These banana and peanut butter energy balls are really quick and easy to make and perfect for cooking with your little ones. I made these with Harry who loved being my helper. They would be perfect for packed lunches (They will be going in Harry’s to school next week) or for a tasty, healthy treat. Harry loves getting involved in the kitchen at the moment and I’m constantly looking for healthy treats we can make together. These were perfect for getting my little foodie involved!
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As fun as it is watching your baby feed themselves and enjoy the sensory play that comes with baby led weaning, there’s no denying that there’s a lot of mess that goes with it. With both of my babies, I’ve found myself crawling around on the floor, struggling to clean up every last bit of food that they’ve dropped (or thrown) after every meal. I love baby led weaning and have always embraced the mess that goes with it but when offered the chance to try the Tidy Tot Bib and Tray Kit, an award-winning product that banishises mess by eliminating the gap between your baby and the highchair, I jumped at the chance!
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To celebrate Organic September I’ve been set the challenge by Organix to share with you all what ‘organic’ means to me. I’ve always been really open about how we feed our family on a tight budget but that doesn’t mean we have to to compromise on quality.
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These tangy berry oat pancakes were the perfect way to start the celebrations for my little girl’s first birthday today. Full of healthy goodness and so tasty, both kids absolutely loved them!
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Harry’s having one of those days today where he has asked for a treat none stop since he woke up. When Megan went down for a nap we decided to go and cook up a treat in the kitchen. Stocks were low, we were out of oats which are my usual base for healthy treats like this so I decided to give lentils a try. I’m so happy with how these carrot and apple lentil muffins turned out and Harry and Megan really enjoyed them too!
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I can’t believe it’s September already! Pretty soon we’ll be having to think about packed lunches as Harry starts preschool next week but for now I’m just going to enjoy the final week of having both my babies home during the day. As always, we’re shopping on a tight budget but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to eat really tasty, healthy meals!
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I am so excited to say that I have now been breastfeeding Megan for almost a whole year. It feels like such an achievement, especially as we’re showing no signs of stopping any time soon. I’ve been really lucky this time around, Megan was born rooting and fed like a dream. It hasn’t always been easy though, at times it’s been tough, but I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way that I want to share with you.
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It’s been a while since Harry and I baked together. This was another, ‘make it up as we went along’ recipe. It was really quick and easy to make and they were so tasty! Healthy too which is always a bonus!
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I’ve been asked a lot recently on social media how I feed my family for £40 a week. I thought I’d share a typical meal plan to show you how I do it!
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I made these sweet potato pizza bases yesterday because I had a sweet potato that needed using up and I can’t believe how tasty they were! I shared a photo on my Instagram and Facebook and had such an amazing response that I thought I’d add them to my recipe page to make it easier to find in future.
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Megan is 8 months old and has been teething on and off for about 5 months now with nothing to show for it. I’ve talked about it a lot on my social media and lots of people have recommended amber jewellery to me as a natural remedy. I’ll be honest I’m always sceptical of things like that but decided to try Love Amber X as I was recommended by so many people. I was intrigued and jumped at the chance. I was happy that it was a UK based, family run company. Love Amber X provided enough information on their website so I could make an informed decision to use it prior to placing my order.. Continue reading “Love Amber X Jewellery Review”
I’ve been eating really badly recently. I’ve been feeling down and my mental health has definitely had an affect on my physical health. I’ve decided it’s time to do something about it and have done a ‘healthy eating meal plan’ to help keep me on plan.
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I’m going to try and make this a monthly feature and share a few of the foodie bits we’ve been enjoying each month with you. Here’s our June Favourites. I hope you like them! Continue reading “June Favourites”
Sometimes you can’t beat the classics! Bubble and squeak is the perfect way to use up your leftovers and makes a really tasty lunch for your little foodies.
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These curried chickpea and couscous muffins are really quick and easy to make. They are a fantastic source of protein for little ones and syn free as a little bonus for any parents like me who are doing Slimming World and like to only cook one meal for themselves and their children.
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I’m back on it!! I’ve been back on plan with Slimming World for a week now, to find out how I’m doing, what meals I’ve enjoyed and what I’ll be eating this week, keep reading!
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I was so psyched up to get back into Slimming World and go to weigh in tonight. Then I realised. It’s been 4 weeks since my last weigh in. 2 I booked as holidays but 2 I was ill and didn’t text so will be charged for. I’ve been off plan for the whole month I’ve not been to group and thought I’d share with you my very valid reasons why.
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Recently, we were sent some Klean Kanteen Products by the lovely people at Whitby & Co for the whole family to review. We received 2 8oz insulated cups for Alistair and I, two small drink bottles for the children (one with a sports cap and one with a sippy cap) and two insulated food canisters.
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I’ll be honest, there’s not an awful lot of interests that Harry and I share. Don’t get me wrong, I love learning all about snails, dinosaurs and mud with him and I’ve found enjoyment in activities I never thought I would but it’s not what comes naturally to me. Recently we’ve started spending Megan’s nap times baking or cooking together and it’s become one of my favourite parts of the day. We make something most days, whether it’s baking cakes or just making scrambled egg on toast, and through cooking together have found a wonderful shared interest and a new way to bond.
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When I was asked if we’d like tickets to camp at Geronimo in exchange for an honest review of our experience I said excitedly said yes immediately! As the weeks went by the realisation of what I’d agreed to started to set in though. I’d agreed to camp. That meant sleeping in a tent. With a 3 year old (almost). And an 8 month old baby. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
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I can’t believe it’s that time already. My maternity leave ends tomorrow. It’s the strangest feeling, in some ways the time has flown and in others it feels like an eternity since I was last anything other than ‘just mum’.
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This spiced raisin porridge bread recipe came from another one of Harry and my baking mornings. We found a recipe for porridge bread in the My Fussy Eater cookbook and decided to give it a go. We’ve made a few recipes from this book now and they are all really easy and tasty. I’ll insert a video of Harry making another recipe from it at the bottom of this page. Literally recipes so easy to follow that a toddler can do it!
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With the weather being so sunny, frozen treats have been the perfect way to help cool the kids down while providing my 8 month old’s gums with a bit of relief while she’s teething. Shop bought ice lollies tend to be expensive and full of sugar and additives so I’ve been making my own. I had some leftover mix the other day and, on a whim poured it into some moulds.
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Baked beans are a great food for filling up little tummies with healthy goodness. They’re packed full of protein and are considered one of your 5 a day. When you’re baby led weaning though they can be tricky for little one to pick up and get into their mouth. They slide off toast and through fingers far too easily. The cheesy bean wrap is a great alternative to beans on toast and is so much easier for baby to pick up and feed themselves!
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