Wednesday Blog: Check out our Latest Product Review and GIVEAWAY!

February 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Thanks Frugal Fabulous Finds for this fantastic review & giveaway! We are so excited to present a SQ1 fan with our Organic Goodies! Make sure you are following us on twitter and you like us on facebook to win!!

From the moment you become a parent, your number one focus is the health of your child. Whether you breast feed or formula feed, your child is getting nutrients from the very start of their life. So why should anything change when you start to introduce food? Square One® Organics doesn’t think so either. They believe that every time your baby eats, your child gains important vitamins, health benefits, and necessary growth developments to have a successful life.

About Square One Organics

At Square One® we think that every time your child eats it is an opportunity to make a positive impact on his or her growth and development. Square One® offers unblended healthy super foods that do just that. Additionally, our foods are organized into four color coded groups (as shown below) making it easy to know where the vitamins and minerals reside. Super Foods for a Super Start.

Every food in the Square One® line is a Super Food. We choose organic foods because we believe that what you don’t give a child is just as important as what you do. Organic foods are free of pesticides and harmful chemicals. The only ingredients you will find in our Square One® Purees are organic fruits, vegetables, grains and water. Our cups are #5 recyclable polypropylene, one of the top three healthiest types of plastic for food containers. Number 5 polypropylene does not contain Bisphenol-A and has not been shown to leach carcinogens or endocrine disruptors.

Square One® Frozen Organic Baby Food, is offered in the following purees:

Mango, Papaya, Pumpkin, Peas, Butternut Squash, Broccoli, Quinoa, and Spinach

All of their products are 100% Organic Unblended Fruits, Vegetables, and Grains.

  • No Sugar Added
  • Dairy and Soy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • GMO Free
  • Bisphenol-A Free/Recyclable Packaging
  • Made in a Nut Free Facility
  • Kosher

Square One® Organics was developed with Dr. Sai Nimmagadda, a pediatrician and allergy and immunology expert. He wanted “our food” offering to be unblended and mindful of food families. So that is what we (Square One® Organics) did. In each of our 2 ounce cups you will only find one food and some water.

This achieves a few things. First, it keeps the foods simple and basic. Second, it makes intolerance easy to pin point. Third, it helps the child embrace the taste of one food thus most resembling the child’s eating experience when it is time to sit at the table and eat with the family.

Finally, we limited the number of food families being introduced. Dr. Nimmagadda suggests that people may react similarly to foods from the same food families. Check our Food Family Awareness chart.

What is Food Family Awareness?

Food Family Awareness allows for “cautious food introduction” because a child is likely to react similarly to foods in the same food family. Once a food has been introduced without any negative digestive reaction, then parents can introduce an array of foods from that same food family. On the other hand, if a child has an issue with a certain food, then he or she may have issues with other foods from the same food family.

We strongly encourage using a 5-day trial when introducing new foods to your child. By introducing only one new food a day for 5 days in a row, you can more easily identify the foods that agree or disagree with your child’s digestive system. The 5-day trial also helps your child acquire a taste for new foods.

The Products

Frozen Organic Pumpkin Puree

  • Super Food for Eyes and Heart
  • Excellent source of Vitamin A, E, C, and B6
  • A two ounce Square One® serving provides 50% of your child’s Recommended Daily Intake (“RDI”) of vitamin A.

Frozen Organic Papaya Puree

  • Super Food for Skin
  • Excellent source of Vitamin A, C and Folate
  • Contains the enzyme papain that aids in food digestion
  • Excellent source of non-acidic vitamin C
  • A two ounce Square One® serving provides 100% of your child’s RDI of Vitamin C.

Frozen Organic Pea Puree

  • Super Food for Bones and Heart
  • A vitamin powerhouse containing folic acid, manganese, vitamins A, B1, B6, C and K
  • One of the highest vegetable sources of protein
  • A two ounce Square One® serving provides 9% of your child’s RDI of protein.

Frozen Organic Butternut Squash Puree

  • Super Food for Eyes, Skin, and Heart
  • Excellent Source of Vitamin A and E
  • One of the few vegetables containing Vitamin E, which helps protect cells from free radicals
  • A two ounce Square One® serving provides 170% of your child’s RDI of vitamin A, 10% RDI of vitamin C and 30% RDI of vitamin E.

Frozen Organic Mango Puree

  • Super Food for Heart and Immunity
  • Excellent source of vitamins A and C
  • Contains enzymes that aid digestion
  • More mangos are eaten around the world than any other fruit
  • A two ounce Square One® serving provides 40% of your child’s RDI of vitamin C & 25% RDI of vitamin A.

