My big boy Harry has just spent the week feasting on Little Dish meals. He was super excited to try a different one for supper each night especially once he realised they either come with stickers inside or a finger puppet! We had a variety of their toddler meals (for 1year plus) and their bigger kids meals (recommended for ages 3-6yrs) to try out.
Little Dish pride themselves in producing a family friendly range of nutritionally balanced meals using 100% natural ingredients all low in salt. The toddler meals are the perfect texture for small tummy’s. The bigger kids meals have the added chunkier pieces and are slightly more generous in size to fill those bigger bellies!!
Stocked in a handful of large well-known supermarkets in the chilled aisles, their beautifully illustrated colourful packaging appeals to parents and children alike. With noticeably fun characters on the front of each meal, the theme of the illustration continues on the reverse of the packaging, providing fun activities for children to get stuck in to. The toddler meals have fab finger puppets to colour in and cut out, and the bigger kids get fun ‘spot the difference’ games and stickers to collect, making them more age appropriate. Harry thought these were GREAT!
I have to say, that one annoying thing I often find with packaged foods is the hard to peel-back film cover that never comes off in one piece… But you don’t get that with these! They DO come off in one piece! (Can you hear my excitement?!)
Bearing in mind my Harry is 5years old, the bigger meals are certainly the perfect size for him. When he was younger I bought the toddler options occasionally and they never failed to impress him. Now with his taste buds much more developed, I was interested to see what his thoughts were on them once again as a big boy.
Obviously I had to sample each of these with Harry too 😉
Bigger Kids Fisherman’s pie with Salmon and Pollock:
Harry loved it. Smooth creamy mash potato in a creamy sauce with tender chunks of fish. Very tasty. I liked the little pop’s of peas in my mouth which makes for a pleasant surprise!
Excellent size too.
Bigger kids Mild Beef Chilli and Rice:
I loved it with my first mouthful. Full of flavour and taste. Harry on the other hand wasn’t so sure. Like any chilli (similarly curry too) it’s an acquired taste, and generally he isn’t a fan. I think the sight of the beans may have put him off! Then I came up with an ingenious plan to grate some cheese on top which made it surprisingly better for him…
Toddler’s Chicken and Butternut Squash Pie:
This went down a treat. Lovely creamy sauce and the sweetness of the squash was yum.
Toddler’s Alphabet Pasta Bolognese:
Very tasty and sweet. I think this was overall my favourite! Harry couldn’t quite make out that the pasta was alphabetical, but that wasn’t essential. I added some broccoli to make the meal that bit bigger for him.
Toddler’s Mild Chicken Curry with Rice:
The rice is wonderfully fluffy and the teeny bits of chicken are nice and tender. Perfect amount of mildness. Harry enjoyed this very much 🙂
When our little man Stanley is ready for some more food texture, we’ll definitely be trying the above toddler meals on him plus the rest of the range that we’re yet to taste. As a mummy, it’s so important to me that my children eat things that are good for them and contain little sugar and salt. But more importantly, that they build a healthy relationship with all food and gain lots of enjoyment out of trying new things, however young or old they are.
I totally recommend Little Dish for those mealtimes that you might not have time to prepare your own home-cooked dinner’s (let’s face it, we all know these times!) or because the activities will keep your nippers entertained for a good hour and away from the television!
Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting new Little Dish products, bursting with nutrition and yummyness to help make our busy bee’s fit, strong and healthy 🙂