It’s so amazing watching our kids develop and new skills. When they hit a new milestone we are proud and thrilled. But it’s not so easy to get them on the next stages. For example potty training. And I don’t need to say even a word. We all know how hard it is. So, let talk about feeding. Yeah, this one is also not so easy. Mess and dirt everywhere. Meals on the floor instead of in their mouths. Messy clothes, table, chair. We’ve been there. And our patients were tested. Eventually, we had things which helped us to survive that stage. Not only tones of wipes but also cutlery with ergonomic design. And easy, delicious meals which our son loves and don’t like to waste it and seeing it on the floor (yeah win! win!)
Easy Peasy recipes
1.Rice with tomatoes
- 150g onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 400g (can) chopped tomatoes
- 50g olive oil
- 400g long grain rice
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1200g water
Blend onion, garlic with tomatoes. Add olive oil and put everything in a pot. You need to steam it for about 5 minutes. Add rice, salt and water and cook it till rice until rice becomes soft enough to chew.
- 120g carrot
- 60g parsley root
- 1 chicken stock cube
- 50g butter
- 400-500g chopped tomatoes
- 100g onion
- 400g water
- pinch of salt
- pinch of black pepper
You need to chop onion, carrot and parsley root. Put it in the pot with the chicken stock cube, butter, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Boil it for about 8 minutes. After that transfer, it to the blender and mix everything until you will get a smooth consistency. Add a water and boil it again in a pot for about 6 minutes.
3.Meatballs with carrots
- 10 minced meat
- 1 egg
- 1/2 carrot
- 3 tablespoons of baby rice (rice gruel)
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley
Shred a carrot and mix a meat with an egg. Pour a little bit of hot water to the baby rice add a carrot, parsley and meat with egg. You can add a small pinch of salt. Form it into meatballs. Boil a water with butter and put all your meatballs into boiled water. When they are cooked, put them onto a plate with rice/potatoes and green pees.
You know what’s best in that recipes? They are delicious meals for all family members not only for a toddler:) So You don’t need to prepare a separate dinner!
Now, couple words about Benjamins cutlery
The Benjamins cutlery sets have been designed to assist young children aged 18 months and older based on what they can actually do – without expecting them to adapt to ‘normal’ cutlery which they cannot master at that age.
With their motor skills still developing at 18 months, using cutlery is not the easiest skill to master. Benjamins cutlery sets changes this with their innovative design. Consisting of a curved spoon and a pusher, the sets will encourage your children to independently learn to use a cutlery set without food ending up everywhere but in your toddlers’ mouth! Which is what we want. Right?! No food on the floor, no food in your kid’s nose, hair, etc. Every parent dream:)
We love it. When our son is eating we can relax and don’t be afraid that he will make an epic food disaster. We forgot how hard it is when you need to sit with wipes and clean everything after every attempt of putting the food in your toddler’s mouths. Our boy didn’t have any difficulties while using Benjamins cutlery.
What’s really awesome they have a cutlery designed for right-handed and left-handed kids. At least someone thought about it! I’m sure we will be using our set for a long time. I can recommend it to every parent who struggles to teach their kids how to eat properly without a mess.
I believe that now you want to know where you can buy Benjamins cutlery:)
Benjamins cutlery sets are available for right handed and left handed children from Amazon with an RRP of £17.99.
Let me know what do you think about our meals ideas and cutlery set from Benjamins:)
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*