Finding delicious and nutritious food for kids can be a struggle. Greenie Tots makes it easier, whether you’re trying to nourish picky eaters, provide meatless options or simply find something that quick but still tasty. Greenie Tots sent me a few meals to try and my kids loved them. (And so did I!)
This selection of frozen, ready to heat entrees includes a variety of tastes to please everyone. The Mac and Cheese with Peas is made with five creamy organic cheeses and pairs surprisingly well with fresh-frozen peas. The Cheeseburger Quesadillas with Sweet Potato Fries is packed with soy-free meatless ground and iron rich spinach. Other flavors include Cauliflower Rice with Chick’n; Chik’n, Cheese & Spinach Quesadillas with Mixed Vegetables; and Pasta & Spinach Marinara with Meat-Style Grounds.
What attracts me to these meals most (aside from great taste) is that they are designed to be healthy in world where quick meals too often mean high calories and low nutritional content. You won’t find the preservatives, high fructose corn syrup and GMOs of other ready to eat options here. Greenie Tots meals contain less than 350 calories, are 100% meatless and free of hormones. The all-natural ingredients are minimally processed to retain flavor and nutritional value.
Another bonus for me is that Green Tots founders Jilea and Jamie Hemmings are parents too. They started their business to ensure they had nutritious and accessible options for their oldest son who was diagnosed with autism. Between work, therapy and after school activities, finding time to shop for and cook healthy meals was a daily challenge. Jilea wasn’t impressed with the all-natural kids brands available at the time, so she combined her love of cooking with her entrepreneurial spirit to develop and market the Greenie Tots brand.
Currently, the meals can only be found in select stores, largely in the Hemmings’ home state of Florida, but you can order online and have Greenie Tots delivered straight to your door. While they ship frozen (and stay frozen) you don’t need to worry that they’ve been stilling on a freezer shelf for months. These entrepreneurs are parents first and know how important the food choices you make are to the health of your children.
Have you tried Greenie Tots meals? Tell us which flavors and share what your kids thought.