Little Dish Review And Giveaway

Good morning everyone ive not been on much this weekend thanks to the flu but back again with another great giveaway got to keep you all happy since its near Xmas (that's like a swear word to me right now lol)




OK so firstly for all of you that have young children and are looking for something yummy to give them and keep them happy well i was given the great opportunity by Little Dish to Sample some of their new Fresh Filled Pasta




I was kindly send mini ravioli with spinach and ricotta and also mini tortellini with cheese and tomato,firstly i love the packaging little man loved it wanted to know if he could got to space like the chicken lol





Any way lets tell you a little about the company




 At Little Dish we know it’s not easy making good nutritious meals for your little ones day in and day out. So that’s what we do. There’s nothing in our food that you wouldn’t find in your own kitchen.

We only use 100% natural ingredients and no unnecessary salt. We create every recipe in partnership with our nutritionist, and each Little Dish is taste tested by a team of tiny tasters before we let it out of the kitchen.

We work with the best suppliers we can find so you can feel good about what you're feeding your children. Our chicken and beef is free from antibiotics and growth hormones and comes from select British farms where the animals are well cared for, and all of our vegetables are tested for pesticides. In fact, Little Dish is so fresh and tasty even grown-ups have been known to tuck in.

Confession from me yes i did eat some to try much to the disappointment of little man 

Mini Ravioli is both delicious and nutritious for little ones, with spinach packed into each parcel along with creamy ricotta. Delightful on its own or with a light pesto sauce.
Ingredients: 
Pasta (65%): Durum what semolina, water, free range egg (12%).
Cheese filling (35%): Breadcrumbs (contains wheatflour, water, salt, yeast), mozzarella cheese (20%), spinach (19%), ricotta cheese (15%), water, rapeseed oil, cornflour, nutmeg, basil, white pepper.
Allergy advice: Contains: cow’s milk, wheat, gluten, egg. Suitable for vegetarians.

I must say i was very happy with the quality of this i used to think all food for little ones was not all that nice not enough flavor this was both delicious and healthy i couldnt ask for more also its packed with the spinach and ricotta they were not tight on the filling at all when we cooked ours little man did not want to eat anything with it he asked for the whole packet in his favorite bowl and nothing else well who am i to deny someones wishes lol

nom nom hot fresh pasta now they do say on the packet it can serve 2 little ones for each packet yes that can be true... but in my case he wanted the whole lot so what did he think of it...

Well if i told you he sat up the table quiet as a mouse for 15mins would that explain it lol he is 4 and he normally hates to sit still or stop talking about something so i think we have a winner i asked him to pick a number between 1 and 10 to how much he like it he said a zillion lol ok so maybe not the best answer but i got the point.

Before i gave it to him i did sneak 4 pieces from him to try it myself and it was very nice i enjoyed the flavours together and thought it was even better than grown up filled pasta (u know what i will be eating from now on lol)

we are yet to try the tomato and cheese but can assure myself it will be great and i will update as soon as we have had it here are the ingredients

Red by vegetables, tasty by nature, give our Mini Tortellini a try. The tomato’s in the pasta which is what gives it its distinctive look, whilst each parcel is stuffed with a delicious cheese filling. It goes beautifully with a simple tomato sauce.
Ingredients:
Tomato pasta (70%): Durum what semolina, water, free range egg (9%), egg white (3%), dried tomato.
Cheese filling (30%): Ricotta cheese (28%), mature white cheddar (25%), medium fat hard cheese (19%), breadcrumbs (contains wheatflour, water, salt, yeast), water, cornflour, rapeseed oil.
Allergy advice: Contains: cow’s milk, wheat, gluten, egg. Suitable for vegetarians.





 Other dishes in the range 

8 tasty meals including, Beef Lasagne, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken Risotto, Chicken and Butternut Squash Pie, Fish Pie, Pasta Bolognese, Mild Chicken Korma, Pasta with Cheese, Peas and Broccoli Trees.

