We all want to do what’s best for our children. We want them to be happy and healthy – but, let’s face it sometimes life is so busy that a nutritious, home-cooked meal isn’t going to happen!
So what are we to do? What do we feed our kids if we are on the road and don’t have access to a fully equiped kitchen? Many of the ready-made supermarket options are heat blasted so that they have a shelf life of 18 months+, which is a little scary.
Best-selling author, entrepreneur, Melbourne-based baby food expert and mother of 3, Emily Dupuche, says “There are whole fridges dedicated to fresh pet food in supermarkets, but you can’t find any fresh baby food. It is unacceptable. Busy parents today deserve access to convenient, fresh, nutritious meals for their children with less salt, sugar and preservatives. We don’t buy meat off the shelf to eat, so we shouldn’t have to serve our babies just that.”
Dupuche has been fostering healthy eating habits in children and inspiring parents for 5 years. Dupuche’s first book, Food Babies Love (published by Pan MacMillan) has sold over 10,000 copies, made popular for it’s easy and delicious real food ideas to suit parents looking for strategies and solutions to feed babies the good food they need to thrive.
The popularity of the Food Babies Love guide and demand from parents looking for more food babies love, motivated Dupuche to take the favourite recipes from the guide and launch Food Babies Love – Fresh Pots – an Australian-first range of readily available FRESH baby and toddler meals.
The Kidding Around Australia kids are past this baby stage now, however, we are lucky to have Kirrilee as a contributor. As a busy mum of two boys (aged 3.5 and 7.5 months), Kirrilee was more than happy to trial the Food Babies Love – Fresh Pots range!
Food Babies Love – Fresh Pots, is a range of convenient, nourishing baby and toddler food, offering time-poor parents peace of mind and the much needed opportunity to feed their babies fresh, wholesome and quick meals without compromising on nutrition, flavour and taste. It’s simple, real food that is kitchen fresh and exactly like home-made food.
“Mums want to know what ingredients they are feeding their children and how it has been prepared. With Fresh Pots the process and ingredients are transparent. We’ve taken the favourite recipes from the guide and prepared them fresh for parents. Being time poor doesn’t need to mean poor quality food for our children,” states Dupuche.
Dupuche has also chosen to package the meals in clear pots rather than pouches, specifically to stimulate all the senses of a growing baby including sight, smell and texture – key stimulants for developing palettes, interest and a healthy relationship with food. The 200g tamper-proof pots are microwavable and freezable and come in three distinct ages and stages. Early proteins for 6 plus months, textured meals for 7 plus months and toddler meals for 10 plus months.
Whilst, Kirrilee’s 3.5 year old Thomas was a bit too old for the range, her 7 month old Lennox absolutely loved it! There are 7 delicious varieties in the range. The range includes Lentil Dahl, Fish Pie, Curry and family favourites such as Spaghetti Bolognaise.
I was so happy to try the Food Babies Love – Fresh Pots range! As a busy mum, if I can feed my children nutritious meals that are easy to prepare then my life will be so much easier!
Whilst some of the flavours were preferred over others (pumpkin, apple and chicken was a fave) Lennox loved them! He ate until he was too full, then I finished it off! Forget the kids, this is yummy food! Actually, I was able to get 2-3 meals out of pot. I would simply remove a portion, heat it up (make sure you check the temperatures as it can get scolding) and leave the rest in the fridge.
The pots are $6.45 each and would be perfect for home or holidays. They save so much time and effort and taste amazing!
If you would like to try Food Babies Love – Fresh Pots then you will be so happy to know that we are giving one lucky Melbourne based reader a chance to win a week’s worth of fresh pots (7 fresh pots home delivered!).
To win: Email – Georgina@kiddingaroundaustralia.com and tell us “Why you want to try Fresh Pots by Food Babies Love”. Competition closes: 31 July 2016 at 5pm AEST. Good Luck!
Food Babies Love – Fresh Pots can be found in the refrigerated section of select supermarkets and grocers along the Eastern Seaboard with the option of weekly home delivery for Melbournians. They retail for $6.45 and the book is also available to purchase for $25.
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