At Bellota Baby we are big advocates of sustainability. We believe in preserving & nurturing the planet as well as our babies. One of the simplest ways we have found in doing this is by using seasonal produce in our cooking wherever possible.
Fresh & Nutritional
When you buy fruit and vegetables in season you are offering them to the tiny people when they are at their best.
The shorter the distance a product travels, the less it pollutes the oceans or air it travels across. Also the more a fruit or vegetable ripens in the sun, outdoors or in a greenhouse, the less fossil or nuclear fuel it uses.
If we follow the seasons, the reds, oranges, greens or purples follow on from each naturally. Every vegetable has different and complementary properties. For example, Strawberries taste great in the summer months, but eating them in February is not what nature intended.
Broaden your baby’s tastes
By introducing a wide variety of fruit and vegetables into your weaning baby’s diet it is believed they are less likely to refuse the same food as a toddler. This is easiest when you are eating seasonal produce, because as the seasons change, so will the baby foods that appearing in their bowls.
Seasonal Autumn & Winter Vegetables & Fruits:
- Brussel Sprouts
- Squashes - Butternut Squash
- Sweet potato
Seasonal fruit and vegetables picked when ripe and eaten quickly are more flavoursome & nutritious for your weaning baby. They tend to be fresher, tastier, are more nourishing and often cheaper because you are not paying a premium for food that is scarcer or has been transported half way across the world.