Organic Baby Cereal and Dried Meal Comparison Guide

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Organic Baby Cereals

Happy Baby Organic Probiotic Baby cereal with Choline

Happy Baby Organic Probiotic Baby cereal with Choline

Happy Baby Organic Probiotic Baby Cereal with Choline

Happy Baby Organic Probiotic Baby Cereal with Choline is enriched with Choline for Baby’s brain and eye health and also contains probiotics to support digestive balance.  Choline is a micronutrient that helps normal brain development. Happy Baby Organic Baby Cereal is made with certified organic ingredients, made without any artificial colors or flavors. It also contains iron and 20% of daily value of calcium. However, the vitamins and minerals are fortified with synthetic vitamins and minerals including Choline. (Read 5 ways to tell if your vitamins are real or fake.
There is 0g of sugar in this cereal.

Ingredients: Milled organic whole grain oats, vitamin and mineral blend [calcium phosphate (phosphorus), choline bitartrate (choline), claicum carbonate (calcium), ascorbic acid (vitamin C), reduced iron (iron), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), zinc oxide (zinc), thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacinamide  (vitamin B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), folic acid (folate), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), mixed tocopherols (to preserve freshness)], inulin, probiotics (lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium lactis, lactobacillus salvarius, lactobacillus plantarum, fructooligosaccharides), DHA algal oil, mixed tocopherols (to preserve freshness)

Pros: Parents said their babies like the taste of this cereal. They also like that probiotics are included in the cereal.
Cons: Some parents complained that the cereal’s expiration date was too short.
The vitamins and minerals are fortified with synthetic vitamins and minerals
including Choline.

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NurtureMe Protein Packed Quinoa Organic Baby Cereal

Go New Mommy’s Choice

 


In my opinion, NurtureMe Protein Packed Quinoa Organic Infant Cereal is the winner of Go New Mommy’s choice for cereal.  Main ingredient is healthy quinoa and also vitamins and minerals that were put into the cereal, are extracted from organic source.

Nurtureme Quinoa Organic Baby Cereal

Nurtureme Quinoa Organic Baby Cereal

NurtureMe Protein Packed Quinoa Organic Baby Cereal is the first and only pure quinoa-based cereal for infants. Quinoa is not only a protein-packed, nutritional super-grain but also a low arsenic grain. This is a great alternative to rice cereal. Quinoa also has active antioxidants for strong immune system and protein with all essential and non-essential amino acids. This cereal is fortified with an organic iron and has natural fiber that assists with digestion.  It is made of organic quinoa and the vitamins and minerals are also extracted from organic source such as curry leaves, guava or crimini mushroom ​(100% naturally occurring plant-based nutrients). There is 0 g of sugar in this cereal.

Ingredients: Organic quinoa, Contains 2% or less of the following: organic iron (organic curry leaves extract), organic vitamins and minerals [A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, Biotin, Zinc, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium sourced from a blend of water extracted Organic: Curry leaves, Guava, Lemon, Sesbania, Amla, Holy Basil leaves and Annatto seeds] Inulin, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 (probiotics), Organic Vitamin D sourced from Organic Crimini Mushrooms, B12
(Methylcobalamin)

Pros: Parents said they love that quinoa is used as an ingredient which is very nutritious and great alternative to rice cereal. Quinoa is also a low arsenic grain. This cereal is fortified with 100% naturally occurring plant-based nutrients, which aid in digestion, nutrient absorption. 
Cons: Some parents said they didn’t like the smell of this cereal.

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Gerber Organic Oatmeal Baby Cereal

Gerber Organic Oatmeal Baby Cereal

Gerber Organic Oatmeal Baby Cereal

Gerber Organic Oatmeal Baby Cereal is made of  USDA certified organic, non-GMO ingredients. It is also fortified with iron for healthy brain development. However, Electrolytic iron is inorganic iron which is synthetic and will be absorbed to the body at a very little amount. (Read more about inorganic iron.) It also contains other synthetic vitamins and minerals. There is 0 g of sugar in this cereal.

Ingredients: Whole grain organic oat flour (contains wheat), choline bitartrate, vitamins and minerals: niacinamide, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, calcium carbonate, electrolytic iron

Pros: Parents said their babies love the taste of this cereal.
Cons: Some parents complained that the cereal’s expiration date was too short. One of Gerber Organic cereal’s ingredient is Electrolytic iron, inorganic iron which is synthetic and absorbs to the body at a very little amount. (Read more about inorganic iron.)

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Earth’s best baby cereal

Earth's best baby cereal

Earth’s Best Baby Cereal

Earth’s best baby cereal is USDA organic certified and Kosher certified. It uses no growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids or potentially harmful pesticides or herbicides. It is fortified with iron essential mineral. However, Electrolytic iron is inorganic iron which is synthetic and will be absorbed to the body at a very little amount. (Read more about inorganic iron.) There is 0 g of sugar in this cereal.

Ingredients: Organic Whole Grain Brown Rice, Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Electrolytic Iron.

Pros: Parents said this cereal mixes easily and their babies love the taste.
Cons: Some parents complained that the cereal’s expiration date was too short. Some parents said although they like the cereal, they don’t like the packaging which makes it messy. One of Earth’s Best organic cereal’s ingredient is Electrolytic iron, inorganic iron which is synthetic and absorbs to the body at a very little amount. (Read more
about inorganic iron.)

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​Dried Meals

 

​NurturMe NurturMeals Dried Organic Food Pouches

NurturMe NurturMeals Dried Organic Food Pouches

NurturMe NurturMeals Dried Organic Food Pouches

​NurturMe NurturMeals Dried Organic Food Pouches are USDA certified organic and Kosher. It uses non-GMO, gluten-free ingredients.(with the exception of the Sweet Potatoes, Oatmeal, Bananas blend) If you look at the ingredients list below, you will see that only simple, organic ingredients are listed.  (Organic quinoa, organic apple, organic pea) There is no added sugar, salt or preservatives. You can just add breast milk, formula or water and stir to serve. Drying preserves freshness and flavor. There is 6 g of sugar per serving  in these pouches. (not from added sugar but from organic apple)

Ingredients: Organic quinoa, organic apple, organic pea

Pros: Parents said NurturMe NurturMeals dinner is easy to carry and great for on the go. They also love the simple organic ingredient list.
Cons: Although many parents and babies love this food, some parents weren’t wild about the taste. Also, some parents thought this was a little pricey.

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