The Best Natural and Organic Kids’ Foods (2011)

For our fourth annual food awards, we wanted to know your family’s top choices in three of the major food groups: grains, dairy, and fruits and veggies. But we just couldn’t leave out snacks—they may not be in the food pyramid, but they’re in our cupboards! Plus, we made sure to include a category for vegetarians and vegans. The organic and natural picks in all of these categories are ones kids love and parents can feel good about.

Grains


Whether the option is wheat or glutenfree, families love their whole grains in sandwiches, noodle dishes, and more.

Nature's Pride and Rudi's Organic Bakery

Sliced Bread

#1 Nature’s Pride and Rudi’s Organic Bakery

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Udi's Gluten Free Bread

Gluten-Free Bread

#1 Udi’s Gluten Free Foods

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Trader Joe's Wheat Pasta

Wheat Pasta

#1 Trader Joe’s

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Annie's Homegrown Gluten-Free Pasta

GLUTEN-FREE PASTA

#1 Annie’s Homegrown

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Lundberg Family Farms Brown Rice

BROWN RICE

#1 Lundberg Family Farms

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Kashi Cereal

CEREAL

#1 Kashi

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Dairy


It’s one of the best sources of bone-building calcium for kids (and bone-strengthening calcium for adults!), and voters raved about these picks.

Horizon Organic Milk

Milk

#1 Horizon

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Yo Kids

Kid’s Yogurt

#1 YoKids

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Kraft String Cheese

String Cheese

#1 Kraft

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Fruits and Vegetables


In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, KIWI readers shop for juice and frozen (still nutritious!) foods. These choices prove that fruits and veggies are winners in any form.

Cascadian Farm Frozen Vegetables

Frozen Vegetables

#1 Cascadian Farm

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Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruit

Frozen Fruit

#1 Cascadian Farm

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Apple & Eve Juice Boxes

Fruit Juice Boxes or Pouches

#1 Apple & Eve

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Snacks


Whether sweet, salty, fruity, or allergy-friendly, snacks are fun—and they don’t have to be full of artificial ingredients.

Annie's Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks

Fruit-Based Snack

#1 Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks

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Newman's Own Organic Cookies

Cookies

#1 Newman’s Own Organics

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Annie's Homegrown Crackers

Crackers

#1 Annie’s Homegrown

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Newman's Own Pop's Corn

Popcorn or Puffed Corn

#1 Newman’s Own Organics Pop’s Corn

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Envirokidz Organic Crispy Rice Bars

Allergy-Friendly Sweet Snack

#1 Envirokidz Crispy Rice Bars

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Vegan and Veggie


This was the first year voters were given the opportunity to share their favorite vegetarian- and vegan-friendly foods. Even meat-eaters will approve of these!

Silk Soymilk

Nondairy Milk

#1 Silk Soymilk

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Rice Dream

Nondairy Ice Cream

#1 Rice Dream

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Nasoya Tofu

Tofu

#1 Nasoya

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Morning Star Farms Veggie Burger

Veggie Burgers

#1 Morning Star Farms

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