We get how busy you can be—sometimes doing any prep feels like work. For these parents, the best option may be to get your youngsters’ food delivered right to your door.
Companies like Yumi produce beautiful, balanced, nutrient-rich baby food jars with combos like mango, coconut, and buckwheat or carrots, spinach, and millett. The different meals can be mixed and matched with options for 6, 10, or 12 different meals per week, delivered pre-portioned and chilled: ready to be reheated or stored for the rest of the week.
Little Spoon is another great option that tailor-creates meals to suit your baby’s nutritional needs based on a range of factors including age. With a variety of blends from simple mango or apple to more adventurous combos like black bean, mango, corn, lime, and cilantro, these meals are perfect for accompanying your baby as he or she grows into a toddler and making sure that he or she gets all the right nutrients.
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Once babies are ready for solid food, even more choices present themselves. Companies like Nurturie or RealEats deliver prepared meals right to your door with balanced meals of solid foods that are kid-tested for flavor. “We're constantly brainstorming and developing new recipes,” explains Nurturie founder Regina Reale. “The whole intent is to keep exposing your child to new flavors and new dishes.”
While ultra-local Nurturie (currently based in New York) targets kids only, RealEats’ meal plans are designed with the whole family in mind. CEO and founder Dan Wise got the idea as a divorced dad trying to find a fast, healthy solution to the constant question of “What’s for dinner?”
“I didn’t want to compromise my family’s health just because I didn’t have the time to cook,” says Wise. “And unless you make dinner from scratch, it’s usually not really clear what’s in the food.”
RealEats meals are chef-designed and prepared, and they’re a great way to introduce your kids to new foods.
“I like to think that real food is for everyone,” says Wise. “We shouldn’t be raising our kids on processed junky foods that have little nutritional value. The sooner we expose our children to great tasting real food, the healthier they’ll be.”
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