Step aside, mushed peas. Now, your tiny tot can feast on an organic puree of carrots cooked in chicken broth, finished off with some peas and a dash of turmeric.
Los Angeles-based company Little Foodie Club is whipping up flavorful baby food to help parents lay the groundwork for healthy, adventurous eaters by “tantalizing tiny taste buds.” In other words, at just 6 months old, your baby could be a foodie in the making.
The meals, featuring ingredients such as chia, sage and lavender, are available for single deliveries or a semi-monthly, subscription-based delivery.
The line of baby food separates tots into three age ranges: 6 to 9 months, 9 to 12 months, and 12 months and up. The youngest are treated to purees like the cauliflower and pear with tarragon, graduating to dishes such as the sweet potato, garbanzo bean and spinach coconut curry by 9 months. Meals prepared for the oldest age group start to resemble adult food -- lamb tagine or pasta bolognese, anyone?
All meals are organic, free of preservatives and full of nutrients.
The company’s approach is based off the philosophy that a child’s eating habits and preferences are determined as soon as they are introduced to food before the age of 1.
“I want to change how the next generation of children eats,” co-founder and self-proclaimed foodie Kerstin Kühn told ABC News.
As a food writer who has explored culinary cultures around the world, Kühn winced at the thought of her daughter, Maxine, growing up to become a picky eater. So the new mother began making homemade baby food. She soon realized there was an unmet demand for nutritious, flavorful and wholesome meals for tots. She launched Little Foodie Club with her husband, Adam Fenn, in late May.
Maxine is now 20 months old and Little Foodie’s head taste tester.
So dig in, little ones! And make sure Mom and Dad don't steal a bite.