The joy of holding a baby for the first time in arms is unmatched. In what seems like a heartbeat, this joy transcends to become a concern. Almost six months after a child's birth, it's time to start feeding them. With hundreds of baby food products dominating the shelves of supermarkets, parents are right to feel nervous about making the best choice.
Amala Earth is a strong advocate of environment-friendly products. Coincidentally, fresh eco-friendly food products are free from any type of harmful chemical preservatives. By selecting baby food products from Amala Earth's curation, parents will do their part in saving the planet while bringing the best food for their toddlers to the table. These products are suitable for four to 36 months of kids.
Which Preservatives Are Added to Baby Food Products?
The chemical compounds added to food products to increase their shelf life are called preservatives. They keep a check on the growth of bacteria that make the food unsuitable for consumption. Not just food, these chemicals are added to medicines and personal care items as well. However, the milder substitute for these harsh chemicals is natural preservatives. Just as their name says, they are made using organic ingredients that cause no harm to the user's body.
Baby food for 1-year-old or older kids contains risky preservatives as listed below.
- Artificial colours
- Sodium nitrate
- Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
- Sodium benzoate
- Artificial sweeteners
- High fructose corn syrup
- Sorbic acid
- Propyl gallate
- Benzoic acid
Organic Baby Food Products
Purchasing baby food without preservatives is the first step toward taking care of a young life. Although people talk about purchasing products free of preservatives, it is important to note that food products need some or other type of preservative to have a decent shelf life. Natural preservatives like ascorbic acid (vitamin c), citric acid from fruits, or lemon juice concentrate are the best alternatives to chemicals that parents must keep an eye for.
While the best food items for kids are the ones made at home, store-bought products, especially the organic ones, offer a wide range of variety in flavours. They are compact, easy to carry, and delicious to satisfy young taste buds. Listed below are the best organic baby food products for babies on Amala Earth.
What's better than a wholesome meal that contains a bowl full of nutrients? The organic porridge mix is a box brimming with vitamins, minerals and nutrients for babies sourced from raw grains. It is made with dried mango and banana powder that adds flavour to the sprouted ragi porridge. The product is gluten-free, easily digestible, iron-rich, filled with proteins, and low in fat. It strengthens the immune system of the child with the support of vitamin C from mangoes.
The delicious super puffs for babies keep parents away from the stress of thinking about their child's meals. More often than not, kids get hungry between meals at a time when giving them heavy food is not possible. These light and tasty puffs can be used for mid-time snacking as well, to keep children full till it's time for the next meal.
Little Moppet's Barley Cereal offers barley's raw richness in protein and amino acids to repair and grow the body tissues of a little baby. The goodness of fibre content in the cereal effectively cleans out the buildup of bacteria or other germs in the colon. This ensures a properly functioning digestive system in the toddler's body.
Happa's Mangoes + Bananas fruit puree offers the fringe benefits of organic fruits in an easy-to-carry packet. This small packet is filled with vitamins and other nutrients required for a growing child's body in the right proportions. A baby would love to consume a meal as delicious because it contains flavours like banana and mango that are delicious enough to make a child ask for more.
Little Moppet's Banana Soya Cereal presents a protein-rich meal for a child's growing body. Here, the non-appetizing flavour of the nutrient-rich soya is balanced with the natural sweetness of the banana. This will induce excitement for meal time in a little one's mind. Their satisfaction opens the door to a happy meal-time session.
Natural Baby Food Recipes
Whether the food is being prepared for a 6-months-old baby that doesn't understand anything, or for a picky 18-months-old toddler, taste and nutrients are the two important factors that demand attention. Natural food recipes (particularly baby food recipes) are made with these factors in mind. They pander to the taste buds while catering to the needs of the growing body.
Listed below are some organic Indian baby food recipes for 4 to 36-months-olds.
- Boiled food items: These include boiled fruits, sprouts, and vegetables that are a storehouse of nutrients for a child's body. The fruits in this list can be mashed or pureed, while the vegetables can be boiled (without throwing off the excess water) and mashed. Examples include apple, avocado, peaches, banana, plums, carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin, barley, suji, quinoa, yellow moong dal, or semolina.
- Sweet potato banana bread puree: Mix one medium-sized boiled sweet potato with 2 slices of wheat bread and a banana in a grinder. Add water as required depending on the required thickness of the puree.
- Fruit Cereal: Puree the fruit of your choice to mix with a healthy bowl of cereal. Take about 2 tablespoons of cereal and mix it with one cup of water without lumps. Cook this mixture for about 10 minutes and let it cool down. Mix the fruit puree, and the dish is ready to be served.
To Sum It Up
Wholesome baby food must contain all the nutrients required for a child's growth. However, they must be free from harmful chemical preservatives that increase the shelf life of the products at the cost of a child's health. Amala Earth offers the widest range of baby food products from the best brands. This is to ensure that parents get the safest food products for their loved toddlers who deserve nothing less than the best. Start shopping now!