I like to imagine feeding my baby only wholesome
homemade baby food. Ideally, that food would be made fresh daily
with organic ingredients and perhaps frozen in ice-cube trays
for later use. In real life, this isn't always possible. Real
life often finds our family eating on the run, grabbing quick
snacks between one function and the next. These convenience foods,
though usually wholesome, are not always appropriate for baby.
Fortunately, there is a healthful alternative to homemade baby
Earth's Best jars of baby food are certified
organic and contain no added sugar or salt. Artificial flavors,
colors or preservatives are never used. Earth's Best is free of
genetically engineered ingredients (GEIs) and in 2000 it became
the first company to offer Certified Kosher Organic Baby Food.
In addition to offering fare for kosher families, Earth's Best
labels identify which foods are vegetarian, vegan and wheat-free.
Convenient: Jarred food is portable,
non-perishable, and does not require refrigeration when unopened.
Availability: Most health food
stores carry Earth's Best as do some major grocery store chains.
Check the Earth's Best website for a store near you or to purchase
Disaster Preparedness: Jarred
baby food meets the American Red Cross recommendation for storing
at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food that does not
require refrigeration, cooking or water to prepare. It is also
ideal for emergency car kits.
Cost: Prepared baby foods are
expensive. Earth's Best Baby Food runs between $0. 62 for a 2.5-ounce
jar of First Food to $1.20 for a 6-ounce jar of Junior Food. Bulk
discounts are available.
Selection: Not all retailers
carry the entire Earth's Best line; your selection may be limited.
When I visited the Earth's Best website, some jarred food varieties
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Review by Bridgett Torrence
Bridgett Torrence is a
freelance writer and mother of two living in coastal southern
California. She enjoys natural parenting, whole-foods cooking
and speculative fiction.