2 delicious fresh filled pastas, Mini Tortellini with Cheese and Tomato; and Mini Ravioli with Spinach and Ricotta



Where you can find them

Find our meals in the chilled meals aisle of Tesco, Waitrose and on Ocado. If you're in Ireland then pick up our meals from Tesco Ireland, Superquinn or Dunnes Stores.




I think Little dish have done a great job in providing a great range of good quality healthy foods for our children and i hope to see alot more from them in the future



Check their website they also have Recipes Tips and a lot more for you to find on there they are also on Facebook and Twitter

I would like to take this opportunity  to thank Little Dish for giving me the chance to sample their fresh filled pasta and also for giving me a great prize for the blog


Yes Yes now you all would love to know about the competition ok well same rules as always make sure you do all the steps because i will be checking now this prize is very nice 5 winners will each win 8 Free Meal Vouchers worth (an average )of £2.50 each so you also can check out their great food so all thats left for me to say is i hope you enjoyed the review and good luck



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61 comments:

  1. I get Rory to help me prepare healthy food so he's more enthusiastic about trying it.

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  2. I don't hide veggies in other food, we encourage her to eat it first or to cover it in sauce or gravy. I think hiding it so they don't know they are eating leads to trouble when they are older.

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  3. Plenty of fruit in fingers for snacking on x

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  4. I think healthy eating should just be normal from the start and children should just learn to eat the same as the grown ups!

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  5. My best tip to encourage children to eat healthily is to eat TOGETHER, and eat the same things.

    We have 7 children all together (5 big ones and 2 little ones) and they'll all eat pretty much whatever we put in front of them because that is what everyone else is eating. It's natural for mammals to compete for food, so if you all eat the same thing at the same time, everyone gets on with it quicker too! :D

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  6. Introduce your children to a big variety of foods and try lots of times and make your food look appealing : )

    Fab competition, my son loves Little Dish (and i do too!)

    Lacy Savage

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  7. Get the kids involved in the kitchen, they are far more likely to try things they have helped to make

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  8. give them lots of varieity and keep trying things if they dont like it the first time!

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  9. If they're reluctant healthy eaters, try foods that compromise with them, like a good fruit cake, vegetable crisps, fruit juices, dried fruit and apple crisps. My son for example, won't eat oranges but will drink orange juice?!

    Laura Harris

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  10. We grow most of our own vegetables and I think that is why my kids love veg so much - because they have their little gardening sets and they help to grow them from seed/bulb! I seem to love the fact that they are eating something that they produced and helped to grow themselves. I think it is great for kids to experience this - even if you don't have a garden, you can grow many veg in crates or on the windowsill - I would defo recommend this! Also growing and picking fruit from trees and plants in your garden is another fab way of persuading children to eat healthily!

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  11. I've started using mashed cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes, you can't tell the difference and it's a lot healthier!

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  12. make food fun, cook/prepare food together. :)

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  13. making monster faces on food with veg/salad :)
    @emmav6

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  14. I tend to bake meals like shepherds pie, currys, bolognese where you can add veg and its not quite so noticeable. Grated carrot in a bolognese mixture does not have such a distinctive taste to a child, nor does cauliflower in amongst minced beef.

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  15. I gave my son fruit and vegetables from weaning. He was baby led weaned and regularly asks for fruit, bananas and oranges are his favourite.

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  16. I am lucky that my kids love their fruit & veg so I always keep the fruit bowl well stocked up and give plenty of veg with their meals!

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  17. My little ones (1, 1 and 2) love their bananas and apples.

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  18. I think growing your own veg and ensuring that kids know where food comes from will always encourage them to eat healthily. That said, an occasional treat can help them to learn about enjoying things in moderation as well.

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  19. My kids eat what they are given. No ifs, buts or maybes

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  20. I try to encourage my son to try new things and will hide veggies in a sauce if necessary so that I know he is still getting some vitamins and nutrients. I also think food should be presented in a fun and enticing way, also it should look easy to eat and not overwhelming on their plates.

