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Tasty, Healthy Snacks for Kids: Early Foods Review


July 16, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Food & Nutrition


Tasty, Healthy Food for Kids: Early Foods Review

As a mother, I’ve always tried to look for healthy options to feed my son. I go for fresh homemade food as far as possible, but of course this is not always feasible. I end up relying on packaged foods, especially for snacking options. So I am always on the lookout for healthy alternatives for kids’ snacks, especially those which are tasty enough to appeal to kids’ palates too.

So when I came across Early Foods which promises “delicious premium organic foods” with no chemicals added, I decided to give it a try.

Tasty, Healthy Food for Kids: Early Foods Review

Early Foods snacks are made from simple, traditional Indian ingredients that even your grandma would approve of – ragi, jaggery, sattu mavu, dry fruits, ajwain, jeera, cinnamon, whole grains and millets. They are free from salt, sugar, preservatives and artificial flavours. Early Foods range of organic foods for babies and kids has been launched by Shalini Santhosh, a mom herself, who can relate to the needs of young Indian mothers.

N and I tired out a variety of options from the Early Goods range and here is our verdict:

Tasty, Healthy Food for Kids: Early Foods Review
Tasty, Healthy Food for Kids: Early Foods Review

Organic Jaggery Cookies:

We tried the Ragi-Choco, Multi Grain Sattu Mavu and Gluten-free jaggery cookies. These cookies are made from whole grain flour (millets & wheat), sweetened by jaggery and dates and flavoured with dry fruits and seeds. They do not contain any soda or baking powder.

Sugar-free Organic Jaggery Cookies from Early Foods
Sugar-free Organic Jaggery Cookies from Early Foods

Verdict: These cookies are healthy alternatives without compromising on taste. I really liked the multi-grain cookies and no points for guessing that N’s favourite is the choco-ragi one.  

The cookies have a crumbly texture that just melts in the mouth so they are perfect for babies who are just sprouting teeth and still learning to chew. They came very well wrapped in a vacuum sealed wrapper but become soft very soon after opening so be sure to store them in an air-tight container.

Whole Wheat Teething Sticks:

When N was teething, my family members would tell me to let him chew on rusk toast or soup sticks, but I hadn’t started offering him maida yet so I refrained from this. Now moms of teething babies have a healthier alternative from Early Foods which is made of whole wheat, with ajwain and jeera for flavour and aiding digestion.

Verdict: N liked the taste of the sticks but found them a little hard to bite. Now he dips them in soup and eats them as soup sticks. They are seriously yummy even as just a mid meal munch for me.

Whole Wheat Teething Sticks from Early Foods
Whole Wheat Teething Sticks from Early Foods

By the way these sticks are made with groundnut oil and are vegan too.

7 Superfoods Blend – Dry Fruits & Seeds Powder

I always have a boxful of roasted, powdered dry fruits and seeds which I put in a lot of N’s food – milkshakes, oats, porridge, cereal, seera. N even enjoys the powder all on its own as a small snack. But making the powder is a time-consuming process and honestly since we’ve moved homes, I haven’t managed to make it for him. So I was really happy to receive the Early Foods dry fruits powder made from 7 dry fruits and seeds. 

Dry Fruits & Seeds Powder from Early Foods
Dry Fruits & Seeds Powder from Early Foods

Verdict: This is such a time-saver! Plus it doesn’t contain any artificial flavours or preservatives and it tastes just as if I’ve made it fresh at home.

Other than these, Early Foods also offers a range of porridges, instant food mixes, natural sweeteners, drink mixes for kids as well as pregnant and new moms. Check out their complete range on their website.


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but the opinions and reviews shared here are my own.

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