Friday, April 27, 2012

Sprout Toddler Meals Review & Giveaway



I love to cook meals for my family and I mostly use organic ingredients. But as any mom, I have those nights when I think "What? They want dinner again?" It's all part of the territory of being a mom, non-stop meal making and all. We recently got to try the new Sprout Organic Toddler Meals and we want to share our thoughts with you. This is something wonderful to have for one of those nights, when you're really not up to it. Granted, it's toddler sized, and you would still have to feed yourself something, but at least it has your kid covered. 

As a mom that works from home, I find myself often saying "What?! It's eight in the evening and we haven't had dinner yet?!" So on a night like that I remembered we had the Sprout Organic Toddler Meals to try. Since my husband was at work and I just needed to feed myself and my toddler, I took out the Vegetable Risotto with Quinoa & Parmesan as well as the Macaroni & Cheese with Butternut Squash. We do not own a microwave as we believe it is not good for your health, so the heating directions left me a little baffled. I wasn't about to submerge plastic into hot water to heat my toddler's meal, plastic leaches chemicals when in contact with hot liquids. I'm sure it wouldn't really be a big deal, as the water is on the outside of the container, but anyway, we don't eat out of plastic. So I opened the container and heated the meals on the stove top, split each one in half so that both Baby E and I could try it. Here is her serving, half Vegetable Risotto and half Mac & Cheese. 


Baby E carefully examined the foreign substance, as she does with all her food! We both ate a few bites and I noticed that I like the really low sodium content, it's not salted the way most ready-to-eat meals are that I've tried before. I love that because I barely use any salt in the meals I make. I love the flavor and enjoyed both meals. Baby E? Not so much. She isn't normally a picky eater, but it surprised me that she said she doesn't like when everything is mixed together. I guess she is so used to having everything separate on her plate, this wasn't up her alley. She has eaten mixed meals before, like quinoa with peas and corn that I've made before, but for some weird reason she didn't like this. Which of course doesn't mean your toddler will not like it! It's worth a try.




The Sprout Organic Toddler Meals come in 8 different varieties, we tried only two so far. The portion is perfectly toddler sized, at least for my toddler it is just about how much she eats at each meal. The ingredients are superb, there really wasn't anything that jumped out as a bad ingredient. The only thing I didn't like is that the cheese is made with skim milk, I believe kids need full fat dairy and it is better for them. Overall, the ingredients are something I would normally use and cook for my family. 

The meals are perfect for taking on the road! We're traveling this May and I am contemplating taking some of these and [gasp!] I might even nuke them a little if there is a microwave in our hotel! The toddler meals are 6.5 oz each and are priced at $3.55. Price wise it isn't something I would buy often since I can feed my whole family a filling dinner for about $5. But for travel and for those evenings, I don't mind having a little 'emergency' stash. Sprout Organic Toddler Meals are available for purchase from Sprout, at Diapers.com, Amazon, and other retailers.

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any payment for this review. I was provided with a product sample for review purposes. The opinions are solely my own and your experience may differ.

27 comments:

  1. One of my picky eater likes everything to be separate on his plate, we slowly adjusting to accept mix food.
    Would like to try this =)
    I could not notice how her lunch box on top of her apron and how easy it is for her to move back and pull all the food on the floor =)

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  2. I think they sound like a great idea. I used Sprout baby food for my son and he loved the unique combinations. They had great flavors and different textures for him to try out.

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. They look like they'd be good emergency meals for toddlers!

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  4. They sound yummy, I'd like to try them

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  5. I am so excited! i love sprout and am glad they extended to toddlers! kelly dot trzesniak at hotmail dot com

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  6. Definitely not your usual combo, but I do think that my son would love them. I also love the fact that they are organic.

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I think that these toddler meals look great... perfect for a night that you are busy or for a babysitter or just anight you know you are making something your child is not going to want to eat!

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  8. I think they'd be great to have on hand for those emergency meals

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  9. I had some of the infant food, and it was quite good. Definitely up a notch from regular baby food! I liked that it was healthy too. It would be good I think to have this on hand to feed my son for his late night snack.

    -Hannah

    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  10. would be great to have around for busy times

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  11. We tried these recently and my daughter loved them.

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  12. these would be great for a busy day sound yummy my son would like them

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  13. These look great. I'd love to try them for my very picker eater toddler

    cmcosman at yahoo dot com

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  14. These would be great for those days that we almost skip lunch on the weekend. I also think these would be great to send along with my son to the sitter!

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  15. I like that the portions are tofddler sized and the different varieties. JD

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  16. I like clean ingredients and it looks like worth to try it.

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  17. i think my daughter would like them but she hasnt tried them yet

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  18. looks like something my boy would like...

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  19. These meals look amazing. I would be excited to win this giveaway.

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  20. I have never tried them, but I would love to test them out with m daughter.

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  21. We have not tried them yet, but I have seen many wonderful reviews for Sprout. We would love to try them since we don't have picky eaters here! bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  22. I've never tried them but they look good.
    ashleykayjohnson@hotmail.com

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  23. A great easy meal when in a hurry!

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  24. These look tasty and easy on a busu noght, I think my youngest would like it
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  25. Hey, these look great! Thanks for introducing me to them. hostess {at} host-itnotes.com

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  26. we havent ever tried them but they look like a great idea with great nutrition and super easy!

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  27. I think they're great!
    mnsanchez15@yahoo.com

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