Friday, February 19, 2010

Ella's Kitchen Review and Giveaway!

Natalie is almost 10 months old now, and she loves baby food. She will eat almost any flavor of baby food really well, but still makes strange faces when she tries normal food. Kirsten was pickier about flavors than Natalie is, but had the same texture aversions to normal food, and she ate baby food only for a LONG time. I'm thinking Natalie's going to be the same way. Seriously though, it's so much easier to feed a baby than a finicky toddler! I love knowing that Natalie's getting all kinds of fruits and vegetables every day. . . unlike Kirsten, who only wants to eat bread, crackers, cheese, cookies, and fruit snacks all day long.

I just got some great new baby food to try out! I can't exactly call it yummy, since I'm not brave enough to taste my baby's food (some moms do that, don't they?), but Natalie sure does like it!

Ella's Kitchen makes baby foods that are 100% organic and all-natural, with absolutely zero other ingredients besides pure fruits and veggies. Nothing else, not even water! The unique packages make them really easy to tote around with you, and they have some really cool and different flavor combinations. For example:
-Carrots, Apples, and Parsnips. . . the first time I've ever seen parsnips in baby food
-Broccoli, Pears, and Peas
-Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Apples, and Blueberries- I think this one was Natalie's favorite! She gobbled it right up!
They also feature drinkable smoothies for older kids. The smoothies are also made of completely undiluted crushed organic fruits, and Kirsten called them "Yummy!" It was nice to see her liking something that's actually healthy for a change.

You can buy the Ella's Kitchen baby foods and smoothies at many stores, including Babies R Us and Toys R Us where they're priced at $1.79 each (or $1.39 each for the smoothies). Each baby food pouch contains 3.5 ounces of food, just slightly smaller than a stage 2 Gerber food.

I think you'd love this baby food if:
1. You hate looking on the ingredients list of regular baby food and wondering, "What in the world are all those chemicals doing in there?"
2. You are the type who doesn't mind paying extra for organic and all-natural foods for your family.

Want to try them out for free? Ella's Kitchen is offering a giveaway of one box of baby foods and smoothies, containing one of each flavor they sell!
Please enter this giveaway even if you don't have a baby yourself, because I'm sure you could think of a friend who would love to try them if you're the winner!

Here's how to enter:
*Visit Ella's Kitchen and tell me something that really impresses you about their company.

Get extra entries when you:
1. Follow my blog!
2. Become a fan of my blog on Facebook here.
3. Grab my button off my sidebar and display it on your blog.
4. Talk about this giveaway on your blog and link to me.
5. Talk about this giveaway on Facebook and link to me.
6. Tweet about this giveaway.
7. Become a fan of Ella's Kitchen on Facebook here.

Please leave me a separate comment for each entry. This giveaway will close on March 5'th. Good luck!!!

73 comments:

  1. I follow your blog. I would use this food, but I haven't never buy baby food. I make it myself every week- using only fresh and sometimes organic food.

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  2. Two things really impressed me...one that they have some 'secrets' which answered questions I have had about how baby food has a good shelf life without preservatives. Cool! And the other was the recipes that they have so that you can make regular food and treats using their products. It is not just all for babies and toddlers!

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  3. I'm impressed that it has a 12 mo. shelf life!

    elaine guenther at yahoo dot com

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  4. I follow your blog

    elaine guenther at yahoo dot com

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  5. I have your button on my blog.

    elaine guenther at yahoo dot com

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  6. I'm a facebook fan!

    elaine guenther at yahoo dot com

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  7. I love that it is organic and that there is nothing added. We are trying to go organic w/ as many things as we can at our house, so I love that!

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  8. I love that these foods are organic and they look tasty! I also like that Ella's kitchen supports the Celiac Disease foundation and offers gluten free products.

    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I follow your blog!

    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Their food rocks. We love it! I am impressed at their commitment to being natural and organic. And the yumminess too!

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  11. I have your button up at

    http://www.growingababyreviews.com

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  12. I'm impressed that they've always prioritized health and nutritional value, but never at the expense of either taste or convenience. They take all childhood problems into consideration, such as obesity AND it's completely organic!

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  13. I follow your blog - stephy905

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  14. I'm your fan on facebook

    Stephanie Brenda LaPlante

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  15. I grabbed your button

    http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  16. I blogged your giveaway

    http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/2010/02/ellas-kitchen-giveaway.html

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  17. I posted your giveaway on facebook

    Stephanie Brenda LaPlante

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=316414212761#!/note.php?note_id=316414212761

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  18. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/stephy905/statuses/9459453752

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  19. I'm a fan of Ella's Kitchen on facebook

    Stephanie Brenda LaPlante

    stephy905@hotmail.com

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  20. It's organic, AND there are choices! That's impressive in and of itself. I've been making my little man's food but have picked up some of the Gerber organic baby food as well. The problem is the selection is so limited. I love that Ella's Kitchen offers choices you wouldn't expect to find elsewhere.

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  21. I put your button on my blog (http://dntjdgjstlstn.wordpress.com/). I'm new to the blogging world, so there are no posts yet, but it's there. :)

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  22. I became a fan of Ella's Kitchen on Facebook.

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  23. I'm really impressed that they have made health and nutrition a priority, but not at the expense of taste or convenience.

    chalcedonia at gmail dot com

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  24. I have your button on my blog - http://chalcedonia.blogspot.com/

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  25. I tweeted - https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9648309704

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  26. I'm a fan of your blog on facebook.

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  27. I love that they are so versatile and they are organic. I have been making homemade baby food this time around b/c I don't like the store bought stuff.

    nnj1031(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I follow your blog!

    nnj1031(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I am a fan of your blog on facebook.

    nnj1031(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I have your button!

    nnj1031(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. What impressed me most is how they are trying to reconcile the recycling issue with their packaging. They are not only concerned with human health but also environmental health.

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  32. Blogged about it: http://free-blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/ellas-kitchen.html

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  33. I totally love the kid-friendly packaging - my toddler is constantly asking for things by their colour, "Mama, give it, red?" (for the red cup), etc.

    nrcurlett @ shaw.ca

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  34. Mentioned this giveaway on FB...

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  35. I am impressed by this company because they use fruits and vegetables that you can't find in normal baby food, like parsnips, broccoli, etc. My daughter loves zucchini, I make it for her in a food processor. We are all for trying different fruits and veggies. The pouches are awesome, too, we haven't tried Ella's Kitchen yet, although I am dying too, but we have applesauce pouches that all my kids, including my 10 month old LOVE!
    I just subscribed to you on here.
    After I sumbit this I will follow you on twitter and fan you on facebook.
    Sherrytimes4@comcast.net

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  36. Ok I am following you on Facebook and I am already a fan of Ella's Kitchen on FB. Thanks.

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  37. The company is named after Ella his 10 yo daughter and he created it because he wanted to provide her and other children the opportunity to eat better and healthy food.

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  38. google follower

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  39. facebook fan (michelle barrett)

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  40. ella's kitchen fb fan (michelle barrett)

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  41. tweeted http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/9927164065

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  42. posted on facebook (michelle barrett)http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=335227802863&id=100000585237064&ref=nf

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  43. I think it's great that they don't add sugar or salt to their products and use only simple, natural ingredients! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  44. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  45. I love that they use organic ingredients and prioritise health & taste!

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  46. How they were inspired to make HEALTHY food seem fun and show it is tasty. Also how they seem inspired by their daughter and their website is awesome!

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  47. I love all the healthy ingredients. No sugar and salt added, count me in!

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