I’m at that age where everyone around me seems to be having a baby, and they also all seem to be exhausted. Like can’t keep their eyes open at dinner exhausted. Finally there are now a growing number of food delivery services that focus on babies, toddlers, and kids. Not only do they target parents that are super busy (or just plain overwhelmed with being a new parent!), they target parents who want their kids to develop healthy eating habits and perhaps don’t exactly know how to go about doing this.
The leader in this space is Nurture Life. The company focuses on delivering healthy, organic ready-to-eat meals for children from the ages 6 months to 18 years. All meals are free of artificial ingredients, added sugars, trans fats, and high-fructose corn syrup.
Price-wise they have multiple weekly plan options including eight or 14 meals for babies and five or 10 meals for toddlers and kids. The service’s prices range from $45 to $119 per week. All meals are cooked and portioned based on the child’s age and nutritional needs, with weekly menu rotations featuring seasonal choices, as well as classic favorites so that kids can experience a variety of tastes and ingredients. I follow Melissa Wood on Instagram and I’ve been so inspired by how she feeds her son healthy food – to the point where he is asking for green smoothies! I can see how this is a huge challenge, however, when it’s so much easier to give a kid something with sugar. I love that this service takes some of the guesswork (and actual work…) out of it.
If you’re in California, also checkout Yumi, a new startup offering subscription meal delivery for babies in the California area. Their options are fresh, organic, and science-backed to be as nutritiously delicious as possible. The founders (all women) worked with a team of chefs, pediatricians, and nutritionists to create blends and recipes featuring seasonal and superfood ingredients (think dragon fruit, spirulina, and rose water). See the image below for some of their palette-expanding offerings.
All I know is I’m ready to eat everything pictured on all of these images!