About EasyPeasie Veggie Blends
All natural, stress-free vegetables
Our Veggie Sprinkles are "EasyPeasie" because they're the easiest way to "veggie up" any meal! Our Blends are dried, then ground non-GMO vegetables -- that's it! They are all natural, with no added sugar, no added salt, no artificial preservatives, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors. Some Blends are light-colored and easy to hide, some add brilliant natural color to foods. Our Veggie Blends are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. EasyPeasie is both mom- and picky eater- approved! EasyPeasie Veggie Blends are the most stress-free, convenient way to add real vegetable nutrition to every meal, and the only palate-primer of its kind on the market.
We think of EasyPeasie as a veggie palate-primer (read more here) and bridge to whole vegetables. Kids need many tries of new foods before liking them. With EasyPeasie, families have a new, easy way to get those repeated tries of veggies in. Families use EasyPeasie Veggie Blends to add veggie flavor and extra veggie nutrition to kids’ favorite food and drinks: applesauce, yogurt, oatmeal, pizza, sauces, smoothies, milk, pancakes, burgers, and more! By adding veggie flavors to foods kids already like, kids' palates are experiencing veggie flavors in fun and positive contexts -- which is awesome for building lasting healthy habits! We made the veggie learning experience less stressful for mom and dad and fun for the kids. Win, win! With EasyPeasie, chefs and parents can easily expose their kids’ palates to a variety of vegetable flavors at every meal!
How parents and chefs use EasyPeasie
When first using EasyPeasie, we like to say “season to ‘nano-taste’ ” (as opposed to “season to taste”). Add as much as you’d like until the kids notice it! For an individual container of applesauce, for example, start with half a teaspoon or a few shakes of EasyPeasie and work your way up. When cooking with EasyPeasie (i.e. pancakes or spaghetti), start with adding a tablespoon of EasyPeasie to the mix. Our chef customers love our Blends' all-natural colors and flavors, and use them as gluten-free binders, flour/corn meal substitutes, sugar substitutes, or as beautiful dusts! A few examples of our “reciPEAS” can be found on our website, Instagram and Facebook pages.
What it's not
Unlike other powdered nutritional products in the market, EasyPeasie does not need to be reconstituted, can be used either hot or cold, is all natural with no artificial supplements, no added sugar, and no added sweeteners. EasyPeasie Veggie Blends are not a vitamin or supplement; our blends are real food and meant to be a real food palate primer.
Most parents struggle with getting children to eat their veggies, and we know from USDA surveys that 90% of Americans do not meet the minimum daily vegetable intake recommended. The earlier and more often infants and toddlers are exposed to vegetable flavors (vegetable palate priming), the earlier they take to them, and the more likely they are to eat a variety of vegetables later in life. Pediatric studies have shown that learning to love veggies early leads to more veggie intake over time and better health as evidenced by lower body mass index (BMI) and adiposity. Mild-flavored EasyPeasie Veggie Blends provide families another tool to palate-prime children for vegetables by allowing for repeated, discreet exposures to a variety of vegetables at every meal.
A little history...
I'm a pediatrician; my sister's an engineer and a mom of two. In 2013, we put our heads together and came up with the idea to add dried and ground vegetables to the kids’ meals, giving them veggie flavor exposures early and often. We brought our family veggie-training idea to the market in 2016 as EasyPeasie. With EasyPeasie, we’ve made the vegetable learning experience easy for parents, and fun for the kids. From our family to yours...
The Classic Blends…
Natural Blend - carrots, peas, squash. Mild-mannered flavor and neutral color; sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Green Blend - kale, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes. Slightly stronger flavor; yet still mixes well into casseroles, meatballs, marinara sauce.
Red Blend - beets, peas, carrots, squash. You’ll be amazed by its vibrant color, yet mild/sweet veggie taste; can be used as a sugar substitute.