(AD) Annabel Karmel chilled toddler meals taste test

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Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Bubba and I were recently invited to taste test the Annabel Karmel Chilled Toddler Meals range. We were delighted to be asked to work with this brand as we love Annabel’s books and regularly use her website which is full of hundreds of free recipes for healthy toddler treats.

Containing at least one of your child’s five a day as well as being low in salt, the Chilled Toddler Meals range is perfect for parents of toddlers who need a delicious, nutritious meal that can be cooked quickly. Annabel Karmel has put over 25 years of experience in to creating this range and it shows.

The Annabel Karmel Chilled Toddler Meals range is available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado and cost just £2.30 each. In fact, they are currently on offer for 2 for £4.00 until the end of May 2019.

Our Ocado delivery arrived within a one hour time slot which is perfect for busy parents! Interestingly, the delivery driver also took away any plastic bags for the company to reuse and recycle which I thought was a nice touch.

Our delivery contained six of the Annabel Karmel Chilled Toddler Meals including:

Annabel Karmel Chicken Tikka and Rice
Annabel Karmel Chicken and Potato Pie
Annabel Karmel Beef Cottage Pie
Annabel Karmel Beef Lasagne
Annabel Karmel Fish Pie

The Annabel Karmel marketing team also kindly sent Bubba a Rex London Miko the panda bowl, plate, cup and spoon and a Melissa and Doug wooden food and chopping board set – how sweet! The melamine set is perfect for mealtimes and the wooden food fits perfectly in Bubba’s playroom.

Over a week we tried the selection of meals at lunch and dinner times with great success. You can see how we got on by watching our upcoming vlog here.

As a parent of a toddler, I am always looking for ways to fill Bubba’s tummy with food that is balanced, tasty and healthy. Whenever Bubba tried a meal I tried it too and I was really impressed at just how delicious this range is and how big the portion sizes are. I felt like I was giving her a home cooked meal!

The meals can be cooked in the oven or in the microwave which means they are quick to prepare. They are also long dated meaning that they last a long time in your fridge before the use by date passes.

Bubba’s favourite dishes were the Beef Cottage Pie and Beef Lasagne which she devoured! She enjoyed using her own cutlery to feed herself and the meals have a good balance of texture which make them easy for toddler hands to pick up.

As a busy parent, I would definitely recommend these meals as I found they are the perfect product for those weeks where time is against you and cooking from scratch isn’t possible.

Thank you so much to Annabel Karmel and her team for inviting us to try the range and for the kind gifts you also sent with our food delivery – we will definitely be purchasing the Chilled Toddler Meals in the future.

Have you tried the Annabel Karmel Chilled Toddler Meals? Which one is your favourite? I’d love to know so comment below.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

Love, Thrifty Mumma X
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For further information about Annabel Karmel and the delicious range of chilled toddler meals please visit the website by clicking here.

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