*this Munch Organic Baby Carrier Review is a sponsored post for Munch.
I was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous organic baby carrier from Munch recently to review. I love Munch for a range of awesome products such as food pouches and storage with a focus on sustainable and eco-friendly products for parents and children. I am a recent convert to baby carriers: I tried with my eldest daughter but bought a very uncomfortable carrier before there were lots of them around which really put me off! My eldest was nearly 5 when I had number two so I didn’t feel a need to get one, although in hindsight it would have kept me a bit saner if I’d found a good one to use with her then as that was my chief allergy kid who was obviously really fussy and distressed. However with two children keeping me very busy, when I found out I was pregnant with number 3, a really good baby carrier was top of my list of things to buy! I’ve been completely converted now. Although my youngest is getting a bit old for them as a very tall 2 year old, I do pull them out occasionally when she’s fussing and I need to get things done: usually getting dinner prepared if Miss 10 is too busy to help. I also love using them when we are out and about at trade shows and similar as there is never enough space for prams.
The awesome team at My Food Allergy Friends have come out with another book in the ‘Thai’ series…if you haven’t come across these before, they are brilliant books about a lovely boy Thai who manages his allergies in preschool. My kids absolutely love them and proudly take them to preschool or school occasionally.
Sujon Product Review
I’ve been enjoying Sujon berries for a number of years now, and had tried their blackcurrant powder a few years back, so I was pretty excited to be given some to try out and see how it might work with allergies. Although lots of people take this powder for health reasons: supporting muscle performance, reducing fatigue and supporting the cardiovascular system (see Sujon’s website for more information about this), I was interested to see how the powder would work in baking, and everyday allergy-friendly recipes.
A May Contain Goodness subscription box review and giveaway
We were lucky enough to receive some boxes of the new allergy-friendly subscription box by May Contain Goodness which was pretty much like Christmas for my girls! I’ve also got two boxes to giveaway so keep reading for details on how to win this awesome prize 🙂
After reviewing other boxes for My Food Bag, I was really interested to hear about the new Bargain Box so I was excited to do this Bargain Box Review to see what the meals were like and how they would fit with an allergy family 🙂 I hope it’s helpful for you all too!
A Just Organic Review for all those lovely readers who love organic fruit and vegetables but also may be interested in a bunch of other really cool allergy-friendly products. For those outside NZ, I’ve included in some really yummy recipes as well!
*I was given these products by Just Organic to review, but I have a personal policy to only write about products I think work with allergy families and are of good quality 🙂
Hubbards New Muesli and Porridge Review
I was lucky enough to be asked to review Hubbards new Muesli’s and Porridges….what a crazy tough job haha. I was given 4 new yummy ones to try:
*Blueberry and Apple Creamy Porridge
*Coconut Currants and Cinnamon Creamy Porridge
*No Added Sugar Fig and Apple Muesli
*No Added Sugar Date and Almond Muesli
If you don’t want to read the whole review….basically they were so yummy I went out and bought a new flavour today: Pecan, Date and Maple and I’m excited to try that one too 🙂
Obviously, my one-year-old thought they were pretty yum too:
I was lucky enough to receive some snacks and chutney from Tambura Foods (https://www.tamburafoods.com) to review…sometimes this really is the best job in the world!
I was given 3 different types of crunchy snacks to try: original, lemon and spicy and an Indian style Chutney. These snacks are gluten and dairy free which is pretty awesome, and they just happen to be pretty delicious too! Two of my children (ages 1 and 8) were able to eat them and both happily munched away on the original flavour, which has a taste of Indian spice without much heat at all. Incidentally, they are VERY crunchy 🙂 My 8 year old really loved the lemon flavoured ones. She had some friends over one day and they had a great time daring each other to try the spicy ones which was hilarious to watch. They were a bit too spicy for my relatively tame daughter, her Japanese friend ate a whole mouthful and came running out for a glass of milk and her Thai friend couldn’t even detect any spiciness and hoovered back half the packet! As for me, I loved the original and spicy ones…the spicy ones have definitely got a kick but not enough to cause any distress and I think they would make a perfect adult party snack. For kids parties, I’d definitely go with the original or lemon. The cumin infused chutney is lovely too..it does have quite a strong cumin flavour which is fine for me. I have found it a great meat accompaniment and been serving it with chicken and venison, but I think it would be lovely in vegetarian dishes too. I think the spicy snacks would also be great mixed into a salad for an interesting texture. An added bonus is they come in resealable pouches and I found they kept really well.
I’ve been super duper lucky of late and been given some extremely yummy things to try out for this blog! Little Island Coconut Drinking Milk is absolutely one of these and now the kids are hooked I can see it costing me a lot of money haha. Secretly, or actually not-so-secretly I am also completely hooked on the chocolate milk, it is absolutely delicious!
I’ve been super lucky this week getting to review some yummy things, and a week of gluten-free meals from My Food Bag is no exception!
Just in case you don’t want to read through the entire post, here are my thoughts about the My Food Bag Gluten-Free Bag (www.myfoodbag.co.nz) and how it might fit with allergies. Before I say anything else, I should mention that the bag is not marketed at allergy families, just those on gluten-free diets, but I was interested to see how it would fit with a variety of allergies.
1. The whole operation is very, very professional and runs very smoothly. The delivery arrived at the start of the window specified and everything was in perfect condition.
2. Everything that would be at risk for contamination was labelled gluten-free and sealed. A big plus.
3. The portions are generous.
4. There was a good variety of food, and a different protein for each of the five nights.
5. In terms of allergies, I had to make some alterations each night, but we have an unusually large amount and variety of allergies in our household. Generally it was easy to make it fit for the whole family.
6. The recipes are very easy to follow; my 8 year old cooked some of the meals essentially by herself without any problems.