It can be tough being a supermom or superdad. Especially when you know the kids need to be fed (healthy, home-cooked meals, might we add) but you just don't have time to cook because work has already overcooked you due to deadlines. We have a life saving solution for you and you're going to love it.
We know it can be difficult to let the ropes loose and allow your children to eat fast food. You want to provide them with something wholesome and yummy so they'll eat without grumbling.
Ever thought of checking out a few places that cater wholesome ready-made meals for children? Yep, those kinds of places do exist. They can be the chef, while you are being the provider.
You are probably asking where do you even find such?
We know just the places, let's take a look at these kids ready-made food hotspots that will change your life.
Plated Convenience also known as "Plated", caters all types of ready-made food for children.
You can choose a meal or meals from their list of delicious options such as cottage pie, bobotie, fillet with sweet potatoes and more. They use what they call 'uncompromising health' and fresh ingredients to prepare beautiful, filling meals. They live on the notion that healthy food can be tasty.
Plated also has healthy snacks to nibble on.
Although they are situated in Pretoria, they do offer a delivery service and can whip up something and drop it off at your door. However, please check their delivery options.
Baby Tastes is all about providing healthy foods for your little ones, and prides themselves in giving you food that is free of additives and stabilisers.
Their food is also convenient for storing, you can freeze it for up to two months and still have your children enjoy an amazing meal.
They have a generous offering on their menu. This is definitely a spot that aims to give you more. You won't know where to begin with all the mouthwatering eats they make. As generous as their menu is, you can also buy bulk.
Another awesome thing about Baby Tastes is that you can also find some of their foods at Jackson's Real Food Market.
Mommies Kitchen is a great place to get food for the little bundles and the troublesome tots.
They have a wide variety of options that you can choose from, offering delicious and nutritious meals to fill their tiny bellies. Their food ranges from stages 1 to 3 and toddlers, this including snacks to nibble on between meals.
Their meals are healthy and real tummy huggers for the babies, and has been tested so you can have peace of mind that your baby is consuming only the best.
Baby Tastes is a range of easy, nutritious, healthy food ideal for babies, toddlers and moms. Introducing your baby to solids can seem daunting and overwhelming but with Baby Tastes there is a specific meal range perfect for your baby or toddler. You can introduce solids any time between four and six months if your baby is ready and if advised by your pediatric sister or paediatrician. But why choose Baby Tastes? Well, if the fact that it's 100% homemade, free of additives, stabilisers, preservatives and colourants, and has no added sugar or salt doesn't convince you, then perhaps the convenience and easy storage will. Best still, food can be frozen for up to two months.
Stored in BPA-free glass jars to seal in the freshness and goodness, Orchard Baby offers 100% natural and wholesome food for babies from the age of six months and older. Only natural and fresh ingredients are used to make the food without any preservatives, colourants, artificial flavours, sugar or stabilisers. Orchard Baby products are also dairy free, and their ranges cater to babies from six months +, nine months +, and 12 months +. You can find Orchard Baby food meal ranges from the Baby City outlets in Craighall and Kensington.
For food carefully designed to meet the nutritional needs of babies of specific ages, ensuring that taste and texture is introduced correctly at each vital stage, Bumbles baby food range is the brand to buy. Bumbles baby food is unsalted, unsweetened, fresh, pure, nutrient-rich, preservative-free, and contains no thickeners or fillers without nutritional value. It also has no GM or artificial ingredients. Bumbles will soon be offering dairy yoghurts for babies aged six months and over, and will have added prebiotics, specially designed for little tummies. The prebiotic will stimulate the growth and/or activity of bacteria in the colon and aids in the formation of your little one's digestive system.
Little Foodie uses only the best quality fresh produce, which means their food does not contain any added sugar, salt and starchy fillers that dilute the nutritional content. Their baby food range is homemade and quickly frozen to lock in all the natural goodness and nutritional value. Their first range, catering to babies that are six months, is called Little Creamy and consists of carrots, sweet potato, gem, butternut, apple and pear. Stage two, catering to babies from eight months, is called Little Gooey and consists of a wider variety. Then there's stage three, from 10 months, which is called Little Chewy. It's textured and combines flavours blended together for maximum nutrition. It is the healthiest and most convenient way to teach your baby to chew.
Know of other great homemade baby food businesses not mentioned above? Let us know below.