We always have several boxes of Kraft Dinner in our pantry. My kids ask for it, and it's always a well received side dish to accompany any meal. The kids smother it with ketchup and I never have any left-overs when KD is on the menu. When we were asked to try out new Kraft Dinner Smart, I thought that it would be a great opportunity to try out the new variety, yet, I was a little worried about my sometimes-picky-eaters.
Our samples arrived in super cool fashion and included, we even found some brightly coloured new bowls for serving our Kraft Dinner. The kids loved the grocery cart, but, were they going to love Kraft Dinner Smart?
I figured my best approach was just not to say anything about the switch in Kraft Dinner. Often my kids are more receptive to something new if it is done quietly, without fanfare. I also found helpful tips at Kraft Canada how to introduce new foods to picky eats, tips which I am sure I will find myself referring to again and again. Ultimately, though Kraft Canada came up with Kraft Dinner Smart to help with dinner time battles. Kids big and small love KD, so why not give them a healthier option?
Kraft Dinner Smart macaroni and cheese contain no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives. All things which moms love, but, things kids don't really care too much about.
There are three varieties of new Kraft Dinner Smart.
- KD Smart High Fiber - a source of fiber
- KD Smart Vegetables - offers 1/2 a serving of vegetables
- KD Smart Flax Omega-3 - a source of Omega-3 Polyunsaturates
The kids asked for Kraft Dinner for lunch over the holiday break and I thought this will be the perfect time for a test.
My son and youngest daughter ate KD Smart High Fiber and Flax Omega-3 without noticing too much difference. My youngest daughter, (who I think is a vegetarian, but just doesn't know it yet) was really keen for the vegetable variety, once I told her what it was. Tasting it myself, I thought it had the same [the secret word is - cheesy] taste which KD is famous for, and the texture seemed the same as regular Kraft Dinner. I will admit that I am not a big Kraft Dinner connoisseur to begin with, but I really didn't mind a bowl of KD Smart.
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Disclaimer: I was sent a sample for my review. Opinions expressed are mine, yours may differ.