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Baking with Plum Organics {and Giveaway}

May 1st, 2012 · 31 Comments

It’s amazing how many new products for kids have been developed even just in the four years between the births of my son and daughter, particularly in the natural and organic category. Take baby food — the first time around, there was only one organic alternative on the market. This time, there are all-natural and organic options everywhere you look, at health food stores and mainstream retailers alike. I still made most of my daughter’s food, but we also found ourselves picking up the new organic pouches for meals on the go — like these from Plum Organics. Because pouches allow the food to be heated to lower temperatures than traditional jarred food, the food tastes fresher and retains more nutrients (without additives or preservatives). Most importantly, they taste more like homemade and blend flavors I might not have thought of, like blueberry, pear and purple carrot.

baking with plum organics

While the youngest is a toddler now, and eating whatever we eat, purees can still provide an extra boost of nutrition at meal time. They can be mixed in to soups or pasta, used as a dip for veggies and crackers, or used like you would applesauce to reduce the fat (butter or oil) content in baked goods. Take these Carrot Oat Cakes I developed for Plum’s Little Foodies Cookbox campaign. Full of fiber and a little sweet, they’re perfect for a quick breakfast or after school snack.

plum organics carrot oat cake


GIVEAWAY: Plum Organics has provided a “Yum Kit” for one lucky reader, which contains coupons, stickers, and a variety of Plum pouches. To enter, leave a comment below sharing your little one’s favorite early food. The giveaway closes at 11:59pm Eastern on Sunday, May 6. Please include a valid email in the comment form. Giveaway is open to US residents only.

Three ways to increase your odds of winning (must leave a separate comment indicating you’ve done them):

  1. “follow” @foodietots AND @plumorganics on Twitter
  2. “like” FoodieTots AND Plum Organics on Facebook
  3. “pin” this post to Pinterest

Good luck!

Disclosure: I was compensated by Nest Collective, parent company of Plum Organics, for developing a recipe as part of the Little Foodies Cookbox campaign and received products for the purposes of hosting this giveaway. All comments and opinions are my own.

Tags: baby food · cooking with toddlers · foodietots around the web · giveaway · recipes

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ashley C // May 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    My son LOVED peas, sweet peas to be exact. I can’t get him to eat many of them now, but it was his favorite “first food”


  • 2 Katie // May 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Our food mill helped our kids eat a wide variety of things early. A stand-by is the trusty banana!

  • 3 Jess // May 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    My little one loves sweet potatoes and pears! I love the Plum Organics pouches–I still give them to my toddler sometimes when we need a healthy snack on the go.

  • 4 Nutella // May 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Our son loved sweet potatoes from the very start, and still does to this day. We use the Plum Organics pouches as a quick on the go snack and as a way to get more veggies into him.

  • 5 Hannah L. // May 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    My daughter LOVED spinach and peas.

  • 6 Hannah L. // May 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I liked foodie tots on facebook

  • 7 Hannah L. // May 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I liked plum organics on facebook

  • 8 Amanda // May 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    My son’s favorite is pears but he’s loved every Plum flavor we’ve tried. We just found the ones with Greek yogurt and even my 3 year old, who doesn’t like yogurt, loves them.

  • 9 Amanda // May 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I liked foodie tots on FB!

  • 10 Amanda // May 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I liked Plum Organics on FB!

  • 11 Amanda // May 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I pinned this post on Pinterest.

  • 12 Lori L // May 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    His favorite early food was banana, and he’s still a huge fan! The pouches are great for travel, when getting good, healthy food and veggies in him is not as reliable…but they’re great for any time!

  • 13 Lori L // May 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I just liked Plum Organics on FB.

  • 14 Ashley E // May 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Favorite early food and still a favorite – avocado

  • 15 Lisa // May 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Our daughter loves pears and mango!

  • 16 Sara G // May 3, 2012 at 12:26 am

    All my girls LOVED sweet potatoes and strawberries and they still do. 😉

  • 17 Sara G // May 3, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I just liked foodietots and plum organics on FB.

  • 18 anash // May 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    My Babys first food that they loved the most was purred bananas..thanks for a great giveawah

  • 19 Christy // May 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

    This would be son wonderful to win. Mango all the way!

  • 20 Christy // May 4, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I am following foodietots and plumorganics on Twitter my handle is @bringmeupmusic

  • 21 steisy nissen // May 5, 2012 at 1:07 am

    my little guy loved mangos, bananas and sweet potatoes from the start!

  • 22 steisy nissen // May 5, 2012 at 1:08 am

    i liked foodie tots and plum on facebook.

  • 23 nicole // May 6, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    my daughter loves the peas!! :) she cant get enough of them!

  • 24 Rita // May 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    My son’s first favorite is definitely cheese – thankfully he loves the pouches too so I know he gets a healthy variety!

  • 25 Rita // May 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I just followed on Twitter :-)

  • 26 Tiffany Ketcham // May 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    My son from the moment he tried solids to today, at 9 months old, just loves plain old sweet potatoes. It is his favorite.

  • 27 Tiffany Ketcham // May 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I follow on twitter.

  • 28 karoline // May 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    peaches. and more peaches!

  • 29 Kristina m // May 7, 2012 at 12:01 am


  • 30 Kelly // May 7, 2012 at 1:00 am

    My daughter loves plum organics! Love the ancient grains and new Greek yogurt lines!

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