Ella’s Kitchen has launched a campaign to get babies eating more vegetables this Christmas

Ella's Kitchen Jingle Belly Christmas pouch

This food brand has even launched its own delicious pouch, packed with all the festive trimmings

Most of us are sure to be chowing down on a delicious festive feast on Christmas day, but why should that mean baby has to miss out on all the fun?

Organic food brand Ella’s Kitchen has launched a new campaign to not only encourage little ones to eat more vegetables over Christmas, but to try new ones, too.

The brand has even relaunched its very own Jingle Belly Christmas Dinner pouch this December, loaded with all the ingredients that make up a traditional seasonal dinner, including turkey, cranberries, veggies and all the trimmings (even sprouts!). The pouch also includes no large lumps and is perfectly balanced for baby’s palate.

It has also teamed up with Fareshare for the first time this Christmas, and for every Jingle Belly pouch made, one meal will be donated to a family affected by food poverty in the UK.

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Parents are being encouraged to share photos of their little ones pulling their very best ‘sprout face’, too, as tots try a range of new festive vegetable flavours for the first time this December.

If your little one is less keen on the idea of eating the infamous festive vegetable, the best solution is simply keep trying, says infant nutritionist Claire Baseley.

“It can take up to eight tiny tastes before your little one accepts a new food. Keep persisting – you’ll get there!”

She advises that babies “watch and learn” while you eat, and that “if they see you loving vegetables, they’re more likely to try them for themselves.”

Claire also suggests making mealtimes fun, by telling stories about the vegetables on your child’s plate: “Explore the forest of broccoli trees or fly through the cauliflower clouds! Just remember to cut round foods like sprouts in halves for little mouths.”

The Jingle Belly Christmas Dinner pouch is suitable for little ones from seven months, and is available at £1.50 from Asda, Tesco, Boots, Ocado and Ella’s Kitchen online shop, with a 25p donation going to Fareshare.

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