#FoodieFridays | Organix’s Gruffalo-themed muffin tin meal recipe

Toddler snack brand, Organix have teamed up with Chessington World of Adventures Resorts to offer little explorers (and adults too!) a chance to go free. You can find the vouchers on the packaging of Organix snack packs, I found mine on the Organix Goodies bars. Each voucher entitles one adult or one child free entry to the park and the Gruffalo ride with one full paying adult on the day. The voucher can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer and full T&Cs can be found online at Chessington.com/organix.

The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Organix Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe
Help! It’s a gruffalo! / Source: Gruffalo.com

We’re planning to use our voucher this Halloween half term as Chessington has some spooky special events on this October. I’ll write up a post shortly on our trip to Chessington if we end up going. ūüôā

To celebrate their new partnership, Organix have come up with this little healthy recipe, a Gruffalo themed muffin tin meal so little ones can recreate the story with their food…

Gruffalo-themed muffin tin meal

Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Homemade potato wedges (Terrible Tusks)
The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Organix Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe
“He has terrible tusks…”
  • Cooked peas (Poisonous Warts)
The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Organix Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe
“…and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose”
  • Lightly steamed sliced carrot rounds (Orange Eyes)
The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Organix Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe
“His eyes are orange. His tongue is black…”
  • Organix Goodies Cheese & Chive Breadsticks (Knobbly Knees)
The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Organix Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe
“He has knobbly knees and turned out toes…”
  • Sliced Organix Goodies Apple & Date Fruit Bar (Terrible Teeth)
The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Organix Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe
“… and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws”
  • Sliced roast chicken breast (Roasted Fox)
The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Organix Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe
“… and his favourite food is roasted fox”
  • Or for a vegetarian option, replace the chicken breast with 18g sliced cheddar cheese, cut into triangles (Terrible Claws)
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“He has terrible tusks and terrible claws…”

How to Make:

  1. Prepare your ingredients; make the potato wedges using the recipe below, cook the peas, lightly steam the carrot, chop the fruit bar into 5 pieces, slice the chicken breast or cheddar cheese if using.
  2. Place small portions of each ingredient into silicone or paper cupcake cases.
  3. Pop them on a platter, plate or into a 6 hole muffin tin to serve.
The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Organix Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe
Gruffalo Themed muffin tin meal

Simple Potato Wedges Recipe 

Ingredients:

  • 250g new potatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200¬įC (Gas mark 6/390¬įF).
  2. Scrub the potatoes in cold water then pat dry. Slice each potato into 4 or 6 wedges, (depending on potato size).
  3. Place in a roasting tin and drizzle over the olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper if using.
  4. Shake the tin until the potatoes are coated in the oil.
  5. Put the tin in the oven to cook for 20-25 minutes, taking out and shaking every 10 minutes to help the potatoes cook evenly.
  6. Take out when slightly golden and enjoy!!

potato wedges - terrible tusks - updated text


NB. This is collaborative post. The above recipes were provided for me by Organix to raise awareness for their latest campaign with Chessington World of Adventures Resorts. The photos have been provided for me by the PR team and other images have been credited respectively.

The Greenwich Mummy Blog | Organix Gruffalo Themed Muffin Tin Meal Recipe
The Gruffalo / Source: Waterstones

Review: MyProtein’s Little Beasts healthy snacks are “so yummy”!

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The Greenwich Mummy Blog | MyProtein Little Beasts Snack Review
Healthy snacks + vitamins for kids by leading sports nutrition brand, MyProtein

Do you find it hard to get all those healthy nutrients into your children? Or perhaps you have a fussy eater on your hands that prefers to snack more than eat proper meals? If the answer was yes to either of these questions then we’re in the same boat! *phew!*

LO is a super fussy eater and I have found it incredibly as he got older to make him eat well and healthily. The boy loves to snack and barely eats decent-sized¬†meals. The only meal that he actually eats really well is breakfast (he has oats porridge with whole milk and no sugar) … but even then I have to feed him… at 3 years old!¬†Don’t get me wrong, he can feed himself but it¬†takes him forever to finish a bowl that I can give him in under 10 mins. I really need to stop. I’m just making a rod for my own back by doing it but¬†I blame Daddy P for reverting my baby-led weaning to spoon-feeding when he turned 18 months… this is something we are NOT going to go through with Baby Girl I can assure you!

