Food Pouches: Is it the best way to feed your baby?

Posted by

When I first started focusing on nutrition from tummy to toddler, there weren’t many options for packaged food to feed your baby. For as long as I can remember there have been jarred baby food lining the aisle along with Farley’s rusks and Arrowroot.

Fast forward to the past 10 years, there has been frozen food available in cubes and containers, jars are still going strong and now the food pouches. I remember seeing them in England when my kids were babies, so they have been available on the market, just not in North America.

Read More

Finger Foods. What’s safe and not safe for your baby?

Posted by

Some start with puree. Some jump right into chunks of food. Others are good with a bit of both. Every baby is that bit different that you need to follow their cues when it comes to food with texture. Concerns of safety are always top of mind, no matter what’s going into the mouth.

A new study calls into question, what exactly is a safe finger food? Some may not be, despite what the packaging says.

Read More

Homemade Baby Food: Fall Purées

Posted by

Fall Tastes for Baby SproutRight.comThe fall harvest provides many exciting foods for your baby to try including apples, pumpkin, squash, beets and turnip. Buying in-season has several important benefits:

Read More

Baby’s Taste Adventure

Posted by

Mint and Other Spices for Baby - Recipe on SproutRight.comSo many jarred baby foods or pouches seem healthy enough, but the taste just isn’t the same as homemade. Have you ever tried pea purée from a jar? Or a blend with meat like chicken? Try it one day and you’ll see what an odd taste your baby is developing his palate with.  And yet we feed this to our baby and wonder why he just isn’t that interested when it comes time to share our food!

I get mixed reactions from new mothers when I suggest adding herbs, spices and flavour-packed seasoning to baby food purée. My immune boosting purée contains garlic, cilantro and lemon juice and the reaction is often the same– “can my baby eat garlic?” Of course! A tiny bit of garlic really appeals to your baby’s palate. It takes the toned-down taste of lentils and chickpeas and really amps it up, appealing to the entire family’s taste buds!

Read More