Today's review is courtesy of NurtrMe!
NurturMe came to fruition after two moms realized that little had changed in the world of baby food since they were babies themselves. Babies were still receiving their nutrition from purees in thick glass jars. This led them to innovate a line of nutritious and organic freeze dried baby foods.
NurturMe uses a freeze/drum drying process that is nutritionally superior to canning since it preserves the nutrients and phytochemicals in the food and it provides a higher sensor quality of food. There is less heat exposure to your baby's food and therefore the nutrients are preserved and the food looks and tastes better!
NurturMe foods are completely organic and sourced from farms with the US. No pesticides are used in growing the fruits and vegetables so no need to worry about these toxins causing your baby long term health problems. NurturMe products are gluten free with no added sugar, salt or preservatives. The packing is also completely BPA free.
Unlike other baby foods, NurturMe gives you the flexibility of preparing the food just the way your baby likes it. Just add breast milk, whole milk, formula, or water and stir. Any amount, any consistency - there is no right or wrong way to prepare NurturMe foods. As your baby grows and their tastes mature you can add in grains, your homemade purees, and yogurt to give them a nutritional boost!
I was an assortment of NurturMe foods for review:
I really like the concept behind freeze drying these foods and love the packaging. Each pouch is about palm size so they're definitely much lighter and more portable than traditional jars of baby food.
Each pouch yields approximately 2.5 oz of prepared food. The packaging states that you can mix and match pouches for variety so I choose to blend two packets together since my little guy usually takes 4 ounces of baby food + oatmeal at his feedings.
I mixed the apples and bananas first. Each packet says to mix the contents with 3-5 TBSP of fluid. Since I was using two packets, I added 6 TBSP at first. The consistency was a little too thick for my little guy at that point. I ended up adding 10 TBSP total and ended up with the perfect consistency (shown in the last photo). I didn't add oatmeal to this because I wanted to see how he'd like the taste of the fruit alone and it ended up being a good amount of food.
I also tried the apple and banana mixture myself and it was delicious! It tasted really fresh! I also mixed up the vegetables for my little man and he was equally as please with those.
The wubba definitely enjoyed NurturMe!
NurturMe also states that you can sneak their fruits and veggies into toddler foods as a way to boost the nutritional value of their foods. I think this is a fantastic idea if you have an especially picky eater on your hands. Mix and match pouches for variety, mix into yogurt, combine with grains, even add them to Macaroni and Cheese - the options are endless!
The flavors are absolutely wonderful and they are such convenient packages for carrying in your diaper bag. No heavy glass jars or pouches - just grab these little packs and be on your way! Your baby will love the taste and you'll feel good knowing you're giving them nutritious, organic food.
Buy it: You can purchase NurturMe foods on their website or from major retailers around the country.
WINNER: Theresa T.