Ella’s Kitchen Giveaway!



If I had to pick one food item that has made my life with a picky and active toddler infinitely better, it would be the smoothies from Ella’s Kitchen. My friend Lauren, who works for Ella’s Kitchen, introduced me to these little wonders a couple of months ago and Wito has been hooked ever since. (THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THESE INTO MY LIFE, LAUREN.)

I’m not sure if I have properly conveyed to you how much my child detests vegetables, but let me bring you up to speed. Wito will not touch any vegetable known to man. (Not even potatoes! Or sweet corn! Or carrots! Even if I soak them in Ranch dressing! Kill me now.)

However, he’s a fruitaholic, so I was pretty sure he would love these 100% organic and totally portable fruit smoothies. I was not wrong in my assumption. In fact, I have to hide these in my closet to keep him from sucking down 2 or 3 at a time. (Just imagine…my Frye boots and J. Crew flats sharing space with a box of organic fruit smoothies. Good thing they don’t need to be refrigerated until opened, right?)

The true test, however, was to see how he reacted to the smoothies with vegetables. A couple of weeks ago, I introduced the green smoothie pouch. He was super excited to try a new color, so he twisted off the top and took a big swig from the built-in straw. And guess what?

He hated it.

Oh, COME ON. Did you really think I was going to tell you that my vegetable hater actually ENJOYED a puree of broccoli, peas and pears? Right.

But! He loves his orange and purple smoothie pouches, which contain carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes and pumpkins. MY CHILD WILLINGLY EATS PARSNIPS. Take a look for yourself.


Ella’s Kitchen, I salute you.

If you are looking for a simple way to get more organic fruits and vegetables into your little one’s diet, you must try Ella’s Kitchen. Their Stage 1 baby food range (4+ months and up, but I serve these as smoothies to Wito) is a completely different concept in baby food, bringing together minimally processed, carefully chosen organic natural fruits and vegetables and extremely convenient and easy packaging. Both the baby food and smoothies are simply 100% organic fruit and vegetables, with nothing to dilute their goodness – not even water. All of the flavors come in squeezy packs that are super easy for toddlers to enjoy with making a mess. (Love that part.)

Ella’s Kitchen products are sold at Babies R Us and Toys R Us, and you can read more about the company and products at their website.

Now for the best part. Ella’s Kitchen is giving away a sample box of these little wonders to one lucky reader. The sample box contains one full-sized pouch of each flavor shown above, for a total of 8 stage 1 foods/smoothies. Just leave a comment on this post before Friday, December 11th at 6pm PST and I’ll randomly choose one winner. Good luck!




  1. I would LOVE to try these….my little Annie is an ok eater, but this sound great and I am always looking for new things to feed her!

    .-= Lisa ´s last blog ..On reading =-.

  2. Awesome! These look so cool–can’t wait to try!

  3. My little one loves smoothies…I would love to provide her with a different variety of flavors. Going to check out the website now!!

  4. These sound great! I will definitely have to try them out on my 2 and 3 year old boys.

  5. My kid will eat corn, but that’s about it (although we tried the ranch thing to get her eat more veggies and all that’s done is make her demand ranch on everything else – oops!). I do hide veggies in smoothies once in a great while…but I don’t do it as often as I should (cleaning the blender is a PAIN!)

  6. Cool! Although if I win I might hog them all from my 16-month-old. They look good! MOM FAIL?
    .-= Manda´s last blog ..Little changes, big hopes =-.

  7. I would love to try these for my super-picky 3 and 5 year olds!

  8. My toddler is also anti-veggie so I’d LOVE to give these a try!!

  9. My daughter is Wito’s age and will touch nary a vegetable either… I want to win!

  10. I would love to try these. My 3 year old is boycotting all things vegetable right now. Please tell me it’s a phase!

  11. It’s worth a shot!

  12. would love to try these with my picky 2 1/2 year old!

  13. My kids don’t eat veggies either. NOT A ONE. I’m off to see if Ella’s ships to Canada.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Seven Pounds =-.

