When I had Harry back in 2011 I remember the guilt of feeling I had to be constantly steaming, cooking, pureeing and mixing all kinds of new and wonderful food to make sure his diet was as varied as it could be. Then Teddy and Hettie came along and the time I had at the beginning no longer existed. They did not get as many little frozen cubes of goodness Harry had. He dined on couscous and roasted veggies painstakingly cut up into small cubes. With Teddy and Hettie it was more the breadstick and humous approach with pizza as a back up!
Fast forward to now and the creation of Mamamade. The idea behind it is genius and yet simple. Mamamade sends out little pouches of flash frozen loveliness for you to blend, mash or simply cook as is. If only this brand had been around all those years ago. They are ready meals for your minis without the guilt!
Created by busy mum Sophie, the Mamamade pouches are plant based meals designed to make introducing solids less daunting for parents. An added bonus is that none of the meals contain any of the major eight allergens (Harry was allergic to dairy and egg and still can’t have peanuts – trust me, finding “convenient” food when he was small was not easy compared to how it is now – and that was only 8 years ago!).
As I am not in the pureeing stage anymore I have been trying the pouches heated up and eaten as is or mixed with other ingredients to get even more out of the Mamamade recipes. We even used the Spring Greens and Chia pouch to create some veggie and cheese muffins which were a hit! In fact, my helper Harry’s first reaction when I steamed the pouch was how yummy it smelt…high praise indeed from a cautious eater!
Buoyed by the positive reactions Teddy and I went on to make a soothie with the Carrot, Mango and Tumeric pouch. We simply added milk and a squeeze of Manuka honey to help with his cough. Another hit!
So, how do you get hold of Mamamade pouches? The process is made as simple as possible. You visit the Mamamade website here, fill in some details and hey presto, 12 meals are sent out every 14 days (don’t worry, this can be altered or cancelled at any time in your account settings). The meals work out at around £2.75 each – a good price considered the combination of flavours and ingredients used added to the ease of use. You don’t even need to wait in for delivery as the products arrive packed in wool insulation and cool packs ready to be popped into the freezer.
I have to say, I so wish Mamamade had been around when Harry and Teddy were little. The concept helps ease the pressures of parenthood and leaves time for being with your little one…or if they are napping, having a cup of tea and a few minutes to sit down – it is allowed!
I was gifted some Mamamade pouches in return for a review. All opinions and writing are my own.