I’m all for homemade baby food. I loved roasting apples for homemade applesauce and figuring out home many things I could add butternut squash puree to. However, it would have been nice not to have to make ALL of their food. At that time (2010 and 2012), if you wanted fresh baby food, you had to make it yourself. All of it.
It’s now 2015 and the on-demand economy has taken hold. If we can have hot meals delivered nightly by one of a plethora of startups, why not also have fresh, organic baby food delivered to supplement what you make at home?
Enter Fresh Baby Bites. They contacted me last spring about trying some of their offerings out on my little ones and I took them up on it. First off, their packaging was ADORABLE. I’m a sucker for nice (and not wasteful) packaging and they really exceeded my expectations. And the best part was that the food tasted as good as it looked.
We received black bean brownies, two types of tamales, beef and carrot empanadas, mini-meatballs, homemade yogurt with cinnamon applesauce, apple carrot muffins, and carrot puree. It even came with a reusable little pouch for the puree. (Tangent: Back in 2010 I wanted to invent a reusable pouch like this. Looks like someone did it and I hope they are making millions from it.)
All of the food was a hit, but the black bean brownies were the all-around favorite. I think Z could have eaten the entire box in a sitting. And the best thing was that they were sweetened with dates--genius!
Fresh Baby Bites can be ordered through Good Eggs, a grocery delivery service that focuses on local food sources. I have to admit, that If I was still feeding “baby food” full-time, the prices would have to make this service a supplement to making my own baby food at home. The quality and flavors are really good, so I can see getting a few of these items a week as the perfect way to keep meals interesting for baby (and mommy!).
FULL DISCLOSURE: I received the food samples from Fresh Baby Bites for free.