High-quality protein and sufficient amounts of essential fats are critical for proper brain development and physical growth in children. While some parents may be trending toward more plant-based eating, many nutritional authorities do not advise cutting out animal-based foods from youngsters’ diets. 

That’s why Serenity Kids, Austin, Texas, makes meat and poultry the focus of its pouches of toddler foods. These high-fat, low-sugar foods pack 5g of protein and 5g of healthy fats per 3.5-oz. pouch. The blends are pediatrician-recommended and aligned with the US Dept. of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines for babies that include 30g of fat per day.

Still in in its infancy at just over a year old, the brand is now in more than 1,000 stores. The company offers unique savory flavor profiles and the nutrition young children need, sourcing its meat and poultry from ethically raised animals from small, regenerative family farms and only using organic fruits and vegetables. The company just added two new blends — Grass Fed Bison and Pasture Raised Turkey — to its lineup, growing its animal protein offerings to a total of six. The original offerings are Grass Fed Beef, Free Range Chicken, Pastured Uncured Bacon and Wild Caught Salmon.

The bison variety blends the North American-native protein source with organic kabocha squash, organic spinach and organic avocado oil. Bison is rich in iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and other vital nutrients that are particularly beneficial for infants. The turkey blend includes organic sweet potato, organic pumpkin, organic beet and organic avocado oil, delivering a meal with vitamin B6, niacin, selenium and phosphorus.

All products are made in the US with American-grown ingredients free of antibiotics, added hormones, pesticides, fillers, GMOs, gluten and the common allergens of grain, dairy, corn, eggs and nuts. Unopened pouches are shelf-stable for 18 months.