Beech-Nut recently introduced Homestyle Steamies meals for toddlers made with natural ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The Homestyle Steamies are steam-cooked to lock in flavor and improve texture (a technology that’s new to toddler food) and each meal is packaged in re-sealable, re-useable tubs that are microwaveable and BPA-free. My Reviewer Summer received a Gift Basket from Beech-Nut to review and this is her review:
In my busy life I sometimes find the time slips away from me, but not my 1 year old. He’s trusty like an alarm clock; right on a schedule. This, of course, includes meal times! Beech-Nut sent me some samples of their Homestyle Steamies and I have been using my samples for those toddler meals-in-a-crunch. They offer these six flavors:
*we tried these varieties
Beech-Nut Steemies are rated Stage 4 for more experienced young eaters – older babies and toddlers. Beech-Nut Steemies are natural; containing no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, and no artificial preservatives. The plastic tubs which contain the food are microwavable, resealable, and BPA-free. (Though, I recommend not microwaving in any plastics.) Steamies only requires 30 seconds to heat up then you should stir it, test it for temperature and serve it to your toddler.
Beech-Nut makes foods for Stages 1-3, as well, and my sons enjoyed these foods as they learned to eat solids. Beech-Nut products, including Steamies, are currently available at grocery stores. Steamies have a suggested retail price of $2.49 per twin pack. That’s about $1.25 per 6 ounce tub (prices may vary by retailer).
Beech-Nut Homestyle Steamies are a great healthy product for at home use, but I would also recommend stowing some in the diaper bag and a spare in the glove box for those times on the go when you NEED to feed your older baby/toddler. When I’m under prepared I find myself relying on fast, unhealthy foods even for my toddler. Steamies can also be a great quick solution for older children as they are real foods; you can see the pieces of vegetables, meats, and noodles.
Besides the food quality I also like Beech-Nut for who they are as a company. Though Beech-Nut was, in their words, “adopted” by Hero Group (an international brand-focused consumer group) they remain to be a family owned company located in upstate New York. Beech-Nut’s newest facility there is LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certified, which means it is an international recognized “green” building. Beech-Nut also partners with nonprofits feeding the United States’ hungry, such as City Harvest.
Enter to Win:
Each Beech-Nut All Natural Holiday Tote is valued at $70 and will include:
· An organic cotton tote
· A roll of “plantable” holiday gift wrap and gift tags
· Organic cotton fruit & veggie toys
· Samples of new Beech-Nut Homestyle Steamies and coupons
· Feeding tips for toddlers (how to make meal time fun, etc)
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Summer was supplied with the samples listed above and coupons for free product in order to review Beech-Nut Steamies for the writing of this review. Used containers have since been recycled and my coupons were used to purchase product which she donated to our local food bank. Thank you, Beech-Nut.