Starting solid food is a culinary adventure for babies, where every spoonful is a new taste and texture – a huge leap from milk-only meals! So it’s only natural we want to give our little food explorers the very best start to their food journey – which is why we’re literally drooling over the new Australian baby food brand JUCA.
JUCA is shaking up pouch-based baby meals, with small-batch, thoughtfully crafted chef created meals, focused on savoury flavours, clean ingredients and of course, supreme taste. Their dedication to giving Australian babies mouthwatering, superb-quality food has parents just as excited as their little ones!
8 Reasons You (And Bub!) Will Adore JUCA
These nutrient-packed, superfood pouches pack quite the punch – and here’s eight reasons why.
1. The meals are chef crafted
And when we say JUCA Signature Collection is chef crafted, we should really point out that these mini meals have been created by none other than 3-Hat Chef Jed Gerrard. The leading Aussie chef has forged an enviable reputation through his work at global Michelin star restaurants and 3-Hat restaurants in Australia. He’s dedicated to working with only the best, and purest produce, and has designed the Signature Collection with his same exacting standards in mind.
We love that babies all over Australia can now taste Jed’s sublime food. It only makes sense that Australia’s youngest tastebuds are treated to incredible produce, with flavours unmasked by artificial sweeteners or flavours. Just clean flavour – the way food should be, from their very first real food meal.
2. A unique focus on savoury
The JUCA range has been purposely crafted to introduce a wide range of flavours for little tastebuds, and in particular help them develop an appreciation for natural savoury flavours. Because let’s face it, babies are sweet enough!
And when we talk about savoury flavours, we are talking about real flavour. Like 12-hour simmered beef broth, the use of Australian native herbs and caramelised roasted veggies, free range chicken, grass fed lamb and hemp seed oil. Anyone else’s mouth watering?
3. Australian owned and operated
We love the JUCA story. With its headquarters in Perth, the brand was born out of an adoration for incredible food. There’s a strong focus on introducing children to a diverse range of flavours – from their very first solid food meal.
JUCA was founded by Justine Conley and Paul Cavanagh who wanted to give Aussie parents convenient, yet top quality baby food they could feel good about. They were unrelenting in their pursuit of bringing Australian babies and children nutritious baby food that’s natural, with ethically sourced ingredients.
4. Convenient without compromise
The first months raising our babies are some of the most rewarding, but utterly exhausting in our lives. And when we make the switch from milk to solids, it’s a whole new level of organisation. Anything that can give us an edge when it comes to getting to spend more time doing the things we love is a winner in our books.
And with JUCA, there’s the convenience of having amazing baby food, delivered to your door. It’s convenient, without any compromise on quality.
The JUCA Signature Collection is the brand’s launch range, and includes the complete collection of six, chef-crafted meals for babies six months and over:
- Ancient grains, kale, hemp seed oil + Australian native sea parsley
- 12-hour beef broth, roasted vegetables, olive oil + Australian native bush tomato
- Free range chicken, coconut cream, mango, brown rice + Australian native lemon myrtle
- Grass fed lamb, roasted carrots + Australian native river minted peas
- Wild caught salmon, sweetcorn + Australian native bush basil
- Root vegetables, chia seeds, olive oil + Australian native thyme
The Signature Collection, which is perfect for tots aged between six to 18 months, includes 12 pouches (two of each of the six meals), delivered to your door either as a one-time purchase or a subscription. Easy peasy, and all of the hard work is done for you.
5. Nutrient packed
Giving babies the best start to their solid food journey is so important – we want them to love eating healthy, nutritious meals that fuel their little bodies. So JUCA has worked incredibly hard to make sure that each bite of its meals are packed with quality ingredients.
The meals have no preservatives, no filler fruits or anything artificial. They contain healthy fats like olive oil, hemp seed oil and wild caught salmon.
JUCA meals are rich in superfoods like chia, kale, beef broth and Australian native herbs. The team sources only ethical iron-rich proteins that have been humanely raised, grass feed and free range.
6. They inspire future foodies
There’s a reason we call food ‘glorious’ – because it’s one of life’s pleasures. And JUCA believes that appreciation for fine food, quality ingredients and nutritious meals should start from our very solid meal.
There’s no longer any need to compromise when it comes to giving our babies pouches, because these chef-crafted meals are so delicious, even adults are happy to chow down on them! They are the perfect introduction to the world of glorious food.
7. They support the first 1000 days
The first 1000 days of our children’s lives are such a pivotal time – from conception to their second birthday (blink and you’ll miss it!). Those important days are the crucial time that shapes our children’s development and wellbeing. Their brain, body and immune system are all growing and developing at an incredible rate. And fuelling them with nutritious food is crucial.
Nutrient-rich food helps give their little bodies and brains what they need during this time of incredible growth – and JUCA has taken all of this into consideration when crafting its superfood meals.
8. Perfect for fussy eaters
JUCA is actually perfect for little ones who may turn their nose up at different meals. The collection exposes them to a wide range of ingredients and flavours, which gives them every chance to develop a love for all types of different foods as they grow.
So whether your baby is about to embark on their delicious first foods journey, or is already experiencing the joys of mini meals, the JUCA Signature Collection is a whole new world of flavours and quality dishes, set to delight little tastebuds.
Mouths of Mums is proudly working with JUCA to bring you this article. JUCA is on a mission to cultivate a positive attitude towards nutritious and high quality food in children. They believe in the lifelong benefits of introducing a variety of savoury flavours to a child’s palate from an early age.We may get commissions for purchases made using links in this post. Learn more.