Friday, April 7, 2017

Girl's Weekend Adventure + Once Upon a Farm

With Nick out of town, I was starting to get cabin fever a little bit and was missing our weekly hikes, so I decided to take Eloise into Joshua Tree National Park by myself (which I've never done). She did really well, thankfully, because I can see us doing this more often on weekdays. The weather is perfect right and summer is coming in quick, so we are soaking in these days the best way we can. Isn't it funny that summer in the desert is like most winters? We stay inside most of the day and count down the days until fall.

For our little "hike" (it was more like a walk) we brought along our favorite packets from Once Upon a Farm. Eloise LOVES packets, but I always hesitate buying them from the store because you can't see inside them and the ingredients aren't great. I used to make Eloise baby food from fresh fruits and vegetables and then life happened and I couldn't keep up after she tuned one. So when I found Once Upon a Farm, I was so excited to give them a try.

I don't even know where to begin because we love so much about this company. When you visit the website, you will see: Cold Pressed, Organic, Non-GMO, Fresh from Farm to Highchair and from that I was immediately sold. Each packet has a window to see inside and needs to be refrigerated (I always thought it was so strange baby food is kept on shelves!) Once Upon a Farm uses a technology called Cold Pressure (HPP) instead of high heat to maintain the higher nutrient content and fresher flavors. The pouches themselves are BPA free and eco friendly. 

Eloise's favorites are all the apple sauce ones, the wild rumpus avocado (tropical pineapple, banana, mint made supple with creamy avocado) and mama bear blueberry (Blueberries and apples blended with sweet potato and coconut oil). There are no preservatives, concentrates or processed purees and the ingredient lists on all the packets are just the fruits, vegetables and healthy fats. 
You can sign up for a free trial on their website, and they also offer a subscription service where you can save on shipping and have it delivered to your home in an insulted, ice packed box. You can also find these packets from Once Upon a Farm in the refrigerated section at organic food stores like whole foods and mother's market (there's a lot more so check out their store locator before you go shop).

And I challenge you to do something today that you've always been nervous to try! Whether you get out of the house and go somewhere new with your family or start a new hobby, step out of your comfort zone and try it!

Once Upon a Farm

Food Packets // Once Upon a Farm
Mat// Gathre


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