the new baby – the new options

So – I know… my baby isn’t a baby anymore, and I’m not pregnant – so what am I doing with a container of baby food. I don’t know for sure, but it struck me in the store and I just had to get it. I’m wandering and in the baby section I see this pouch or organic baby food called Sprout. So I look at the options and I’m totally drawn to this pouch of Pasta with Lentil Bolognese. Seriously… how high end restaurant here. I look at the ingredients – wow… no weird oils. Thank goodness. No sunflower, no soybean, no flax… and all of the ingredients are certified organic. And the package is BPA-free. So I bought it.

I brought it home and just let it hang out on my shelf. Not sure what for. I mean – again, I’m not pregnant so I’m not sure what I am waiting for with this little pouch of sunshine. I just had to have it. So today I decided to brave it. I am going to dig in and see what I think of this little pouch of baby food, and therefore be able to either recommend it or not recommend it to friends.

So the first thing I do is look for the company online. Boy am I surprised. I am not very good I guess at the details because even though he’s listed on the back of the package, it wasn’t until I went to the website that I realized Tyler Florence was the founder and chef of the Spout Baby Food line. The website has links to coupons which is always great for any mom or dad trying to be organic in this economy. There is also a great link to Terracycle. Sprout has partnered with eco-innovator TerraCycle to help provide a second life for the packaging by converting waste Sprout® packaging into fun and unique products sold at major retailers! Every time you buy a Sprout product you and your organization can help save the packaging from being discarded into a landfill by sending it to TerraCycle. For each approved packaging received, 2¢ will be paid to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. It’s a win, win situation! I totally love that.

I really do love the packaging. It’s this cool, patent-pending pouch that allows the food to be packaged safely and greenly without any preservatives. I really hated not really having anywhere close to send my glass baby food jars when my daughter was small. Utah – not the highest recycling friendly place in the nation. So this is great. No worries about having a broken jar of baby food in your diaper bag. And the cost of some of those diaper bags… you know what I mean. And the package is resealable – although you would want to finish it up pretty quickly since there are no preservatives. And it should be put in a refrigerator, or a cooler to keep it if you aren’t finishing it on the spot.

So on to the test. I heated it a little in a warm cup of water. You can’t microwave the pouch, and it states not to boil it either. You could serve it cold – but I am not really sure about even trying it. I’ve had baby food before and it wasn’t good at all. I remember reading that Jennifer Aniston was on a baby food diet, and I have to say that is one diet I did not want to give a try to. So I have to say – it didn’t look like on the package. Duh! It’s for a baby of about 7 months old. I had to give a little laugh at the fact that I was surprised when I opened it. I have to say it actually had a nice flavor. It was definitely a bolognese flavor. I could see a baby really enjoying this. It was mellow. Funny… I could actually see putting some of this in my food storage. It would be a good thing in case of emergency. It wasn’t bad. And mixed with some noodles – it would actually be quite healthy.

SO — would I recommend this to friends wanting good organic foods for baby. I totally would!!

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6 Responses so far.

  1. nicole says:
    Thanks, Barbara! what a wonderful post! I have to say, once you try the other recipes, you will be really like them. Pasta Lentil Bolognese is a great one – some people expect it to taste stronger, like an adult food – where they would be used to tasting salt or sugars. Given that your “baby is not a baby”, I also use recipes as dips for my toddler and in sauces, dressings, glazes and smoothies because it’s just pure food! Sprout just launched Advanced Meals with Texture (4 of 12 of Tyler’s recipes are out) – and I think you’ll want to have in your pantry. We are in 18 Walmart locations in Utah.
    • admin says:
      Sprout Foods, you’re so welcome. I am going to have to experiment with these in other recipes. Thanks for the ideas. I think as a parent it can be hard to get enough real food off your child’s plate and into their mouths, so what a great way to sneak some additional nutrients in to a meal. The smoothie idea is fantastic!! I’m going to have to give the cinnamon apple oatmeal a try in my smoothie next.
  2. CLB says:
    I recently discovered this line of baby food too…LOVE IT. Especially the cinnamon apple oatmeal. The easiest way to warm this up is just empty the pouch into a bowl and pop it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
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