Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Tasty Review

Over the past few weeks Eliza and I have had the pleasure of sampling Tasty Baby frozen organic food for babies and toddlers and it certainly has been a pleasure!

A little bit about Tasty Baby

Tasty Baby was started by two Malibu moms with a desire to create healthy, great tasting food. Shannan Swanson, a Cordon-Bleu trained chef, is the brains behind the recipes and Liane Weintraub, an environmentalist, helps to make Tasty Baby eco-friendly. Together they have developed a line of yummy organic baby food that is blast frozen to capture every last bit of healthy goodness. In addition to an amazing line of products for your little one they also have an impressive website that is jam packed with tasty information including recipes, blogs, and tips on living green.

Onto our review...here is a breakdown of the flavors we sampled. I say we because I always try everything I give E. If I wouldn't eat something I certainly wouldn't give it to her to eat.

Lie's a Peach
I was so pleased to see organic peaches. I have NOT been able to find organic peach baby food at the grocery store. Peaches are ranked high when it comes to pesticide use. It is the number 1 item you should by organic and yet I couldn't find organic peach baby food until now. The taste of this puree is delicious. Eliza gobbled it right down. I have also used Life's a Peach as a spread on her toast and her oatmeal. We can't forget about our Tasty mamas! You can use the extra Life's a Peach to whip up a Life's a Peach Bellini!

Hip 2 B Pear
This stage 1 puree is simply delish. E loves pears so I knew it would be a big hit!

Sweetie Pie
The best way to describe Sweetie Pie is by saying it tastes like Thanksgiving dinner. I felt like I was eating pumpkin pie. E is going to have to fight me for this one. This delectable stage 2 puree includes Organic Sweet Potato & Apple Puree with Cinnamon. YUM!

What is NOT to love about Bangos. A creamy puree of Organic Banana & Mango Puree with Vanilla. I can think of just about a hundred ways to use Bangos. It would be super tasty as a spread on waffles or pancakes or in a smoothie!

Peas on Earth
This stage 2 puree is a combo of Organic Sweet Pea and Brown Rice Puree with Mint. Unfortunately, it wasn't E's favorite. I am not sure if it was the mint or the texture but she wouldn't open her mouth after the first few bites. My mom hates mint so maybe it is genetic. I thought it was quite tasty. I won't give up on it yet as I know it takes time to develop tastes.

Corn in the USA
This newest offering from Tasty Baby is sure to be a hit. E is a little picky on texture and although the corn puree was not quite as smooth as the other stage 1's she still gobbled it down. Last night she took the bowl from me and was trying to lick it out of the bottom. I would have taken a picture but I was scared to bring the camera anywhere near her as she was covered in food. Below is a recipe I made for her one night using Corn in the USA!

Tasty Toddler Mexican Lasagna
* adapted from Rachel Ray's Mexican Lasagna


ground beef
sharp cheddar
Muir Glenn Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Corn in the USA
mashed black beans
* The amount use will vary depending on how much your are making. I eyeballed everything.

Cook up ground beef and onions. Sprinkle with cumin. Add mashed black beans, Corn in the USA and fire roasted tomatoes. In a small Ramekin layer meat, tortilla and cheese. Bake in oven for 15 minutes.


Overall, I am extremely pleased with Tasty Baby. Even though E is eating mostly finger foods I still use lots of purees. They are great to use as spreads and in recipes! I am looking forward to sampling some of their other flavors including Kickin Chicken, Bollywood Baby and Mama Mia!

Head on over to Tasty Baby for more great info and to find out where to get some for your family!


BundlebooMaMa said...

I have never heard of this product. Do they sell cereal for babies?

Amber said...

What a fabulous review! I can't wait to check this site out!!

EP said...

That's really cool they have made all those organic baby foods and that E loved them! Exciting!

I'll have to remember the brand for whenever I had kids, no matter how far away that is. ;)

Tracy said...

Thanks Danielle! There food sounds pretty yummy. We'll definatley be checking them out in a few months. I love that you make little gourmet meals for E. You are such a great mommy!

Mommy Mechanics said...

this sounds great! ill have to go check them out!