I’ve spoken about baby weaning on the blog before and shared our experience with both traditional and baby-led weaning. As a first time parent it can be hard to know the right route to go down but I know that the way we did it worked well and I would follow the same route again if we are lucky enough to have a second child.
I’m always on the lookout for new products to try with Freya so when BabyLed Spreads got in touch to review their range, I jumped at the chance to try something new and get cooking.
First thing I noted when the products arrived through the door was the very friendly and easy to read packaging. It was clear to see what was in each jar flavour wise, as well as the ingredients themselves and the use by date. I often think when you don’t have time to make things from scratch, it can be a bit of a minefield to get the right balance of ingredients that is both healthy and yummy at the same time. These products also don’t feel too baby-ish if that makes sense? I think they would be appropriate to babies and toddlers as they look a bit more stylish than the extensive pouch ranges you see in shops nowadays.
The pack came with a handy guide of recipes which I thought was really useful to parents just starting out in the minefield of weaning as well as those of us who’ve been doing it or 6 months and are running out of new ideas! I got tucked in straight away with my own ideas as well as variations of the recipes above.
For this recipe I decided to use pre-made ravioli parcels with spinach and ricotta inside and combined them with one of the jars as a sauce. This tasted really yummy and Freya had a try of it which was a positive (even at 12 months old now she still goes through days where she will hardly touch the plate.)
We also tried using the Carrot, Apple & Hummus as a dip with some sesame breadsticks. This was a fun meal time for Freya as she could dip it in herself and she really enjoyed this flavour.
I also tried a couple of variations on the toastie idea using wraps and dry frying in a frying pan. These went down really well and she really enjoyed eating both the different flavours we used.
It is safe to say I am a lover of these flavoursome jars and would highly recommend them as a way of getting new flavours into your baby or toddler as well as trying out some fun new cooking ideas. These are a perfect way of giving your child good food without the hassle of having to pre mix ingredients first yourself making them a solid win for convenience in my eyes.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried these out yourself or plan to?