Little Dish Meal for Little J

Little J has a big appetite and up to now he has eaten everything we have put in front of him. I haven't found anything that he doesn't like yet.
 
 Little J has been trying Little Dish meals and today he tried the Cottage Pie with Seven Veg.
Minced British beef in a tasty tomato and seven veg sauce, topped with potato and veg mash.
 
Heating instructions say it is best to be heated from chilled in the oven but I did it in the microwave.
 
It was ready in 5 and a half minutes. Actual cooking time is just 2 and half minutes,1 minute stand in between cooking and 2 minutes stand after cooking.
 
After it had cooked and I opened it I thought it didn't look much and there seemed to be very little mash on top. It was really hot so I let it stand for a further minute or two before I popped it on the plate.

When I put it on the plate it looked more appetising than before and it did smell nice.

Little J enjoys feeding himself and he was able to with this because the mash is quite thick and stayed on the spoon as he lifted it to his mouth

The cottage pie with seven veg is suitable from 1 year old. The 200g portion is 2 of 5 a day, low salt (0.4g) and contains 183kcal. I was happy to see the salt content as I know microwave meals can be pumped with salt and sugar to add flavour.

It is suitable for home freezing and can be cooked from frozen too.

I will definitely try a few more of the dishes available. They are handy to have in when you need to make a quick meal, even cooking in the oven is just 25 mins.

When we purchased from the supermarket there were a few more dishes to choose from but there are 13 in total and can be viewed online at Little Dish
 
 
 
*we were provided with a voucher to purchase the above meal - all thoughts above are our own*

10 comments

  1. He looks happy enough but I think homemade is better, even I can make a half decent cottage pie :) x

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    1. I can make a cottage pie too.. Well just about haha. I'm not the best cook :)

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  2. You're lucky that your son has a good appetite. So many babies seem to be fussy nowadays. My son loved everything I gave him too. He grew to a height of 6'5". Measure him at 27 months. That will be half his full grown height. Worked for me.

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    1. Ooh I will try that and see what he measures :)

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  3. ok I will be very honest...I've had a few of these myself when they were reduced due to date, and they were really yummy, haha and yes, I would buy them again! highly recommended and great post xx

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    1. I've had a try of them too and I thought they were yummy!

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  4. That looks pretty yummy to me! It's not always practical to cook home meals each night and sometimes you need something you can just bung in the oven quickly. Love that you still know there's goodness in them :)

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    1. Yep, exactly and I'm glad they have managed to use so much healthy ingredients in the recipe x

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  5. It was funny because my little boy used to love these, and cottage pie in particular, but now he won't touch cottage pie at all?

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  6. I think this looks really delicious! I love Shepherd's/Cottage pie - such great comfort food x

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