Home-made baby food is best says experts
I guess we already knew it really didn’t we, but popping a ready-made meal in the microwave, is quick and more convenient, but it is not at the top of the baby food nutrient list for a growing baby.
In a number of newspaper reports earlier this week, a study has highlighted that baby food that is made by top brands such as Cow & Gate, Heinz and Ella’s Kitchen, have a far fewer nutrients than home-made baby food meals, or at least this is what the “experts” say.
These so called baby food “experts” from the Department of human nutrition at the University of Glasgow, show that many ready-made packs of baby food contain high levels of sugar. You don’t say, I could have told them that for a fraction of the cost of this study, simply by eating leftovers for the last two years.
They go on to say that babies would need to eat twice as much ready meal style baby food, to get the same energy and proteins as the meals cooked at home. Genius! twice the food needed, twice the cost, twice the profits!
Not surprisingly the Companies involved denied these claims, saying that their products met baby needs.
They give examples of home-made foods such as chicken stew, beef with mash, stewed apple with custard and apple with rice pudding.
If the article had described home-made food as a cheese string or triangle, a chicken dipper or a chocolate mousse, I could have claimed to be a home cook mum myself!