Hezzy is 9 months old and he loves his food. He does not muck around when it comes to his tum tum. Hezzy is a also a bit of a weaning pro! He isn’t fussy with with textures, meaning I can experiment with his meals.
When he first started solids, I would buy the baby food in foil pouches. I also used to blend purees for him and freeze them. He would also have little tastes of what we were eating as well. We started with one solid meal in addition to breast feeding. We have gradually built it up over time and he has breakfast, lunch and dinner with milk in between and before bed.
Lunch is normally a shop bought pouch, and I will cook a meal in the evening for dinner. I always try to make him a cooked meal for one of his mealtimes. The thing is, you run out of ways to make the food interesting…well I did anyway ?
There are 6 spreads available in the range.
• Green pea, rocket and dill
• Red lentil and sweet potato
• Spicy pumpkin and chickpea
• Ricotta and bean
• Avocado, red pepper and tomato
• Carrot, Apple and hummus
I’m yet to use all of the spreads for Hezzy. I must say, they have definitely jazzed up mealtimes. The jars are the perfect size meaning there is no waste! Although the jars are branded as spreads, they work well as cooking sauces.
Call me Mezza Berry the baby cuisine specialist
Mezza is one of my nicknames by the way, and we know who Mary Berry is lol! These spreads have made me feel like a celebrity baby chef? They have also saved me a bit of time! In the spirit of sharing is caring, here are a few of the dishes, I’ve made for my son
I literally just boiled some baby pasta and mixed in a jar of the avocado, red pepper and tomato spread. I served it with broccoli, it went down a treat
Creamy pasta bake
I made a Bolognese base and added chopped carrots. To baby pasta, I added the ricotta and bean spread.
Beach Hut Pie
Due to the bright colours, it would have been wrong for me to call it cottage pie! ??
I browned seasoned mince with some onion. Added a beef stock pot and frozen mixed veg.
To some carrot and Swede mash, I stirred in the red lentil and sweet potato spread. Mixed that all together.
Empty bowls each time! I love the way I can remix the flavours of the dishes I prepare for my son. The spreads have allowed me to be more creative with my dishes. By switching the flavours in the meals and adding Babyled spreads, they are no longer the same. The jars also do not break the bank. They work out at less than £1 each and come in packs of 9 or 18. They can be purchased here
If you want to add a little magic to your baby’s meals, I would definitely recommend Babyled spreads. They are a great way to introduce new flavours and are packed with nutritional goodness.
Who said weaning had to be a puree party? Even little ones deserve a party in their mouths from time to time!