Recently we went on a photoshoot with our little girl and taking food along with us is an absolute must. Gone are the days where I used to worry about my own hunger needs, it’s now all about keeping the children happy! Georgie is not quite so heavily dependent on food as her brothers were, but it’s still pretty important to pack some snacking supplies with us when we head out and aren’t sure how long we’re going to be away from home.
Now we’re well past the weaning stage in our house (thank heavens!) but snacking is still a major past time for my kids and I’m used to making sure that they have a variety of foods to choose from. When it comes to considering food to eat when out and about, isn’t always straight forward with a 14 month old, so it was great to receive a hamper full of Aldi’s Mamia baby and toddler food range.
Unfortunately we don’t have a local Aldi, so I can only go by my experience of Lidl and although it’s always a bit of a mission going there, I love the range of food available there. I also love it even more when a trolley full costs considerably less than my usual supermarket does.
We’re a little past the purees, that are for stage one of weaning but the fruity ones really are brillant to add to things and who says that they can’t fill up toddler tummies as well? We had our favourite brand of pouches and I have to say that these certainly match up with their flavours and texture and at a fraction of the price of our favoured brand. These are 100% organic and contain no thickeners, no added sugar and no preservatives, so you know that the ingredients are what you would expect them to be for little ones.
I carry her food items in a little bento lunch box, which perfectly stacks with compartments for dry snacks and doubling up as bowls. The premade drink in a bottle is great for topping up her beaker when she needs it, rather than risking a full beaker leaking.
I’m loving that Aldi are doing a baby food range that offers the quality that you want for your baby but at really competitive prices. It’s all about the choice too and being able to pick up these essentials while doing your regular shop, saves a lot of hassle. I still flit between different shops and it really would be easier if I could get most things under one roof. I still really wish that we had an Aldi closer but hopefully one day that will be a reality!