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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I’ve always been a big fan of feeding my children the healthiest food possible, with as little effort as possible. I love making my own baby and toddler snacks as it’s the best way to know what’s in them. However, as a mum of two children under 3 years old, I also love a shortcut! Harry is now at an age where he wants ‘treats’ and I am trying to teach him about having them in moderation. Megan is weaning and hates being left out so I’m always looking for something that they can both enjoy!
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These healthy, festive chickpea cookies are full of flavour and make the perfect Christmas treat! They’re really easy to make and are refined sugar and gluten free. I’m going to make some of these for Harry’s Christmas party this weekend and I think we’ll make some to leave out for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve too. Obviously, if you don’t celebrate Christmas these can be made without the festive shapes or writing but as Christmas is getting nearer I couldn’t resist putting a little twist on an old favourite recipe!
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This simple, creamy green pasta takes just minutes to make and is packed full of healthy goodness. It was a big hit with Harry and will definitely be featuring on our lunchtime menu again! Just a quick warning though, it is messy! There is a strong chance your little one will look like Shrek after eating it but I’d say it’s well worth it.
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As someone who likes to make a lot of Harry’s food from scratch myself I try to be wary of the snacks I buy for him. Like any parent, I want to give my child the healthiest foods possible but I also want quick and easy cheat foods that I can pop in my bag and take with us with no fuss or preparation.
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Houmous is a great way of getting healthy protein into your little ones diet. Shop bought houmous is great, and I’l be honest we used to use it a lot, but it can be pricey and have lots of added salt in it. Our simple homemade houmous recipe takes 5 minutes to make. It is delicious and can be kept for a few days in the fridge. Harry loves his with breadsticks and veg sticks or spread on toast!
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Sweet potato and apple bites are really easy to make and soft enough to melt in the mouth, perfect for younger babies but were also enjoyed by my toddler as a snack!
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- 225g dried red lentils
- 450ml water
- 25g fresh breadcrumbs
- A handful of spinach, roughly chopped
- 100g grated cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- a knob of butter
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
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