Now that the days of baby food are here in my house once again, I’ve been on the hunt for all of the “homemade” types of baby food. Now, I’ll confess my snobbery here, for giving my baby only homemade of my own, but I’ll also confess that the second child really does get the shaft. And while I have made a good majority of her food so far, I’ve both been lacking in variety and time, usually leaving me scrambling for something for her for dinner, since she’s not really ready for a béchamel sauce or our standard variety mac and cheese, often prepared with unpasteurized cheeses. There are also occasions where we are out and sometimes jarred variety baby food is easier.
I had heard of Sprout before, but didn’t really have any real need at the time, or any place to purchase it. Sprout is all organic, and is featured in a handy resealable pouch. The best part of this is that the packaging is completely BPA free.
They recently opened up a Wegmans in my area, the holy grail of grocery stores, and I was happy to see it on my shelves. I picked a few up for my baby girl to give a whirl.
Her absolute favorite, is the mix of apple, carrot and mango. She took one bite and promptly ripped the spoon from my hand. She wasn’t a big fan of peach rice pudding (it’s more her dislike for tart things) or pasta with lentil bologonese. Everything else she was OK with. Everything seemed fresh and not lacking taste, which I loved.
Overall, I’ll definitely be purchasing this brand to keep on hand for emergencies and travel.
Just a back story, Sprout was co-founded by Chef Tyler Florence, who you can catch on Food Network, if you’re not familiar with him. I love it when renowned chefs create appetizing foods for baby. I mean, why do babies have to eat plain food?
I will say that it’s a bit more expensive than even the bigger organic brands out there, but for me, I don’t plan on feeding it to her exclusively, so I can justify the cost of buying it for outings and the nights where I just don’t have anything on hand.
Get it: You can get Sprout Baby food at most Whole Foods stores, as well as online.
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