Frozen Organic Broccoli Puree

  • Super Food for Bone, Heart, Brain, Immunity and Antioxidant
  • Excellent Source of Vitamin C, A and Folate
  • An excellent source of antioxidants
  • Contains phytonutrients that help boost enzymes that detoxify the body
  • A two ounce Square One® serving provides 60% of your child’s RDI of Vitamin C, 25% RDI of folate, 4% RDI of calcium and 80 mg Potassium.

Frozen Organic Quinoa Puree

  • Super Food for Heart and Antioxidant
  • An excellent source of magnesium and folate, both of which promote vital body processes Gluten free
  • Contains more protein than any other grain thus considered the “Super Crop”
  • Supplies ALL the essential amino acids.
  • A two ounce Square One® serving provides 11% of your child’s RDI of protein.

Frozen Organic Spinach Puree

  • Super Food for Brain, Heart, Bones, Skin, Eyes and Immunity
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C, A, E, Folate and Magnesium
  • An excellent source of phytonutrients
  • A two ounce Square One® serving provides 330% of your child’s RDI of vitamin A, 30% RDI of vitamin C, 35% RDI of vitamin E, 50% RDI of folate and 45% RDI of magnesium.

My Thoughts

For this review, Square One Organics provided my family with a 10 pack sample of their Superfood Purees including: Mango, Papaya, Pumpkin (2), Peas, Butternut Squash (2), Broccoli, Quinoa, and Spinach. Since they are a frozen product, they shipped them to me in a cooler filled with dry ice, which kept all the purees in perfect condition (still frozen). They also provided me with 4 beautifully illustrated food journals (for each of the age groups ~ which can be downloaded for FREE by clicking here), which offer guidelines for food introduction while tracking recommended serving sizes, sleeping habits, and formula or breast milk intake. Every child is different, so there’s plenty of space to record new additions to your baby’s unique appetite and daily habits.

I was a little worried at first at how our family would be able to truly “review” these products since both of my daughters are too old to eat baby food…or so I thought! I was happy to learn about the “Cooking with Square One® Frozen Organic Superfoods” information, which provides several recipes that are family friendly, healthy and fun to make. Who would have thought of using broccoli to make cupcakes, or spinach to make the frosting? They even had some great ideas for shakes, smoothies, popsicles, pizza, and more! They also provided some children’s books or activities to do with your children to go along with the snack/meal you created. Very cute!!

Our family loves to try out new recipes and we were very excited to try out the Mighty Mango SUPER Smoothie, which was made with the Square One® Mango & Quinoa cups, as well as Rice Milk and fruit (we used fresh, instead of frozen). They were absolutely delicious and such a  healthy and fun way to have “dessert”.

For anyone with children ages newborn and up, I would highly recommend Square One® Organics. They provide delicious, organic “super food” for your baby, and (in my case) family. Each of their (frozen) products is very easy to use, and thaw out (either in the microwave or refrigerator overnight). Their products are available (in the freezer section) at your local Whole Foods store, Amazon.com, or on their website.

To learn more about Square One® Organics, you can visit their website, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

Now for the give awayONE very lucky Frugal Fabulous Finds reader is going to WIN the following (a $50 value) from Square One® Organics

  • A 12 pack of Square One Organics Superfood Purees (sent in a cooler)
  • A Two week supply of SQ1 Daily Journals
  • A Square One Organics Children’s CD featuring 2010 American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze
  • Plus, FREE Shipping and Handling!
Please note: Square One Organics is currently NOT shipping to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. If you live in one of these States, you will not be able to enter this giveaway. 

There are TWO mandatory things you must do:

1. Enter your name/email address in the giveaway form below (for each entry), so that I can contact you!

2. “Like” Square One Organics on Facebook and be sure to thank them for this incredible giveaway at Frugal Fabulous Finds (you can add a link to our page too simply by putting the “@” sign in front of our name too!). ~ Please make sure that you follow this step! It only takes a couple minutes and allows us to get more giveaways in the future! Thank you!

There are also several other OPTIONAL entries as well, including (but not limited to):

Liking FFF on Facebook, liking this blog post via FB, tweeting and more!

***Very Important: All of your entries MUST be entered into the giveaway form below, or they will not count towards winning!***

This giveaway will end Monday, February 27th at midnight. The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.com and will be announced Tuesday, February 28th! Good luck!

Post published by Melissa Roach, our new Product Review & Giveaway Specialist.

Melissa is a Full Time Mom & Blogger HERE (please check out her blog!)

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

If you cannot see the giveaway form below, please click here!

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