Chair Harness £14.99
The Gro chair harness is super easy to use in seconds, folds into it’s own small carry bag and works with most chairs. Now you can be sure that you will never again have to sit through lunch with a squirming toddler on your knee.
Converts most chairs into a toddler seat.
The BPA Free ClevaFeed™ is the safest and most hygienic way to introduce your child to solids including fruit and vegetables without the risk of choking. Easy to use – simply open the handle and place food in the teat. Suitable from 6 months the ClevaFeed™ is also a great when your baby is teething.
Snack Trap £5.99
The Snack-Trap is an infant feeding product (designed for toddlers/kids ages 1-5) that minimises wasted snacks and saves associated clean up time while promoting the development of self-feeding skills.
It has a handled cup that allows toddlers to grasp and hold themselves. The unique, patent-pending product has a soft pliable lid that allow toddlers to see and retrieve food with ease themselves. The lid gently closes when the toddlers remove their hand.
Don’t expect your child to love fruit and vegetables if you don’t eat them, look at what you consider as snacks in the house, if you have lots of high fat, high salt snacks then some children would be happy to nibble on these all day long which in turn will put them off their main meal. Make up snack pots with fruit and raw vegetables and let them have access to the pots to help themselves.
Fruit and vegetables provide our bodies with vitamins and minerals that we need each day for energy, they also help our digestive system. As well as those benefits they can also help improve our mood and help us fight off disease (perhaps that is where “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes from!!)
Get the little ones involved with making their tea with these funky Aprons £3.99
These bowls with lids are ideal for keeping fruit and veg. £2.99
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1kg sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into chunky wedges
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 x 28g pack fresh-flat leaf parsley
Pop 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil into a roasting tin then put into a preheated oven 200C/Fan 180/Gas 6. Once the oil is hot add the prepared sweet potatoes, garlic and black pepper to the roasting tin and give them a little shake, then roast for 35 – 40 minutes, lastly add extra flavour with some chopped fresh parsley.
Recipe taken from http://www.recipesfromanormalmum.com
- 200g ready-made shortcrust pastry, cold
- a little Everyday Value plain flour
- 50ml sunflower oil
- 1 Everyday Value courgette, finely diced
- 1 Everyday Value carrot, finely diced
- 1 Everyday pepper, finely sliced
- 250ml whole milk
- 250ml Tesco Healthy Living crème fraiche
- 3 Everyday Value eggs, beaten
- 50g Gruyere, grated
- Everyday Value pepper
Serves 4, preparation time 25mins, cooking time 45 mins
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to 1cm thick and cut rounds of pastry slightly larger than the fluted mini tart tins. Line the fluted mini tart tins using the pastry, pressing in well and prick the bases. Trim any overhanging pastry and chill for 10 minutes. Fry the Everyday Value vegetables in the sunflower oil in a frying pan for 4-5 minutes until soft over a medium heat, then remove from the heat.
Line the pastry cases with baking parchment and fill with baking beans. Bake in the oven on a baking sheet for 10-12 minutes until golden. Remove the parchment and beans at this point, brush the bases with the beaten Everyday Value egg yolk and return to the oven to allow the base to cook and brown.
Meanwhile, make the filling by whisking the crème fraiche and the milk together. Beat in the Everyday Value eggs one at a time and season well with salt and Everyday Value pepper. Remove the pastry cases and pour the filling into each one so that it comes three quarters of the way up. Arrange the grated cheese and vegetables to each one and return to the oven on a baking sheet.
Bake at 170°C for 20 minutes until the filling has just set. Remove and serve immediately with the rocket on the side as a garnish.
Recipe taken from reference http://realfood.tesco.com/recipes
This healthy, vegetarian cottage pie is made with Quorn mince to keep the fat and calories low
- 500g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- Low fat cooking spray
- 350g Quorn mince
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 1 courgette, finely chopped
- 100g green beans, chopped
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 50g sweetcorn, thawed if frozen
- 4 tsp gravy granules for vegetables
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook the potatoes and sweet potatoes in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water until tender – about 20 minutes. For a change, use butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes, or just plain mash. Meanwhile, spray a large saucepan with low fat cooking spray and add the Quorn mince and onion.
Stir in the carrot, courgette, green beans and mixed herbs. Add 450ml water and bring up to the boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
Preheat the grill and warm a large baking dish under it for 1-2 minutes. Drain and mash the potatoes, seasoning with salt and pepper.
Add the sweetcorn to the mince mixture, then sprinkle in the gravy granules, stirring until thickened. Season if needed, then tip into the baking dish.
Top with the mash, then grill until browned. Serve immediately.
Recipe taken from http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/
Breakfast is the most important meal for children (as it is with adults)
Introduce them to a high-fibre, low sugar cereal, a boiled egg with wholemeal toast or porridge. Make the dish look bright and colourful by either using plates and bowls with pictures on or adding fruit to the porridge, if you want to introduce them to boiled eggs try getting creative with the toast and make shapes for them.
Try these Egg Cups £2.99 – add ‘soldiers’ for a fun breakfast!
This month’s winner is…
Archie from Chichester!
Visit the Face of the Month page to enter your child for June http://www.trulymadlybaby.co.uk/faceofthemonth.html
Congratulations to Hannah Bee Griffin!
One of our favourite zoobies, the giraffe (cuddly toy, blanket and cushion in one). Please comment with your answer underneath this pic with your answer, winner will be randomly selected by 9pm this evening.
Who is the voice behind the character Melman the giraffe in the film Madagascar?