Tag Archives: 100% organic

Yummy Spoonfuls Has Secured Its Growth Path!!!!!

Stay tuned-and Pardon Our Interruption In Service While I Prepare the Bigger Kitchen to Serve You Expanded Offerings This Spring!

Agatha-headshort

From A Dream…

9 years ago after creating food in my home to feed my baby, I found myself teaching mothers how to cook for their own little ones through a program at a local hospital. Before I knew it I had mothers showing up at my home asking me to share my own home prepared foods like my mother and aunties did for me in Camaroon-using only nature’s ingredients-only the number of them outgrew my kitchen as the circle swelled. This had moved beyond helping new friends and extended family.

 

From that outpouring of response I decided to start my company Yummy Spoonfuls, to help busy parents feed their babies high quality fresh frozen organic food made with only real organic ingredients and nothing else, not even ascorbic acid.

With you my company and vision became real.

In the past 9 years we have slowly been helping build awareness around the importance of real food, blended to a digestable level just for babies and kids. I built a certified kitchen. Whole Foods Market in South Eastern region allowed me to serve those around my home. It was all that I could do with the money I had-I quit my job and we used our savings. With fedex I was able to reach more of you with Amazon, and even sell through Dean and Deluca

I find myself in this incredible moment close to being able to share news with you that will come this spring. I will be part of a partnership with another mother who was raised like I was, on real food, mostly plants, prepared at home by her mom. We come from different countries, but were raised with similar culture and food values-and we both made America our home to raise our kids. Yet neither of us has lost the love of whole foods and real ingredients on which we were raised. I am so excited to tell you we have out grown our capacity here and God has blessed us with our amazing partnership. The downside is we need to close my kitchen to prepare our new one. For the next couple of months I am going to focus all my attention and efforts towards our new company to meet a May production date from our new kitchen so I will not be able to make your baby’s food until then. Hopefully you are putting some in your freezer-part of our convenience-remember that freezer is Nature’s Pause Button! We will be back with all types of fresh wholesome goodies for your precious and ask you to help us build our network of moms in the meantime by joining our newsletter and staying close to us on Instagram.

Please keep us in your hearts to everyday, and in your life-and know your baby’s growth will not outgrow our ability to support upcoming stages.

Sometimes in pausing we gain the oxygen to take the bigger climb. Climb with us mamas….

With love
Agatha Achindu
www.yummyspoonfuls.com

 

Food is healthcare & medicine is sick-care

it is the simple reason why chronic and deadly diseases continue to grow at an alarming rate despite the fact that we live in the most affluent country in the world with top notch physicians.

medicine-is-not-health-care

Medicine is not health care and will never be.

 We need to try our hardest to train our kids to love foods that sustain health, it could be a battle with some kids but it is worth the effort. So many illnesses and chronic diseases are preventable.
 Let’s continue to support each other, life is worth living vibrantly not always in a sick bed.

Feeding our kids fresh organic foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains beans etc along with grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish that are minimally processed prevent cancer and even block cancer growth. It also strengthens their immune system, protects them from diabetes, heart disease, obesity and maintains vibrant skin and strong bones to list a few. Healthy wholesome foods shouldn’t be an option at our homes, it should always be the first choice. We have to start believing in the old adage that we are what we eat and our kids what we feed them.

I know  jar/can  foods are so easy and convenient but our kids are paying a huge price with their health for this type of convenience , it just cannot sustain health.
Love, light and good health
Chief Yummy Officer

 

Yummy Homemade Recipe for Baby’s first Christmas!

There is an innate satisfaction within us as parents that we all experience when our babies reaches each and every milestone, from something as simple as their very first smile to a huge challenge as starting solid,  baby’s first Christmas is another milestone that is celebrated with so much love and fanfare. Here is a simple recipe for you to make Christmas more memorable for your little eater.

This recipe is so easy to follow and requires very little fuss so even the most kitchen-shy mama can make this.  Make sure you roast your pumpkin, I know it takes longer but oh man the taste from it being caramelized in the oven is priceless, your precious baby will appreciate the difference in taste. This is that concentrated taste Yummy Spoonfuls babies love.

butternut-squash-raw



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients for Baby 4-9 months

Butternut squash (1 small)
Cold pressed coconut oil (half teaspoon)
Dash of cinnamon optional

Wash, cut squash in half, scope out the seeds, pat it all over with oil, bake face down on an oiled or parchment lined sheet on 375 for 30 minutes. Turn your squash an dust it with a little cinnamon and let bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and scoop out roasted squash in a bowl.

