My friend Kate continues her reviews on baby stuff. This time it food, Plum Organic Baby Foods to be exact.
“I have to confess I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about when it comes to weaning. Surely you just cook up some good quality, preferable organic veg, liquidize and hey presto your bundle of joy gobbles it down and smiles appreciatively back at you. How naïve I was.
“Five weeks into weaning Harry, my six month old, I now realize what all the fuss is about. I was pretty determined to give Harry all home cooked meals as this seems to be the cheapest option and also more importantly I’d know what was going into his food. As a pretty confident cook I felt sure Harry would appreciate my cooking just as much as my family and friends seem to. How wrong I was.
“After a particularly bad day, when I’d mistaken my little finger for a parsnip whilst chopping, and Harry had turned his nose up at the lunch I’d lovingly prepared for him I decided to resort to one of the Plum pouches that a friend had recommended. Having thoroughly checked the ingredients list to ensure that no sugar or salt had been added and feeling reassured that the ingredients were organic, I poured the spinach, parsnip and basil puree into Harry’s Elmer bowl.
“It was a very dark green colour and predominantly tasted of basil so I wasn’t too optimistic that it would be to Harry’s discerning taste. However, he loved it and ate the whole bowlful. We’ve since tried almost all the Plum meals in the four months plus range and much to my horror Harry hasn’t turned his nose up at one of them. There’s a great variety and although some of the food combinations are a little odd they definitely seem to appeal to even the fussiest baby.
“Another big plus is how super convenient the pouches are, as they don’t have to be served warmed and can just be squeezed onto a spoon negating the need for a bowl. Therefore they are great for when you’re out and about.
“The majority of meals I serve Harry are still home cooked but I have to confess to having a pantry cupboard stocked with Plum meals for the days when I just don’t feel like peeling, chopping, steaming and liquidizing. If only Plum made adult meals then I’d really be able to put my feet up.”
Plum Organic baby foods cost around between £1.00-£3.00 and are available from online and instore.