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Family Central: On-the-go baby food

Please, squeeze the baby food.

Seriously, one of the best trends to hit baby food in the last few years has been the arrival of squishy, squeezable pouches filled with pure, pureed fruits and veggies. Babies and toddlers love the tactile feel of the soft containers; parents love the convenience of being able to toss a food pouch into the diaper bag or lunchbox, without having to worry about packing along glass jars or bulky plastic containers.

Plus, it’s a great way to get more natural, organic produce into your little guys.

The pouches sold by Ella’s Kitchen, for instance, are made of pure, no-sugar-added fruits and veggies; they don’t even dilute them with water. The company, founded in the U.K. by a dad and his young daughter, Ella, believes baby food should be simple, natural and kid-friendly, appealing to their sense of taste, texture and fun. Pick up traditional baby foods like pureed apples and bananas or pureed peas, or kiddie smoothies, all in colorful pouches babies are drawn to.

Revolution Foods has a similar idea, but it’s aimed at slightly older kids. Their Organic Mashup Squeezable Fruit is fruit puree in a juice pouch, in cool flavors like berry, strawberry-banana and tropical. Made from 100 percent organic fruit, with no added sugar, no high-fructose corn syrup, and no artificial ingredients, it’s another way to add fruit to lunchboxes or after-school snacks.

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