Alternatives to Homemade Baby Food When Traveling

by Christen on January 31, 2011 · 5 comments

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Last week,  I posted tips and techniques to traveling with homemade baby food. Listed were 8 simple guidelines to follow to ensure top food safety for your baby. Seems simple enough, but what about those times when you will be on the road for longer than 24 hours? Or what if you just want to take a quick afternoon trip where you know you won’t have a microwave or stove to properly reheat food?

Well, I have recently discovered a company called NurturMe (oddly similar name, but no relation to NurtureBaby) that takes freshly pureed organic fruits and vegetables and dehydrates them – just like baby cereal.  You’re asking – why in the world hasn’t this been done before, right? Seems too easy!

I am extremely picky with food for my babies and am skeptical of new products, but here’s why I think NurturMe is the best alternative out there to homemade when traveling.

  • The food comes in tiny paper packets which are lightweight and easily transportable. The entire package with 8 individual pouches of food weighs less than one jar!
  • The foods are 100% organic and are quick dried to maintain intense nutritional value.
  • NurturMe uses recyclable materials made with wind energy.
  • It’s super convenient. Just add water, breast milk, or formula and stir.
  • It’s yummy, too! My 10 month old – with a super distinguished palette, I might add – highly approves! He especially likes the Scrumptious Squash.

As a caveat, I really don’t like to do “commercials” for other brands…it’s just not my style or what we do here at NurtureBaby. However, since I’ve received so many questions about traveling with homemade baby food, I felt it was only fair to authentically recommend a product we believe is good for you and your baby

I’d love to hear from you, too.  What kind of homemade baby food alternatives have you used when traveling long term?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Niamh February 1, 2011 at 12:46 am

Thank you for reviewing an alternative for homemade baby food! I’m a new mom and my daughter is 6 months old. We just started feeding solids this month and with a long trip coming up I’ve been wondering what to do. So this review and the last post on traveling with baby food are excellent advice :)

Michelle March 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Thank you for this wonderful website. I love it, and have truly enjoyed using it.
This comment does not relate to your post–I’m sorry! I can’t find any where else to ask questions. . . maybe due to mommy brain.
1. In the Creamy Chicken Florentine recipe, how much spinach is in a 1/2 package frozen organic spinach?
2. It would be helpful to have a search feature on your blog, if possible. :)
Thank you again for your wonderful (and generous) website. My daughter loves the food I have made from your recipes.

J July 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Thanks so much for the recommendation!
I checked the company’s web site, and was very pleased to see that they offer variety/gift packs so you can try all of the flavours before purchasing quantity of one or more :-) . Plan to purchase a gift pack for my granddaughter – her daughter is only 3 weeks old but, as we all know, the time will go by quickly.
They regularly make a 10-hours-each-way drive to visit the in-laws, so this type of easy-fix travel food definitely will be helpful at the outset – as will your previous Travelling Tips article!

Also a very sincere thank you for your wonderful web site … I’ve added it to a [short] list of sites I’m putting together for my g-daughter to review, so she’ll be knowledgeable and confident when baby does start eating solid food.
Warm regards

Noen Basri June 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm

My girl was only 2 mth yrs old but she extremently loves breast milk but she also seems not enough with it. And i already try gave her rice cereal which i add with formula milk to feed her it seems not enogh too … Then for the past 2 week i had bought Farley Rusk cereal biscuit and feed her 1 for morning and 1 for evening, amazingly she enjoyed it very much … But still she in hunger mode … Hahahaha, im really excited when i read bout this articles and look forward for it but wonder if they in Malaysian market too …

Michelle January 7, 2013 at 2:21 am

Have you thought about using freeze-dried food to make baby food? It’s literally the next best thing to eating straight from the garden…except you have a long shelf life with no preservatives, sugar and additives. Just add water, mix and serve! I can’t believe not as many people have caught onto this concept yet…its SO healthy!

I brought my mini blender and a couple of gallon-sized baggies full of freeze-dried fruits and veggies and I was able to make all my baby food in minutes.

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