  14. These look great!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Sort of Twice Baked Mash =-.

  15. I have a formerly good eater turned super picky. I’ll try anything! Especially if he thinks it’s juice.
    .-= Mama Bub´s last blog ..O (fake) Christmas Tree =-.

  16. These look wonderful. I’m all for tricking my toddler into eating her veggies. Thanks!
    .-= Suzanne´s last blog ..The Dairy Diaries =-.

  17. Planning ahead. These look great!
    .-= Brittany´s last blog ..Bagels with cream cheese =-.

  18. What a cool product!

  19. My duaghter is 6 and hates vaggies too. I have to try these for her!

  20. My kid is also picky with fruits & veggies. Would love to be able to try these.

  21. These look awesome! I usually make my own baby food, but I’d love to try these out for travel / older kids!

  22. That’s awesome! My little one hates trying anything new food-wise, but if you put anything in a different looking drink container, she’s all for it.

  23. birdgal (another amy) says:

    my four year old also detests all vegetables (well, except maybe sweet potatoes), but loves most fruits, so these would be right up my alley! (my one year old on the other hand will eat anything)

  24. my Isaac just turned 2 in Aug and with that began picky eating – would love to try these!

  25. I would LOVE to get my toddler to try these! He’s 14mo and we are still trying to get him to master the straw…maybe this will help!
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..China, China! =-.

  26. I think my 3-year-old is a secret twin to Wito – not a single vegetable (unless completely hidden and in miniscule amounts) will pass through his lips. I swear he survives on air some days…
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Because it’s my birthday =-.

  27. awesome! i wanna try!

  28. I would love to win these to try on my picky eater. He is horrible when it comes to eating these days. If he can’t feed it to himself, he won’t eat it. A little pouch he could probably handle. Great idea.

  29. I feel your pain. God help me. I never thought I’d say this, but I have 3-yr old twins that are picky eaters. They ate most everything until about 6 months ago. Now it kills me to sit at dinner and not make a big deal about it.

    Parsnips? It must be too good to be true. I’d love to test it out.

  30. Sign me up! I’d love to have a sample box please.

  31. I’d love to try these for my son because they are so portable! Better than juice boxes that squirt all over the place, especially in the car!

    samanthajocampen at gmail

  32. I think I need these… for MYSELF.
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Two Months! =-.

  33. my kid would effing love these.

  34. We’d love to give them a try in our house and are excited to hear about the baby food as well!

  35. My little one would be all over these!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Socially Awkward =-.

  36. oooh, these sound fabulous! I can’t wait to give them a try.

  37. I need these, badly. Sounds like my wee one has the same anit-veggie aversion as your son. But put them in a little pouch and all is good. I have a feeling once we try these, I will love the person who came up with this idea and want to make out with them.

  38. More veggies in toddler: YES PLEASE
    .-= Racher´s last blog ..Fried-day =-.

  39. These are awesome! Even though I don’t have a kid, I have a very special baby to give these to (my bff’s adorable tot)!
    .-= Darcey´s last blog ..Solar Panel Fun =-.

  40. I will definitely be trying these out. My toddler is obsessed with those applesauce pouches that I recently realized are loaded with sugar. Plus my almost 1 year old is probably ready to handle something like this too. Yum!
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..11 months old =-.

  41. Megan Minotas says:

    I love the variety of vegetables that are in the smoothies.

  42. I’ve seen these & wondered about them. Thanks for the review!

  43. I will try anything at this point…ANYTHING! Hope I win!

  44. We have the opposite problem as Wito – my 3 year old will eat pretty much any vegetable but hates all fruit except apples. This would be a great way to try to get some fruit into him.

  45. Just to be able to say I got my kid to eat parsnips – worth their weight in gold.
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..20 Plus 2 =-.

  46. Laura in LA says:

    I would love to try this!

  47. Oh, lovely! I’ll be buying some regardless, but this is such a nice giveaway. Thanks to you.
    .-= She Likes Purple´s last blog ..Day One =-.

