Review: Little Dish…

Review: Little Dish…

When I started weaning Holly I was so much more laid back about it, I knew what I was doing and I knew not to worry too much. It would all come together eventually. Holly was really easy to wean she loved her food from day one and ate everything that we gave her.

I moved through the weaning stages relatively quickly and with ease. We didn’t have any food battles and mealtimes were not stressful. Then as we moved into the stage where Holly would have the same food that we were all having, things started to change. She didn’t want to eat anything at dinner time. Breakfast and lunch we’ve never had a problem, it has just been dinner. I have tried so many different ideas to get her to eat, but she is a stubborn little one.

So, when Little Dish asked if Holly would like to try their new range Pots and Pies, I thought it would be worth a try. Little Dish are known for their healthy and delicious food and I was keen to see what their new range would be like.

We were sent a selection from the new Pots and Pies range to try out. I immediately liked the cute packaging and hoped that Holly loved to eat them!

Normally I give Holly the same as what we are eating, I haven’t gone down the route of giving her something different, even if I know that is the only thing she will eat. So, to keep on track with this I started with the cottage pie and I made the same for us.


Firstly and thankfully Holly didn’t notice that hers was different. Secondly she did try it and put it in her mouth, now this is not something that always happens with Holly. So this was a win and she went back for more, a double win. She didn’t the whole meal, but that was never going to happen. It’s little steps that I’m looking for and putting it her mouth and going back for more is a big step forward.


Next on the menu was the pasta bolognese, now Holly used to love the Ella’s Kitchen pasta dish which I used to take when we had dinner out and she was weaning. So, I was a little bit hopeful that this might be the one she would gobble up!


Well, I wouldn’t say that she gobbled it up, but she did eat it and without too much fuss.


Finally we tried the chicken & veg risotto.


It was a lovely sunny evening and we had dinner outside. I don’t know why but dinner time seems to be a lot easier when we eat outside.


Then after the usual lets swap seats game that we have to play. Anyone else play this fun game?? Holly really enjoyed the risotto dish and ate the most I have seen her eat for a while.


You can cook all the Little Dish meals in either the oven or the microwave, I tried both ways with different meals and I couldn’t see a difference.


It has been really interesting to see if Holly would eat these dishes and whilst she hasn’t eaten them all up. That is no reflection on the dishes, it’s just my fussy eater. In fact I would say that Holly has enjoyed them because to get her to just put it in her mouth is a step forward.

The Little Dish Pots and Pies range have an RRP of £2.30 and can be found at Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Ocado, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Co-Op and Booths.

I will continue to give Holly what we are eating at meal times, because I do believe that every week we make progress with different meals and that over time she will start to eat more. But, it is good to know that there are the Little Dish Pots and Pies range that I can use if I need them, especially the chicken & veg risotto dish which Holly really enjoyed.

Do you have a fussy eater? Did it improve with time?

Laura x

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  1. 01/09/2016 / 09:35

    These meals look good! I’d certainly try them with Erin when she’s older

  2. Dean of Little Steps
    01/09/2016 / 10:07

    They look great! These meals are so handy to have in your fridge when you have a little one 🙂

  3. 01/09/2016 / 13:32

    These look so handy…we have never tried them but they look like a great option to have stashed away in your freezer…

  4. 01/09/2016 / 14:23

    I’ll have to have a look for these today. My daughter loves bolognaise so may give that a go as a quick fix x

  5. 01/09/2016 / 19:58

    Oh you are so lucky you child will eat – I have real food battles with my two picky eaters! But these look totally scrumptious!

  6. Aurélie
    01/09/2016 / 22:20

    My son loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooves bolognese so I might give a go, it looks really yummy. Thank you for sharing x

  7. 01/09/2016 / 22:25

    These look fantastic and the range of foods Little Dish has available is even better. Its good to have choice.

  8. Yvonne
    02/09/2016 / 06:58

    These looks really nice, sometimes that isn’t always the case with these types of meals. I would eat them to! We don’t have dinner time battles but breakfast is a nightmare for some reason in our house. X

  9. These sound really good, I have a very fussy eater on my hands as well so trying to find new things for him to eat is hard. I think I’ll try these and see how he gets on.

  10. 02/09/2016 / 15:11

    Looks yummy! Even I would like to try.

  11. 02/09/2016 / 17:06

    I used to give Archie Little Dish meals, they were so easy to prepare & you know they are getting good stuff 🙂

  12. 02/09/2016 / 21:22

    That’s great that she’s making progress with her eating. I agree with you about giving them the same as us, my two have always eaten what we eat and I honestly think that’s much better than giving them something separate. My dad’s wife got into that habit & ended up cooking six different things every dinner time. How ridiculous.