In this week’s Friday Dish:my daughter won’t eat a carrot but she’ll eat a garlic and herb flavoured mealworm!! Plus, a new range of gluten-free pasta that tastes delicious and is packed full of nutrition. And lastly… feeding children with food allergies and intolerances without the stress – we put Kid’s Kitchen’s range of dairy, wheat and gluten-free meals to the test….
JIMINI’S EDIBLE INSECTS…
Fancy snacking on crickets and mealworms?
My kids love I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, and because they love it, I started watching it and loving it too. Apart from one bit, you probably can guess – the Bushtucker eating trials. If you’re not familiar, it’s where the celebrities have to eat a variety of jungle delicacies to earn food for their hungry camp members. The delicacies, such as they are, include live bugs and various unappealing parts of an animal’s anatomy (kangaroo’s testicles anyone? Thought not). It’s the part I usually gag at and have to leave the room.
However, not so for the kids. They sit wide-eyed egging the celebrities on, appalled but enthralled in equal measure. So, given the chance to try their very own bushtucker trial, it was no surprise they were up for it. And the chance came when we were sent samples of a new snack from France making its debut in the UK this weekend – Jimini’s edible insects.
So did my kids like eating bugs? Find out how they got on…
Really Healthy Pasta
Finding a good gluten-free pasta if one of your family has coeliac disease or a gluten-intolerance used to be a real bore, but with new pastas using naturally gluten-free plants coming onto the market, it’s getting to be an easier task.
Really Healthy Pasta is exactly that – a new gluten-free pasta that uses legumes and gluten-free cereal – think chickpeas, lentils, mung beans and buckwheat.
I’ve tried other gluten-free pastas and have been disappointed by the taste and texture.
So does Really Healthy Pasta pass the Meals Our Kids Love taste test? Find out here…
KID’S KITCHEN – DAIRY, WHEAT AND GLUTEN-FREE MEALS FOR KIDS
For parents of children with food allergies, intolerances or coeliac disease, convenience is not something normally associated with mealtimes. Planning and shopping for free-from meals can be a struggle. So we were really impressed to see a new range of dairy, wheat and gluten-free ready meals for children – Kids’ Kitchen.
There are seven chilled ready-meals to choose from: Sausage Casserole, Salmon and Cod Pie, Lentil and Butternut Squash Pie, Beef Lasagne, Moroccan Chicken, Cottage Pie and Chicken Korma. Currently the only UK brand in the country to offer ready-prepared meals that are dairy, wheat and gluten free, Kids’ Kitchen is aimed at taking the stress out of family mealtimes.
Find out which meals my kids liked. Read on…
Meals Our Kids Love is never paid for reviews we publish in the Friday Dish. However we may receive free samples from time to time in order for us to write an honest review, in which case this will be clearly stated either at the top, bottom or in the post itself. For this week’s Friday Dish Meals Our Kids Love received samples of Jimini’s crickets and mealworms, Really Healthy Pasta and Kids Kitchen meals.