Category: Mealtime

Healthy feeding goes way beyond eating organically. We’ll steer you clear of the pesticides on your peaches and the toxins in your Tupperware.

BPA Free Plastic

The Problem with Plastics

At this time of year, our family is in full-swing lunch-packing mode. We’ve had to reinstate the habit, forgotten over the summer, of getting our daughter’s lunch packed for preschool before we leave the house at 7:15 every morning. Hopefully, we get most of it packed up the night before. The routine of doing this… Read more »

My Month Without Plastic

Sunday, April 24th, 2016A few weeks ago, I was in the offices of the Children's Environmental Health Center for a blood test for flame retardant chemicals. While there, we decided to do a test for other chemicals that are in plastics as well: Phthalates, BPA, BPS, BPF, and PVC. I decided to take this test and… Read more »

Tips on Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy Foods

I tell my daughters that I love them so much, that the most important thing in the world to me is that they are healthy. Even if they don’t agree on my approach, they know that their health is my number one priority. Feeding them healthy food is the one way I can contribute most… Read more »

Should We Use Silicone to Feed Our Children?

We asked experts at the Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) for their take on using silicone products around children. Dr. Sarah Evans, PhD MPH, from the CEHC shares her thoughts with us here: Food grade silicone is an FDA-approved synthetic rubber made of bonded silicon, a natural element found in sand and rock, and oxygen.  Silicone… Read more »

Why BPA-Free Products Aren’t Any Better

Bisphenol A (BPA) is being removed from many consumer products, such as household plastics and the linings of metal cans, because of concerns about the chemical’s potential to disrupt the endocrine system. Many manufacturers have replaced it with a chemical known as bisphenol S (BPS). These products are then often labeled as “BPA-free” and presumed… Read more »

Waste-Free Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy & Waste-Free Lunch

Many schools have started asking parents to pack a waste-free lunch. This means avoiding packaged products and Ziploc bags. We asked our Assistant Manager in Brooklyn, Elle, to give us some tips she has learned from packing healthy, waste-free lunches for her daughter Zoe Grace. Here is what she had to say: It can be… Read more »

Crops that are GMOs often need more herbicides

What’s so Bad About GMOs? Hint: it’s the Herbicides…

Being a company with a focused on organic products, we are often asked about our opinion on GMOs, or genetically modified organisms.  It seems that the jury is out on whether or not the pure act of genetically engineering food can in any way harm the people eating it.  However, a recent study showed us… Read more »

A Warm Family Meal for Fall

Like us, we know that many of you have been enjoying fun apple and pumpkin picking farm excursions with your little ones.  After coming inside from a long day outdoors, we want to make a meal that’s healthy, but also delicious and filling for the whole family. Our friends at Sunday-Supper.com share some great fall… Read more »

Fall Squash Tips and Recipes

Check out these delicious recipes for your little ones from our friends at Fresh Baby Bites! Fall is a delicious time of year, especially for the little ones! At Fresh Baby Bites, we've been making fresh baby and toddler food since 2010. This time of year, we love incorporating winter squash into our menu. Butternut… Read more »

School Lunch Ideas

School Lunch Ideas

Our favorite San Francisco nutritionist, Phyllis Timoll of Well Woman, shares her healthy tips and school lunch ideas. Get the most out of these tips by preparing meals using the right gear. Here are a few recommendations to get you started: Stainless Steel Bento Box; Stainless Steel Straw Sippy; Snack Cubes; Nesting Containers; Insulated Food Jar;… Read more »