At the beginning of December, I received an Instagram message from Meghan with White Leaf Provisions.
She began explaining to me how WLP differs from other baby food companies. How they use biodynamic farming to create all of their products.
In the world of nutrition, new health claims on product packaging are becoming more and more prevalent. Terms like: gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, organic, etc. However, biodynamic was not a term I was familiar with at the time.
After some research and product testing (aka Jax and I taste testing) here is what we have found:
What is “biodynamic farming”?
According to the Biodynamic Association, “Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition.”
They go on to explain, how “each biodynamic farm or garden is an integrated, whole, living organism. This organism is made up of many interdependent elements: fields, forests, plants, animals, soils, compost, people, and the spirit of the place. Biodynamic farmers and gardeners work to nurture and harmonize these elements, managing them in a holistic and dynamic way to support the health and vitality of the whole.”
Read more about biodynamic farming here.
How did it taste?
Our sample box contained:
– 1 Biodynamic Apple+Pear Sauce (4oz single serve cup)
– 1 Biodynamic Apple + Ceylon Cinnamon Sauce (4oz single serve cup)
– 1 Mango, Banana, Carrot & Pear baby food snack (90g pouch)
– 1 Carrot, Sweet Potato, Pea baby food snack (90g pouch)
I absolutely LOVE carrying snack pouches in my purse. Seriously, have you ever been out shopping with a RAVENOUS toddler?! It is miserable.
These portable, convenient snack pouches are perfect for families on the go- like us! We sampled our first one while shopping at Target.
(based upon facial expressions and amount consumed)
Apple+Pear Sauce: This was Jaxon’s favorite! He basically licked the container clean.
Apple + Ceylon Cinnamon Sauce: We are still adapting to some spices and cinnamon (surprisingly) isn’t one of his favorites. However this would have been the perfect addition to some banana muffin batter!
Mango, Banana, Carrot & Pear baby food snack: His favorite out of the pouches. He has always loved mango so I knew this would be well recieved.
Carrot, Sweet Potato, Pea baby food snack: After one bite, he decide to squirt this one all over himself, the Target cart, and me….
Apple+Pear Sauce: Tasty, but fairly bland (to an adult)
Apple + Ceylon Cinnamon Sauce: most definitely my favorite!!
Mango, Banana, Carrot & Pear baby food snack: This one was much “sweeter” than any of the others. Only because it is comprised of t3 fruits which leads to lots of natural sugars. Natural sugars are completely okay, and important in a balanced diet!
Carrot, Sweet Potato, Pea baby food snack: this one was fairly bitter (to my adult taste buds) and was my least favorite. But I am probably being biased because this is the one we decide to sample in Target. And its also the one Jax decide to squirt all over my white sweater… btw this is bright orange when applied to clothes hahaha
White Leaf Provisions is doing an incredible job to not only make delicious baby food but also to help the earth!
I was very impressed with their packaging, nutritional information, and customer service!
I understand that financially it can be more expensive to purchase pre-made baby foods. Personally, I chose to make all of our own baby food. However, over time, I realized that sometimes convenience foods (such as prepacked) is the only way I can be certain that he is getting healthy food while on the go.
For anyone who truly wants to do something for the environment and provide optimal nutrtients to their child, should consider WLP as their go-to travel snacks!
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