It all started when...
I had my first baby (Aram) over four years ago. I love to cook (and eat) a variety of foods and wanted to make sure that I would pass this adventurous attitude on to my son. Aram was a puree eater and would try anything that I put in front of him. When we started solids and feeding homemade food, the experience was overwhelming. What do I start with? How much do I feed him? Rice cereal, really? My pediatrician advised starting with rice cereal but why would I give it to my son if I wouldn’t even want to eat it!? As he entered toddlerhood, I found some helpful shortcuts and started to master the homemade food game. Or so I thought.
In September of 2016, I had my second baby boy, Ellias. He was as different as could be from his big brother. Ellias didn’t want a spoon of mush anywhere near him, and he wanted to feed himself. There was even less in the market for him, and I had to work even harder to make sure he was eating a variety of foods.
I knew there had to be a better, easier way for moms and dads. This is when I started my journey with FoodieKid. I received some amazing help along the way: Nicole Silber, (RD and Pediatric Nutritionist) joined me, along with advisors Vreij Kolandjian and Susan Lyne.
I could not be more excited to bring you Simple Starters, a nutritiously balanced and time-saving solution for delicious, organic and homemade baby food.