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Happy Baby Food

Sunday, January 4, 2009 Leave a Comment

Have you ever tasted your baby's food? Green beans? Turkey with gravy mash, or chicken with peas?

With my first son, I tried his food exactly two times: the sweet potatoes, because he loved them and it was all he ate -- it was good; and the peas, because he made the shot-of-whiskey face and shudder with every bite. It was horrible. My friend Matthew says that baby food tastes like the veggies that were on the verge of rotting, so they turn it into mash and call it baby food (sorry, Gerber). I didn't blame him for not eating it.

So he ate sweet potatoes and apple sauce. I'm sure it has something to do with his current 3 year old super bland, no meat palate.

So with son #2, I'm determined to do it differently after discovering Happy Baby baby food.

You can find it in the frozen food section of Super Target. Probably Whole Foods, too.

The founders are two moms from the Bay Area. They partnered with Dr. Sears, of The Baby Book fame.

I have a package of "Sweeter Potatoes" right now. The full list of ingredients?

"Organic sweet potatoes, water for cooking."

That's it.

They come in a package like an ice cube tray. You just pop one out, heat it for 30 seconds, and your baby has yummy food.

The package says:

"Dr. Sears says frozen is fresher. Feeding your baby only fresh whole foods programs taste buds to enjoy natural foods. Avoid processed foods, which dull young tastes and make kids accustomed to bland packaged foods. Grow a healthy eater right from the start and your baby will continue to crave the wholesome tastes of fruits, veggies, whole grains and homemade food for years to come."

I love it.