  48. Genius! I wish I had thought of this! Can’t wait to try them.

  49. I of course always enjoy torturing my kids with something new and tasty. One eats anything and one won’t eat much. Bring it on! Feeling lucky!

  50. Amy Sullivan says:

    My son is moving too much to bother with eating, so not only do we have the no-vegetables problem, but we have problems getting him to eat at all. I’ve got to try these out.

  51. Oooh, my youngest would love these!!! Thanks!

  52. Yes, please!!! Would be great for both my non-veggie eating 3 year old and my newly solids eating baby!!!
    .-= G´s last blog ..Earning Their Right to Sleep in Our Guest Bed =-.

  53. Who doesn’t love fruit smoothies?? These look delicious!

  54. I’m pretty sure I would prefer to get my fruits & veggies this way actually! Thanks!
    .-= Kyla Roma´s last blog ..Decking the Halls =-.

  55. Yeah I have fruit eater too, but only if the stars are alligned correctly. Otherwise he lives on air and orange juice.

  56. My toddler (TODDLER! I have a toddler!) is NOT at all picky (thank god), but I’d sure love an easier and faster way to get food into his gaping maw, I mean, mouth. Looks like these would be great when traveling, AMIRITE? So, pick me, please! :)
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Cut, color, cut =-.

  57. These look great!

  58. These look fantastic! I’ll try anything to trick my 2 year old into consuming something other than mac and cheese.

  59. This would be awesome to try!
    .-= MO´s last blog ..Atleast he was not screaming! =-.

  60. Anything to poke more veggies and fruits down my toddler’s piehole. :)

  61. My nephew would love these! I might even be able to use them on my husband, who still thinks like a toddler and will only eat broccoli. I thought I wouldn’t have to deal with this until I had kids of my own!

  62. These sound like a godsend

  63. I’m in! My son will only eat fruit and veggies in baby food form. He won’t touch them any other way. He’s getting way too old for baby food, and I’m stumped as to what to try next. This might be a perfect option for us.

  64. My nieces would love to try this!

  65. I would love to get my hands on some of the smoothies for my toddler!

  66. These sound good enough for me to eat! :)

  67. Yes, please! While I must confess (don’t hate me) that my 2-year-old will eat many different veggies, I am always looking for convenient and portable options for when we make the 7 hour trip to the grandparents house.

  68. Sounds great for my kids and ME!

  69. Please pick me! Alex HATES all veggies. All of them, just like Wito. And Abby isn’t looking like she is any better, either- @ 7 mths she still prefers peaches and pears to any other baby food.

  70. My daughter won’t eat fruits or vegetables, but she loves applesauce like crazy. I think she’d at least try these!
    .-= Nichole´s last blog ..Dixie’s football pride =-.

  71. I love these! In fact, I think I first discovered them when visiting my in-laws in England when I had my first child. I never even thought of using them as smoothies. Now I have 7.5 month old twins and have used them once when I found them at Toys R’ Us. I especially love the packaging!
    .-= Rebecca S.´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Decorating Fun =-.

  72. I would love to see if my toddler would like these!

  73. Count me in – my attempts at smoothies have not gone well so far…my blender is not magical enough or something.
    .-= Nancy R´s last blog ..Piloting Her Imagination =-.

  74. what an awesome idea. my blends did not go over so well with my wee one. maybe Ella has the magic it will take

  75. I would really like to try these, they look quite yummy! I wonder if my veggie-hating boyfriend to drink one :)
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..School has taken over my life, and I want it back! =-.

  76. Tera Stephens says:

    Harper says pick us please!!!

  77. I would love a sample pack of these… it would be a real miracle if my 3 year old ate anything containing vegetables. Besides fries.

  78. What a great idea! My toddler would love these!

  79. Oh my, these sound like a great idea!

  80. these make our days healthy. habibi will actually (slowly) take down the bro/peas/apples. we love them all, i admit to taken a squeeze here and there. we plan to bring them along with us when we leave the country! yummy.

