By Kelly Hodgson
What if we told you that you could get 100% organic home-style purees with no added salt or sugar delivered to your door? Introducing Fressy Bessie. Fressy Bessie is a food preparation and service company specializing in healthy, organic food for babies and children.
Fressy Bessie products will be sold at the Oakville Farmers' Market for the 2015 season (on these dates: June 20, July 4 & 18, August 1, 15 &29, Sept 12 & 26, October 10 & 24) and can be ordered directly through their website. Free delivery to Oakville with a minimum order of $60 (doesn't have to be just you, chat with your mama friends to put in a joint order. The products just need to be delivered to one spot). Details on minimum orders for other areas are listed here.
Recently Fressy Bessie came to chat at our Baby Basics mom and baby program in Oakville and handed out samples of their products. Both babies and moms loved the 'real food' taste and marvelled at how good the broccoli puree was! Jackie, the owner of the company, prepares only one flavour purees (which can be harder to find now as there are so many puree mixes) so that babies can develop a taste for the flavour of just broccoli, just green beans, etc. Click here to see the full line of baby purees.
And once your baby advances through the puree stage, Fressy Bessie also offers a Jr Foodie line that includes vegan chili, ratatouille, mac and cheese and more. I purchased several of the mac and cheese muffins (which include broccoli among the ingredients) and my daughter loved them. Inhaled them, in fact. I will be ordering more as they are perfect for her JK lunch box come the Fall.
The other thing our Baby Basics moms loved was the Ice Lollies. Perfect for teething little ones, the lollies come in a variety of flavours: apple, pear, mango, banana, sweet potato and Ontario peach (when in season). The ice lollies are made from 100% fruit and veggie purées, no juice or water. Nothing is added – no sugar, no honey, no sweeteners of any kind.
We had an uncomfortable baby who was teething the morning Fressy Bessie attended our program and he was given one of these lollies – he was so much happier and only fussed when his mom moved her arm and he couldn't reach the lolly! To be honest, these are great for any age for a yummy cool treat.
Feeding your child is a lot of work. Its a huge responsibility. I was really happy to learn about Fressy Bessie, a choice for parents when it comes to feeding their baby that's as good as making your own…or even better!