I made this tonight for our dinner and had no intentions of putting a recipe on here, hence the terrible pictures. It was so tasty though and both children asked for seconds. I shared it on my Instagram stories and was inundated with messages asking for the recipe so figured I’d use the pictures I have and share it for anyone who wants it.
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As many of you know I live on a tight budget but when it comes to gift giving I want to give something good quality, that has the wow factor and will be loved and last a long time.
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We had this for dinner last night and it was a big hit! It has hidden veggies in and the kids devoured it! It was great as a meat free midweek meal for the whole family and we even had leftovers which is always a bonus!
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These peanut butter and banana rolls make a great, filling breakfast or tasty snack. Megan had them today for her lunch because she wasn’t feeling well and I knew she was more likely to eat something sweet. They were really quick and easy to make, tasty and healthy… what’s not to love?!
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Over the last few years I’ve been making a conscious effort to be more eco friendly when feeding my children. During my journey to be more planet conscious and less wasteful I’ve also realised that being more eco friendly also usually ends up saving us money!
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I haven’t been experimental in the kitchen for what feels like a long time now but today I got the urge. There’s something about being creative in the kitchen that just calms me and helps clear my mind.
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Getting young children to eat vegetables can sometimes be a bit of a challenge! Let’s face it, they look strange, they aren’t always sweet like fruit and, understandably, some children are hesitant to try them.
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I haven’t posted any new recipes on here for what feels like ages. I think I just got out of the habit and forgot how much I love experimenting in the kitchen.
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Last Friday we were invited to go and meet some of the characters from one of Harry and Megan’s favourite TV programmes, 44 Cats (socially distanced of course.)
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We ran out of snacks yesterday and the kids were getting hangry! (It was 9 am so didn’t bode well!) I decided to rummage in the cupboards and see what I could make for them to avoid a non essential trip to the shops.
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I don’t know about you but I love pop tarts! They’re a real guilty pleasure of mine as an occasional treat but lets face it, they aren’t the healthiest of snacks. I decided to have a go at making something a little bit healthier that I could enjoy with the kids and it was surprisingly easy.
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Ok, so you may think I’ve lost the plot a little when you read this recipe but I promise you they’re worth trying! Megan is quite a fussy eater and getting healthy protein into her can be tricky but she loved these!
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With the indulgence of Christmas behind us I thought it would be a good idea to get back to basics and share some foodie ideas using leftovers or food we might otherwise throw away. This recipe gave some rather sad looking bananas a new lease of life!
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As a family, our favourite thing to do is go out for walks and spend time in local parks. When Organix asked me to try their new Gruffalo biscuits and see what wonder they could spark in my children’s imaginations of course I said yes!
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This is one of my favourite, under 10 minute meals for when I just can’t be bothered cooking! You can switch the prawns for chicken if you prefer.
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This is the first time I’ve ever tried making my own sausage rolls and I’m so pleased with how they turned out. They look a little rough around the edges but tasted sooo good! I hope you like them too!
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I can’t believe it! I’ve finally found something that Megan will not only eat but ask for seconds of! These cheesy bean croquettes are great for using leftovers and are perfect for babies who are doing baby led weaning. Mashed potato and beans are really difficult for babies to pick up and feed themselves but these are really easy for babies feeding themselves.
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My kids love fish fingers and chips so I decided to make a healthier version myself. We walked to the shop but they didn’t have any white fish so I got salmon instead. I ended up making these salmon nuggets and served them with home made chips. They were a big hit with the kids and so much healthier than pre made options. They can be frozen which makes them perfect to make in advance and save for those ‘just can’t be bothered cooking’ days!
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It’s the first day of the Summer holidays and we’ve had a busy morning. We baked these ‘breakfast doughnuts’ which were a big hit with the kids. They were really easy to make so even Megan could help. They make a great snack or breakfast treat and are perfect for making with kids as they’re so easy to do!
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I’ve shared a lot recently about how we’re trying to reduce our use of single use plastics and general kitchen waste on my social media. We have a long way to go but I’m feeling positive about the changes we’re making so thought I’d share them on here. They may not be perfect and I know we could do more but it’s a step in the right direction and that’s what matters.
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I have been sooooo rubbish recently at posting on here! Life has been busy and my blogging efforts have slipped. It’s a hobby though and I hope you’ll forgive me for having a bit of down time with it. I’ve still been posting a lot on Facebook and Instagram so you can always find what we’re eating on there if I don’t share on here.
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These porridge cups are so quick and easy to make. They’re just 2 ingredients and are perfect for serving fun little snacks. I served mine with yoghurt and fruit but you could fill with ice cream and use as a healthy alternative to cones or whatever else you can think of!
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I asked the other day on Instagram what people wanted to see more of on my blog, I’ve been a bit rubbish at posting recently and really want to get back to sharing more. The most popular response by far was for more family meal plans.
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