Trying to cater to fussy little eaters while also cooking healthy, fresh meals can often feel like a down-hill struggle, resulting in tantrums, a floor covered in food and a willful refusal to eat anything that looks remotely green. Sound familiar?
Enter Yum by Mum – Dubai’s first food delivery service for babies and children.
Founded by full-time working mothers, Yum by Mum is the brainchild of Carla Lewis and Antonia Ellis, who were faced with the same challenges experienced by many modern families – juggling day-to-day commitments, ensuring quality time for their children and preparing homemade dishes for the family.
Food is prepared and packaged immediately
Hoping to alleviate some of the burden, the pair set up the online service earlier this month.
Antonia says: ‘I went back to work after 12 weeks and I struggled to prepare freshly made baby food for my daughter, a meal suitable for my then three-year-old and then something else for myself and my husband. During that time I relied on preserved baby foods and supportive friends and family to balance it all.
'I knew there had to be a better option, but it wasn’t currently available. Carla faced a similar situation when she returned back to work after having her first daughter, and this is why we decided to start Yum by Mum, to help give a fresh alternative to families in Dubai.’
Clients can sign-up and choose meal plans based on age. Meals are all salt and sugar-free and prepared using 100 per cent fresh ingredients before being packaged and delivered straight to your door every evening for the following day.
Yum By Mum’s meals include tasty options for babies such as tomato, carrot & basil puree and braised beef with sweet potato puree, plus a range of delicious children’s meals such as Chicken and avocado burgers with tomato and raisin rice and turkey, quinoa & zucchini meatballs with wholewheat pasta. There is even a fish pie made with four different kinds of hidden vegetables.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.yumbymum.com