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
Michelle is a lover of all things simple and healthy and is the founder of the MyLittleOneEats community. After studying at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition she knew that she wanted to make a difference to the coming generations. Falling pregnant and raising her LittleOne has made her understand the importance of simple and healthy recipes for parents who may be time poor or overwhelmed by the world of weaning.
I am very grateful to have crossed paths with Michelle being a first time mum, it can be very overwhelming knowing what to feed your little one. I love creating recipes for Cruz, however I think it is great to source out other mammas that are doing so as well to give you heralthy ideas and inspiration. I just know you will love Michelle’s page it is filled with beautiful food photos and delicious recipes.
Michelle loves baby & toddler recipes that are easy and require minimal thought and effort. She has an abundance of eggs from our generous hens and she usually will have one over-ripe banana hanging around in the fruit bowl.
These mini pancakes are a perfect snack for your LittleOne or you could add some avocado on top to make it a finger licking (messy) meal.
Makes 10 small pancakes
1 large Banana or 2 smaller Lady Fingers (100g)
Half a Teaspoon of Baking Powder *This is optional but I find it makes them slightly fluffier and not as dense.
Mash Banana in a bowl and whisk in eggs OR
Add all ingredients into a food processor and mix until you have no lumps and a nice batter
Pour small disks of batter (5cm diameter) into a frypan over medium heat
Flip over once underside is brown
Serve immediately or store for up to two days in the fridge.