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I am sometimes too obsessed with what Charlie eats, but my main goal is usually just to make sure he gets a balance of nutrients.  So far (knock on wood), I have a child who likes to eat just about anything, but I’m not above resorting to sneaking healthy ingredients into his food if it becomes necessary.  That’s where NurturMe’s freeze dried, powdered baby foods come into play.  They grow with baby from the early months through toddlerhood and beyond!

About NurturMe

NurturMe is the first and only certified-organic, all natural and gluten-free baby food made from nutrient-rich, quick-dried fruits and veggies. Our revolutionary approach feeds off our basic instinct to nurture. That’s why our food gives your baby better nutrients, provides you versatility and takes care of Mother Earth.

>Puree to Pure Fun

Perhaps the best thing about NurturMe is its versatility.  We first used it when Charlie was just a few months old and had started eating fruit and vegetable purees for the first time.  I make most of his food at home, but when we travel we bring store-bought food with us.   NurturMe was a great choice for our first trip with Charlie because it was compact – the freeze dried powders come in small flat pouches – but I also knew that I could mix it with breastmilk, formula, cereal, or plain old water for a full serving of food that he would love.  As baby gets older, you can just decrease the amount of liquid to make the puree thicker.

And now that he is eating some of the same foods we eat, it will be fun to see how we can boost the nutritional quotient of our family meals by adding NurtureMe to our favorite recipes.  We don’t eat out often these days, but I envision being able to add Plump Peas to a serving of mashed potatoes or mac and cheese for a quick healthy boost to kids menu option that might otherwise disappoint in the nutritional department.

NurturMe Recipes

NurturMe has come up with some recipes of their own and here are two that we can’t wait to try:

Hearty Sweet Potato Pancakes

1. Prepare pancake mix according to box instructions.

2. Add 2 pouches of Hearty Sweet Potatoes and stir.

3. Add 2/3 cup of water and stir.

4. Prepare pancakes on a hot griddle, serve warm, and top with fresh fruit slices.

Heart-Shaped Apple Rice Crisp Treats

Yields 15-20 Hearts

Kid Friendly- no heat required

Ingredients:

3 cups brown crispy rice cereal

NurturMe Crisp Apple pouch

3/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp vanilla

1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, mix brown rice cereal with peanut butter

2. In another bowl, add 3-5 tablespoons of water to crisp apple pouch

3. Stir honey and vanilla into the puree

4. Pour into the dry ingredients

5. Mix well

6. Press into one large or two small glass trays

7. Shape into hearts.

8. Optional: Decorate with frosting, powdered sugar, red sprinkles…be creative!!!

9. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Enjoy!

Feel Good Food

And if you still need a reason to try this stuff, NurturMe has joined forced with Feed the Children to create the Nurtur For Nutrition Campaign.  For every 18-serving variety pack purchased, NurturMe will donate one to Feed the Children. The variety packs will be part of care packages containing food and toiletry items that will help families in need across the country.  You can also donate your purchase at checkout and double the donation!  Follow @nurturme and @feedthechildren on Twitter to stay up to date on the campaign.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy…  NurturMe is healthy for your baby, convenient for mommies, and comes in eco-friendly packages.  All good reasons to go out and buy yourself a variety pack ASAP!

Or Not to Buy… I got nothin’.  NurturMe is tasty, healthy, reasonably priced, and a socially conscious company.  What’s not to love??

Shop!  You can purchase NurturMe at NurturMe.com and Amazon.

Thanks for NuturMe for providing samples.
Laura

Laura

Laura is mommy to Charlie, who was born in April 2011. If you are in Philadelphia and spot a woman on the bus who is balancing an active toddler and the largest canvas tote that L.L. Bean makes, you've probably spotted her. Always up for a challenge, Laura enjoys her day job as a fundraiser, cooking healthy meals at home for her family, and her new workout hobby - running.

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