Gosh it’s been a while since I posted a meal plan! I’ve been doing them but haven’t posted them on my blog. I haven’t really posted much on my blog recently if I’m honest and I need to sort that out. So here’s this week’s super simple meal plan. As always I was shopping on a budget and I’ve had loads of questions about how I save money on our food shop so I’m going to share a few top tips in this post too!
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These refined sugar free treats are really easy to make and are loads of fun for little foodies. (I don’t know about you but my kids love anything in fancy shapes!) This was my first attempt at making these so there’s a few things I’d change if I made them again (just with the presentation) but I’ve added my top tips based on my mistakes in the recipe below!
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I don’t know about you but the second we have a bit of sunshine my son immediately asks for ice lollies! Shop bought ones can be expensive and full of sugar and additives so I picked up some silicone ice pop moulds from B&M to make our own healthy smoothie ice pops.
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Anyone who’s followed me for a while will know that money is tight in our house. With bills constantly rising and the amount of money we bring in staying the same we’ve had to become really frugal to get through each month.
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For the first time in a while, I had the urge to get creative in the kitchen. I raided the cupboards to see what we had in and decided to make these blueberry quinoa bars. I’ve tried a few recipes for similar quinoa bars in the past so decided to see if I could make something tasty with the mismatch of ingredients I had in the house. They were really quick and easy to make and turned out really tasty. The kids really enjoyed them which, as always, is the most important thing!
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One of the things I get asked a lot is for our recommendations for all things kids food. I’ve been lucky enough to try a lot of products to help with feeding babies and children so I thought I’d do a round up of the things I’d recommend (and the things that I wouldn’t!) Continue reading “Kids foodie favourites (And the things we weren’t that impressed with)”
A few weeks ago Alistair picked Harry up after school while I was at work. They cooked together and made these turkey burger balls. They were sooo tasty! I wish I could take the credit for this recipe but it’s all Alistair and Harry’s creation so they 100% deserve the credit.
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This week I’ve been challenging myself to make our meals for as little money as possible. This paella was really tasty and inexpensive. It worked out at 53p per person and was really easy to make.
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This week I’ve done my most thorough meal plan yet. I wanted to focus on how much I’m really spending on the meals I prepare for my family and see if I could make all of our evening meals for less than £3 per family meal. Keep reading to find out exactly how much each meal we’re eating cost!
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I’m feeling motivated this week! I’m fed up of looking in the mirror and being unhappy with my reflection. I’ve always put so much time and effort into giving the children healthy meals but I’m guilty of not doing the same for myself. Over the past 6 months I’ve gained a stone and a half and I’ve lost so much confidence. It’s time to stop crying into my chocolate about it and do something to fix it! I go on holiday in June and would love to be able to enjoy myself and don’t want fear of my wobbly bits to get in the way of that.
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I don’t know about you but some days I just can’t be bothered to cook! Maybe we’ve got in late or the kids have been particularly challenging but sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy to slave over a hot stove or even bother to preheat the oven! My secret weapon for these kind of days, I have no shame to say, is my microwave. There’s so many quick and easy microwave recipes that we use in our house and I thought it was about time that I shared one of them!
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It’s been a grim weekend here, really windy and rainy. Harry goes completely stir crazy when he can’t get out as much as he’d like so I decided to do some baking with him to keep him entertained! He loves baking and these banana and raspberry oat bars were the perfect recipe to make together. It’s really quick, easy and he loved learning how to make repeating patterns when adding the toppings! They are perfect for a healthy snack in packed lunches and went down a treat with Harry and Megan!
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We’re still doing Veganuary at the moment and I’m surprised how much we’re enjoying it. This chickpea and vegetable curry was so filling, tasty and really healthy. It’s definitely something we’ll make again! I can’t believe how much we’ve been enjoying the meat and dairy free meals. Planning more meat free meals is definitely something I want to keep up with throughout the year.
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Happy new year!
I haven’t share a meal plan on here for a while but I’m feeling motivated to get organised and we’re trying something different so I wanted to share!
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I’m still hesitant to write this but it’s been 2 weeks now and Megan is still sleeping through the night. Weaning Megan at night has been a game changer for us and I’ve been asked so much about how we did it so I thought I’d share a blog post about what worked for us.
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I know it’s still November but I asked on social media and it seems that people are ready for the festive spam so here it is. My first festive recipe of the year! These orange and cranberry biscuits are the perfect treat for your little one. With no added refined sugar they make a great snack for your little ones (they also taste great with a cup of tea for us parents)!
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These quick and easy muffins make a great breakfast or snack for your little one. They’re really easy for baby to pick up so perfect for baby led weaning.
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I’m back on it again with the meal planning. We had the opportunity to try something a little different this week and are really excited to see how it fits into our family meal plan.
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I haven’t really talked about this much on here before as I like to try and keep things positive when it comes to weaning. Choking is something I often receive messages about on my social media. It’s, understandably, one of the main concerns parents have when they first start weaning their little ones.
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Beans are a favourite in our house. Both children love them but they can be really tricky for a baby who is doing baby led weaning to eat. Putting them in a wrap makes it so much easier for baby to pick up and eat. It’s such a simple little twist on beans on toast that makes life so much easier!
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We’re finally out of our week of spending nothing and eating leftovers. We’re back to our £50 a week shopping budget and I spent £46 on our ‘big shop’ this week. Harry’s not in nursery this week so there wont be any packed lunches to make and instead he’ll be eating the same as Megan and I for lunch.
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Ok, It’s that time of the month when we always struggle. It’s 5 days til payday and we are broke. We can’t afford to shop, the cupboards are looking pretty bare but we have 4 of us to feed. I wont lie, it’s going to be hard but it can be done!
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I share a lot about our foodie adventures on here but haven’t really taken the time to talk about how my two little foodie’s weaning journeys started. I was so pleased when Organix asked me to share a post all about our first food adventures.
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This creamy tomato soup tastes extremely similar to a certain big brand’s popular cream of tomato soup. It’s super easy to make, really tasty and packed full of sneaky veggie goodness!
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