So many people ask me why I choose whole grains for my family when they “taste like cardboard.” I still can’t believe, in this day in age, I still get that question. For starters, whole grains do not taste like cardboard. Our pallets have grown accustomed to bleached flour products and we simply are not use to the different taste and texture of whole grains. When I introduced my toddler to rice cereal, I made sure to give her Earth’s Best rice cereal, because it was made with brown rice. To this day, she prefers whole grain pasta to white pasta – and I believe it is because that is the way her tastebuds were trained from the beginning.
Another reason I choose to feed my family whole grains is because whole grains are known to keep bellies fuller, longer – due to the presence of more fiber. Your brain also needs the vitamins that are found in whole grains, which are usually stripped away in bleached grain products. Many people aren’t getting enough whole grains each day, and the people over at Earth’s Best are making it easier to include whole grains in your baby’s diet!
Along with getting enough whole grains, babies also need to develop a taste for fruits and vegetables early on. Personally, I didn’t let my daughter eat ANY sweets and treats before she established a good pallet for fruits and vegetables. I also emphasized the “green” colored veggies because those are the ones that children have a harder time accepting as they get older. Earth’s Best has an extensive line of Infant Puree Pouches that contain a blend of organic fruits and vegetables to get babies off to the right start! I love that the pouches are portable, non-breakable, and resealable- PERFECT for on the go! Plus, they are organic, so that is a super plus in my book! The varieties include first, second, and third foods, just like their jarred food varieties!
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Disclosure: I am currently a member of the “Earth’s Best Bloggers” program and this post is part of my involvement in the group. While Earth’s Best provides me with material and necessary resources to serve as content for blog posts, all statements and sentiment are my own.