Although I was very impressed with other foods in the Gerber graduates line of food products I somewhat disliked the Gerber Graduates Lil Entrees. One of my main concerns is the healthfulness of these entrees. They don't seem very healthy especially because it seems they encourage eating TV dinners and I like to serve my son more natural and less processed foods. Shelf stable pasta entrees are very processed.
My son also disliked the taste of every Gerber Graduates lil entree that he tried. He would take a few bites and not want to eat anymore. He's usually a very healthy eater so I was surprised he didn't like these at all. I don't think the food combinations they offer appeal to small kids very much.
This product does have a few positive things worth mentioning. They're convenient to use and heat quickly and thoroughly in the microwave.
Overall, I would only give Gerber Graduates lil entrees 6 out of 10 stars. I would more recommend this for a healthier convenience meal option over fast food.
I am always encouraging healthy foods to my children and my youngest could live on peas and carrots but when I give Gerber Graduates Lil Entrees to my toddlers they won't eat any of it. I purchased a variety of flavors for my girls to try. One after one, day after day my girls would turn them down. I wondered why and tried a tray for myself and was surprised at how soft the green beans are and other foods that are included in the little blue trays. The only Gerber Graduate Lil Entree I have successfully fed my girls has oatmeal in it, and the small bowls of mushy fruit. I felt like these entrees were solving a problem with convenience but I had another problem wasting money on these trays. If I would've started off feeding these to my girls way early on they may would have took to them but I introduced tastier foods and they won't take to these entrees.
Quality of Ingredients
I feel Gerber always provided quality ingredients in the foods I buy.