With having 3 young( ish) children and it only seeming like five minutes ago i was weening my now 9 year old I’d like to think I have a fair grasp on the ‘baby food’ market, or not.
When these amazing base’s where offered to us to trial I couldn’t say yes fast enough. They sounded like an amazing idea, they give you the oppertunity to make quick and nutritious meals for the little folk, introducing them to new tastes and knowing they are good for their tiny insides too.
We have bought and enjoyed Organix goodies before, they haven’t always gone down well, like most children we have some things they are really picky about and the 3 year old is currently on a chicken binge which means she refuses to eat anything that doesn’t look like garlic bread or clucks!
We are still very much in ‘trial mode’ and are experimenting with the stuff we received, also whilst trying to find the time to get them involved in the cooking process and making them aware of where their food comes from and how other children in different countries eat or don’t as the case may be.
We tried the Mexican rice and sweetcorn the other night with tea, I was stuck for something to give them as i was sick of offering the same thing over and over all because we have a fussy eater *glares at the 3 yr old*.
It smelt delicious whilst whizzing around the microwave, and i have to hold my hands up to having a crafty taste before dishing up and surprisingly , YUM! , I was slightly envious I wasn’t getting it for tea!
It was a massive hit with Emma, our 6 yr old, she didn’t leave a scrap on her plate, Zoe our ‘I’m allergic to anything that isn’t chicken’ 3 yr old refused bluntly to even give it a taste but as she is open to pasta from time to time I’m hoping the Herby Vegetable Pasta will go down well with her, the ‘ I was once as picky as Zoe’ 9 yr old ate about half then made up some elaborate tale of how she didn’t like it because…. I zoned out at this point.
This was no surprise to me to be honest as it was in a mild Mexican sauce, she doesn’t eat anything in sauce (rolls eyes) and contained veg (also something she seems suddenly allergic to) but she gave it a try and a good one at that so that’s a start.
The portions where definitely generous, the pots say 2 portions and it was still more than enough for the 2 of them, I could of easily made it go an extra meal with no problems at all.
I did nothing fancy with it this time, just some cooked chicken, and it made a lovely healthy meal for them.
I am now writing the bases into a couple of recipes for our meal planner for next week to give them a good old try out, when I’m a little less pulled thin with garden laying and school work!
I will admit though that they make a great addition to the kitchen cupboard when you know you are in a rush but still want to provide a healthy and very tasty meal with little fuss and a lot less time!
Have a pop on over to the Organix website and check out their list of recipe’s you can try and not just with their bases, there are also hits and tips on feeding advice, a meal planner and an online shop so you don’t even have to change out of your PJ’s to give them a try!!! (in fact why didn’t I think of this??!)
I’d love to know what you think about organix bases, baby weening and I’d love to see your pics of your creations, send in a pic of your tiny folk enjoying your creations and you could win a sample pot of Organix base to try yourself, send your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add a showcase of all your tiny folk, right here.
If you have been knee deep in dirty nappies or just reaching weening age and havent heard about Organix and what they do, here’s a little background for you straight from the horses mouth..
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