No one issues you with a manual on the birth of your child, but luckily you can now find all the information you need on pregnancy, birthing, babies and toddlers under one roof, with the arrival of the new Autumn Edition Baby Show.
The show is a must-do, with all the best baby retailers and brands in one place, as well as seminars by some of New Zealand’s top parenting and early childhood experts, to give you the advice you need to get off to the best possible start.
Exhibiting at the show is future foody, New Zealand’s first fresh, 100% organic baby food service that gives time poor parents the option to choose different meal plans for their babies, tailored to their age and delivered directly to the door (nationwide). The aim is to change what we as a nation are feeding our babies and create a healthier and happier next generation of super foodies.
future foody Nutritionist, Larissa Beeby has curated some delicious recipes to get you inspired. To find out more, you can catch the future foody team at the Baby Show in Auckland this March, or head to www.futurefoody.co.nz.
Cacao, Oat & Blueberry Muffins
These muffins are a great snack for both Mum and little ones and they are sweetened only with fruit. They are great both fresh out of the oven or out of the freezer for an easy snack on the go. Blueberries are often a favourite with little people, and are a great source of antioxidants. With the oats providing a good source of carbohydrate which will help keep you both full for longer. Plus they are egg and dairy free!
2 Tbsp flaxseeds, ground
2 cups oats
1/2 cup cacao
1tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1 cup Future Foody Stage 1 Apple
1 1/2 cups blueberry
1/2 tsp vanilla paste
- Place the flaxseed into a bowl and add 1/3 cup of water. Leave to sit for 30minutes.
- Preheat oven to 180ºC and line your muffin tins.
- Place the oats into a food processor and process until a flour is formed.
- Transfer into a bowl and add remaining dry ingredients. Mix.
- Add apple puree and vanilla and mix.
- Lastly add the blueberries and gently fold.
- Spoon mixture into tins and bake for around 25minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Cacao & Pear Chia Seed Pudding(main photo)
This chia seed pudding makes an easy breakfast or a quick snack. Its packed with healthy fats from both the chia seeds and coconut cream and the pear is helpful for a healthy gut as it contains sorbitol which is a natural laxative.
2 Tbsp Future Foody Pear Puree
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp cacao
1/2 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup water
- Mix all ingredients together and leave overnight.
- Serve in the morning with yoghurt and fresh fruit.
Note: The coconut cream will solidify in the cool fridge, so you can take it out a few minutes before serving or add a little more water to make a smoother texture.