Sweet Earth Natural Foods
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Every busy parent needs a break, especially when you’re juggling a hectic work schedule and your kid’s even more hectic load of extracurricular activities. Frozen meals can be a good alternative on those crazy school nights, but it can be hard to find ones that deliver the right nutrition your child’s growing body needs without also feeding them excess salt, fat, and preservatives. (These are the signs you might be eating too many preservatives.) Sweet Earth Natural Foods is an award-winning brand specializing in vegetarian options made with all natural ingredients. Each entrée is packed with vitamins and minerals, protein, and fiber. If your kid loves Asian flavors, try the Pad Thai—the veggies look like they were picked fresh, the rice noodles hold their consistency throughout the freezing process, the flavors are so spot-on that your little one won’t even realize they’re eating tofu, and they’ll get eight grams of protein, four grams of fiber, and a dose of vitamins A and C. Or, let them have breakfast for dinner with one of the breakfast burritos. The Get Focused! will fill them up with 18 grams of protein, seven grams of fiber, and omega-3s, all cloaked in a blend of scrambled eggs, smoked gouda, kale, peas, and meatless Tuscan grounds wrapped in a healthy whole wheat wrap.
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If your child’s a mini foodie, Saffron Road might be for you. Specializing in world cuisines from India to Mexico, the brand is non-GMO with antibiotic-free meat. Sneak in veggies by feeding them Lamb Saag, a flavorful Indian dish of lamb and spinach over basmati rice with 17 grams of protein, or Beef Bulgogi, Korean marinated beef over brown rice and Asian vegetables. “Choose foods with a simple ingredient list with foods you recognize,” says Marisa Moore, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist.