These Are the Best Brands for Organic Baby Food

Check out the 10 winners of our award for the best organic baby food!

Green Lovers Staff - Author

Jun. 20 2024, Updated 1:30 p.m. ET

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What you feed your baby is a deeply personal choice. Fortunately, there are many brands working their hardest to make healthy baby food that will satisfy even the pickiest babies — and parents. We asked our audience to vote on 15 of the best USDA-certified organic baby food brands, and are now sharing the 10 winners.

The 10 winners of this Green Lovers Approved contest are listed below. Read more about our Green Lovers Approved contests here.

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1. Plum Organics

Plum Organics is a Certified B Corp that sells food purées for babies, tots, and kids, all of which is all certified organic by the USDA. Many of the products use organic lemon juice concentrate as a natural preservative. Plum is also working towards a goal of having 100 percent recyclable packaging throughout its product lines, and in the meantime, provides detailed recycling instructions on its website.

2. Cerebelly

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Cerebelly makes food pouches for babies aged 5 months through 25+ months. The veggie-first formulas are created by a neurosurgeon and mother, are made with USDA-certified organic ingredients, and often include brain-healthy additives like DHA algal oil and chlorella. Cerebelly is also certified by the Clean Label Project, which tests Cerebelly's products regularly for metals, toxins, and more. Plus, you can recycle Cerebelly packaging via TerraCycle.

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3. Once Upon a Farm Organics

Jennifer Garner’s company Once Upon a Farm Organics uses USDA-certified organic and Non-GMO Project ingredients and partners with the Clean Label project to keep heavy metals out of your child's food. The brand's baby food pouches use HPP technology to keep them cold and safe until it's time to eat. Additionally, Once Upon a Farm has made its products available for the WIC program in certain states, and you can mail your pouches back to the company for recycling.

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4. Amara

Amara's baby food is certified organic — and sold in powder form. The powders can be "customized for your baby’s development" by mixing them with water, formula, or breast milk. This means Amara's food uses about 12 times less packaging when compared to other baby foods, according to the brand. Amara also uses its proprietary NPT technology to make its foods shelf stable while retaining nutrients and taste.

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5. White Leaf Provisions

White Leaf Provisions' veggie-first baby food is grown using biodynamic and regenerative farming, which reduces "exposure to toxic chemicals while healing the earth," according to the company. The brand's biodynamic baby food is USDA-certified organic and free of added sugar and salt, with organic lemon juice concentrate as the only additive. And White Leaf works with TerraCycle to help consumers recycle the pouches for free.

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6. Sprout Organics

Sprout Organics is a USDA-certified organic and non-GMO baby food company, with various "Power Paks" of blended fruits, veggies, and more. The company even has a partnership with Cocomelon, making the organic baby food pouches extra appealing to little ones. Sprout Organics offers a handy subscription service for busy parents, and the company is slowly upgrading its packaging to reduce its environmental footprint, such as replacing canisters with bags.

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7. Tiny Organics

Tiny Organics makes ready-to-eat meals for babies and toddlers, all of which are certified organic by the USDA. The brand's offerings are also all plant-based, peanut-free, and have no added sugar or sodium. Options range from purées for babies to meals for toddlers, including Coconut Curry, Bananas Foster, and the Baby Burrito Bowl. The outer box of Tiny Organics meals is fully recyclable, and the insulation is biodegradable and can be emptied in the sink.

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8. Serenity Kids

Serenity Kids' plant-based pouches are USDA-certified organic and non-GMO Project verified. They contain no added sugars or preservatives, and all food comes from sources hand-selected by the Serenity Kids team. The company also makes meat-based pouches, but these are not organic. When you're all done, the plastic pouches can be recycled via TerraCycle.

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9. Pumpkin Tree Snacks

Pumpkin Tree Snacks' baby and kid food is all USDA-certified organic and packaged in BPA-free pouches. The baby food pouches are supplemented with natural, healthy ingredients like quinoa, oat fiber, and chia seeds; and they contain organic lemon juice concentrate instead of artificial preservatives. Plus, the brand's range of veggie-forward pouches, known as Peter Rabbits Organics, is completely plant-based and gluten-free.

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10. Little Spoon

Little Spoon's baby food is USDA-certified organic, non-GMO, and verified by the Clean Label Project. Little Spoon is a subscription service that uses FDA-certified cold pressure technology to keep food fresh for up to 14 days in the fridge and three months in the freezer.

This article, originally published on May 14, 2024, has been updated to announce the winners of this Green Lovers Approved contest.

All Green Lovers Approved nominees are chosen by the Green Lovers editorial team, and winners are chosen based on reader votes. Readers can vote for each category once a day. To learn more, read our terms and conditions.

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