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Hipp Organic Cheesy Spinach And Potato Bake
Hipp Organic Cheesy Spinach & Potato Bake
Author Name: daisylee3
Hipp Organic Cheesy Spinach & Potato Bake
Date: 02/11/12, updated on 02/11/12 (39 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, erin liked it, practical packaging, healthy and organic
Disadvantages: Doesn't smell very strong and doesn't smell or taste cheesy
I started weaning my daughter Erin when she hit five months and it's been going fantastically. She's now nearly nine months and she has a range of favourite foods. She's absolutely food mad and not at all fussy and although I make a lot of her food from scratch we've been trying a few of the Hipp jars recently as they're a little more practical when I'm in a rush.
We've tried too many of the different Hipp concoctions to list but the one that Erin had today was the cheesy spinach & potato bake. I usually steer away from baby food with potato in it because the flavour is usually really bland and the texture can be a little gloopy and thick but this smelt and tasted (I only had a tiny bit!) pretty nice - it did actually taste like real food rather than just a bit of mashed up, sloppy veg. The smell although pleasant was a little bland but it was nice enough.
I wasn't planning on giving her this today but as she seemed so hungry even after some eggy bread and her milk I decided to give her half a jar. The pureed food comes in a sturdy little glass jar which contains 125 grams. The jar has a twist on lid which is secure and the jar is transparent meaning that the dark green puree can be seen through it. The branding is good - the label has a picture of spinach and potatoes all over it.
I love the compact design of the Hipp jars as they're easy to fit in my baby bag and they have a secure lid which is handy for when we go out and about. The food is suitable for babies over 4 months and all of the ingredients is organic. I always buy organic because of pesticides etc. Because this contains cheese I was wary about whether or not the cheese was organic as well as the vegetables but after inspecting the label I found that it is.
This is quite a simple concotion - rice, cheese, potatoes and spinach. It also contains cow's milk, water, rapeseed oil and pepper. All of the ingredients are certified organic and a jar contains 1 portion of veg as well as a source of omega 3. The food is free of preservatives and genetically modified food and it is also gluten free, so all in all it's very nutritious and although it's not quite as good as fresh I am happy to give this to my baby as I know that it's healthy.
This can be served at room temperate but it can also be heated up in the microwave. I just transferred it into a microwave safe bowl and put it in for 40 seconds - this was enough time for it to be warm but not too hot. I made sure that I stirred it so that the flavours would get mixed up and had a quick taste before giving it to my baby. The taste of potato is the most prominent and the spinach is easy to taste too. I couldn't detect the cheese which seeing as I'm a Vegan was probably for the best lol, it didn't smell cheesy or milky either.
The faint smell of spinach was pleasant and the bright green colour of it made the food look a little more eye-catching for my baby. The texture is smooth and thick with no lumps of rice or veg and it is definitely suitable for younger babies. At nearly 9 months my daughter likes different textures which this does not provide but she found this easy to eat and polished it off in no time! She immedietly liked the taste and wanted more even once she'd finished half a jar. The food was a little messy and I'm glad that I put her bib on as this would definitely stain clothing.
Price wise, each jar retails at around 70 pence and I bought this in a long term deal that my local Tesco's has which is ten jars for £5.00. Overall recommended - a quick, healthy and affordable 'meal' which my baby really enjoyed. The only major disadvantage is that it doesn't smell like I'd expected (I expected it to smell really cheesy) and the cheese is undetectable - well to me it was, anyway!
Summary: 4/5 Stars, will be re-purchasing
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