Recipes for your Nom Nom Kids Pouch

How to make Fruit Slush for your reusable pouches July 11 2014, 0 Comments

As a child I loved slushies, I particularly loved the Slush Puppy ones that you could get in our local high street but they used to have so many additives in them that I would get all wheezy! My parents bought us a slush mug one year and my sister, brother and I made slushies all summer. They were fantastic for keeping us cool but we did argue over that slushie mug as it would only make one cup at a time!

 

If you don’t happen to have a slushie maker you can just blend up a selection of frozen fruits mixed with some orange juice and you get an incredible healthy slush that you can add to your Nom Nom Kids Reusable Pouches for drinking whilst playing out in the garden or in the paddling pool. Frozen fruit is so widely available now in supermarkets or you can freeze your own in zip lock bags ready to use as and when you need it.

Recipe

125g frozen fruit such as melon, pineapple, mango, peach, strawberry,

100ml fresh orange juice from the fridge

Place the frozen fruit and the orange juice in the food processer and blend until slushy. Add a little extra if needed to either help the fruit blend or to make the slush less thick. I squeezed a fresh orange as I didn't have orange juice in the house!

Spoon into your Nom Nom Kids Pouches and eat immediately!

You can also place the filled pouches straight into the freezer for eating later. Remove from the freezer and wait until they thaw enough to suck through the spout.

I used frozen summer fruits for this photograph which did have some bits in. Fruits such as Mango, peach, strawberry, kiwi, melon all work really well and won't have any bits for your little one to complain about!

The above ingredients will make approximately 2 pouch servings.

 


Asparagus and Apple Puree May 20 2014, 0 Comments

Asparagus is in season from April to June in the UK and contains so much goodness. It provides a good amount of dietary fiber, rutin, vitamin A, protein, folic acid, vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin K, riboflavin, manganese, iron, phosphorus, and selenium. Asparagus also provides some essential nutrients, including vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc, and calcium.  Extremely green asparagus is very high in vitamin C so choose the greenest you can find! Like some other green vegetables asparagus can be a little difficult to digest so wait until your baby is 7 months old before trying it.

Mixed with Apple this recipe has a lovely sweet flavour.

4 Asparagus spears chopped (discard any woody parts of the stem)

1 medium apple chopped

Boil and then simmer the asparagus for 2 minutes in a small amount of water and then add the apple. Simmer for another 4 minutes or until the asparagus and the apple is soft. Drain most of the excess water and leave to cool a little before adding to the blender.

Blend the asparagus and apple until smooth or leave slightly textured depending on your baby's preference.

Asparagus is great for breast feeding mum's milk supply, too, so cook some extra and have some too!

The above ingredients will make 2 pouch servings.

Apple and Raspberry Puree May 05 2014, 0 Comments

Another easy puree to make for your little ones. This is really delicious and the colour is fantastic.

2 large apples or 3 medium apples (choose a variety such as Pink Lady or Royal Gala as they are soft and not too tart)

10-15 Raspberries

70ml water

Peel the apples and chop them up into small slices. Place them in a pan with the water.

Bring the pan to the boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes with the lid on.  Stir several times to ensure that all of the apple pieces soften.  Once the apple slices have softened add everything into the blender or use a hand blender directly in the pan. Add the raspberries to the softened apples and blend until smooth.

This puree will have some pips in it. If your baby or child doesn't like this you can push the mixture through a seive to remove them. To save time and effort blend only a small amount of apple with the raspberries initially and seive this only. You can then add the smooth puree to the remaining apples for further blending.

leave the mixture to cool slightly before adding it to you pouches. The mixture will thicken up when cooled.  If it's too thick mix in a little more water.

The above ingredients will make approximately 2-3 pouches.