  81. I’m with everyone else – I would love to try these out on my child that has only recently become absurdly picky.

  82. my five-year-old nephew -who is now a self proclaimed vegetarian- would go wild for these.
    .-= beyond´s last blog ..heavens & stilts =-.

  83. What a great idea. Have been thinking about taking the smoothie route…wouldn’t mind not having to make them myself!
    .-= Annie´s last blog ..The Calm Between The Storms =-.

  84. Stephanie says:

    We have purchased the apple squeezers (different brand) from Trader Joe’s. I love sending a healthy, non-messy snack with my first grader. These look like a great product. Can’t wait to try.

  85. This seems like a good idea. I am always struggling to find veggies to feed my kid.

  86. Bring it on! These would actually be so handy to toss in the stroller for our walks around the city. Instead of coming up empty handed when my boy yells for ‘more food mama’ I could whip one of these out. Perfect.
    .-= Mama in the City´s last blog ..I’m On The Hunt =-.

  87. I can’t wait to try them! They look great!

  88. I will be looking for these for sure, but would love to win some to give them a try for my picky 5 yr old!

  89. love it! thank you. you always have the best recommendations.

  90. This would be awesome for my kids!

    -Janet (janetrosedavis@yahoo.com)

  91. Y-U-M!!! Will absolutely give these a try!! Thanks for the give away!! Sooooooo glad you are back and congrats on the little bambino in the oven…

  92. Oooh, these would be so perfect for when my nieces and nephew come to visit!

  93. Sound like Wito and mt Peanut follow the same diet… if it works for you, I will have to try it.
    .-= Maternal Mirth´s last blog ..Bubba and His Luscious Lawn =-.

  94. Love the concept — and these look like they are a nice size, too, not too teensy!

  95. I have a pretty good eater on my hands but it’s still a struggle to get him to eat more vegetables than mac and cheese. I’m going to have to go find some of these to try!

  96. Sounds great – I’d love to try it!

  97. Please PLEASE pick me! My 2 year old will not touch a vegetable (not even a french fry). She also rarely eats meat – we have a rotation in our house of: grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese pizza bites, kraft dinner and breakfast for dinner. Yikes!

  98. They look awfully similar to my Gu packs. But I am sure way more palatable. Would love to try them myself actually! Who knows, Ella might discover a new consumer niche.
    .-= ChrisB´s last blog ..????? =-.

  99. I would love to try these…any way to get more veggies and fruit into my children would be appreciated! :)
    .-= Carolyn´s last blog .. =-.

  100. My baby will soon be eating & I’m planning on making all of his food but these look great! May just keep some on hand when I’m short on time.

  101. YUM! Delicious.

  102. I already entered the contest…but…where did you get that adorable advent calendar hanging on your fridge??? Too cute!
    .-= Carolyn´s last blog .. =-.

  103. These look great!

  104. oooh my daughter would love these!

  105. The packaging alone would make me want these!!! I’m such a sucker for good advertising.

  106. would LOVE to try these! hope I win!!

  107. I would love to try these on my son. He hates veggies too but I also did as a kid so I’m hoping he’ll grow out of it. These look yummy!

  108. We definitely could use some more veggie help around here!
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..December 6 =-.

  109. Thanks for the recommendation!!

  110. Amy Benson says:

    I’d love to try these!

  111. I LOVE Ella’s Kitchen!!!

  112. You know? I think my little boys would LOVE these!

  113. Me me me please! So my daughter doesn’t get scurvy…

  114. I think my poor starving toddler would enjoy these. The kid is beyond picky, he hardly eats anything. How do they survive!
    .-= Meemo´s last blog ..Adventures in Napping =-.

  115. I also have a picky but fruit loving little one, so this would be awesome!

  116. What a great giveaway! Those look like something my nephew would love.

  117. Looks cool, thanks!

  118. We are just beginning on solids with my 6 month old, this sounds like a great product to try.

  119. These sound great for my 2 and 1 year old! I am going to look for them today – thanks for the heads up!

  120. Ooh, they look yummy! I’m going to go buy some and hopefully my toddler will love them. Thanks for the chance.

  121. ugh, my daughter won’t touch veggies either. This may be my only hope! ha.
    .-= Brooke´s last blog ..Slow down, you’re moving too fast. =-.

