Last week, we were sent a hamper by the folks at Aldi as part of their #MamiaDaysOut challenge to use their products whilst on a day out.
We’ve always liked Aldi; their nappies being the best we’ve used (well, that T has used), so we were keen to try their kids food.
We’ve never done any form of puree, only baby-led weaning, so when part of the hamper contained purees we were curious as to how we could get involved.
If you follow us on Instagram you’ll see I’m quite a fan of baking and making a lot of meals from scratch, so I decided for our day out that I would use some of the items in T’s baking as well – setting us up for the day.
Pancakes with Strawberries.
1 Purée pouch (we chose bananas and apples), one egg, 2tbsp of plain flour (or enough until you create a thickish batter), 1/2 tsp of baking powder.
Heat a pancake pan on a medium-low heat and dollop 3-4 pancakes onto the pan. Cook until holes form in the batter and then flip. Cook for a further minute.
Cheese and Cucumber Sandwiches with veggies, fruit, and an apple and pear pot with yoghurt.
Grilled Chicken with Carrot and Parsnip mash, and corn.
Recipe for mash:
Boil and mash 2-3 medium potatoes and mix in 1/2 the purée pouch to replace any milk/butter.
Frozen Apple and Strawberry popsicle.
Mini Rice cakes and homemade oat, fruit and nut bars.
Other ideas include; Fruit Purée on toast or a dip for apples, pineapples or banana pieces.
All in all, I found using Aldi’s new range a success, with the pouches going quite far in a recipe. I also liked how tasty they are on their own and could easily have one myself as a snack or mixer with yoghurt.
We still have a few in the cupboard, so pop over to our Instagram to see how we use them over the next few months.
This post is an entry for Britmums #MamiaDaysOut Linky. We were sent the above products for the challenge and to review, however all thoughts and opinions are our own.