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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I can’t believe it’s almost been a full month of Harry being in school. I’m still really enjoying preparing his lunches and he gets so excited to see what he has to eat each day.
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Ok, confession time, I think this may be the first dessert pie I’ve ever made! I fancied something Autumnal and cosy for desserts this week so I decided to make my take on a ‘pumpkin pie’ but using something that we have more readily available all year round, butternut squash!
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I’ve now been breastfeeding Megan for over a year. She’s showing no signs of letting me stop any time soon and I’m happy to go with that. I fed Harry for 7 months until he self weaned so I’m hoping to follow Megan’s lead and stop when she’s ready too. I wanted to celebrate our achievement and when the chance to review some Eternally Cherished breast milk jewellery came my way it seemed like the perfect way to mark our journey.
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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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