Bumblebee- when babies go yumm!

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Qadreya Al Awadhi, 27 year old Emirati Founder and CEO of Bumblebee, started her homegrown business of ready-made frozen meal plans for babies and toddlers when when she babysat her friend’s son who was being weaned and realized they couldn’t find any healthy or nutritious meals for him at the supermarket or local grocery. The only options available at the time were meals which lacked flavour, colour and nutrition.  Qadreya identified this gap in the market and was determined to help mothers provide a healthy alternative for their babies. Thus, was born Bumblebee, a baby meal plan catering to the needs of new parents providing nutritious and delicious meals for babies and toddlers.

“At the moment, all our food is free from salt, sugar, and preservatives – otherwise known as the main culprits of weight gain. Also, we currently hold classes and partner with different like-minded brands to educate parents, schools, and the wider society about the importance of early childhood nutrition and how it affects children later in adulthood. We aim to work closely work with the government to achieve their vision of a healthier society” – Qadreya Al Awadhi

It happens frequently that your baby suddenly wants to eat something completely different after you spend hours batch making the foods they adore. Given how valuable parents’ time is, Qadreya has come up with the ideal solution: frozen meals created for children who start weaning. Every dish is healthful for growing children while providing parents with the most convenience possible.

Bumblebee makes life easier with their readymade frozen meal plans that are carefully developed by a pediatric nutritionist and a certified chef. You can nourish your little one with meals with locally and organically sourced ingredients to ensure your baby develops a healthy and sustainable relationship with food. All the food is cooked from scratch –  including the sauces that give new flavors and textures to every meal. Bumblebee Food is quick, easy, and yummy meal preps all you need to do is heat the pouch in hot water or heat its content on a stovetop, very simple. They have a range of options that include meals like:

Beef Stew – AED 24

The perfect meal for babies from 10+ months with growing teeth due to its soft texture. It contains grass-fed beef, sweet potato, butternut, potato vegetable stock, tomato, and herbs, just delicious.

Lamb Bake – AED 22

Lamb Bake is rich in protein and fibre, containing lamb, sweet potato, and herbs, and is a perfect meal for babies aged  8+ months.

Meatballs and Sauce – AED 26

If your toddler is ready to explore new flavors, then this delicious Meatballs and Sauce is the perfect taste as it is packed with protein, iron, and antioxidants. It is made from beef, tomato, onion, garlic, carrot, and celery.

Veggie Noodles – AED 30

The mouthwatering veggie noodles are packed with all the right nutrients. It includes egg noodles, capsicum, carrots, cabbage, coconut, amino, garlic, and onion.

The breakfast meals are designed for easy transportation and fuss-free feeding. The meals fit perfectly in either a parent’s bag or a child’s and are even suitable as an airplane carry-on or in-flight meal. 

The Bumblebee breakfast range includes:

Beetroot Pancakes – 30 AED 

Made from beetroot, eggs, cow’s milk, flour, and baking powder. Should be defrosted in the fridge overnight or 8-12 hours before.

Spinach Pancakes 30 AED 

The biggest hit!, sweet and delicious and packed with nutrients, iron, and fibre Including  spinach, banana, cow’s milk, eggs, baking soda, and oat flour, 

Berry Blast 18 AED 

If you are starting your baby on solids, then this is the perfect help as berries are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin K to nourish your baby. It includes bananas, strawberries, and blueberries, which can be slurped straight from the pouch cold.

Strawberry Quinoa – 18 AED 

If you are starting to introduce more texture and flavour to your little one’s diet, then this is the best start as carrots contain fibre and potassium to nourish your baby. It contains carrots, strawberries, and quinoa in one pouch of pure goodness!

They offer various new flavors and textures to every meal to cater to every child needs.

Dal Curry – AED 22

This is the perfect start as lentils contain protein and fiber to nourish your little one. It contains lentils, tomato, coconut milk, herbs and spice giving the best flavors and texture.

For more information; please visit Bumblebee Food’s website on:  https://www.bumblebeefood.com/ or their Instagram @bumblebee_ae.

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