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Heinz Let’s Cook Range For Babies, Toddlers & Busy Parents

by Author: Jade Lloyd

Stir up mealtimes with Heinz for Baby Let’s Cook range!

Market favourite Heinz for Baby have 90 years’ experience of making baby food and know how important it is for parents to make sure their little ones get meals that are varied, affordable, and delicious. In July 2021 they launched a new range of home cooking ingredients named ‘Let’s Cook’, specially made for little ones and their parents looking to save time in the kitchen. Personally, I am most tired in the evening after a long day and often not motivated to make dinner!

Research by Heinz for Baby found that the pressure on British parents to cook homemade food can be so high that over a third have admitted to saying they had cooked something from scratch when they hadn’t. Save yourself pressure and unnecessary parental guilt! Thanks to Let’s Cook busy parents have all the help they need for meals that are ready in minutes.

Catering for a range of ages, Let’s Cook is ideal for parents of babies and toddlers aged 6 months and beyond (suitable to 3 years). Be reassured that Heinz for Baby know what the appropriate sizes and textures are for each stage of your child’s development i.e., when you can introduce lumps (7+) and bigger bits (10+). The website also has lots of helpful tips for when to introduce finger foods and ways to get fussy eaters to clean their plates.

Introducing NEW fun pasta shapes and yummy sauces!

The Let’s Cook range has a variety of playful food products to help parents make easy peasy meals that are ready in minutes (primarily these are suited for the ‘second stage’ of weaning and onwards). Featuring two tasty new pastas with three delicious sauces they are made for parents to mix and match. Whip up a delicious meal in two simple steps: pick a Let’s Cook Pasta and cook then stir the sauce into the freshly cooked pasta.

Tip: if you have a little one that is a tad picky add a spoonful at a time, so it is flavourful but not too saucy. Add extra veggies, extra protein (if needed – plain chicken is our go to) and a grating of cheese for a boost of calcium! Transfer to a bowl and check the temperature before serving to your little one.

LET’S COOK! SAUCES

  • Heinz Let’s Cook! Tomato & Ricotta Sauce (7 months+) £1.80 2 x 80g.
  • Heinz Let’s Cook! Cheese Sauce (7 months+) £1.80 2 x 80g.
  • Heinz Let’s Cook! Bolognese Sauce (7 months+) £1.80 2 x 80g.

LET’S COOK! PASTA SHAPES

  • Heinz Let’s Cook! Little Shapes Pasta (6 months+) 6 months+ £1.60 340g.
  • Heinz Let’s Cook! Animal Shapes Pasta (10 months+) £1.60 340g.

The toddler taste test!

The Heinz Let’s Cook Little Shapes Pasta is made with soft wheat flour (fortified with added iron). Ready in just 4 minutes it is perfect for babies. Heinz Let’s Cook Animal Shapes Pasta is made with a blend of durum and wheat flours (plus that important added iron for healthy brain development). It is ready in just 9 minutes. Norah just loved pointing out bunnies in her dinner and she ate a good portion because she was enjoying the meal so much. I also like how they are perfectly bite size for encouraging toddlers to eat smaller pieces to avoid choking. We would love to see a wholemeal pack as the range grows! Note: not suitable for little ones with gluten or wheat intolerances.

The Heinz Let’s Cook! Bolognese Sauce is tomatoey but not overpowering (it counts as one of your babies 5 a day). It is also made with minced beef (so has slight texture) and vegetables with no added salt. Why not use it as a sweet potato curry base?  The Cheese sauce is smooth and creamy with no added sugar, use it in a mini lasagne and broccoli or macaroni cheese. Norah really enjoyed it with added peas. The Let’s Cook Tomato & Ricotta sauce counts as one of your baby’s five a day, again with no added salt. It contains Milk for allergy parents (clearly labelled on the packaging). Why not whip up a tomato risotto? Or for toddler parents use the tomato sauces on a wrap or bagel base for a mini pizza and add peppers, ham or whatever topping you like!

