Èlodies dish of the the week!

This week Èlodie has tucked into some delicious fruit flavored porridge for breakfast. It’s a great way to start the day and it ensures she’s getting 1 of her 5 a day as fruits are a good source of vitamins and minerals.

The great thing about this is that it’s quick and easy and seriously yummy: simply add pureed, mashed or chopped fruit to breakfast porridge depending on the stage of your little one weaning. Èlodie is now 12 months so we chopped the fruit and sprinkled it in, you can always chop the left overs and keep it handy for snacks throughout the day.

Here’s some of the varieties Èlodie really enjoyed:

raspberry and blueberry
Mango and peach
banana and raisins

Give them a try, these are suitable for any stage as you can adopt the consistency to your little one’s needs.

Here are some handy tips to make sure your little one gets their 5-a-day from the Hipp Organic experts:

*Add pureed, mashed or chopped fruit to breakfast cereal
*Offer chopped pieces of soft fruit or vegetable sticks with homemade dips for a snack
*Make tasty deserts by mixing purée, mashed or chopped fruit with natural yogurt, their favourite fromage frais (with no added sugar) or baby rice.
*For a quick and easy meal, most HiPP Organic jars and desserts contain a portion of fruit or veg. The ‘NEW’ fruit pouches contain up to 2 of a baby’s 5-a-day fruit portions mmmmmmmm.

What is one portion for a baby?

5-a-day advice for adults is based upon the World Health Organisation guidance which recommends eating at least 400g of fruit & vegetables a day.

This makes the recommended size for one portion of fruit or veg for an adult approximately 80g. As there are not yet any formal recommendations for baby or toddler portion sizes our nutritionist suggests using the following as a guide:

At stage 1 (around 6 months) one portion is equal to 30g
At stage 2 (from 7 months) one portion is equal to 35g
At stage 3 (from 10 months) one portion is equal to 40g

The toddler portion sizes are based on guidelines issued by the Caroline Walker Trust and the younger portion sizes have been scaled down from these.

One portion of fruit juice is 60ml for stage 1, 70ml for stage 2 and 75ml for stage 3. Juice can only count as one portion per day, no matter how much is drunk.

For more great tips and advice please visit Hipp Organic at http://www.hipp.co.uk.

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