  122. lindsaywillman says:

    Lovely giveaway. Would like to try these with Ellie.
    .-= lindsaywillman´s last blog ..NaBloPoMo =-.

  123. Pick me! Pick me! (Please?)

  124. Jennifer R says:

    I am dreading finding out if my little man will eat veggies, since I hate most of them. However, his father will eat all of them. SO we shall see. We are starting the stage 1 foods right now and he is being introduced to cereal. So far, not a fan. But it’s only been a couple attempts thus far. I LOVE the packaging on those smoothies, that alone would get me to buy them for him. I am going to see if I can get them near me.

  125. if this could make my 2 year old eat vegetables, then I am in!

  126. I want the smoothies!!!! Also, Wito is the cutest boy on Earth, especially in that hoodie. AND parsnips are soooo delicious, nice one.
    .-= Trinity´s last blog ..Cabbage Rolls and A NEW MIXER! =-.

  127. This is a great idea. Thanks!

  128. These sound great! My 16 month old is not huge on eating vegetables either. I’d love the opportunity to try these out to see if they are worth purchasing.

  129. Oh, I’ve seen these and wanted to try them! I have two fruit lovers/veggie haters to please.

  130. I would love to try these!! My little guy is seven months old and I am currently making all his baby food to make sure he has the best organic and minimally processed food possible. But these seem like a great alternative and would save me HOURS in the kitchen!!

  131. These would be great! :)

  132. These look wonderful… I have a toddler who has some difficulty with swallowing… She’s getting better at it but I am always looking for more nutrition for her!

  133. Those look like a total party. My picky 3 year old would love them and so would I! :)
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Let it Snow! =-.

  134. Oh wow, something both my picky preschooler and her 8 month old brother could share!

  135. These are so cute! I’d love to give them to my son.

  136. I would love to try these for my almost 3 year old! The only veggie he eats is french fries.

  137. Mine won’t eat mashed potatoes but loves asparagus!

  138. I would love my 3 year old daughter to try these. Trader Joe’s sells carrot/applesauce crushers that come in a pouch like this and she loves them.

  139. Oh, this would be wonderful for my extremely picky daughter!

  140. Anything to get my toddler to eat vegitables! Normally I bride with chocolate but a fruit & veggie smoothie sounds a bit healthier.

  141. 140 comments already? Who knows if I have a CHANCE but it’s clear that these are highly coveted by mommies everywhere. I mean, MY KID MIGHT EAT A PARSNIP.

  142. I always look forward to your contests, and by gosh—one day I will win :) These look GREAT! My boys hate veggies too and just drink green machine. This would be a great change of pace.

  143. With over 140 people commenting before me, I am sure I won’t win, but I totally want these. I have been looking at them in the store (when I get to the Babies R Us 2 hours away) and I really want to try them with my son. I hate many vegetables and I don’t want my little guy to grow up that way.
    .-= Lady in a Smalltown´s last blog ..No bananas, please =-.

  144. My kids will eat veggies…but not fruit! Go figure!!

  145. I’m raising a vegetarian who refuses to eat vegetables…these would be a huge score!

  146. I’m in if the contest is open to Canadians.
    .-= Siera´s last blog ..Mothers Day Massage =-.

  147. Pick me! Pick me! My 4 year old hates everything these days but macaroni & cheese or hot dogs. This from a child who was raised on all organic food.

  148. I’d love to get my hands on these since it seems they are mostly sold out online!

  149. What a cutie!!
    .-= Reagan´s last blog ..(Happy) Bunday! =-.

  150. please pick me. save my children from getting scurvy. thank you.

  151. Those look excellent!!! What a great way to get the kids to get the good stuff, while making them think they’re getting the treat stuff (and the husbands too, my husband is worse than my kids for consuming healthful foods!)
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..Christmas GIVEAWAY 2 – Let your little light shine! =-.

