We have been exploring some new tastes this past month, thanks to Sainsbury’s Little Ones range. I’ve talked before about my fussy eating habits growing up and how I didn’t want my likes and dislikes (more so my long list of dislikes) to impacts on the girls. When we weaned Liv, I was adamant she would try everything I didn’t like and if anything I would have to conform and not the other way around. However good old second child tends to just “slot in” with the already established meal planning and I was conscious that MM didn’t get the same opportunity as Liv on the taste journey front. So I was excited to be able to give her a taste of things that don’t always make the cut here.

Sainsburys little ones range baby food

We were sent a range of products to try, but I was more excited about those that we wouldn’t normally make, such as Cottage Pie, Fish Pie and the Chicken Curry, which has cauliflower in the rice. Don’t get me wrong, we have chicken curry, but typically they all have different bases, so I wanted to broaden her tastes a little bit more than our norm.

The range was developed by Fiona Wilcock, who is a registered nutritionist with over 20 years’ experience. It took more than 3 years to develop and has been created with healthy eating patterns and exploring the taste journey in mind. The range starts from weaning age, so if you are looking for baby first food, such as baby rice or even organic baby food, then this is a good inclusive range.

The first thing we noticed was the fun and engaging packaging. Both my girls thought the animals were fun and we let MM take the sleeve to the table to find the vegetables she could see.

Sainsburys little ones range baby food

There were of course the instant hits, such as the Cottage Pie and Cheesy Pasta, but the Fish Pie took a few attempts. Just proving that fish isn’t something that we have on a weekly basis, so it’s a new taste altogether. But after a couple of meal times with it, she was happy to tuck straight in.

Sainsburys little ones range baby food

I’m glad that MM has now had a chance to try something a little different and I’m going to continue to experiment and introduce different foods into our weekly meal planning, by using the Little Ones hub to discover new recipes to try.

Disclosure: This is a promotion with Sainsbury’s

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12 Comments

  1. Aww she really looks like she’s inspecting her spoonful, what lovely branding. I remember it taking George about 15 attempts to like meatballs and now it’s his favourite meal

  2. Those meals look great. The cottage pie looks like the one we would prepare at hombre. Not your usual baby food! Yummy!

  3. These look great, I really need to try them with G. O is such a fussy eater and we often end up giving G something his brother will like to make life easier and he doesn’t get to try as many different things as he should. I’ll keep an eye out for these next time I’m in Sainsburys. xx

  4. Oh I will have to make a note of these when little man gets older and ready to eat. Love weaning it’s always so fun to see their faces with various foods. I always try to get them to like food I don’t or never did as a child. Start them early as not picky or fussy like I was. Your little one is so gorgeous here too. YUM! #wrc

  5. Goodness there are so many more different, tasty options for weaning babies/toddlers these days! These do look good and your daughter is clearly devouring it! xx

  6. My three girls all have VERY different likes and dislikes – it’s impossible to find a meal that all three of them will eat! I did try these when they were younger and there were a couple that they really liked – pasta bolognaise was one of them I think. They’re great for getting little ones to try new tastes aren’t they?
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  7. My Iris loves these and thank goodness for them because some nights the thought of making three different meals is just too much. Iris can be fussy but I know she likes and will eat these, which makes life so much easier.

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