We are parents of 3 beautiful kids. The biggest loves of our lives are: our kids and our local food. Like most working parents, we have our plates full. So, we had to find ingenious ways to juggle our full-time jobs and tots while making mealtimes a happy experience without compromising on taste and nutrition.
Haruplate is our (brain)child, inspired by our observations of the lack of real fruit and veggie offerings, kid-friendly Asian flavours – and our very own foodie (mis)adventures with our kids – to help parents just like us delight little palates so they eat happily and adventurously to grow mighty healthy.
He didn’t like the taste and was grossed out by its murky brown color. Imagine what it’s like growing up eating this. No more food pouches for you after 1, buddy!
That was unusual for our little boy who poops like clockwork. We realized pre-schools’ food options were loaded with oil, artificial sauces and sugars.
More fruits and vegetables please!
He saw us having it for breakfast and was curious about how it tasted. So Papa cooked a very healthy version just for him, without the spiciness. He LOVEEED it!
Those were their 2 most hated foods. But Papa was very clever. He made a sauce combining them with other veggies and added the precious chunky blend over pasta. They loved it too!
Papa is a major curry lover. He wanted to share the experience with his little buddies and started experimenting kiddie versions using herbs, mild spices and veggies. They had seconds!
We wanted healthy jams without the sugars. So Papa made his version with real fruits using organic raw honey to add that touch of sweetness. It was pure goodness!
“Why don’t we bring these sauces and jams to other families?”
It was so heartening because their kids loved it too. So we took it further…