Adapted from a blog appearing on PETA.org
Jennifer Garner’s baby-food company is particularly noteworthy. No, not just because it was cofounded by that Jennifer Garner. She’s also a mother, an actor, and a social-justice activist, as well as the chief brand officer for this vegan and organic baby-food company.
Once Upon a Farm offers everything that a modern parent is looking for when it comes to feeding babies healthy, nutrient-rich food. The California-based company was created with 21st century babies in mind: Its products are vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, BPA-free, and kosher. Every food item on the website includes a loud and proud “vegan” label (along with other reputable tags).
Beyond fruits and veggies, the company also offers foods such as Just Right Porridge and Caroberry Mousse, and of course, they’re dairy-free. Cow’s milk is one of the most common food allergies in infants and children, so you can minimize the risk to your child and avoid the dairy industry’s inherent cruelty by choosing vegan meals.
Pure Spoon uses only 100 percent certified organic, fresh fruits and veggies for its purées, meaning that it never sits on a shelf. It’s all cold-pressed using High Pressure Pasteurization, which means that the foods don’t lose their nutrients, flavor, or texture. You can get Pure Spoon delivered to your door, and now, it’s also available at Walmart. It’s super-convenient for any type of busy schedule. Pure Spoon
All recipes were created in founder and CEO Ashley Rossi’s kitchen using a blender. This company’s baby foods are refrigerated, which makes the products fresher than those of “shelf stable” brands.
Perfect for on-the-go families, you can take these pouches anywhere. The containers are 100 percent BPA free, and the contents are 100 percent organic fruits and veggies. Bonus: Peter Rabbit Organics are made in a nut-free facility, so they’re a good choice if you or your little ones have allergies.
You can also get crafty and make your own baby food. You know best which foods your baby does and doesn’t like. With just a blender, you can come up with your own recipes that babies will love, while sneaking in the foods that they need, too. This can be fun for you and a great way to save money.