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From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
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We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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Top 10 Supermarket Foods to Grab on the Go

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In an ideal world we would focus our lives around unprocessed locally sourced foods by shopping at local markets and growing our own food. Diets based around fresh produce – whether it be eggs, fruit, vegetables, seafood or lean meat – are nutritionally superior and taste much better.

Even for the most organised of us there are times we need to rely on quick pre-prepared options. For those occasions, I have compiled a list of the best supermarket foods you can buy and take home for quick meals on-the- go.

These are one hundred times better than picking up a takeaway option when you are tired, overwhelmed and hungry.

Food 1: Fresh or canned fish

The health benefits of eating fish regularly are well documented. While it can be challenging to have fresh fish or get to the seafood markets on a regular basis, the good news is that there are an increasing number of fresh fish varieties which are nutritious, great tasting and can be prepared in minutes. And, you can always keep a couple of tins of tuna or salmon on hand as a backup. These can be used in a tasty frittata, stuffed potato or salad in no time!

Food 2: Greek yoghurt

Thanks to the straining process Greek yoghurt is significantly lower in sugar than fruit-based yoghurt. This is also the reason for its thicker texture and higher protein content. Greek yoghurt is also extremely versatile. It makes a fantastic breakfast teamed with fruit, as a side dish to mezze style platters and can be used to make delicious dips. Once you have swapped from sweet yoghurt to nutrient-rich Greek yoghurt you will not look back!

Food 3: Frozen berries

Again, which fresh is always best, you know what it is like when you get to the end of a long week without fresh food in sight. Keeping a backup supply of frozen berries in your freezer means that you always have some Vitamin C and antioxidant-rich fruit on hand. They can be added to smoothies, juices, yoghurt and baking.

Food 4: White cheese

Whether your preference is cottage cheese, ricotta, goat’s cheese or feta, white cheeses have much less fat than yellow cheese. Cottage cheeses are surprisingly low in fat and high in protein, and the great thing about white cheeses is that they are so versatile. White cheeses can be used in omelettes, frittatas, salads, sandwiches or on toast – adding a lot of nutrition for relatively few calories per serve.

Food 5: Wholegrain crackers

Wholegrain crackers – whether your grain preference is quinoa, corn, wheat or rye – are handy to keep in the kitchen cupboards as unlike bread you can keep them in sealed packs for weeks at a time. Wholegrain crackers also make a handy on-the- go breakfast when teamed with avocado or white cheese.

A great accompaniment to salad or soup – or event a light meal when enjoyed with tuna, salmon or baked beans – ideally aim for cracker options that contain less than 20g total carbohydrates per serve and some form of wholegrain included.

Food 6: Milk

No matter if your preference is oat, rice, soy or almond milk, it is always handy to have a backup supply of milk – even if this is a long-life option when you simply don’t have time to shop. You can add it to tea, enjoy with your favourite cereal or mix into a smoothie.

Long life milk is heat-treated and therefore the nutritional profile is slightly different to fresh milk. However, it still remains a nutritious option. If nut or rice milk is your primary milk choice, just make sure that it has added calcium, as plant-based milks are generally low in calcium.

Food 7: Legumes

You may have enjoyed the humble baked bean as a child on toast or as a quick dinner option on a Sunday night. Baked beans are a nutritious back up option to keep in the cupboard with more than 6g of fibre and 7g of protein per half-cup serve. Baked beans on wholegrain toast or crackers with a little cheese can be a protein-rich meal ready in minutes. Alternatively, if you prefer your beans lower in sugar you can make your own baked beans using kidney or borlotti beans.

Food 8: Brown rice

A few years back there was no way that rice was a quick and easy food. With the development of quick cook brown rice – available in individually portioned containers – it means you can have a nutritious meal prepared in a few minutes.

Brown rice contains more fibre and protein than white rice and is a great base for a veggie stir- fry or salad. You should also check out the quinoa and brown rice mixes as they are handy staples to have in your kitchen cupboards. Rice mixes are perfect teamed with tuna or salmon, and served with a side of vegetables for a nutritionally-balanced lunch or dinner.

Food 9: Cacao Powder

Cacao powder has significantly higher levels of antioxidants than regular cocoa and offers a number of nutritional benefits. For these reasons cacao powder is the perfect treat to have in your cupboard for hot chocolates, smoothies and in baking. Cacao powder is rich in magnesium and zinc and unlike a block of chocolate it is difficult to overeat!

Food 10: Pesto

Pesto is the perfect supermarket superfood as it can be teamed with a variety of meals to offer flavour and nutrition. You can add pesto to a salad dressing, or mix through pasta and rice. Pesto is also delicious with tuna or as a spread for crackers. Pesto is rich in heart healthy monounsaturated fats and a tablespoon or two can be added to all your favourite meals.

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.
  • Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Infant Formulas should only be used after you’ve sought advice from a doctor or health practitioner.
  • A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse and introducing partial bottle feeding may reduce the supply of breast milk. It is also wise to consider the cost of infant formula.
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