Savanna Says

Frozen Foods for One Year Olds

In the year 2019, we know frozen foods are not the best. I know, it’s heartbreaking to hear that your square love affair that began with Ellios pizza may not be passed on to your child. There are some out there that can be nutritionally sound.

I started looking into good for you frozen foods when Savanna’s eating habits began to shift toward that of the non eating 3 year old. I needed to get creative, or maybe go more basic. Also, being pregnant, making dinner would be a vomit inducing task so it’s nice to have a fall back for those tougher days and late nights.

For the younger ones, soft and simple foods seem to be the biggest hits. Here are a few of the top rated frozen foods for kids and a few we have had luck with.

In the year 2019, we know frozen foods are not the best. I know, it’s heartbreaking to hear that your square love affair that began with Ellios pizza may not be passed on to your child. There are some out there that can be nutritionally sound.

I started looking into good for you frozen foods when Savanna’s eating habits began to shift toward that of the non eating 3 year old. I needed to get creative, or maybe go more basic. Also, being pregnant, making dinner would be a vomit inducing task so it’s nice to have a fall back for those tougher days and late nights.

For the younger ones, soft and simple foods seem to be the biggest hits. Here are a few of the what the experts suggest are the best frozen foods to keep on hand and I threw in a few prepared frozen foods. we have tried. Although our foods arent;

  1. Frozen fruits and vegetables. This is a no brainer right? Of course fresh is most likely the best, but sometimes frozen is just easier.  A lot grocery stores like Whole Foods, Shop Rite and Wegmans all carry organic frozen veggies in their name brand which saves you some coin. The frozen fruits are our go to for smoothies. We usually purchase organic frozen berries from Costco.
  2. Seafood. It’s totally possible to find some good quality wild caught seafood in your grocers frozen section. It’s easy to keep stashed in your freezer for a quick week night meal and may even be cheaper. Now, if you can only get your kid to eat seafood…

Some quick foods we’ve tried…

  1. Dr. Praeger’s Little Fishies. Image result for dr. praeger's little fishies

When Savanna started throwing her beloved chicken and butternut squash against the wall, I realized it was time to cave and try out some “kid food”. The ingredients in these fish sticks aren’t so bad and they are in cute fish shapes. I got the rice crusted gluten free ones, but they also have them in regular breading.

2. Dr. Praeger’s Broccoli Littles. Image result for dr. praeger's potato stars

As you will see, I’ve been a fan of Dr. Praeger’s. The ingredients are pretty clean, however, the price on some of these are not. But since we use them occasionally it works for us and lasts a while. These potato bites sneak in broccoli and taste good too! Savanna loved these from the start.

3. Ezekiel Bread. Image result for why is ezekiel bread better

This sprouted bread is often found in the frozen section. Ezekial bread is said to be one of the healthiest bread you can eat because sprouted may provide a higher number of nutrients then other breads. It looks and tastes similar to wheat bread and Savanna has never known the difference. Again, not the cheapest bread, but worth it if your not using 5 slices a day.

4. Earth’s Best Organic Muffins.

Ok. Who ever the hell thought of putting Elmo’s face on cookies, muffins, crackers, etc. is the devil and a genius at the same time. Savanna can now spot them from a mile a way and will scream ” ELLLMOOOOO” throughout the store like aching bird. Of course, I usually end up throwing the damn things in the cart and they really aren’t so bad for something different. With 4 grams of sugar and only 1 gram of added sugar, I’d say its a pretty good option for store bought muffins. Good for a snack or emergency breakfast.

The best frozen foods that are worth every penny are the ones you make and can stash away. But lets be honest, sometimes you can’t be Martha Stewart and mom all at once. With changing taste buds and a new baby on the way, I’m sure this list will be expanding of the next few months!

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