Finding nourishing, wholesome foods that our kids will enjoy can be a challenge. With so many preservatives and chemicals in even the simplest things, such as fruit or meat, a standard to trip to the grocery store can become a stressful experience.
Fressy Bessy is a Toronto based company that takes the guesswork out of providing healthy, organic meal choices for our little ones.
- Fressy Bessie products are sold at farmers’ markets in the Toronto area and can be ordered directly through their website FressyBessie.com
- All Fressy Bessie food is prepared from fresh organic ingredients, and delivered to you soon after it is packaged. They prepare their food in small batches to ensure quality and flavour.
Be sure to check out their website for a full list of available food choices!
I was sent the following products to review, with my children:
Included was an 8 pack of ice lollies, mac and cheese, 3 items from the Jr Foodie line, and 5 containers of baby food. All organic, wholesome, and either vegetarian or vegan.
These were an immediate hit, so much that we actually ate all 8 of them in on day! The awesome part was that I didn’t have to worry about the amount of sugar in them — because there isn’t any added sugar, or water. They are 100% pureed fruit. The ice lollies are made at The Cake Collective inspected commercial kitchen in Mississauga. The natural sugars in the fruit made them sweet enough to seem like a treat, when really, they were just helping me ensure my kids we’re getting enough servings of fruit for the day.
Ice Lollies are available for purchase in Toronto at: Fiesta Farms, The Big Carrot, Starsky’s, Creme Fraiche, Sanellli’s, and Roast Fine Foods.
Mac and Cheese
I’ll be honest, I’m totally guilty of serving up boxed mac and cheese when my kids ask for it, so I was both nervous and excited for them to try Fressy Bessie mac and cheese cakes. They are made from pasta, local cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, Greek yogurt, eggs and broccoli. They are also, delicious! I followed the microwave directions that came on the package and was super pleased to find they were very cheesy and very flavorful. My die-hard Kraft dinner kids were in love and they didn’t seem thrown off by the broccoli.
Jr Foodie Line – Vegan Chili, Lentil Stew, and Ratatouille
The Jr. Foodie products are packaged in tamper-proof, recyclable containers that can be put in your blue bin. They are also the perfect size for a child’s school lunch! We tried the chili first, and it was savoury and flavorful. I’m not a vegan or vegetarian but I would happily serve this for dinner any day of the week. It also conveniently comes in a family size.
The lentil stew was a hit with my daughter and I, but not so much with my son, same with the ratatouille. They had never tried these foods before so I believe they went into this with a closed mind but regardless, they were healthy, filling, and nourishing. My daughter is now asking that I buy more of the stew for her lunch!
The Jr Foodie line has definitely turned my kids into junior foodies!
Jr Foodie is available at Diapereez on Bloor West Village in Toronto.
We didn’t actually try the baby food, since my kids are 5 and 6, but it doesn’t get any better than one ingredient, certified organic, fresh vegetable and fruit options. I wish it was this easy for me to access such great organic baby food when my kids were little. I would have much prefered it over the factory made jars. Also their baby containers are made from sugar cane and are 100% biodegradable.
Overall I am very satisfied with Fressy Bessie products and would highly recommend them to any mother who wants to ensure their child is eating quality, healthy food. They offer excellent products to introduce your kids into the “foodie” lifestyle. I was provided these products for free in exchange for my review, but I wouldn’t think twice about purchasing them with my own hard earned money.
Baby food is available at Diapereez on Bloor West Village in Toronto.
This review was made by: Brittany Wright from Canadian Mom Blog. Fressy Bessie provided product free of charge for purposes of this review.