There are many types of baby food out on the market, but when it comes to finding vegan baby food that’s wholesome and nutritious, there are some better brands out there. As a vegan, plant-based registered dietitian, I wanted to provide healthy, vegan options when starting to feed my little one and I was surprised at how little information there was out there. The baby foods listed are not only made with quality ingredients, but focus on key nutrients for plant-based little ones. Those key nutrients are iron, zinc, and vitamin B 12. When feeding plant-based sources of iron to babes, it’s a good idea to combine it with vitamin C – so for example, black beans and mango or garbanzo beans and bell pepper!
Again, there are many varieties of baby food out there, these are just our favorites because of their quality ingredients and nutrition.
5 Best Vegan Baby Foods
What We Love: Technically marketed towards adults, these pouches made from blended fruits and vegetables are great for little ones too. This NOKA Sweet Potato and Goji Berry Flavor is super packed with iron, protein, and potassium. While it may be too much for younger babes, this is a great resealable pouch that can either be polished off by parents or saved for the next feeding! Plus, with great taste and no added sugar, these NOKA Superfood Pouches are a real tasty treat.
What We Love: These quality blended food pouches from Plum Organics are full of flavor for kids of all ages. They are also a good source of iron and potassium. With a bit of fiber and plant-based protein from whole foods, Plum Organics is a baby food brand you can feel confident about giving to your little one. It’s important to note that some Plum Organics contain milk (greek yogurt), but this Fruit and Veggie Variety Pack from Plum Organics does not.
What We Love: These simple combinations with just two or three fruits and vegetables is delicious, organic, and exciting as your little one starts his or her plant-based eating adventures. Happy Baby has many stages of baby food depending on how old your little one is, but these pouches are a great place to start. What’s even more interesting is that Happy Baby started by moms who are pediatricians and nutritionists – so you know you’re getting the real deal!
What We Love: Earth’s Best is one of our favorite vegan baby food brands. We are definitely partial to Earth’s Best Whole Grain Oatmeal Cereal as a first food, but when you’re ready to add more flavor – and you’re especially needing something on the go, this sweet potato cinnamon breakfast is a fantastic choice. It’s high in iron, naturally sweet, and a great source of Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. It’s a wholesome breakfast for when you’re running out the door sending the little one off to childcare or you wake up too late to eat. Find Earth’s Best Pouches HERE.
What We Love: This variety pack from Sprout Organic contains Butternut Chickpea Quinoa Date, Pumpkin Apple Lentil, & Sweet Pea Corn Carrot White Bean Pouches – so talk about a flavor explosion for your little one! We love that these vegan baby food pouches start to include foods like chickpeas and quinoa – nutritional super houses that are great flavor introductions for baby! Find Sprout Vegan Organic Baby Food HERE.
Again, these are out favorite brands and to keep it simple, we included the same type of baby food – all pouches. But keep in mind that these organic and often vegan baby food brands also have puffs, toddler meals, snacks, breakfasts, crackers, and more for each stage of your little’s eating adventures. What brand is your favorite when it comes to vegan baby food options?? And of course, you can always make your own food or go the baby-led weaning route but you may also want to include some convenient purees when traveling or eating out.