on the go with Plum Organics

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Plum Organics through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about their Grow Well™ products, all opinions are my own.

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With a new baby in the house, there are a lot of things to look forward to:

sleep (maybe? one day? haha)

vacations as a family,

the day when she can really play with her big sister,

Livi swinging

seeing her little personality grow and develop,

and I’m also really excited for the day when she can start to eat solid foods. There’s something so enjoyable about watching a baby taste and explore new flavors and textures.

Plum organicsWhen Livi was a baby, I initially had a lot of trouble with breastfeeding and finding a formula that didn’t agitate her stomach. I told myself: just make it until she can eat solid foods. Then, you have unlimited possibilities and can introduce her to a rainbow of healthy and delicious options. When the day finally arrived, I was excited to make her food. I pureed and mixed a variety of ingredients -some she loved, some notsomuch- and cut up bite-sized pieces of soft foods for her to pinch up and try.

Since then, she’s become an adventurous little eater and will at least try anything, even if she decides she’s not a fan. Some of her favorite foods are things I wouldn’t know if she’d like (artichokes! mussels!), and I love going out to restaurants with little miss. 

It’s funny because Liv is only 4 years old, but so much has changed from then until now. I’m always surprised about the new options in the baby aisle, and it makes me even more excited for the days when Miss P will be enjoying solid foods and sipping pouches. Our favorite brand is Plum Organics, and they have a new line of Grow Well™ purees:: DHA, Tummy, Muscle and Bone.

Plum organics 2 They’re perfect to stash in the diaper bag for quick and mess-free snack, and it makes me happy that they offer organic foods and the nutrients growing babies need. Here’s a coupon for $1 off if you’d like to give them a try!

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Can’t wait for the day when P can join in the fun. 🙂

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While I plan to make as much of P’s food as possible, I’m so thankful that the Plum Organics line exists. It’s a convenient way to offer whole, healthy foods on-the-go without needing to prep in advance. They’re something I can feel good about giving my family, and we still can’t venture into Target without Liv asking for a pouch.I have a feeling Miss P will love them, too, when she can eat solids in a few months.

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My mom mentioned that she wishes these types of pouches existed when my brothers and I were little. As a kid, I was obsessed with mangoes, so I’m sure that mango pouches would have been more convenient than carrying a purse full of mangoes around. 😉 Is there a random fruit or veggie you remember loving as a kiddo? Fellow mama friends: what are some things you always have in your diaper bag?



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  1. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on February 3, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Haha even I eat the pouch applesauces now. They’re convenient on the go! Cantaloupe was something I was obsessed with as a kid and still love!

    • Fitnessista on February 3, 2016 at 11:53 am

      haha they’re so good! liv LOVES pouches too 🙂

  2. Cara on February 3, 2016 at 7:07 am

    I’m sure these will some day come in handy for on the go snacks! Btw… Love your diaper bag! Was just looking at that Marc Jacobs last week, trying to decide between a tote or a backpack style.

    • Fitnessista on February 3, 2016 at 11:53 am

      yes! i like knowing that she’s getting whole foods but it’s super convenient
      thank you!! it’s my favorite; super light and carries a lot. a backpack would be awesome, too though

  3. Grace on February 3, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I was all about the blueberries. My mom said as a toddler I would have blue poo because I was eating those berries by the carton.

    • Fitnessista on February 3, 2016 at 11:54 am


  4. Karen on February 3, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I agree, the pouches are a great invention. My son is 13 next month and still eats them haha.

    • Fitnessista on February 3, 2016 at 11:54 am

      liv still asks for one every time we go to target! 🙂

  5. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job on February 3, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I love to eat those pouches and I am 31 years old sooooo….yeah.

    • Fitnessista on February 3, 2016 at 11:54 am

      hahah i wanted to write that in the post! they’re a good snack 🙂

  6. Reenie on February 3, 2016 at 9:26 am

    You and the Pilot make adorable babies. The pic of Livi on the swing… and the pic with Ms. P. with the burgandy bow….. adorable!!! <3

    • Fitnessista on February 3, 2016 at 11:55 am

      oh, thank you!! <3 they are amazing little love bugs

    • Donna on February 4, 2016 at 10:37 am

      AGREE!! Livi is just STUNNING!!!! P is adorable and precious as well. You have a great blog, great family! Very happy for you.

  7. Jessie R on February 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Such cute babies!! <3 🙂 My mom said I ate green beans ALL the time, even straight from the can/mason jar if they were from the garden. I still love them!

    • Fitnessista on February 3, 2016 at 11:55 am

      i keep forgetting about those! finally made some last week (with lemon, garlic powder, salt and pepper) and liv went crazy for them

  8. Julie on February 3, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I wish I could get my 16-yo to be as adventurous an eater as Liv is! smh

    • Fitnessista on February 3, 2016 at 11:56 am

      hahah! she’ll try anything at least, but she will also happily tell you if she thinks it’s disgusting

      • Julie on February 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm

        LOL! My daughter doesn’t have a problem letting me know something looks or tastes disgusting either! You’d think by 16, she’d have learned some tact. :\

  9. terry on February 3, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I’m 14 weeks pregnant and am so excited to join in the Mommy fun! 🙂 I’m learning so much, too! I remember I also loved artichokes really young, but my Mom thought they were hard to make so it was only on special occasions. But, I am LOVED and still love to this day- grapefruits! It was so fun as a little kid to scoop out the little sections with a special ridged grapefruit spoon.

    • Fitnessista on February 3, 2016 at 11:56 am

      that is so cute!! congratulations to you, too <3

  10. Stacey on February 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    My 1-year old loves raisins – I always have the little boxes in my purse.
    This blog post made me think of you and P:

  11. Amanda on February 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    How convenient! P is too, too cute 😀

  12. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on February 3, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I love that swing picture! And Penelope’s cute headbands!

  13. Janna on February 3, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I always have a snack for my kids AND me

  14. Ali @ Peaches and Football on February 4, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I’ve seen those pouches on the end cap of our grocery store but with no kiddos, no need to buy.

    But when you made that comment about how much food has changed since Liv and back another generation… I feel that way when I shop for my nephew. The kinds of cool toys they have now – wow! There’s just a ton of things I would have been obsessed with; I guess that’s one of the ways kids keep you young 🙂

  15. Kate @KateMovingForward on February 4, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Pouches are a total lifesaver! I love that it’s a convenient and mess-free way to get fruits and veggies on the go! Layla is crazy for them!

  16. Cassie on February 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Luckily the little is still on the bottle. I am a little overwhelmed about starting her on “real” food.

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      it’s a little overwhelming, but so much fun! it helps to just introduce one new thing at a time

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