Being a foodie, I was really excited to introduce my son, Theo, to solid food.
And, being the “Eager Beaver” first time mom I am, I– of course- had grand plans of making all the food he consumes myself. Meals, snacks, beverages, you name it. And, obviously, anything he eats would be totally healthy, completely unprocessed and nutritionally balanced.
These are all nice ideas.
But, life happens. And, life is busy.
I recently heard the term “Mom Working” used in place of “Working Mom” and I loved it. To me, it means that yes, I do have a career; but, being a mom is not secondary. It’s first.
However, despite being a mom being first and all my best efforts, making nutritious meals and snacks that have variety and flavor from scratch everyday is easier said than done.
Thankfully, I recently met another Mom Working, Jeannie, who has felt the same thing as me. Jeannie and I have similar philosophy’s on food and grew up with homemade meals from great mothers. Jeannie, a new mom herself, knows the desire to serve a baby healthy, homemade meals. But, she also has the understanding that it’s hard to make it all happen when balancing home life with a career. She knows these things because she has lived it and she has created a solution.
Alongside her own mother, Jeanie has created a baby meal delivery service called Cafe Baby comprised of a variety of homemade purees and finger foods for growing babies.
It’s perfect for busy parents… And, come on, what parents aren’t busy?
Jeannie and I got together and she introduced me to Cafe Baby’s new “Grabbies” menu. Cafe Baby started with puree’s but has grown up with Jeanie’s own daughter Camila who recently turned one. As Camila started eating more finger foods Jeanie created The Grabbies Menu which is designed for babies over ten months old.
The Grabbies menu items couldn’t have been more perfect for Theo. Theo also recently turned one and has always preferred feeding himself over me feeding him with a spoon. All the menu items gave him the ability to explore with his fingers and taste buds.
We had a fun week digging into the whole menu. (I tried everything too!) There were veggie packed lentil and sweet potato tots, yummy egg muffins full of spinach, and even a cheese-less Mac and Cheese that Theo didn’t question for a second.
I enjoyed watching Theo devour each item, but the Pizza Puzzle Pieces seemed to be a favorite. I loved them too because they were super cute… and, let’s be real, I would have never thought to bust out a cookie cutter in the kitchen for anything other than cookies.
I also loved that for the whole week I didn’t have to think about what I would be serving Theo for dinner. It was taken care of and I felt great about every meal he ate. This overwhelming peace of mind was kind of surprising and incredibly welcome. This feeling obviously came from a place of making my life easier, but I think it also came from knowing that Jeannie and her mother put so much thought and love into the menu items they create.
Just like I would.
But, thanks to Cafe Baby, I have a little help.
Check out Cafe Baby’s beautiful website, cafebabytogo.com. All the menu items are photographed and separated into age appropriate categories under the “Order” tab. All orders received by Wednesday are delivered to your doorstep on Monday and they delivery all throughout the Indianapolis area.