By: Kristin Orr
Embarking on the journey to solids with a baby is always a bit of a bumpy ride. There are so many ideologies and opinions in regards to starting babies on solids, and even once you decide what path to take, the options can be overwhelming!
With my first, I took a trip to Target and bought a slu of different pureed fruits and veggies to start him on immediately. He was an easy eater and took to everything I offered up. As he became a more advanced eater, I made sure that all of his foods were the best of the best- organic, non-GMO, natural. These words and phrases became more and more important to me as I continued to educate myself about the baby foods I’d see on the store shelf. My second little one is just about to turn 6 months, which means the conversations around the house are all about her starting solids.
More educated now, I am happy to have discovered Beech-Nut® Naturals. Beech-Nut® Naturals is baby food made with real ingredients, gently cooked over indirect heat to preserve color, flavor, and nutrients. The label is honest and simple- just the food you see on the title is what you’re getting on the inside. The ingredients are real, and by real, I mean natural fruits and vegetables in every jar, with absolutely nothing artificial added. When you turn each jar around and look at the nutrition label, there are no surprises to be found. There are lots of options to choose from, from a simple single fruit or veggie to a blend of both (perfect for those pickier eaters that might need something a little sweeter!).
What I also love about Beech-Nut® Naturals is that they offer organic options as well. All of the Beech-Nut® Naturals and Organics are Non-GMO Project Verified, something that I’ve learned as a mom is really important to me in regards to the food that I serve my entire family.
Not only are Beech-Nut® Naturals perfect for my 6 month old, but their whole line of products are great for my toddler as well. Although he tried everything under the sun those first few months of eating, he now (like so many other toddlers) is starting to express his disinterest in many of the foods I give him for meals (hello picky eater!). By using Beech-Nut® Naturals secretly in his foods I am able to get him to consume his needed servings of veggies and fruits without a fight! By spreading Beech-Nut® Naturals on the inside of a grilled cheese, or putting a jar of it in a smoothie, I feel so much better knowing he’s getting the nutrients he needs to grow. If you have a toddler that’s a picky eater like mine, I suggest visiting the Beech-Nut® website where they have tons of great recipes and ideas to stimulate even the pickiest taste buds!
So far my little one is loving the start of the “solids” path! We have introduced her with Beech-Nut® Naturals Just Carrots and Beech-Nut® Naturals Just Sweet Potatoes, each mixed separately with a little baby cereal and breast milk. Next up- and perfect for fall- we’re going to try Beech-Nut® Naturals Just Pumpkin and Just Apples. I love that Beech-Nut® Naturals uses apples from upstate New York- just like the kind I’d get apple picking with the family! She’s taking to them all well so far, so we’ll definitely continue to expand her palate with the many other options Beech-Nut® Naturals has to offer as she grows!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Beech-Nut. All opinions are our own.