A WATER WITH KATIE FROM GOBBLE GUTS
What is your drink of choice?
Water! I carry my 800ml drink bottle EVERYWHERE. In saying that, with a 3 year old and a 16 month old, I also live for my morning coffee.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am Katie, a mumma to 16 month old Adaline and three year old Reuben and a wifey to my gorgeous man Sam. I am a lawyer by trade, but I am passionate about health and nutrition and I love being outdoors. I am a ball of energy and can't sit still! I grew up by the ocean and moved to Canberra for work.
Tell us about Gobble Guts and how it came to be?
Gobble Guts is a Canberra-based baby and toddler meal delivery service. All our meals are nutritionist designed, plant based, all-natural, preservative free and free from the eight common allergens (milk, soy, gluten, eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts and wheat).
As a busy working parent to two kids under three, I've learnt that parenthood is filled with questions – is it normal that my baby likes berries one day, and hates them the next? How much protein should my little one be eating? What about iron? I’ve also learnt that we aren’t the only ones with these questions, and parents, regardless of whether it’s their first or fourth baby, are always striving to do their best, including at meal times.
Reuben is a picky eater. When he began eating solids, we fed him pureed foods with little flavour variations for too long. We didn’t provide him with the opportunity to try new flavours and textures. Now as a toddler, he refuses to try foods that aren’t shaped like a dinosaur or don’t look visually appealing in some way.
We realised when our daughter started eating solids, we needed to offer her variety. This meant spending valuable time in the kitchen creating flavour combinations which met her nutritional needs. As working parents, we didn't always have the time to do this, and we refused to buy highly-processed jars and pouches from the store. We believe good nutrition should be accessible to everyone. When it comes to your baby’s health, what goes into their guts is critical to their development.
That’s why I created Gobble Guts, a comprehensive nutrition solution to make parents and carers feel good about the food they are providing to their little ones. As parents, we not only want to be providing the best food, but also the right food. I hope Gobble Guts can make the lives of parents and carers just that little bit easier.
How can we support Gobble Guts?
We launched Gobble Guts about a month ago and we are overwhelmed by the support from the community. We are receiving a lot of positive feedback about the meals and we're seeing some verycute pictures of little one's eating their Gobbe Guts meals. We would love it if you could order some meals for your little ones or tell your family and friends about us. Check out our website gobbleguts.com
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Any advice for those wanting to turn their dream into a reality?
Think big and set goals. Without a plan, and without goals, it will be much harder to achieve your dreams. Sometimes the hardest part is actually just starting on the journey. Don't be afraid to take the leap of faith and go out and do your own thing. It does take a lot of hard work, but it's totally worth it, and doing something for yourself is really fulfilling.