  152. please let me win! my almost 6 month old breastfeeding baby girl is ready to sprout teeth and bite my nipples off, so if there is someone who needs this, i’ve gotta be that person
    .-= Sisi´s last blog ..16. little mr pjs =-.

  153. Looks great! Thanks!

  154. Any way to sneak veggies in is good by me!

  155. My toddler would love these!

  156. Mary Watkins says:

    Would love to try these!

  157. We are still trying to get Lu to gain some weight and these might be a great way to help. Not to mention a great on the go snack because it seems like more and more our meals are on the go.

  158. Yes! Please get some veggies into my 3 year old!!

  159. Can adults drink these too? Meethinks vodka would be a good mixer. Kidding.

  160. These are a great idea!
    .-= marymary´s last blog ..Three Cousins; One Nintendo DS (Post Turkey) =-.

  161. I like it! (Do they have a product to get adults to eat their vegetables?)

  162. I have a vegetable hater too, and I’d love to try these!

  163. oooh- Oohh… I hope I win. My 2 year old despises vegetables and loves fruit, too… If there is a way for me to get him to eat carrots then you can COUNT ME IN!

  164. What a great portable food idea!

  165. Jennifer H says:

    My toddler loves eating food out of packets!

  166. Tricia Taylor says:

    Me, me! I would love to try these for my picky eaters!

  167. I would love to try these! Some days I feel like my kids are on the all-beige-food diet and this would be a great way to get some healthy food into them.

  168. Avelyn is just like Wito: all fruit, NO veggies. The only way she’ll eat a carrot is if it’s in a freaking cupcake.
    I could totally use these!
    .-= Amanda Brown´s last blog ..City of Angels =-.

  169. mmm…look at those heavenly combinations! Screw baby food, hello easy lunches! :)

  170. These look great! I’d love to try them with my children, who are avid vegetable haters!

  171. Wow, I think even I would love these for me.
    .-= JachiCue´s last blog ..Well color me surprised… =-.

  172. E's Mommy says:

    My boys have just recently decided that vegetables in almost any form are awful, so we’d love to try these!

  173. Same case here. Really, potatoes?

  174. I’ve been wanting to try these for awhile for my 18 mo old. My husband hates veggies too. Do they make these for adults?!!

  175. Would love a sample pack of these to try out on the children!

  176. ooh, my little guy would love these!!
    .-= Barb @ getupandplay´s last blog ..Jack, Josh and Layla =-.

  177. My veggie hating daughter would love these. Yay trickery!

  178. Thanks so much for the suggestion! I’ve been looking for different baby food than the regular old ones sold in the grocery store!

  179. I don’t know if they wil ship to Hawaii but I would love to try these on my super picky no veggie eating kid too!

    Great find!

    .-= Sarah, The Ohana Mama´s last blog ..Introducing our newest addition…………the ohana dog…Duke! =-.

  180. I don’t know if they will ship to Hawaii but I would love to try these on my super picky no veggie eating kid too!

    Great find!

    .-= Sarah, The Ohana Mama´s last blog ..Introducing our newest addition…………the ohana dog…Duke! =-.

  181. These look awesome! I would love them to try with my anti-veggie daughter (strangely, she will eat raw broccoli. But ONLY raw).
    .-= bessie.viola´s last blog ..busy street =-.

  182. I haven’t seen these before. Cool!

  183. I haven’t seen these before. Cool!

  184. Wow! I am running to Babies R Us right now! I can’t wait to try these out! I am all about the tricks when it comes to getting my son to eat things……so far, I have him convinced that prunes are candy! :o)

  185. Yum. These sound delicious. Even if I don’t win, I’ll have to try them.

  186. Would LOVE these for my picky eaters!

  187. I’d like a box for myself, please ;)

  188. this would be great for my daughter!!

  189. PIck me! Pick me! Please! My son hates his veggies. :)
    .-= Rayshell´s last blog ..Oh Boy!! =-.