Almond protein is simply made from organic almonds. Unlike traditional almond flour which is made from ground up almonds, an artisanal pressurized extraction method is used to take the process one step further to separate the fat from the flour. This process creates an almond flour which contains 65% less fat and 55% more protein than traditional almond flour. As kids grow older, so do their protein needs. In order to give a great tasting, dairy free, nutritionally packed product, almonds are a great addition as they also offer other health benefits for tots and kids such as vitamin b complex, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and selenium. AAP regulations on allergens have recently shifted based on important research findings. It is now believed that delaying foods like tree nuts does not protect against allergens, and introducing them early is best. You should always talk to your pediatrician first, but according to the AAP you can feed your baby common allergens when starting solids because there’s no evidence that avoiding them prevents allergies. We do not use tree nuts (other than coconut, which is actually a fruit) in our baby food, but you will find it in our Toddler (Stage 4) and Smoothie products.
If properly refrigerated, our pouches can be consumed right up until the enjoy by date that’s located on the back of the pouch. If your little one decides they only want some of a pouch, you can re-refrigerate the rest for up to three days.
Yes! They’re easy to take on-the-go and can be left out of the fridge for 4 hours. If traveling for longer than that, the pouches can be carried with an ice pack or they can be frozen and then thawed thoroughly before eating. If frozen and put in lunches, they can also help keep other food cold. To take through TSA, simply designate them as baby food and put them in a separate bin.
We suggest storing your pouches in the refrigerator, but you can also freeze them for up to 6 months. Just put them in the freezer before the enjoy by date on the back of the pouch and consume them within 24 hours after thawing.
We always recommend checking with your baby’s pediatrician if you have any concerns about how much your baby is eating. For the most part, babies will eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full, but some babies will eat more than others and it can vary day to day (or hour to hour!). Trust your baby’s signals, but check with your pediatrician if you’re concerned.
The great thing about a pouch is that it allows flexibility and convenience while also being eco-friendly. We recommend spoon feeding your little one in the early months. Simply pour some into a bowl or directly onto a spoon. Once they get older and can self-feed, they can eat directly from the pouch.
Some of our products contain almonds and coconut (coconut is actually a fruit but the FDA treats it as a tree nut as some people may have sensitivities or allergies). We are currently reformulating our Smoothie blends to remove almonds so our products will be nut-free, however some products will still contain coconut so please read the ingredient statement carefully if you have any allergy concerns.
The facility we use processes tree nuts, egg, dairy, and soy. Care is taken to thoroughly clean all equipment in between each product to prevent the carryover of ingredients.
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