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  21. offer fruit or ricecakes when its snack time

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  22. thanks everyone some brilliant suggestions i personally think if you dont make a big fuss about it and introduce veg as soon as you can either blended for younger and the solids that way they wont know any different and always give fruit and veg in some ways with every meal

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  23. Start them young - my girls have always had loads of fruit and vegetables as soon as I started weaning them :) They all now love all sorts of fruit and veg :) They also love growing veg and are keen to eat something they've seen grow from seed :)

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  24. Start from when they are small - my kids love fruit and veg!

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  25. i give the foods that my children are eating cartoon like names, Angry Bird burgers, Neverland Pie, Oso Sausges.

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  26. My simple tip is to make pictures with healthy food on your child's plate.. by making a simnply funny face it is amazing how much more fun it is for them! :)

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  27. I try not to give them anything I wouldn't eat.

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  28. letting kids make smiley faces and things from veg encourages them to get enthusiastic about eating it

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  29. Try dried fruit - banana chips, mango strips, apricots, prunes, raisins...

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  30. Only give them small portions, especially of new things. Too much piled on their plate can overwhelm them.

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  31. I think the most important thing is for your children to see you eating all the healthy things you want them to eat, lead by example.

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    Tiffany Oconnell

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  32. Eat healthy meals together as a family.

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  33. Make healthy versions of kids normally unhealthy food - I make them pizza with a homemade whizzed tomato/veg sauce, full of veg. Sweet potato chips with pork & apple burgers, courgette & chocolate muffins, (you can't taste the courgette). I like to fit in extra nutrients where ever I can.

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  34. Get them involved in preparing their meals

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  35. start young as inbetween snacks use sliced fruit and raw veg

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  36. Don't overfill the plate. It can look daunting to the kiddies if there's lots of food on it. Make the portions small & varied :) Fruit is a good way to get children to eat heir 5 a day x

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  37. Catherine McAlinden21 November 2012 at 07:45

    Lead by example, eat together :)

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  38. I try to go shopping while the kids are at school so they can't persuade me to buy junk food.

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  39. Thanks for the competition I love to get the kids involved in cooking they are more likely to try new foods that way x

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  40. would love to win this

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  41. i think its important to start children off at a young age eating what we eat, fruit, veg and salad. both my girls are very good eaters and love vegetables etc

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  42. Leave little dishes with healthy snacks such as carrot sticks, fruit pieces etc out near where they are playing. Usually if not pressured, they will decide that they would like to have a little snack on them if they feel it is on their own terms.

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  43. give a good variety from early on, and let them choose their own veges from the shop :)

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  44. Eat heathily yourself - lead by example

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  45. I try to have a bowl of nibbly veg bits - carrot stick, cucumber etc. - on the dinner table during dinner as my son will usually go for those even if he doesn't eat all the veg on his plate.

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  46. christina Michael23 November 2012 at 04:36

    Sit and eat health foods with them - example

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  47. Have fruit and veg sliced up in the fridge so they can get some whenever they want.

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  48. start them early on healthy stuff and they stick with it (well my son is 5 but its worked so far!) hoping my 5 month old will follow!

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  49. Using a little food colouring (mainly pink - their fav colour) on veg to make them want to eat it - it works aswell :)

    Rebecca Cleary/Becci Cleary/rcleary57@yahoo.com

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  50. Encourage them to prepare or help prepare their food, & watch them wolf it down!

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  51. variety! And don't give up, just because they aren't keen on something once, they may enjoy it the next time!

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  52. Set the right example by eating healthily yourself. If they are given the right foods from the start and shown the right example, they shouldn't know the difference. Anything else is a treat and you don't get treats if you don't eat your dinner now! :)

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  53. present their plate as a fun picture

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  54. I season my veg, he loves it!

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  55. don't give them anything naughty early on so they don't develop a taste for it and so anything you give them thats sweet eg fruit is healthy and they will like it.

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