Family Meals Made Easy With TickleBuds Food Parcels

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I still maintain that weaning is the stage I dreaded most as a new mum.

Think about it; you’re gradually getting used to being a parent, your baby is beginning to take more regular naps, you’ve established a mutually agreeable feeding schedule, and suddenly…BAM – baby is 6 months old and your whole routine goes out the window.

You’ve now got to introduce solids. Eek!

Add to that the long list of foods that children can only eat after a certain age and you’ve got a strong case for sending a poor, sleep-deprived mum (or dad) into a state of mild panic!

That’s where TickleBuds comes in!

ticklebuds fresh ingredients

What is TickleBuds?

Ticklebuds take all the stress out of weaning by sending you fresh, pre-weighed ingredients for a range of easy-to-make, nutritious meals.

  • TickleBuds match your child’s age* with a selection of tasty recipes to ensure that your child is getting a balanced, healthy diet.
  • They then deliver directly to your door (either fortnightly or monthly) with enough ingredients to make between 12 and 16 meals (these can be frozen once cooked)

*Box ages are: 6-7mths, 7-8mths, 8-10mths, 10-12mths, and 12mth+ (ours was 12mth+)

If you want to try out the service for yourself, you can sign up for a one-off taster box (or keep reading to find out how to enter my fab TickleBuds giveaway!)

ticklebuds fresh ingredients - courgette, carrot, potato

ticklebuds herbs pre-weighed and packaged

ticklebuds ingredients for chicken paella

We tried it out!

I don’t believe in recommending something until I’ve tried it so once our package arrived, we got to work in the kitchen.

I’m not much of a cook, but the recipes were really easy to follow. They were very quick to put together because everything is already bagged in the quantities you need.

I was pleasantly surprised how many fresh ingredients were included; we could make proper, home-cooked family meals, but without the hassle of deciding what to make and measuring things out. Plus, I knew my little ones were getting something that would be really good for them.

I was a little concerned about how fresh the food would be when I unpacked it as hubby had taken the delivery and didn’t realise it was filled with food – the box had been sat in our hallway for several hours on the hottest day of the year so far! But there was no need to worry because TickleBuds use special packaging for the fridge items called WoolCool – a mixture of sheep’s wool and ice packs – which guarantees to keep the items at the right temperature for 48 hours!

ticklebuds sheeps wool insulated packaging

These are some photos of the Chicken Paella dish we made:

ticklebuds cooking onions

ticklebuds pouring chicken stock into pan

ticklebuds spoonful of chicken paella

ticklebuds chicken paella

As you can see, it’s a meal packed full of vitamins and yummy goodness!

And I’m really excited because Ticklebuds have agreed to give one of you lucky readers a chance to try it out for yourselves!

Win a Ticklebuds box worth £29.99

Yes you can try out this fabulous subscription service for yourselves by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. The competition closes on Tuesday 15th August 2017 so don’t miss out, and please check out the terms and conditions before entering.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms and conditions

Ticklebuds Giveaway

No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway starts Tuesday 18th July 2017 at 00:01 BST and ends Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 23:59 BST. UK entrants only. The prize is one Ticklebuds box (worth £29.99) for whichever age bracket the winner requests. The Winner will be selected at random using the random winner generator within Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted by email and their name will be displayed on the giveaway page using the Rafflecopter widget. Where possible, I will also tweet the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. No cash alternative. Please note that Ticklebuds are responsible for fulfilling this prize and Lucy At Home is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfil their prizes. I have represented the sponsor with the expectation they will fulfil their prize and in a timely manner. I will only be passing your details onto the sponsor so that they can contact you regarding your prize. I will not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and we were given a Ticklebuds Box for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. For more info, check out my disclosure policy.

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  1. 2
    Tracy Nixon

    I love home made chicken stew – the kids love it too and it is full of wholesome veg along with chicken so very nutritious as well as tasty!

  2. 11

    Oh I wish this was around four years ago. I too hated weaning and this would have been a godsend. Thanks so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales – hope to see you again on Tuesday!

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