For three months now, my daughter has been eating solid foods – and what a fun time it’s been! I love trying new foods with her and seeing what kind of face she’ll make. Packing lunches for play dates is also really fun. For those of you who have read my previous posts, you know I am always on the look out for environmentally friendly products where possible. While looking for food storage solutions, I came across Wean Cubes.
For the last month or so, we have been using the ‘Garden Pack Wean Cubes’ and absolutely LOVE them!
Not only are they re-usable, but they are also made of tempered glass, and are microwave and freezer safe! In particular though, I love how they are the absolute perfect size for a serving of food for my little one. She rarely leaves a drop behind and hardly ever asks for more once she has finished what I have put inside. I love being able to reach in my freezer to grab a Wean Cube or two to pop in our lunch bag. By the time we reach our destination, the food is usually defrosted (or well on its way) and then I can just pop it in the microwave and then rinse and replace the lid so that our lunch bag doesn’t get all dirty. I also really like the colour of the lids – 4 different colours in the Garden Pack – I’m a sucker for things like that!
This past May long weekend, we left as early as possible to visit family up north and I needed to pack breakfast. I threw some cereal in a Wean Cube and off we went – easy and convenient. I thought this pic would be perfect to take:
There is also a book called the Cookbook for Weaners (clever name I think) which is a great help if you are just starting off with feeding your baby and are planning to make your own food purees from scratch. It goes over which fruits and veggies are best to buy organic, what equipment you need in order to make your own food successfully as well as sections that walk the reader through how to prep, store and serve the baby food that you make. The chapters include recipes for 6-9 months and 9-12 months. Each section includes fruit and veggie recipes, meat and alternatives recipes, slow cooker recipes and some great ideas for combos such as Mangos and Apricots, Parsnips and Zucchini, and Green Beans and Pears – who would have thought?
There is also a section on finger foods which we are just getting into at our house – so much fun!
Each recipe is broken down to include how much of each ingredient you need, followed by simple, easy to follow instructions. It’s a great reference book for first timers!
I just made Zucchini Puree and my little one loved it – I’m going to try the Zucchini and Apple combo next!
Do you have a favourite combo? I’d love to hear your ideas!
This review has been written by Alison, a new Mom. You can read about Alison in our About section here.