Butternut-squash-oven

Mush up to your baby’s food texture and serve.

Butternut-squash-baby

For babies 9-12month
Butternut squash (1 small)
Cold pressed coconut oil (half teaspoon)
Dash of cinnamon optional

Spinach –(2 cups
Onion- ( half small onion chopped)
½ teaspoon coconut oil
Piece of moist chicken / fish optional or a tablespoon of flaxseed

Wash, cut squash in half, scope out the seeds, pat it all over with oil, bake face down on an oiled or parchment lined sheet on 375 for 30 minutes. Turn your squash an dust it with a little cinnamon and let bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and scoop out roasted squash in a bowl and set aside.

Sauté chopped onions in coconut oil  at medium heat until translucent and aromatic, add spinach, try not to overcook, add chicken or fish mix well and set aside  if squash is not ready.

Mix with roasted squash and blend to child’s food texture..


butternut-squash-2

For the adults in the house (true story- this was lunch today)
Follow steps 1 and 2 then sprinkle some cheese and baked just to melt cheese and enjoy, want it extra sweet drizzle grade b maple syrup and enjoy.

Butternut-squash4Hope you and your baby enjoy this dish as much as we did.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Chief Yummy Officer

www.yummyspoonuls.com 

 

 

 

CARRAGEENAN a controversial additive in milk is finally being removed!

carrageenanCARRAGEENAN an additive that is used as a ‘natural’ thickener and emulsifier in most milk products (organic/non-organic) is finally being removed by some companies, Change comes when we demand for it.

Please keep on reading your labels and never feed/eat any ingredients that you don’t know and have never researched it , While companies have to make profit we also have to protect our health especially that of our developing  children.  click link for complete details Huffingtonpost

 

Why food pouches SUCKS, A must read by a mom.

food pouches-dangerAs a mother and nutrition expert this was the frustration that lead me to start teaching workshops in the late 90s (still do) and subsequently Yummy Spoonfuls our fresh from scratch organic baby food company was launched. if you feed your baby food from pouches  that you didn’t make at home you want to read this. If you have been to any of my workshops you have heard me talk about this , if you can please make your own baby food or buy fresh, these type of food might come in handy once in a while when you are totally strap for time but by no means should it be the food you feed your baby day in and day out.

This is a great article by  
Recently, I—and apparently a lot of other parents, too—have stumbled across a seemingly brilliant solution to this problem: spoutedblended fruit andvegetable pouches. (The annual revenue of Plum Organics, one of the first companies to sell these products, grew from $200,000 in 2008 to $39 million in 2011, according to Forbes.) Parents everywhere—including all-organic, anti-processed-food types—are raising tots who have plastic pouches growing out of their mouths, and can you blame them? The snacks are convenient; they’re virtually spill-free; they’re ubiquitous (on sale at Starbucks!); and they’re pure blended fruit and vegetables, so we can feel good about giving them to our kids.

I looked into these snacks last week, and I was sad to learn that they’re not as perfect as they seem. Certainly, if you’re choosing between a BuddyFruit Pure Blended Fruit To Goand a chocolate chip cookie, then God yes, pick the BuddyFruit.

Read full article here Slate.com

Everyday is Mother’s Day $700.00+ giveaway

mother's-day-finale

A group of the most beloved providers of services and products for mothers and babies got together to offer a bundled gift basket worth over $700 to one lucky winner to say thank you for being an awesome MOTHER

Some of the amazing goodies in the basket  to pamper both baby and mother are
A $100.00 gift towards a one of a kind 18X24 portrait by Maisie Thompson , a custom organic baby basket valued at $70.00 atlantababybaskets.com, a case of award winning fresh organic baby food including shipping plus an organic bib valued at $65.00 www.yummyspoonfuls.com , $100.00 gift certificate to amazing green make-up www.lamik-beauty.com, a $50.00 gift certificate from http://www.izzymaternityclothes.com, with summer around the corner, 2 cases (60 total) of organic tea/juice boxes and t-shirts valued at $70.00 from www.littlemetea.com, we also have a personalized Mommy Pendant valued at $149.00 http://www.themommypendant.com, Free 1 month subscription worth $49.99 to http://www.austinlloyd.com and 5 packs of NumNum valued at $50.00 by http://www.numnumdips.com/

 

This giveaway is in NO way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway you release them from any liability. Open to the US.)

