If you’re strapped for time, especially right now, these pouches pack a powerful punch of fruits, veggies and ease. Plus, they’ve all been approved by a very discerning 10-month-old eater.
Once Upon a Farm
You might notice a familiar face in the marketing for these pouches since Jennifer Garner is one of the co-founders of this Certified USDA Organic line that is Non-GMO Project Verified, and the pouches are BPA-free and recyclable. They are also a certified B Corp and partner with multiple programs to provide assistance and food to underserved families. Try the adorably named Wild Rumpus Avocado that blends avocado with banana, pineapple and spearmint or Coco for Mangoes, which is packed with mango, apple, coconut milk, date and carrot.
The Free Range Chicken with Organic Peas & Carrots features chicken that is humanely raised on small family farms and added healthy fats in the form of avocado oil that may help support baby’s brain development. With no added sugars or preservatives, these allergen-free pouches try to mimic the macronutrients of breast milk, offering the right balance of fat, protein and carbohydrates.
The only pouch in this roundup that is certified by Demeter USA, the International seal of approval for Biodynamic farming practices and products, this brand also uses proceeds to sponsor the next generation of sustainable farmers and farm-to-school gardening and educational programs in North America. The super clean label of Carrot, Sweet Potato and Pea or Pear, Banana and Kiwi means you’re getting exactly what’s advertised plus lemon juice concentrate for stabilizing.
This brand prides themselves in tummy friendly foods to promote good digestive health that are free from common allergens that can upset sensitive bellies. The line is certified organic, non-GMO and kosher plus free from gluten, dairy, soy and egg. The Dairy Free Yogurt pouch gets its creamy texture from quinoa milk and coconut cream, making both my baby and my toddler equally satisfied.
It can feel like Thanksgiving any time with Organic Pumpkin, Cranberry and Apple or Chicken Pot Pie, which is basically a full meal in a pouch. Their organic ingredients are unsweetened, unsalted and have no added modified starches. Plus, the level of affordability is hard to beat.
This primarily subscription-based service has a focus on vegetable-based pouches with white bean, sweet potato, carrot or pea acting as main ingredients. Take a quick survey to get recommendations customized to your little one or pick your favorite packs directly from an exclusive selection at Whole Foods.