I make a lot of food for my baby and share with him what I eat, but I need to supplement with some "off-the-shelf" options. I'm looking at the organic fruit/veggie pouches and jars and they all seem like smooth purées. My son can handle chunkier food and I'd like him to have that. Can you recommend any brands?

  • Jennifer
    Sep 03, 2017

    Plum organics is fine.

  • Vicki
    Sep 03, 2017

    Earths Best has some good chunkier meal options.

  • Marie
    Sep 03, 2017

    He is the most adorable lil guy!! Awwww

  • Anonymous
    Sep 03, 2017

    Canned fruit, vegetables, and soup are all good options -- look for the low sugar or low salt options. Minestrone soup was one of my kids' "first foods." This is also a great tip for restaurants -- ask what soups they have available, and ask them to bring a cup with all of the liquid strained out for your child's "meal."

  • Vicki
    Sep 03, 2017

    I agree with the soup suggestion. Amy's canned brand is good and "homemade" soup is so easy to throw together with low sodium broth, rotisserie chicken, frozen veggies and rice or noodles. Chicken noodle soup was a big one in our house along with chopped up grilled cheese or quesadilla.

  • brook
    Sep 03, 2017

    We feed our little one organic canned beans. She loves them. Also, hummus which, admittedly, is better from scratch, but is quite laborious.

  • Jen
    Sep 03, 2017

    Gerber makes good organic pouches. And Plum has a great variety, especially their Mighty 4.

  • April
    Sep 03, 2017

    We loved mighty 4. Sometimes I'd use those like sauce and mix in lentils or rice or something like that.

  • Tara
    Sep 04, 2017

    Adorable boy 😍

  • April
    Sep 04, 2017

    Honestly, I'd stick to just making your own with fresh fruits and veggies. Maybe you can do a weekly prep so it saves time throughout the week. You never really know what is going to be in the store bought products or how fresh/healthy it is.

  • sara
    Sep 09, 2017

    Bulk ahead of time yogurt and fruit mix freeze takes a couple minutes on the weekend with my smart stick miker and leave it chunky.. pinapples, bluberies yogurt honey, khale, you name it add it and bring down a cube in the morning. My ice trays are large got them at Walmart good portions for my 13 month old.