Monday Munchies: Only Organic Vegetable Chicken Risotto

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This weeks Monday Munchies food review is a lunch/ dinner pouch, Only Organic Vegetable Chicken Risotto, targeted at 1-5 year old children.

Ingredients: Vegetables (carrot, peas, onion, sweet potato, pumpkin, capsicum) (44%), water, rice (8%), free range chicken (6%), tomato paste, quinoa, ground rice, olive oil, parsley, garlic

The positives:

  • Low in saturated fat, sodium (salt) and sugar’

  • Each packet/ serve contains 48% of a 1-3 year old’s, and 33% of a 4-5 year old’s recommended daily protein intake

  • Reasonably priced at $2.89 for a 220g serve

The negatives:

  • While this product is marketed as being a great on-the-go option, it requires a stove or microwave for heating, which are often unavailable when on the go.

Note: The nutritional information provided in this review is based on the nutritional panel provided on the product packaging/ website, and the Australian & New Zealand Nutritional Reference Values (ANZNRVs) at the time of publishing.

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Hi, I’m Aspen, a university qualified teacher and nutritionist. As one of seven kids, a mum and ten years teaching experience, I understand just how challenging mealtimes can be. That’s why I’m so passionate about giving families a range of strategies to reduce fussy eating and make mealtimes an enjoyable family experience. I also work with schools doing incursions, parent information sessions and canteen menu assessment.

Aspen Forgan