Well, we are in the thick of the summer holidays and my patience is wearing thin.
Family meal times seem to be at the brunt of it with so many tastes to consider and also with weaning Jacob we have to take into consideration abilities too.
Our meal times through term time tend to be pre planned but during the school holidays I always seem to be caught off guard. With the onus on me to provide 3 healthy well-balanced meals for both boys it’s in times like these we have our go to Heinz Spaghetti Hoops which are super quick to prepare and a real crowd pleaser.
For our toddler Jacob we have found that Spaghetti hoops have made for a great choice as they are super easy to eat and can be eaten on the move.
Not only that, they can be eaten using cutlery or fingers alike!
Recently we were thrilled to find a new addition to one of our staple food cupboard essentials. Heinz has introduced Heinz No Added Sugar Hoops, leading the way as the first canned pasta brand to do so. I love the idea of being able to choose a family favourite with the option of no added sugar. However, for everyone involved, finding out if they still tasted as good was more important than anything else as sometimes making a tweak on an already loved and established product can cause a massive taste change.
We have been taste testing them with the kids to see if their claim on the tin of “tasted by kids’ message was true.
Would the kids still love them?
First up is Heinz No Added Sugar Hoops on their own.
Now this was the part of the taste testing I was dubious about. Jacob is a creature of habit and without any other foods to taint the taste these pasta circles had to cut the mustard for him or they are going to fail on the first hurdle.
Thankfully they went down well with Jacob.
They went down well with rest of us too and I am not surprised the kids didn’t notice the change in sugar content as I personally think that the no added sugar hoops taste as good as the original hoops.
I am immensely pleased that the kids are still loving these now firm family favourites. Being handy and nutritiously balanced I foresee many more no added sugar hoop lunches on the horizon this summer and beyond for my kids!
*Sponsored feature with Heinz No Added Sugar Hoops*
Heinz No Added Sugar Hoops is available in major supermarkets
RRP: £0.55 for 205g and £0.75 for 400g