As parents we all want to feed our children the absolute best, right?
We spend countless dollars on “natural” or “organic” foods for our babies. But are those foods really best? Those top brands you spend all that money on in stores because they contain the words like “Kitchen” or “Organic”- do you actually know what is in them? Or better yet, do you know the process to get them there? Once I learned about Once Upon a Farm, I couldn’t believe I had never though about HOW these companies I had been supporting were able to stay on shelves for such a long period of time with no refrigeration. I simply saw these words and my brain was tricked into “this MUST be healthy, its ORGANIC!” But the sad truth is, those pouches I was buying for my children were basically nothing but sugar by the time they reached my kid’s mouths.
Once Upon a Farm has created a truly amazing product that stands way above the rest!
For starters, this amazing company was started by a mother and chef who was on a mission to feed her daughter the best. Being unhappy with the shelf stable food options she found, she used her knowledge of nutrition and a process called High Pressure Pascalization (HPP) and Once Upon a Farm was born!
What is HPP & what makes it different than the processes used for shelf stable baby food?
HPP uses high pressure to preserve packaged foods vs thermal pasteurization. This process eliminates any bacteria while still allowing the food to maintain all of its nutritional integrity as well as have a higher yield of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Which brings me back to my point of shelf stable baby foods. Think of the high temperatures it must take to preserve these pouches well enough to kill bacteria and allow them to sit on shelves well past the time your child will even be in the phase of eating them for. All of that heat kills almost ALL of the vitamins and nutrients and what you are left with is a super sweet, sugar packed snack. NO THANK YOU!
Once Upon a Farm is somethin you can feel confident about feeding your child.
The fact that you can go to their website and see exactly where each fruit and vegetable come from ON A US MAP is amazing! Know exactly where each ingredient that you’re feeding your baby was grown. And they aren’t boring blends, they contain coconut, hemp seeds, and chia to name a few! If you didn’t know, that last fact is important, babies need a little bit of texture, it is how they learn to chew and get ready for other foods! The Packaging is outstanding. Every pouch must stay refrigerated, why? Because it is all FRESH! It comes in a big, beautiful, branded box, lined with material to keep the box insulated as well as with ice packs. It all came to me in FL ICY cold!
EVERYTHING is RECYCLABLE! That’s right, the cap, the spout, the pouch, the box and all of the shipping materials! How amazing is that?
They make the PERFECT beach snack!
Greyson definitely approves!
Pack up that cooler and know that you’re giving your babe the best. That’s all we want as parents, after all, right?