Trying new flavours with BabyLed

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When the lovely people at BabyLed sent me their range of spreads for review, I was super excited to get creative in the kitchen and also for Alfie to try something new. As most people know, we started weaning Alfie just before he was six months and it’s been a breeze – he eats anything and everything (our holiday in Madrid’s living proof of that)! I also love to make his meals from scratch and try to buy as little pre-made jars and pouches as possible. I’m lucky that he’ll eat whatever Ash and I have for dinner – but he also loves sausages and sweet potato mash or the occasional fish finger!

I received all six jars of BabyLed Spreads*. The ‘original’ pack contained ricotta & bean; avocado, red pepper & tomato; and carrot, apple & hummus. There’s also a dairy-free pack and this contained green pea, rocket & dill; red lentil & sweet potato; and spicy pumpkin & chickpea. First off, let me comment on the packaging... it’s so simple to understand and easy-to-read. All the information is there at your fingertips and you’re not bombarded with words. The predominant colour of white is clean and you know exactly what you’re getting from the product.

Let’s move on to the product. Each jar is 34g and all products are suitable for vegetarians (with four out of the six flavours also suitable for vegans). The jars are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. I personally think the jars are suitable for more advanced weaners/palates, but if you’re keen to introduce multiple flavours in one go at the first stage, then these products are perfect. You can use them for dipping bread sticks or toast fingers, spread them onto bread or crackers, or use them to create a full meal – BabyLed Spreads are such a fantastically versatile product. I tried a few of the pots myself and was pleased with the flavour; they’re not at all bland, unlike other similar products. Alfie liked them all, some more than others, but our favourite was undoubtedly the spicy pumpkin & chickpea... and the recipe I’m about to share is absolutely banging! In fact, I have three recipes to share with you – so get purchasing and get cooking!
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Coconut Chicken Curry (serves 3)
Ingredients
·         1 chicken breast        
·         1 pot BabyLed Spreads spicy pumpkin & chickpea 
·         100ml coconut milk
·         25ml water     
·         6tbs cooked brown rice
Method
·         Dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces
·         Put the water, coconut milk and BabyLed spread in a saucepan and stir until melted
·         Add the chicken and poach until cooked through
·         Serve with the rice (and vegetables)

Cheesy Tuna & Tomato Wraps (serves 3)
Ingredients
·         1 tin tuna chunks
·         6 mini wraps (I used Mission Deli wheat & white)
·         1 pot BabyLed Spreads avocado, tomato & red pepper
·         30g grated cheese (Alfie loves mature cheddar)
Method
·         Mix the tuna with the BabyLed spread in a bowl
·         Get your first wrap and spread the tuna mix on
·         Sprinkle with cheese and place the second wrap on top
·         Sprinkle with more cheese and repeat for the other two wraps
·         Place under a grill and allow the cheese to melt
·         Cut into triangles and serve with veggie sticks
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Creamy Prawns & Spinach with rice (serves 4)
Ingredients
·         8tbs cooked brown rice
·         4tbs cooked and peeled prawns
·         Large handful of spinach
·         100ml coconut milk
·         1 pot BabyLed Spreads red lentil & sweet potato
Method
·         Put the coconut milk and BabyLed spread in a saucepan and stir until melted
·         Add the spinach and cook until wilted
·         Add the prawns and allow them to warm through (at this point, add spices, should you wish)
·         Add the rice to warm through and serve (with half a mini naan bread)

Feeling inspired to try something new or new to weaning and struggling with ideas of what to feed your bubba? You can find out more information on the BabyLed website, or check out their Amazon store.

Love, Lucy xx

*BabyLed Foods sent me the BabyLed Spreads FOC for review purposes but images and opinions are 100% my own.

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