The Baby Show

Here at Lidl, we’re proud to be the headline sponsor for The Baby Show. As the UK’s largest shopping event for parents, parents-to-be and babies, the event showcases leading brands, an exciting line-up of talks covering topics from weaning to breastfeeding, as well as expert speakers, demonstrations and more.

The first 1,000 Lidl customers to book tickets to The Baby Show 2020 using discount code (LIDLE) get tickets for for £13.50pp (from £22.50pp on-the-door)*

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The Baby Show ExCeL 2020 Video

The UK’s renowned pregnancy and parenting event celebrates its 18th year as it returns to ExCeL London from Friday 28th February - Sunday 1st March 2020 with an exciting new collection of features and partners.

Top tips for getting extra nutrition in during pregnancy

My Top 10 hacks for getting in extra nutrition during pregnancy- Adam Shaw, Leiths trained chef @at_dads_table

  1. Go wholegrain: Swap white bread, potatoes, rice and pasta for wholegrain for extra nutrition and slow-release energy.
  2. Soups: If you can’t face a portion of veg on its own, blend it up into a soup to make it more palatable.
  3. Homemade pesto is a great way of getting extra green veg (high in vitamins, iron and folate) in. Use rocket, spinach, basil, kale and broccoli for a cracking pesto.
  4. Get creative with your pesto. Spread it on toast, stir it through your risotto, use it as a crust for your meat or fish.

5. Sprinkle a few nuts over each dish you make, scatter some lentils into each salad you put together, top each plate with fresh green herbs like coriander, basil or parsley, stir in frozen peas whenever you boil pasta.

6. Get into nut butters for extra nutrients. Stir it into your porridge along with a mashed banana for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.

7. Swap mashed potato for mashed celeriac, cannellini beans or peas. Easier to make and so many more nutrients.

8. Up your dips game: Stir some fresh guacamole or hummus through your chilli or spag bol. Add some colour to your homemade hummus (spinach or beetroot works well).

9. Swap in cauliflower rice for your stir fry. Bake it in the oven for 20 mins with cashew nuts, garlic cloves and a little soy sauce.

10. Get into feta: Half as much calories as ‘normal’ cheese and packed full of nutrients. Stir into pasta, add to your soup, crumble over eggs, spread on toast.

Exclusive recipes from Annabel Karmel

  • Coconut, Banana & Blueberry Lollies

    Your baby’s pearly whites usually start to appear at around 6 months. So, to help soothe their gums make up a batch of these lollies, whatever the weather is doing outside.

    Makes: 6 Lollies

    Ingredients

    • 75g ripe banana
    • 75ml full-fat coconut milk
    • 150g blueberries

    Method

    1. Place all the ingredients in a jug. Blend, using an electric stick blender, until smooth.
    2. Pour into six ice lolly moulds.
    3. Place in the freezer for 6 hours or until frozen.

  • Quinoa with Mediterranean Vegetables

    It’s time to take baby on a food adventure with a quick and tasty trip to the Med! Quinoa is a great ingredient to use as an alternative to rice or pasta and when paired with Mediterranean flavours including tomato, red pepper, courgette, basil and garlic your baby will be exposed to new tastes, textures and nutrients, too.

    Makes: 2 Portions

    Ingredients

    • 25g quinoa
    • 2 tsp sunflower oil
    • 30g onion, finely diced
    • 30g red pepper, finely diced
    • 30g courgette, finely diced
    • 30g carrot, peeled and finely diced
    • ½ clove garlic, crushed
    • 6 cherry tomatoes, diced
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

    Method

    1. Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
    2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion, pepper, courgette and carrot. Fry for 5 minutes.
    3. Add the garlic and tomatoes, fry for 2 minutes, then add the cooked quinoa and basil. Stir to combine.

     

 

 

* To celebrate our new headline sponsorship with The Baby Show 2020, we have a special discount on tickets for our first 1,000 customers who us the code ‘LIDLE’. The code is applicable for The Baby Show, Excel (28th Feb – 1st March 2020) only, and are redeemable from 05.02.2020 – midnight 27.02.2020. A maximum of 10 tickets can be purchased in one transaction only. Available to the first 1000 transactions.