Our Tasty Ingredients
Our Tasty Ingredients
Apples are a source of vitamin C and contain a compound called pectin which stimulates the good bacteria in the stomach keeping the digestive system healthy.
Blueberries have one of the highest levels of antioxidants of all foods they are also a source of vitamin C which is necessary for building a strong immune system and maintaining healthy skin. Vitamin C is also an anti-oxidant which can help to protect the body’s cells. Blueberries are a great treat for kids as they are convenient, tasty and help with self feeding.
Bananas are a rich source of carbohydrates and they are a source of vitamin B6. They are one of the most energy packed foods for children to eat and are very yummy too.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and also contain manganese. They are also packed full of antioxidants. As well as being sweet and tasty they are great fun to grow at home.
Pears contain vitamin C. Pears are one of the best weaning fruits as they are recommended as a hypoallergenic food and less likely to cause an adverse reaction.
There are many reasons mangos are known as the king of fruit. They are one of the richest sources of beta-carotene and an excellent source of vitamin C, they also contain potassium.
A member of the cabbage family, this is a superstar vegetable which contains calcium and vitamin K and is great for growing bones. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C which helps the body absorb iron.
Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes
These vegetables are high in beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for your child’s eye and skin health. Did you know that a sweet potato is not actually a potato?
Did you know tomatoes are actually a berry? We thought we would include them here anyway as we use it as a vegetable. Tomatoes are actually more nutritious when cooked. The red pigment in tomatoes is called lycopene which is an anti-oxidant. Tomatoes also contain vitamin C so are great for supporting the immune system.
Popeye is a great lover of spinach. It is packed full of vitamins and is one of the best sources of Vitamin K which is important for building strong bones. Spinach is also a source of many other key nutrients including iron, vitamin C and vitamin A.
Carrots are full of carotenoids (this is what makes them orange) which are great for healthy eyes. They are also high in Vitamin A, a key nutrient for good vision and healthy skin.
Peas are bursting with nutrients notably vitamin K, vitamin C and manganese. As vegetables go they are actually high in protein which is essential for development and growth.
They may not look pretty but these sweet and nutty tasting parsnips are an excellent source of potassium which is important for maintaining water balance in the body. Due to their sweet flavour they make an excellent weaning food.
Dairy & Protein
Cheese and Eggs
Cheese is a great source of calcium which is important the growth and development of your child’s bones and teeth. It is also a source of zinc, and vitamins A, D, E and K.
Eggs are great for children, they are a perfect source of protein, high in iron, zinc, vitamin A and most of the B vitamins. Eggs also contain choline which is thought to be essential for brain function and maintaining good health.
Chicken and Beef
Both chicken and beef are a great source of protein. Protein is required for growth and development as it helps to build and repair body tissues these include skin, muscles and bones.
Chicken and Beef are also a sources of zinc, magnesium and B vitamins.
Salmon and Cod
Salmon and Cod are also a good source of protein. Both contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids which are important for brain and heart function. In fact salmon is one of the best sources of Omega-3s it also contains vitamin A and D.