Why do we include fresh herbs and spices in our all-natural baby food? Do babies need these ingredients? Well, of course not! Just as babies don’t need peas or sweet potatoes, for example, to thrive, herbs and spices serve a different purpose in teaching your little one about food: palate development. During the purée phase, babies will eat (or at least try!) just about anything. But once toddler hits, the “neophobic response” sets in, and anything new is akin to sheer toddler torture (#assholeparent major). This leads to, out of sheer exhaustion and otherwise having zero clue what to do, let’s face it.. nuggets. Lots and lots of nuggets.
However, if you’ve been developing your little’s palate with fresh, flavorful ingredients from the get-go, that’s one less thing to worry about. And maybe, just maybe, one less toddler-specific dinner to make each night. A mama can dream, right?