Sorry for the short hiatus folks, but we spent last week in Kentucky introducing the Bug to his extended family. It was a fantastic trip where we interacted with lots of cousins and just wore ourselves out! The Bug was just GO GO GO the whole time with minimal naps…but when he did nap he was ADORABLE (as you can see in this cute photo with Granny).
While we were gone, we obviously had to pack some food. I had the FANTASTIC opportunity to taste test some baby food from Sprout , a great company that creates organic baby food. The fine folks at their exclusive online dealer, Sprout Baby sent us several delectable offerings that were sure to tantalize the Bugs palate. (My fingers were crossed since my homemade attempts have all failed miserably.)
Talk about yummy — yummy tasting (yes, I tried some) and yummy looking! Sprout uses all natural, organic ingredients and you can tell. The Bug was able to try out the following flavors:
• Roasted Apples and Blueberries
• Sweet Baby Carrots
• Roasted Bananas and Mango (This was REALLY REALLY good. I was supremely impressed.)
• Sweet Peas and Garden Green Beans
• Summer Squash, Yukon Gold Potatoes and Parmesan (We had this tonight and as you can see from the picture, he kept wanting more!)
We still have Baked Sweet Potatoes and White Beans to try…but I couldn’t wait to post about this, so we’ll have it tomorrow and let you know how it went over. Based on our other meals, I’m sure he’ll love it.
Who creates these wonderful meals? Celeb Chef Tyler Florence . He’s been on multiple Food Network shows and is the author of “Eat This Book: Cooking with Global Fresh Flavors.”
Another cool thing about this baby food – the packaging! They don’t come in jars; they come in pouches. This is what they say about it on their Web site “In comparing the pouch to glass, which is the material used in the majority of competitors products, Sprout Foods found that the energy (fossil fuels) used over the entire life of the glass package for its manufacture and transport far exceeds the energy that goes into the manufacturing and transporting of a pouch package.” Plus, you can, OF COURSE, recycle the pouches. I really admire that considering we all know I’m not the greenest person around (but hey, I’m trying!)
So what’s it going to cost me you ask? $16.95 for a pack of 12 pouches. That’s $1.42 per pouch, which really isn’t that much more than the Stage 2 and Stage 3 of Earth’s Best that you can get at your local grocery store. And trust me, your baby will thank you.