Our little princess was 7 months old when we decided to go on a 10-day trip to Georgia. Naturally, being a recent mom, rather than be excited about the trip I was more worried. Basically because Aiza had just started solids a few weeks back and all I have fed her are home-made mashed foods, so I did not know how she would react to canned stuff and I was not really keen on giving her those preserved-over-the-shelf baby food.
My first concern was what am I going to do about Aiza’s food while on the trip and whether she will cope well in the extreme cold climate there. Hence I went on a whirlwind of shopping (for winter wear) and research about baby-food.
That’s how I came across NurturMe baby food products and read up a lot about their products and reviews by other moms. This is what I found 👇🏻
NurturMe are available in these flavors –
- Squash, Bananas and Green Kale
- Sweet Potatoes, Oatmeal and Bananas
- Peas, Quiona and Apples
- Carrots, Raisins and Sweet Potatoes
- Quinoa and Bananas
- Quinoa and Apples
- Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Raisins
They boast these qualities in their products that include quinoa:
- Complete and balanced protein
- Easily digestible
- Natural plant-based vitamins and minerals
- Certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher
- No added salts, sugars, or preservatives
These are different from any other I have seen before. During my search for a food option for my little girl, I found that most of the stuff were either large heavy canned powders or small packs of liquified processed foods. I could not find something that was fresh with minimal time required to make and yet easy to carry on a trip. These packs are super convenient. Since it’s dried powder in small packets, these are light weight and hence avoiding having to carry heavy jars in a diaper bag.
For those who are going on trips away from home where it would be difficult to find the resources required to make everything from scratch as we do at home, then this product may be the perfect solution for you.
Let me tell you how this works… they have quick dried their foods and the benefit of quick drying instead of typical canning methods is the food actually retains more nutrition. This method allows for the absolute most nutrients retained as you can get in a packaged product (no preservatives needed). All you have to do is to just add water or expressed milk or formula milk into it and blend it well to make a smooth texture as per your baby’s preference. Bingo!
I had to try them on my daughter before leaving for the trip and hence ordered few packs of each flavour from deliver2mum.com (you can also find them under baby food section in Carrefour) and got them delivered within a day. Each pack cost me AED14 and the quantity was for one time meal only. So, if you can buy smaller packs instead of buying in boxes that would be ideal to try it out first.
Some of the meals are a little bland and hence I had to add sugar or salt to make it tasty enough for my little one. The meals with quinoa in them were the least favourite of my daughter as they had a smell that was off-putting.
Picking the baby food you decide to feed to your little one can be tough, especially since there’s a lot to consider. If you are looking for something that is convenient, yet as close to nature as can be what with no sugar added, no salt, no unnecessary ingredients, no preservatives, and certified organic, then NuturMe gets my seal of approval.