ok, and me too ;) ) to have for healthy snacks!
EcoMom also offers an amazing program called EcoPass. You purchase a $99 annual membership that gets you a 15% discount on every order and free shipping with no minimum order requirement! It's a great deal and an excellent way to get healthy organic food for your baby, toddler, or older child without leaving the house and with no shipping cost!
Ok, now for the fun part! The giveaway! EcoMom is offering a fantastic giveaway to the readers of my blog! And it's super easy to enter!!! Winner gets $20 worth of Plum Organics and/or Revolution Foods!
Each of these are good for one entry each (post a comment for each one you do, winner will be chosen from random.org so each entry needs it's own comment!):
1) Follow my blog!
2) Follow EcoMom on Twitter!
3) Become a fan of EcoMom on Facebook!
4) Join the EcoMom newsletter!
5) Blog about this giveaway! (post a link in the comment box)
6) Post a link to this giveaway in your facebook status! (post a link to your profile in the comment box)
I'll pick a winner on Saturday, June 19th at 9 PM!
Also, EcoMom has provided me with an exclusive 15% off discount code for my readers, so you guys can try these great products out for yourself! The code is: SBBL396 and is good until June 30!
DISCLAIMER: I was in no way compensated for this product revue. These words are my own and my honest opinion on this product! Though the products I tested were sent at no cost to me, the company has in no way provided compensation for my testing of their products.