I have been sent some samples from Organix for James to try. The Mighty Meals are a new range available in 5 different flavours and available from most supermarkets. The meals are priced at £1.99 each and are suitable for toddlers aged 1 – 3 years old.
Over the next 5 days we will be trying each one and giving you our verdict.
“Organix Mighty Meals are nutritious, wholesome meals perfect for growing toddlers ready to move on from baby puree with lumps to more textured foods”.
Each meal is made from organic ingredients and has a long shelf life. Even once opened a meal can be stored for 24 hours in the fridge or frozen for up to a month. Once the food has been warmed any uneaten food must be thrown away.
The meals can be served at room temperature which is ideal if out and about but can be warmed and is best served this way. Preparing the meals couldnt be simpler as this can be done either in the microwave or on the hob.
On Monday James tried the organic Lamb Hotpot with vegetables.
I warmed the hotpot up using the microwave. It only takes 40 seconds to warm so was quick and easy to prepare. I have to say I was quite impressed with both the smell and taste of the hotpot as I expected it to be quite bland. We had no complaints from James either as he wolfed the lot down, Nathan even came over for a little try and said that he liked it too.
On Tuesday James tried Creamy Chicken Pasta with sweetcorn. At first he didn’t seem interested in eating the meal and when I offered him a spoonful he turned his nose up at it. I thought he was going to be difficult with it , I don’t know why I just had that feeling us Mums get!! Anyway 10 minutes later he came over to me and took the spoonful and fed himself, After this first spoonful he kept taking more and more until he ate almost it all. I’m assuming on this basis that he did indeed enjoy the food after all. I thought it smelt and looked lovely. The texture of the food is just right and James was easily able to chew the chunks of meat and vegetables.
On Wednesday James had the Tomatoey Beef Bolognese. I think this was his favourite meal out of the five.. Pasta is one of the meals that in our house is eaten without any of the boys complaining so this is hardly a surprise. We will definitely buy this again for James to eat.
On Thursday James tried the Pork Meatballs in Tomatoey Chickpea and Sweet Potato Sauce. I had my reservations about James eating all of this but he proved me wrong and ate it all and even asked for more.He loved the meatballs and the veg was just the right size for him to chew easily.
Tonight’s meal was the Spinach Falafels in Big Beany Sweet Red Pepper Sauce, James ate some of this meal but wouldn’t eat much of this. I honestly think this is more to do with the fact that we as a family don’t eat food like this. I tried the meal and it was quite nice.
Overall I am really impressed with the meals, the portions sizes are big enough for a toddler and they taste great. They are easy to prepare and are good value for money. I will definitely be buying these again for James in the future.