There’s a dizzying array of baby food at the grocery store. Not only are you trying to navigate choices, you’re also hoping that your baby will enjoy everything that she’s eating, which may mean that one day, you’ll have a non-picky eater who enjoys family meals.
Here’s the thing with babies: they may not be all that thrilled with what you’re trying to give them as first foods. It doesn’t mean you’re not doing a great job. It means that your baby is trying to get used to eating without using bottles, and she’s probably unsure what to do with her lips, tongue, and mouth while she begins this new adventure. So don’t stress! We’ve rounded up some great choices for organic baby food that will introduce your baby to new tastes. (Also, keep in mind that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing solid foods at around six months.)
Pure Spoon makes 100% certified organic fruit and veggie purees by using a cool-temperature, high-pressure pasteurization technique, which provides high nutritional value and plenty of flavor for little ones who are just discovering their taste buds. They come in cute, 4.2 oz. containers to use when you're home or out. Some of their eleven flavors include apples & broccoli, butternut squash, apples & oats, and simply carrots. You can find them at Whole Foods, Shoprite, and select Target stores, or order them online and have them delivered to your front door.
Sprout Organic Baby Food
Sprout’s baby food is made with certified organic ingredients with flavor names that match the primary ingredients. The transparent packaging means that you can see what you’re feeding your little one. This Macaroni Kid sponsor has Stage 1 purees for babies starting solids, Stage 2 purees to help introduce babies to more complex flavors and combinations, and heartier Stage 3 purees to satisfy the growing appetites of older babies. Some of their most popular recipes include mango; apple, oatmeal, raisin with cinnamon; pear, kiwi, peas, and spinach; and creamy vegetables with chicken. You can find their products online or at grocery stores and national retailers.
Ella’s Kitchen provides tasty, natural, organic food for babies that can be used at home or while you’re on the go. With names like wakey wakey mango, banana and strawberry baby cereal, pears pears pears, and chick-chick chicken casserole, you know that this company has the kids thing down pat! These resealable pouches are available at drug stores, grocery stores, and large retailers.
Macaroni Kid sponsor Happy Family’s food products are organic, non-GMO, and filled with enlightened ingredients that feed growing bodies. When it comes to feeding your children, this company knows how important it is to be transparent! First-time eaters will love single and multi-ingredient food such as spinach, mangoes, and pears, and harvest vegetables & chicken. Located at most major retailers, Happy Tot pouches and snacks contain nutrients like fiber and protein and a full serving of veggies for your growing and (sometimes) picky eaters.