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Made in Alaska: Bambino’s Baby Food

By Heather Hintze 9:52 PM January 16, 2014

Zoi Maroudas makes healthy food kids want to eat

ANCHORAGE – Zoi Maroudas grew up in the restaurant business where she uses her family’s Greek and Italian roots to create delicious food.

“I’ve always had the passion of trying to create a healthy lifestyle and how I can help people in whatever my hands can reach,” Maroudas said.

She also has a medical background working with the elderly. When she moved back to Alaska she found a different group she could help with her culinary skills.

“I saw that 65 percent of our infants at the age of two were already in the path of obesity and having medical complications,” she said. “I decided to alter my recipes to target children.”

Less than a year ago she started Bambino’s Baby Food. She makes it all by hand in her family’s restaurant, Pizza Olympia.

The goal is to make nutritious food kids actually want to eat.

“If you put ingredients in at the proper time you can create that salty-sweet naturally where it entices children to want to eat it and keep them on the healthy lifestyle,” Maroudas said.

Being a mom herself she knows the importance of good nutrition. Her son Constantine is the smiling face on her label.

Making everything from scratch is hard work and time consuming, but Maroudas said it’s worth it.

“It’s a dream come true,” she said. “It’s a dream come true because you’re welcome in people’s homes, you’re appreciated and you respect that people trust and feel confident in your product.

Bambino’s Baby Food can be found online and at New Sagaya’s Markets and at Amber’s Olive Company in the Dimond Center.

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