What are Qubies? Apart from the cute name they are the best way to store breast milk, baby food and purees. They were created by Aussie mum Alexandra Wardle who was frustrated at not being able to get baby food out of cheap ice cube trays.
· 2010 Winner for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2010 for Nokia Product Innovation
· 2012 Runner Up for the My Child Excellence Award (feeding)
· 2010 Finalist in the AusMumpreneur Awards – category of Product Innovation
· 2010 GCGhOV Star of Excellence (Gold Coast Grapevine House of Vitner)
I love this picture because I make pumpkin soup all the time and it's a healthy and easy dinner or lunch for children (or adult).
How clever is this idea, freezing apple juice. You could freeze lemon juice to use in cooking at a later time when you're out of fresh lemons!
Passionfruit puree anyone?
I was lucky enough to try out a set of these great trays. I've tried the "ice-cube tray" method (rolls eyes) and I can tell you that it's very messy, the food dries up even with plastic wrap and it's not easy to get out a few cubes you need. With other cube methods I've found that the lid pops open and you won't have any of these problems with the Qubies. The soft silicon (BPA free) lid stays on! It has a flat bottom so you won't get any spillage either and it's nice and compact so it doesn't take up room in your freezer.
I froze potato mash (our favourite) last night and was able to twist the tray (it separates the cubes) and pop out three cubes to feed my hungry 1 year old. It's so, so easy to use and easy to wash up as it's only two pieces.
After 45 (very long, leg tugging) seconds in the microwave, his breakfast was ready and he gobbled it up. It's so relieving to know there are quick no-nonsense plans for a busy mum who needs to feed their baby pronto.
I'm so happy to have a Qubies on hand in the freezer and will surely be getting a few more to save me time, money and tears. You really can't go wrong with having these in your freezer.
If you want to get yourself one you can find them on-line or local stockists here.