As I said, LO loves snacks but the majority of his snacks involves processed foods such as crisps, jaffa cakes and sweets. Occasionally he will ask for the odd fruit (usually banana or apple) or some fromage frais or cheese on toast aka “cheesy bread”. I really want to offer him something more healthy and nutritious for his snack options.¬†When MyProtein got in touch with me I was absolutely thrilled! I really like the company as¬†they are one of my favourite sports nutrition brands and one of the best rated and reputable brands in Europe so I knew that their new children’s range, Little Beasts, had to be of the same¬†high quality standards and I wasn’t disappointed. ūüôā

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Review: Super Yummies Toddler Snacks by Cow & Gate

On Sunday 15th May, the Greenwich Peninsula hosted a brilliant day out for everyone. The Urban Village Fete was a great hit the previous year and this year saw another fantastic turnout. Alongside workshops, food stalls¬†and¬†live performances there was a special area dedicated to children and families. Super Yummies¬†had a pop-up playground for the kids and a sample stall where parents could get their hands on free samples of the brand’s toddler snacks.

The Super Yummies Discover Playground looked simply amazing. Here are some photos of the pop-up playground that was at the event.  The Super Yummies are from the Cow & Gate family and developed with mums and nutritionists to offer a healthy and natural range of snacks for toddlers from age 12 months plus.

The Discover Playground will also be making its way around a few other London events so if you missed it this time, you can catch it again (details below).

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The wonderful Super Yummies pop-up play area / Photo Credit: Cohn & Wolfe
The Greenwich Mummy: Super Yummies Toddler Snacks Review
A family having fun with the fruit & veg loader / Photo Credit: Cohn & Wolfe

We managed to get our hands on some free samples which LO tried out.¬†I’ve never heard from this range before a week ago (I think the brand is relatively new) but have been seeing it a lot in supermarkets like Tescos and Sainsbury’s and like other brands offering similar things, the Super Yummies are really affordable and decently sized.

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We got our hands on some yummy Super Yummies ūüôā
The Greenwich Mummy: Super Yummies Toddler Snacks Review
Super Yummies strawberry and yoghurt fruit pieces

The fruit pieces are made from 100% fruit (freeze-dried) to offer little ones all the goodness of fresh fruit. The squeeze pouch is made of fruits and the yoghurt pouch has Greek yoghurt mixed with the fruits.¬†The bread sticks come in spinach or tomato & basil (we had the former) and are a great natural source of fibre for the kids. The re-sealable packaging is extremely handy and a great feature which I’ve not seen done by other brands.

The verdict…
Yay for the Super Yummies!

He¬†really liked the squeezy puree pouches, fruity pieces and rice cakes. The rice cakes are similar to the ones we normally¬†buy so LO was very keen on eating these. Unfortunately, LO¬†was not a fan of the bread sticks which is weird as he usually loves bread sticks. (Maybe it’s the green colouring or mild taste that he didn’t like!) I guess I’ll have to purchase the tomato & basil one in our next food shop.

I will definitely be buying LO the rice cakes as he really couldn’t get enough of them – there’s a pear and berries version which LO sampled and the apple and orange version which I will have to get for him to try out.

The Greenwich Mummy: Super Yummies Toddler Snacks Review
LO and his cousin Lils enjoying the snacks

The pop-up playground at upcoming London events

If you missed out on the wonderful pop-up playground at the Urban Village Fete @ Greenwich Peninsula, you can catch it again at the following upcoming events:

  • Wimbledon Guild Fair (Saturday 18th¬†June )
  • Lewisham‚Äôs People Day (Saturday 9th July)
  • The Mayor Newham‚Äôs Show (Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July)
  • Lambeth Country Show (Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July)

*NB. We were kindly sent samples by Super Yummies. All words, opinions and photos are my own. Any photo that was not taken by me has been credited to its original source respectively.