If you’re after ideas for kiddie-friendly snacks and meals that are healthy to boot, M&S and Ella’s Kitchen both have some new products for children that might be just what you’re looking for.
Ella’s Kitchen, well-known for their organic baby food range, have now brought out snacks for children over 12 months. Three new organic snack ranges have been launched to help parents give their kids a tasty break, safe in the knowledge that the treats are good for them.
The three new snacks include:
Baby cookies (rrp £1.99 per pack) – Organic soft biscuits with Milk ‘n’ Vanilla or Apple ‘n’ Ginger, Bakey-bakies (rrp £1.99 per multi-pack - 4 in a pack) – Wholegrain oat crackers with Cheese ‘n’ Spinach or Apple, Raisin ‘n’ Cinnamon. Plus, Stacks of Sticks (rrp 99p per pack) – Available in two varieties including Wholegrain or squished up Orange ‘n’ Pear.
As well as the new snacks range, Ella’s Kitchen has also added new recipes to its existing ranges, all in bright and colourful squeezy pouches, and launched new pasta + rice that come in new convenient boil-in-the-bag sachets.
Ella’s Kitchen clearly display their ingredients on the front of their packs to make it easy for parents to see just what they’re feeding their kids. The new snacks ranges and recipes are available at Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado.
Marks & Spencer is also making child’s play of feeding your children healthy and nutritious food with the new Simply Kids range.
M&S has created the range as a healthier choice for children and only uses store cupboard ingredients, which means they are free from artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. The meals are nutritionally balanced and were developed in accordance with government GDAs for 5-10 year olds, which means they have balanced levels of protein, carbohydrate including sugars, fat and salt.
Spaghetti & Meatballs (£1.89) made with Aberdeen Angus minced beef, Pasta Shells & Prawns (£1.99), and Macaroni & Cauliflower Cheese £1.49) will be new in store at the end of March.
Because children can be fussy, Simply Kids meals are packed with ‘hidden’ vegetables – the Nice Rice Chicken (£1.89) made with Oakham chicken and the Sausage, Mash & Gravy (£1.89) made with Muir Den pork contain one of your recommended five fruit and vegetable portions a day.