Sunday, May 29, 2011
Finding "good stuff" the kids will consume is hard, but with companies like Honest Tea Kids, V8, and Apple & Eve it just got easier!
Nature Got it Right. We Put it in a Bottle.
Mission Statement: Honest Tea creates and promotes delicious, truly healthy, organic beverages. We strive to grow with the same honesty we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all.
From what I’ve seen, Honest is doing a fabulous job of living up to their mission! I like seeing that little USDA Organic label on their packages. I like the ingredients that are listed and my family and I love the taste.
Honest beverages are the perfect blend of full flavor with just enough sweetness to enhance the natural flavors.
Honest Kids pouches are a good alternative to the typical high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor and artificial color concoctions. They’re certified organic, contain real fruit juice and a full serving of Vitamin C. They’re available in fun flavors that are tasty for kids and adults: Appley Ever After, Goodness Grapeness, Berry Berry Good Lemonade, Tropical Tango Punch, & Super Fruit Punch. The Super Fruit Punch is super yummy. It’s a blend that includes white grape, strawberry and watermelon. It’s nicely sweetened, but not too much. I don’t care for kid type drinks, but this quenches that occasional craving.
V8 Fusion is a breakthrough juice that combines fruit and veggies into one tasty delightful treat! You get a full serving of veggies + fruit in one 8 oz. glass. The awesome end result is that you get 100% juice that is nutrition packed and includes antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E & the biggest plus is that it has NO ADDED SUGAR! Yay for healthy and tasty alternatives to soda & plain water. My picky eater, Bradley, cannot get enough of the Strawberry Banana flavored V-Fusion. I personally found it a bit tart for my tastes~ just saying it could be the pregnancy~ but it gets him the nutrition he needs when he decides to be picky and it is so much more cost effecient then PediaSure.
Just like V-Fusion, Apple & Eve combine fruit and veggies to bring your child one full serving in every juice box. Many of Apple & Eve's juice boxes only have about 70 calories per serving and come in variety of flavors including Berry Berry, Tropical Orange, Strawberry Kiwi, and Apple Harvest. For the younger toddlers out there they provide smaller juice boxes which are easier for tinier hands to hold and feature Big Bird and friends. These smaller sized juices come in flavors like: Apple Carrot, Berry Banana, & Pear Peach. The best part is that you don not always have to have the convenience of the on-the-go juice boxes because they come in family sized bottles as well. The main veggie used i their juices are carrots, but they combine other veggies like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, tomatoes, and beets as well. Fruitables have less sugar because they combine their 100% juices with purifies water. These are also a great source of antioxidants & vitamins A, C, & E.