Before you have kids, you might have a vision of what kind of parent you’re going to be. I know I naively thought I’d lovingly make my baby healthy snacks and meals from scratch (ahh, how post-kid me chuckles at pre-kid me’s ambitions and grand plans). And while I certainly dabbled at it with my first child, by the time my second daughter came around I was way too busy with two kids to be making homemade purees.
As busy parents, we’re always on the hunt for healthy yet cost-effective options for our kids. So we’ve teamed up with ALDI’s Mamia baby food range to break down why their pouches and snacks are the perfect choice for busy parents who want to get goodness into their little ones.
Whether you’re a puree-from-scratch kinda vibe, a pouch parent, or a bit of column A and a bit of column B – as long as your baby is fed, content and loved, that’s all that matters!
The perfect option to support your baby’s solids journey
Once your bub has graduated to solids, it’s time to let the food journey begin!
You can’t go wrong with a Mamia Baby Fruit Pouch. Available in apple, banana and peach, pear and apricot or apple, banana and blueberry. They have no artificial colours or flavours, no preservatives, no thickeners, no added salt, are a great source of fibre and are easy for tiny fingers to feed themself or for parents to spoon feed.
Breakfast made easy
One of the hardest challenges of feeding little people can be continuously thinking of new meals to feed them. Many parents like to meal plan so they’re organised for the week ahead.
Why not pick up some delicious breakfast pouches so it’s one less thing to worry about? Mamia’s range has all bases covered, from Baby’s First Breakfast (4 months+) in baby rice, pear and apricot to apple and oatmeal for 6 months and up.
Packed with goodness
We all know how hard it can be getting vegetables into our kids. There’s nothing more defeating than trying to integrate some greens into a meal only for it to be rejected.
That’s why pouches are such a favourite among parents. The clever combos (think Spinach, Apple, Broccoli & Pea, Pumpkin, Apple & Sweetcorn, or Sweet Potato, Carrot & Apple) mean the vegetables aren’t too overpowering and balanced out with sweeter notes and hungry mouths devour the whole thing!
Plus, there’s no added salt, sugar or concentrates, no added juices and no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
There’s nothing worse than being caught out without snacks! And a hangry little bub is never fun to deal with. We love Mamia range from ALDI – they’re nutritious and delicious and make for the ultimate on-the-go snacks.
We’re a big fan of the Apple & Rasberry Mini Rice Cakes (for 10 months on), which have no artificial colours or flavours, no added salt and are a source of vitamin B1 and iron.
Watching your little one enjoy the beauty of food can be one of the most rewarding aspects of parenting and eating together can be a beautiful way to bond with your little one and create special memories.