Secret to tasty food
At Organix we believe that organic food is best. It's not only free from artificial preservatives and additives but farming organic produce also reduces environmental pollution. We also think organic food is tastier meaning that little ones trying the Taste for Life activities can get a fuller flavour in the fruit and vegetables they're experimenting with.
We've included a few tips on how you can help make your recipes extra tasty!
Adding herbs and spices
Herbs and spices can be introduced to little ones at a young age (8 months in the case of spices) so don’t be afraid to experiment. They often bring out the flavours in fresh foods in new and exciting ways and will bring a new dimension to your little one’s food adventure.
Have fun presenting herbs and spices by showing little ones how to rub the leaves of herbs gently to release the aroma or create smelling bags out of spices.
As you know, you may still need to keep an eye out for any reactions or rashes, but by this age the digestive system should be able to cope with the introduction of spices… go get smelling and tasting!
Our food expert Lucy gives us the rundown on which herbs and spices to pair with which foods to create exciting new flavours.
Chives are tasty when stirred into scrambled eggs, or chopped onto new potatoes with a little butter.
Mint not only helps with freshen bad breath but can also be added to salads and cooked vegetables to a little extra flavour.
Rosemary is not only fantastic on roast lamb and roasted sweet potatoes but also helps to stimulate circulation.
Thyme is an easy herb to grow and once dried is a great addition to a chicken or fish dish and even soups.
Cinnamon is great added to fruits like apple or can be used to spice up breakfast porridge or cereal. Not only does cinnamon boost brain activity but just smelling the wonderful odour of this sweet spice may boost brain activity!
Nutmeg is a delicious way to spruce up the flavour of banana, and can be easily blended into a banana smoothie.
Paprika is used in many cuisines to add colour and flavour to dishes and mild paprika makes a good introduction to curry flavours. It is also a tasty rub for potato slices or meat. Paprika also contains antioxidants.