Tag: nutritious

Sweetcorn Bites the Healthy Snack

| February 18, 2012

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that’s nutritious for all the family, you’ll find Sweetcorn Bites fit the bill.

We’ve really enjoyed snacking on Sweetcorn Bites, thanks to Barfoots Farm. Versatile and easy to cook, we also ate the sweetcorn bites as a side dish with grilled fish and tomato salsa.

Healthy and naturally sweet, sweetcorn is high in carbohydrates and provides a range of nutrients and fibre.

Each packet contains eight cob bites which can be cooked in the microwave, steamed or boiled. My favourite way to enjoy Sweetcorn Bites is to steam them until tender. No butter is required as they are sweet enough just to pick up and bite into.

Sweetcorn Bites are the initiative of Barfoots Farm in West Sussex. Their philosophy is to grow the tastiest, juiciest and freshest veg. Barfoots place an emphasis on sustainability, aiming to reduce waste, reuse and recycle whenever possible. This focus is taken across their farms in the UK and their global farming network, with ethical trading initiatives in place.

Barfoots Farm have have earned the recognition of the LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) logo on all their veg. They have also started to produce biogas from their veg waste products, for use as renewable heat and power, as well as irrigable water and natural fertiliser.

Sweetcorn Bites are available from Ocado and selected stores at Tesco, Waitrose and Co-op. To find out more about Sweetcorn Bites and Barfoots Farm visit Sweetcorn Bites.

The Best Baby Weaning Products

| February 3, 2012

Beaba Babycook Duo

Beaba Babycook Duo

Weaning is such an exciting time for you and your baby. I love the idea of my baby trying foods for the first time, it opens up a brand new world of texture, smell, colour and taste.

Have fun with natural organic foods for your baby even in the early stages, everything your baby eats contributes to their health and wellbeing. I highly recommend good nutrition from the first spoonful of food your baby tastes.

The Beaba Babycook Duo Steamer and Blender will make your life a breeze when weaning your baby. It is an all-in-one Steamer, Cooker, Blender and Defroster. Saving you time and space in your kitchen!

When first weaning your baby it’s all about trying foods and getting a taste for them, getting used to solids and swallowing food rather than milk. It’s not about eating specific amounts of food as your baby will still need milk for 100% of their nutrition in the early days of weaning.

I love the Annabel Karmel Food Masher and Bowlwhich is great for mashing soft fruits and vegetables.

The bowl has inner ridges to help make mashing ever so quick and easy and the handle grip prevents slipping, as does the non-slip base on the bowl.

The Annabel Karmel Food Masher and Bowl is really convenient when you’re on the go or travelling, just pop in the soft fruit (some great fruits to try are banana, avocado, pear and peach) and cooked veg (you can try carrots, sweet potato, parsnip and swede) and you’ll have tasty and nutritious food for your baby in seconds.

Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner

I highly recommend the book Weaning by Annabel Karmelwhich is a very handy book providing advice on what, when and how to wean, as well as including meal planners for the different stages of progression onto solids.

I frequently refer to Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner which is bright and colourful with over 200 varied and easy recipes for purees and baby meals.

These recipes help to ensure your baby is getting the right combination of nutrients, proteins, carbs and fats. This book has certainly helped to make my life as a Mummy easier!

And when weaning you will certainly need some good bibs for your baby so we’ve selected the best baby bibs – these are truly brilliant!