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Heinz Cook at Home Tomato & Basil Sauce

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Brand: Heinz / Type: Sauce / Age: Babies and toddlers

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      29.05.2011 12:38
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      Heinz Cook at Home Tomato and Basil Sauce

      I'm always looking for new exciting things to cook for my baby. She really eats her vegetables well but sometimes I think her food is a little bland as I never really know what kind of sauces to feed her. She is old enough now (18 months) to eat the same dinners and sauce as us but I do worry about her salt intake too so when I found these sauces from Heinz especially for babies I had to try them.

      The first thing I noticed about them is that they are a perfect portion size for baby. The sauce comes in a plastic pouch and are only 85g so you do not have to waste a whole big packet of sauce for just a little bit of dinner for your baby. This is something I hate to do and so was pleased to find that these are fairly small. You can store the unused amount in the fridge for 48 hours so I find that one packet will be enough for two dinners and there is not much waste afterwards. You can also freeze these packets so they are great to just pop in the freezer and keep on hand for another day.

      The sauce is extremely easy to make, well I say make, the sauce is already made for you by Heinz, you just need to warm it up. I tip the amount I want into a small pan and warm it through, trying not to get it too hot so I don't burn my little girls mouth but I do recommend testing it first so you know it is not too hot. You can warm it up in a microwave too.

      These sauces are very versatile. I pour mine over some baby pasta for my little girl, add it to spaghetti, or over her vegetables to give them a bit of extra taste and flavour. THe sauce is not amazingly thick, but it is not watery, it's nice enough for just a pour over sauce to give a tomato flavour to food. I really like it as it introduces a new flavour to my little girl and a good one for her to get used to. There is a bit of a basil taste but it is not too herby or overpowering as I don't think babies would like this flavour too strong.

      Each pouch costs just £0.83 and is low in salt, has no added sugar, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and equals 1 of your baby's 5 a day.


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      22.05.2011 22:01
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      easy sauce for babies

      My youngest is now 4 and when I was weaning her she didn't really take to jars and tins, so I always made her food for her. Sometimes it could get a bit repetative so when I came across this I bought some. I just used to add it to anything I made for a bit of a different taste.
      I don't know how much these are now but at the time I paid between 45p and 65p.

      The sauce comes in a 85g plastic pouch and is suitable from 4-6 months onwards. It has no added artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. it is suitable for vegetarians and only contains sugars that have occurred naturally.

      Cooking Instructions
      The sauce can be heated in a saucepan on the hob or in a microwave after tearing off a corner of the pouch.

      Ingredients Tomatos 80%
      Apple juice from concentrate
      Natural flavouring (contains celery)
      Yeast Extract
      Vegetable oil
      Onion extract
      Concentrated lemon juice
      Natural basil flavouring

      Nutritional Information per 85g pouch
      Energy 138kj/32kcal
      Protein 0.9g
      Carbohydrates 7.0g
      (of which are sugars 3.2g)
      Fat 0.1g
      Fibre 0.3g
      Sodium 0.08g

      If you choose not to use all the sauce at once you can keep any unheated sauce in the fridge for up to 48 hours. The first time I used it I used it over the 2 days.
      As she loved pasta at the time and still does I first mixed some in with the tiny pasta and fed it to her, I also added it to emergency mashed cauliflower I had in the freezer; and one time I bought the sauce I cooked some broccili and lentils and mixed the sauce in with that.. Its all went down well.

      Although I would recommend this sauce I wish I had found it earlier as not long after she was eating mainly what we did although I kept some emergency food in the freezer.


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