Boston & Winnie are just about to venture into the wonder world of food, where did the last 5 months go! Lucky for them they have Mother’s that are serious foodies.
Infant nutrition is crucial for supporting optimal growth and development. Think about this for one minute.. choosing foods for your infant can either prevent a disease or feed one. Now, that sounds serious, but we actually have the power to influence our children with fuel to set them up for a healthy life.
Just 10 days ago the amazing Clare & Danny (creators of Bib & Spoon), dropped off a package to my front door step. Inside the package was the delicious goodness of organic and chemical free, made with love, toddler food for Cruzie. Wow this couldn’t of came at a better time in our lives.
The toddler meals came stored in a conveniently packaged container, which you could stack and store in the freezer. The baby purées came in easy to store, resealable bags. Reading the ingredients on these meals I was blown away. It was all just good food for my little guy to eat. No additives and no chemicals. Tick tick.
Now you all know I love creating all my food for Cruz as I love to know what’s in it (except when his Aunties or grandparents look after him). So I was very pleased to know that these frozen meals were filled with the goodness I would personally give to my son. Plus life gets so crazy at times that I can honestly say, that grabbing something that is healthy for your child, straight from your freezer, can certainly come in handy st times and a win win for us parents too (especially when you are in a rush to get your little babe down for the night).
Clare and Danny are the Brisbane based, creators of Bib & Spoon. They are the parents to beautiful twin girls, Olivia and Hannah. They were on the hunt for delicious, fresh produced meals for their babes and could not seem to find anywhere that sourced these type of meals. So they got an idea, teamed up with a dietitian, who then helped to make their dream become a reality. They are now helping out busy mummy and daddy’s and feeding the mouths of lots of hungry baby and toddlers around Australia. Congratulations to you both for chasing your dreams and making it work. So inspiring!
Even though the purées state 6 and 8 months, sneaking extra fruit and vegetables into our little picky, toddlers food, is a cheeky way to give them the extra goodness in their diet and bulk up their daily intake with the natural vitamins and minerals they require to grow!
Below is a little idea you can do with the pre made purées.
Zucchini & Pear Oats
Zucchini and Pear Oats
1cup almond milk
1 cup organic raw oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp organic vanilla essence
2 frozen bib and spoon zucchini and pear slabs
In a saucepan place 1 cup or almond milk or milk of choice, add in 1 cup of organic raw oats
Sprinkle I’m cinnamon, nutmeg and a little vanilla bean or essence
I often walk through the supermarket checking out what they have to offer, what’s new in store, what can I give my son and myself for lunchbox snacks.
Everytime I thought I found something that would be good for us, I turned it over to read the nutrients and it would be high sugar, high sodium or would have an ingredient I couldn’t even pronounce in it.
DO WE REALLY WANT TO PUT THAT IN OUR BODIES OR OUR CHILDREN’S BODIES?
Even a lot of baby foods were high in these ingredients! It’s crazy.
I decided this week to create a mini lunch box snack that I used to enjoy when I was in primary school “little bites” for Cruzies lunch box. I’m sure I wouldn’t mind them in mine either!
The baking tray for these minis is from @kmartaus it was $2.
Recipe is simple – 1 banana, 30g organic oats, 30mls of my green juice (kale, spinach and coconut water), can just use coconut water, 1 egg, cinnamon and 30g of wholemeal flour. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or you can mix a bowl of you wish it to be more chunky.
Pour into cake mould and and bake on 180degrees for 15minutes.
This made 8 mini bites. Cruz ate two in one serving.
Note – can double or triple the recipe and add in blueberries or extra mix ins.