What I like about the range is that it is very convenient, and all the flavours went down well. None of the flavours are too overpowering – with a fussy eater I love this as you can always add foods you know to a meal. You can pop the jars in the fridge for 24 hours after opening. Do you have any time saving hacks? Why not make a larger pasta meal with a whole jar and use half to pack in a lunch box ready for nursery the next day? I look forward to seeing the products sell in multibuy deals. All sauces contain no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives and the packaging, both jar and cardboard are recyclable. Packaging is simple and attractive with all the information you need at your fingertips. The reassuringly minimal ingredients list is clearly labelled as are the nutritional values.

The full Heinz for Baby Let’s Cook! range is on shelf in Asda and Tesco. Have you tried any of the Heinz Let’s Cook range? If so, what’s your little one’s favourite? I’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

#AD I was kindly gifted the tasty foods for the purposes of this review. All views and opinions are my own (and my toddlers!)

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21 comments

Adrian Bold 23rd September 2021 - 9:26 pm

One of my favourite brands! we love Heinz in this family, and this range looks great.

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Patricia Barrett 23rd September 2021 - 7:23 pm

We all love the Heinz products in this family, This range looks fantastic as well!

The cheese sauce sounds like it would be very poplar in our house.

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Margaret Gallagher 23rd September 2021 - 7:06 pm

Heinz is a firm family favourite through the generations – love boognese the best

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lisa2062 23rd September 2021 - 6:55 pm

I trust Heinz because they’ve been around for along time, and have always produced high quality products that my family love.

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Claire Hamilton 23rd September 2021 - 6:46 pm

Heinz has always been a brand I’ve associated with quality since I was a kid many years ago! The animal pasta shapes and the tomato and ricotta sauce sounds great!

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Samantha Buntain 23rd September 2021 - 5:10 pm

Heinz is a trusted brand to me because I was brought up with it. Never once had any problems with it, they are always bringing out fun exciting things, my little girl loves anything with green veg in it especially broccoli

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Kim Neville 23rd September 2021 - 1:07 pm

kids would enjoy the Bolognese Sauce with animal pasta. Heinz is a good brand

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Debbie Hoare 22nd September 2021 - 10:30 pm

Making food fun is an excellent way to get the kids to eat it. It never fails!

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Lindsey Stuart 22nd September 2021 - 2:02 pm

Aww wow I am so happy I have found this post because I wasn’t aware of these Heinz let’s cook range,
My oldest son is 14 and he loved Heinz jars, as did my daughter (9) and now my 7 month old absolutely loves Heinz jars too. They always go down a treat and are very useful.
My Sadie would love the animal shapes pasta with cheese sauce.
Meat balls would perhaps be of interest to us. 🙂

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Dion Petrie 22nd September 2021 - 1:52 pm

Heinz is a product everyone knows they make fantastic food!

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Kay Broomfield 22nd September 2021 - 10:27 am

Heinz is just one of those brands that we have a fondness for and trust because it’s been around for so long!

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Rebecca Cusick 22nd September 2021 - 10:21 am

These look good! My little one would love the animal shapes with the cheese sauce.

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Rebecca Roberts 22nd September 2021 - 9:54 am

Amazing products love them they are full of goodness I would like to see something Chinese my from them

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Tracey Belcher 22nd September 2021 - 7:12 am

Heinz is just one of the most dependable brands – one we grew up with and can all trust. My little ones adore Heinz and as tomato is one of their favourite flavours it does make life easier at meal times

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Maya R 22nd September 2021 - 5:10 am

II trust Heinz as they are a top brand and care about the quality of their food. My kids would like Heinz Let’s Cook! Animal Shapes Pasta! I’d like them to make the animal shaped pasta.

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Jo Bryan 22nd September 2021 - 2:45 am

Heinz are consistent the food is good quality. My two would love the Cheese sauce.
I would love to see a carbonara.

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sharon martin 21st September 2021 - 5:01 pm

they are great tasting and good quality, used for my children now use for the grandchildren. The Let’s Cook Animal Shapes Pasta is fun and the love them.

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lynn neal 19th September 2021 - 10:48 pm

Animal pasta shapes and the tomato and ricotta sauce would be a favourite!

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lynn neal 16th September 2021 - 10:37 pm

Heinz are a great help to families with growing children and us grown ups have some favourites too!

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Michelle Smith 14th September 2021 - 11:26 am

Heinz meals always taste great and are good quality my granddaughter would love the animals shapes with tomato sauce

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Iain Maciver 13th September 2021 - 6:06 pm

have grown up with heinz products

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