4 Ways to Create with Food Pouches

May 24, 2017

Life

4 ways to create with fruit pouches When my firstborn started solids, I lovingly prepared her meals and snacks containing high-quality organic produce picked under a full moon during months only containing two-syllables.
When the second-born started solids, I still tried to prepare meals containing organic produce but they were not as lovingly nor painstakingly prepared. I was trying to throw meals and snacks together whilst preventing the toddler from loving her new brother hard (read: smothering.)

When the lovely folks at Bubs Organic asked if we’d like to sample some of their food pouches I was all “YES PLEASE!”
Then I remembered that the third-born is only 8-weeks-old and “WHY CAN’T I REMEMBER WHEN BABIES EVEN START SOLIDS?”

So I offered to come up with some alternative ways to use some Bubs Organic food pouches to please my toddler and preschooler.
Then I remembered that I’m not a food blogger and “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, SHANNON?!”

Please take my word for it when I say that these are 4 simple ways to create with food pouches from somebody who is not a Masterchef and spends most of her time in the kitchen refereeing wrestling and snatching matches between a 2 and a 3 and-a-half year old whilst a newborn coos on.

All Bubs Organic meals contain no additives, preservatives, GMOs, artificial colouring or flavouring, added salt or sugar, thickeners or other fillers. All meals are made in Australia and are packed with nutrient-rich products sourced from organic growers and suppliers who are passionate about organic ingredients, nutrient-rich products and sustainable farming. Pretty much the same as “high-quality organic produce picked under a full moon during months only containing two-syllables,” right?

TRIPLE B SMOOTHIE

The blender is one of our most-used kitchen appliances.
(After the coffee machine. Obvs.)
We are partial to a good smoothie or juice round here.
I find that a smoothie or juice helps to slay my Mum Guilt as it’s an easy way to get vitamins into my kidlets.
This one contains the goodness of berries, bananas and bircher muesli.

4 ways to create with fruit pouches Method
Add everything into the blender.
Blitz.
Simple!

4 ways to create with fruit pouches “BANANAS ABOUT CUSTARD” BREAD

This is a variation of my egg-free banana bread.
I’ve replaced the brown sugar with a Bubs raw cacao chocolate custard pouch.
Really I just wanted to consume that entire pouch myself. Chocolate custard? Yes please!

4 ways to create with fruit pouches Method
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Make sure your coconut oil is liquefied.
(If not, I sit my jar of coconut oil in a bowl of hot water whilst prepping.)
Line and grease a 11 x 21cm loaf tin with baking paper.
(It also works well in a 20 x 20cm tin.)
Place all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and combine.
Make a well in the centre.
Whisk all of your wet ingredients together.
Pour the wet ingredients into the well.
Gently mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
Spoon into prepared pan and smooth the top.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. (Or until skewer inserted comes out clean.)
Leave to cool in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

4 ways to create with fruit pouches CONGEE COMFORT MUFFINS

Growing up, my Dad would make Congee, a soothing rice broth, in Winter.
It’s definitely one of my comfort foods with a side serve of Nostalgia thrown in.
I was super excited to see this slightly obscure dish represented in the Bubs range.

4 ways to create with fruit pouches Method
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Pour chia seeds into cup of milk and leave to soak whilst you’re prepping.
Line/grease a 12 cup muffin tray.
Make a well in the middle of flour and pour in milk, chia and butter. Combine.
Squeeze in Bubs congee pouch.
Add in corn and fetta and mix until combined.
Spoon a tablespoon of mixture into muffin pans.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.

B.B.Q Pikelets

No. Not pikelets of the barbeque variety.
Pikelets containing blueberry, banana and quinoa.
Pikelets never fail me here.

4 ways to create with fruit pouches Method
Pour chia seeds into cup of milk and leave to soak whilst you’re prepping.
Sift flour into large bowl.
Make a well in the centre.
Gradually add milk and chia to well, whisking until smooth.
Squeeze in Bubs blueberry, banana and quinoa pouch.
Heat fry pan and melt butter or coconut oil or whatever you are choosing to fry in!
Drop heaped tablespoons of mixture into pan.
Cook 2-3 minutes before flipping and cooking 2-3 minutes on other side.

I served ours topped with apples and blueberries stewed in chamomile tea.
The preschooler went cray-cray for these. And she’s my toughest food critic.
4 ways to create with fruit pouches And when all is cooked and done, the Bubs lids are rad for printing and painting.

4 ways to create with fruit pouches 4 ways to create with fruit pouches This is a paid post in collaboration with Bubs Organic. However, I did not agree to write this post until we had sampled a selection of Bubs Organic pouches. By the time I agreed to write this post, I had to hide all remaining pouches on the highest shelf in the pantry, out of reach from the toddler and preschooler. Needless to say, we are big fans of this product.

You can purchase Bubs Organic products at your local Coles supermarket, selected pharmacies or online at bubsaustralia.com
I’ll be giving away a prize pack of Bubs Organic pouches over on my Facebook page. Competition opens Saturday May 27th, 2017. Pop by for your chance to win.

Terms and Conditions
This giveaway is only open to Australian residents.
This giveaway closes at midnight AEST on 2 June 2017.
Winner will be contacted on 3 June 2017.
One entry per person.
This is a game of skill. Most entertaining and creative answer wins.
This promotion is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Facebook.

 

  • Liz Trinh

    If my kids (aged 8, 6 and 2.5) could conjure up their super food it might taste a little like this:
    A big spoon of mashed potatoes served with lemon and garlic roasted chicken with thyme. On the side, creamy corn and minted peas.