Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd ´s

Pie

“where it all began”

The TumsUp Shepherds Pie is a high protein and in just one serve a child can obtain the Recommended Daily Intake for an entire day for the Vitamins A and B12. It meets more than 2/3 the RDI for Vitamin C and Zinc. These nutrients are essential for childhood growth, healthy skin and eyesight, nervous system development, and to boost immunity to protect cells and fight disease. From our Dietician James Bray

  • Egg Free
  • Nut Free
  • Sugar Free
  • Gluten Free

$6.50 / Minimum 5 Meals Required

Category: SKU: TU-SP

Description

Beef
A structural protein, providing the building blocks for growth, maintenance and body repair. It’s loaded with iron and zinc for normal growth and development, helping maintain energy levels.

Vegetables
Potatoes / Carrots / Peas / Zucchini
These veggies are loaded with fiber, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to promote health and fight off disease.

Milk
An excellent source of calcium, minerals and fat-soluble vitamins. Calcium is essential for strong healthy bones and teeth.

Ingredients

Mash Potatoes 33%, Vegetables 20% (Onion, Carrots, Zucchini, Green Peas), Beef mince 20%, Milk 7% (Fresh Full Cream and Powdered Milk), Organic tomato paste, Tomato cooking sauce, Butter, Mixed herbs, and a pinch of salt.

Cooking Instructions

1. Remove frozen meal from carton
2. Choose one or both portions to de-freeze
3. Pierce film with fork
4. Place food in microwave
5. Heat on high for 2 minutes
6. Carefully remove film, wait for the food to cool to a suitable temperature for your child before serving.
7. Please test temperature of food before giving it to your child.

Cooking instructions are provided as a guide only. Oven temperature might vary depending on the model. Do not refreeze once thawed. After opening keep refrigerated and use within 2 days.

Meal Information

The TumsUp Shepherd’s Pie is a good source of iron and calcium. One serve provides almost 1.6mg of Iron per serve, promoting healthy blood cells, facilitating oxygen delivery to muscles for children to play and be physically active. Including meals high in iron are important because many children do not eat enough red meat and iron deficiency anemia is common. It contains 1/3 the RDI for Calcium which is vital for strong bones and teeth and a whole range of body processes including muscle contraction.

This meal also contributes substantial amounts of all B-Vitamins including Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate and more then half the RDI for Niacin and B6. These vitamins are essential for converting food into energy and optimising metabolic pathways including those involved in DNA synthesis and repair. This meal provides more than 3/4 the RDI for of Magnesium, which is involved in many biological processes within muscle and is necessary for bone growth, development and maintenance. This meal contributes amounts of Selenium and Vitamin E which are both important for efficient detoxification pathways that neutralise free radicals and protect the body from a wide range of diseases. There is a beneficial provision of Iodine which is essential for thyroid hormones, metabolism and for normal growth and development.

The Shepherd’s Pie is an excellent source of Potassium which is an important mineral because many modern or convenience foods are high in salt and by increasing intakes of potassium this can help mitigate the negative effects of excess sodium in the diet.

The Omega-3 fatty acid content of this meal is good, which are essential for many biological functions including brain development and optimal immune function. Meals containing high amounts of Omega-3 are important as post industrial food production has lead to much greater amounts of pro inflammatory Omega-6 fatty acids in the diet.

The TumsUp Shepherd’s Pie is a source of fiber. It provides ¼ the amount considered adequate for a young child. Fiber is important for bowl health and new research is showing the importance of healthy gut flora and the impact the gut micro-biome has on many body systems including immune modulation.

The TumsUp Shepherd’s Pie is a natural, wholesome meal for a child that contains no nasties and free from many allergens. It provides good amounts of a wide variety of nutrients including significant amounts of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and protein.  As part of a healthy meal plan, it may enable a child to meet all their nutritional requirements to grow, develop, play and thrive.