Revolution Foods Meal Kits is in the midst of launching, its own version of kid’s lunches, which are in direct competition with Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables.
These are being marketed as a “healthier” option, but are they?
In general, I think products like these are horrible. I know, I know… kids love them and they are convenient. BUT, they are so wasteful and expensive.
Anyway, let’s take a look at what’s under the hood of Revolution Foods Meal Kits.
Well that sounds nice, but let’s dig deeper.
Healthier, but here are my gripes with this one….
About 40% of the total calories is coming from fat and not the good kind.
Sugar is a dominant ingredient. It’s in the meat, in the crackers, and in the fruit snack.
Almost 1/2 of a kid’s daily recommended sodium intake. They say 18%, but they are clearly basing this on an adult’s 2000mg recommendation.
Now let’s look at Lunchable’s ingredients.
Well I tried, but for some reason they aren’t as transparent about the nutrition of their current products.
There’s quite a few listed on MyFitnessPal, but not sure how current they are and it sure isn’t pretty.
Yes, these are healthier than Lunchables, but if all possible pack your kid’s lunch yourself including fresh fruit and veggies in a reusable box.
What’ s your opinion on these meals?