I love the story of how My Little Piccolo came to be. A mother who dedicated her time to educating other parents on the benefits and advantages of providing a healthy, nutritious and varied diet to their babies which then grew into the wonderful baby food brand Piccolo that we are able to buy for our little one’s today.
A baby food brand that is as different on the shelves and in its pouches as its invention. The Mediterranean heritage of its creator can be seen, smelt and tasted in every single pouch and is what makes Piccolo such a refreshing alternative.
From the tastefully colourful packaging to the wonderfully fragrant recipes that have a wide range of meats, vegetables and pulses and which actually contain herbs. Actual herbs! In a baby food pouch! I know. As someone who loves to use fresh herbs in their cooking, I love that Piccolo does too.
A taste exploration
We’ve loved sampling some of the first tastes (6 months) and second tastes (7 months) pouches from the Piccolo range over the last few months. Because like most mothers I like to taste what my baby is tasting, especially if it is coming from a pouch so I can vouch for the tastiness of their recipes.
The first tastes are incredibly smooth as you would expect them to be, and the second taste slightly textured, both perfect for weaning babies learning about flavours and textures.
As you would expect from a baby food brand these days, there is no added sugar or nasties. What might surprise you though, is that all ingredients are organic, suitable for vegetarians and have no gluten.
Recipes are pretty impressive in content and variety, and surprisingly balanced considering some of the combinations. Mango and kale is not something I would have ever thought to combine, but it works, as do the many other combinations that Piccolo has cleverly conjured up.
So little ones really do go on a taste exploration, one that I have been inspired to continue myself as our little guy has moved on to needing more coarse, lumpy foods.
If Piccolo made stage 3 pouches
As Piccolo doesn’t have a stage three range, I’ve taken inspiration from them and created a recipe of my own with Mediterranean flavours that are as perfect for 10 month plus babies as it is for the whole family. Its quick, easy and very tasty, so I hope you give it a go!
- Red peppers
- Yellow peppers
- Red onions
- Cherry tomatoes
- Baby vegetable stock 200ml (I recommend Boots baby stock cubes)
- Chop all the vegetables, put into a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and put into the oven for 25 minutes.
- Make the vegetable stock.
- Pour the couscous into a pan or a bowl, add the vegetable stock and cover for two minutes (no added heat required).
- Remove the vegetables from the oven and mix into the cooked couscous.
- Blend into desired consistency for little ones or serve as is.
Disclosure; This is a collaborative post. However, all thoughts and options are my own and you will only ever find reviews of things we love on our blog.