Youth may be wasted on the young, but that doesn't mean those tasty squeezable food pouches you feed babies, have to be too.
A quick examination of squeezable baby food pouches shows the best ones are power packed healthy snacks, high in vitamins and made with organic and non-GMO ingredients.
There is no sugar added, no high-fructose corn syrup, no soy, nothing but peaches and mangoes or beets and berries and spinach, with vitamins thrown in for extra punch.
Health food masquerading as baby food
These re-resealable pouches are sold as "baby food," but they're really just food that babies can eat. So if you can get over your initial "weirdness" about it, they offer great and tasty healthy snacks for adult snack time too.
All the brands below offer a crazy amount of varieties, you can buy online and just about any supermarket and pharmacy chain.
I ate baby food, and I liked it!
Here are 4 I tasted and liked.
Ella's Kitchen spinach, apples and rutabagas, doesn't even add water. And, you just about read the ingredient list in the previous sentence (plus less than 1% lemon juice). Their 3.5 ounce pouch gives you 50% of your vitamin A for the day, plus the benefits of spinach, apples and rutabagas.
Plum Organics Second Blends raspberry, spinach and greek yogurt, offers up 14% daily protein and 50% vitamin A. Other blends include millet, barley and amaranth.
Take the Earth's Best organic Peach Mango baby food puree. The ingredients are organic peach and mango puree with water, citric acid and vitamin. A 4.2 oz pack has 45% of your daily vitamin C for an adult, and 25% vitamin E and zinc, plus the value of peaches and mangoes.
A pouch of Happy Family spinach, mango and pear includes "supergrain Salba," also known as chia seed, which adds antioxidants and omega-3′s. The pouch has 100% daily vitamin C, 40% vitamin A and 15% folate.
Most of these baby food pouches cost between $1.69-$2.49. The best ones like Ella's have no water added and do not have cheaper apples as the first ingredient.
Still, all of these companies offer organic, health snack shots that are good for you, whatever your age.
So the next time you want a health boost and a healthy snack, head for the baby food section for those baby food pouches and start sucking.