Adding flavour to your tots food

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Do you, like Mummy struggle with adding flavour to your tots food?

We recently tried the great new range of pizzas from Little Dish, and were so pleased with how tasty and healthy they are.
We would love to share with you some Little Ideas from Little Dish on how to add flavour to your tots dishes without using salt or sugar.

Lemon juice – for a tasty twist try squeezing half a lemon over steamed broccoli or green beans. I like helping Mummy, so I can help squeeze the lemon too!

Herbs – Dried herbs are harder for us little fuss pots to notice than fresh. Try basil in a tomato sauce or soup, and chives in an omelette.

adding flavour to your tots food

Homemade Pesto

Blitz together basil, toasted pine nuts, parmesan and a little olive oil.

Spices – Make a mild curry with turmeric, cumin and coriander. Gently heat in a little oil, making sure not to burn them. Mix mild curry powder into a cheese sauce, or add a weeny pinch of chilli powder and lemon juice to mashed avocado.

Super Seeds – Sprinkle toasted pumpkin seeds onto roast vegetables, or sesame seeds onto steamed veg such as carrots.

Garlic – Gently cook crushed or very finely chopped garlic in a little olive oil to release the flavour and add to your sauces.

Tropical Twist – Slice open a vanilla pod and add the seeds to plain yoghurt then layer with mango, banana and strawberries. (This is super yummy!)

Yummy compotes

Rhubarb – steam and mix the rhubarb with lemon juice and zest, the juice of an orange and a tiny bit of grated ginger.

Apple – add soften, chopped apple with a tablespoon of water, some raisins and a little pinch of cinnamon.

Add either to a bowl of yoghurt or porridge for a healthy sweet treat.

Fruit – mix fresh berries or chopped dried figs or apricots with porridge and granola instead of adding sugar.

Do you do any of these already? Have you any other tips to add?

 

31 Comments

  1. Some brilliant tips here. I feel a bit bad because I get my toddler to try new things by telling her it’s chocolate or trifle or something she loves.

  2. I love Little Dish foods, I have loads of their meals in the freezer for those days when I’m tired, or my Son is being pickle and refusing to eat properly! Great tips on how to jazz up meals too :) x
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  3. I love this! I always try and find ways of making my little bros meals a little more interesting!

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  4. Oooh, these are fantastic ideas – I just wish I could go back in time and use these with my youngest (my eldest would eat pretty much anything)!
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  5. Not sure if my children would take too kindly to lemon juice on their greens but I definitely agree with garlic – my three can’t get enough of the stuff x
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  6. Some of these tips are great for adults too, especially the lemon juice trick!
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  7. These are great ideas. I remember once making Bob a toddler meal and it sounded delicious so I made enough for all of us. It was so bland!
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  8. Some of these ideas sound great for getting fussy adults to try new foods let alone toddlers.

  9. Love the idea of putting fresh berries in porridge for myself! I only tend to eat it with sugar, but I think it would be beautiful with raspberries! Will have to give it a try!
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  10. Garlic is a favourite of Arthurs, he would have it on his puddings if he could! I’m a fan of using herbs to flavour things too. We don’t use salt in our house but herbs are used all of the time.

  11. Great meal ideas here. I will be trying them.
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  12. Great tips, we are having a few issues with Boo at the minute as she has an aversion to certain foods due to her reflux, but these idea might work and get her to try some new things!
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  13. It is amazing what difference a bit of lemon can make to food, I use it quite a lot x
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  14. I love adding lemon juice and garlic to my food, sometimes sweet chilli sauce too, it gives it so much more flavour.
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  15. What some great ideas for getting more flavours into foods :) x
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  16. Great tips. I always enjoyed making my own baby food but ready-made can be a life saver at times!

  17. I am thinking if I would these… I dont add them to my cat food as obvioulsy harm to cat tummies, but with delicate children tummies are spices are not harmful? I am not a medic 😉 just thinking. Most likely I am just being paranoid haha
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  18. Great post. I used to use garlic to add flavour now they get what we eat, herbs and spices included.
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  19. These are fab ideas – I think I’ll try some of these on my little ones.
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  20. Love all these tips, very tasty:-)

  21. I love all your ideas especially with the dried herbs which is the perfect way to add flavour and be healthy.
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  22. We haven’t hit this stage just yet, but I love the idea of lemon juice on broccoli! I might just have to give that one a go!
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  23. I like eating yoghurt with granola so I may have to try sprinkling over some fresh berries too!
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  24. All great ideas. I generally find if the kids help you cook it, they are more inclined to try it.
    It’s always those unexpected textures or ‘bits’ in food that puts them off eating it.
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  25. Great tips, my daughter was really fussy, actually she still is, but it was easier to sneak things in when she was younger! You have to be creative to get them to try new things
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  26. What a great post! I love how creative you’ve been :)

  27. Ooh these are great ideas! I love adding garlic to food, makes such a difference.
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  28. What great tips. I’m always looking for new ways to add different tastes to the girls diet so I will be working my way through these

  29. This is an awesome, thorough, helpful website! Thanks so much!

  30. Looking for ideas for my neice who I weaning her daughter and looking at ways to entice her 3 year old to eat more
    I’ll show her these ideas
    Thanks

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