Here is how to enter:
Upload a picture of you and baby to our Face Book page
Take a minute to like all the wonderful companies in the basket
www.facebook.com/AtlantaBabyBaskets
www.facebook.com/lamikcosmetics
https://www.facebook.com/yummyspoonfuls
http://tinyurl.com/izzymaternity
www.facebook.com/littlemetea
https://www.facebook.com/mommypendant
http://www.facebook.com/austinlloydbox
www.facebook.com/numnumdips

You have from May 9th through May 16TH to garner as many likes as possible to help you move to the next round..

Monday May 19th we will select the top 10 photos with the most likes

Monday May 26th we select the top 3 pics with the most likes

Ends Friday May 30st

Winner with the most likes will be announce Saturday.

This is gift from moms in business (sponsors) and not affiliated with face book.

Yummy Spoonfuls CEO/CYO talks Motherhood!

mommy-jz-mater-meaWritten by Lisa Kay
Photography by Tim Redman

There’s very little room for resting in entrepreneur Agatha Achindu’s packed schedule. Even when her two younger children have been tucked in bed for a few hours, Achindu is still at it, working on another round of paperwork and food prep that awaits her in the kitchen of her home in Atlanta. As the founder of Yummy Spoonfuls, a line of organic baby food sold in retailers like Whole Foods, sleep is a luxury the 46 year old left behind years ago, thanks to the demands of caring for her sons — Georges (23), Malcolm (15), and Jared-Zane (9) — and running her own business. Although the constant shuffle can be hectic, Achindu believes that the level of sacrifice is worth it.

“The biggest challenge to me is being in a million different places at a million different times because of how I choose to parent,” she says. “Everything is hands on. We don’t do any fast food. We don’t do any processed food. No matter how busy I am, we have to cook. That is my biggest challenge, but at the end of the day I am grateful that I have the opportunity and [the] willpower to do it.” Read complete story on mater mea’s link http://www.matermea.com/#/agatha/4583867159

Starting the Day off with Fresh Orange Juice

There is nothing like having a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning to start your kids day off with a great start. In fact, getting the kids involved in the making process will be create a fun morning exercise that will have them excited throughout their day. Exposing your kids to real food at an early age helps them fall in love with the taste of clean unprocessed food and sets a better eating habit for their life. Join us and make freshly squeezed orange juice with your little one(s):

  1. Carefully rinse Organic Oranges
  2. Tightly squeeze, roll the oranges firmly with the palm of your hand across the counter or table to soften them up.
  3. Slice the orange in half and remove the seeds
  4. Grip one of the orange halves tightly and squeeze it by hand, using a plain juicer to coax all the juice out or use a juice machine.
  5. Enjoy a yummy, cold glass of freshly squeezed, orange juice.

1111 1112Home-made Orange Juice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids weren’t born wanting processed food..they were taught to want it!

As parent we have the ability to train our kids to either love fresh wholesome foods that are good for them or overly processed junk foods that have the potential to harm them, we train them either way.

you-learned-to-eat-it

Contrary to popular belief there is no child born with a sweet tooth or detest for vegetables, they end up with the preferences cultivated by us parents over time.

Whatever eating habits our child ends up with good or bad is not accidental. Training start from the very first spoonful- give your baby the opportunity to sample what fresh taste like, if you can’t make yours we are always here to help – remember that your baby just like you will not like the taste, smell or look of 2 year old cooked purred food.

Chief Yummy Officer
Yummy Spoonfuls 

Watch our Founder Agatha Achindu on CNN International African voices

Watch our Founder with the lovely Isha Sesay  as she tells her story from African to running the best organic baby food company in the United States, see air times below.

isaah sassey

Eastern Times

Fri: 330am ET | Sat: 1030am ET | Sun: 4am ET , 130pm ET | Mon: 530am ET, 1230pm ET | Tue: 1230am ET

GMT

Friday : 0730 | Saturday : 1430 | Sunday : 0800, 1730 | Monday : 0930, 1630 | Tuesday : 0430