Eating with the Seasons: Summer Fruit & Vegetables
One way you can help to reduce your carbon footprint is to eat organic and seasonally. So, we’ve put together a handy guide for the summer ahead here, on how to eat with the seasons, even with baby food!
At Tom Pom Organic, we’re very concerned about our impact on the environment. That’s why we’re members of 1% for the Planet, as it is our hope that our youngest customers grow up with healthy meals in their tummies surrounded by a healthier, natural environment. As part of the membership we pledge 1% of every sale to UK charities that are working towards the preservation and restoration of our beautiful country by reducing food waste and supporting FareShareUK. So visit your local pick your own farm or enjoy British seasonal fruit and vegetables this summer!
Our Favourite Summer Fruit
Raspberries – Rich in vitamin C, raspberries are a great tart flavour introduction for babies and the texture makes for a bit of fun mealtime exploration! It’s really important that babies are introduced to a variety of flavours to set them up for healthier lifestyles later on in life.
Strawberries – Key for supporting baby’s immune system, strawberries are also rich in vitamin C and of course there’s nothing better than sweet, ripe strawberries in the British summer time! Keep an eye out for those seeds though with really little ones.
Blueberries – A brilliant colour, and an all round super berry, they’re packed with antioxidants and high in vitamin C – just make sure to cut the berries in half for baby so they don’t pose a choking hazard.
Our Top Summer Veg
Broccoli – We. Love. Broccoli. It’s so good for baby’s development. It’s rich in vitamin A; important for baby’s eye development, vitamin C; key for their immunity AND it’s really versatile. Try our Green Pesto weaning recipe here.
Peas – The mighty pea! Peas have been growing in popularity in the past few years as a vegetarian/vegan protein alternative. Protein is really key for baby’s development, and you can try introducing peas to their diets with our delicious Organic Chicken, Quinoa, Pea & Spinach Meal.
Carrots – Crunchy texture, bright colours & rich in vitamin A. Carrots are really versatile vegetables for babies to explore – try mashing them or when baby is a bit older and confident, they’re perfect for using as dipping sticks for baby-led weaning ideas!
Keep an eye out for our autumn & winter seasonal eating guide later on in the year!