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From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

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We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Recipes for a Healthy Pregnancy

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When pregnant, getting the right nutrients is super important for you and your baby! What you put in your tummy will eventually end up in your baby’s too, and vitamins and minerals make a difference in terms of their growth and development.

One of the easiest ways to ensure your little one is getting what they need is to ensure you consume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. If you want to delve a little deeper, look specifically for produce that contains:

  • Folate
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Omega 3
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Zinc

Towards the end of your pregnancy, if eating large meals is uncomfortable, try to aim for 5-6 smaller meals each day rather than the standard larger 3. Flavours you eat transfer to your baby, so mix it up! It has been suggested that the more foods and flavours you expose your baby to in the womb, the more receptive your baby may be to these items when first trying certain foods.

Here are some recipe ideas you could try during your pregnancy:

Breakfast – Start the day off right!

Berry Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • ½ cup low fat yoghurt
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 2 tbsp honey

Method

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender over high speed.

Spinach, Cheese and Tomato Omelette

Ingredients

  • 2 free range eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 small chopped tomato
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method

  • In a bowl, beat eggs with milk then add spinach and tomatoes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour slowly into a preheated skillet, and swirl to cover the base.
  • Once egg has set (approximately 2 minutes), place cheese on one side and gently fold in half.
  • Cook for 1 minute, turn and cook for 30 seconds.

Lunch

Avocado, Chickpea and Sweet Potato Salad

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Ingredients

  • Half a head of lettuce
  • Half a tin of chickpeas
  • Half of an avocado sliced
  • 1 small sweet potato, boiled and diced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • Quarter of a capsicum sliced
  • Small handful of red cabbage

Vinaigrette

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp sour cream

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp olive oil

Method

  • Combine salad ingredients in a bowl.
  • Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a jar with a tight lid and shake until combined.
  • Drizzle vinaigrette over salad ingredients just before serving.

 Lentil soup

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1 tin cooked, drained lentils
  • chopped rosemary, thyme and parsley
  • 4 cups reduced-salt chicken stock

Croutons

  • 1 small baguette, sliced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Method

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  • Once oil is hot, add onion, carrot, celery and ginger, and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and bring stock to the boil.
  • Once the soup has reached boiling point, reduce to a low heat and allow to simmer for 40 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Brush baguette slices with olive oil and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with soup.

Dinner

Beef Pilaf

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Ingredients

  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tspn ground cumin
  • 1 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 400g diced tender beef
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 700ml reduced-salt chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves

Method

  • In a frying pan, roast cherry tomatoes in 1 1/2 tbsp of oil for 25 minutes.
  • In a heavy-based saucepan, heat remaining oil.
  • Add curry powder, cumin, cinnamon and beef pieces to saucepan, and cook for 3-4 minutes or until beef has browned.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Add the rice, then stir in the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Once the mix is bubbling, pour it into a casserole dish. Cover the dish and bake for 20-25 minutes (or until liquid is absorbed).
  • Stir in tomatoes, currants, and green onions 5 minutes before serving.

Mushroom and Quinoa Risotto

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 tspn minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup white quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup trumpet mushrooms, diced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Method

  • Heat stock in a saucepan over a low heat and let simmer.
  • In a separate pot, heat green onion and garlic until soft and translucent.
  • Add quinoa to the green onion pot, and stir for 3 minutes.
  • Add the white wine and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally until evaporated.
  • Gradually add stock to the quinoa mix over 25 minutes so it is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, brown off mushrooms and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in mushrooms and parmesan cheese with quinoa mix. Serve immediately.

References

  1. Mennella, J. A. et al. “Prenatal And Postnatal Flavor Learning By Human Infants”. PEDIATRICS, vol 107, no. 6, 2001, pp. e88-e88. American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP), doi:10.1542/peds.107.6.e88. Accessed 28 June 2021.

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