More on Baby Food

Have you examine what goes into prepared baby food? And have you also tasted your baby’s food?

Let’s take a look at one of the best baby food available in the market, HappyBaby Organic Baby Food. We have served this “Chick Chick” a few times to BabyLorp until one day he just decided he does not like it anymore. This one retails for $1.69 for 4 ounces at my local Whole Foods.

As the name implies, the food is made out of chicken, quinoa and vegetables. But exactly how much chicken is in the package? And what kind of vegetables?

Surprised! The first ingredient listed (and thus the most abundant in proportion) is water -- which is necessary for cooking, no matter how you prepare your food, followed by corn. Chicken is the third ingredients, quinoa fifth, and other vegetables listed are potato flakes, diced onion, carrot juice and parsley. Perhaps, the should name this as “Corn Chick” as it consists mostly of corn!

Compared this to the homemade baby food I made earlier, using nothing but chock-full of salmon, mixed grain, bell pepper, zucchini, yams, sweet potato, and Kabocha squash.

How does it taste? Not bad, I must say, but it does not taste as fresh as the homemade baby food. For sure, it has a quite bitter aftertaste and I cannot taste the chicken at all. No wonder the baby decided to stop eating it all together.

By no means I’m implying that prepared baby food is bad, but I hope this post will give you an incentive to do a bit of detective work in selecting prepared baby food.

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