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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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’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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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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These courgette boats are a really fun way of serving lots of veggies and healthy goodness to your fussy little eater.
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This hearty cowboy hotpot is great for those cold days when you want something warm and filling to eat. It’s perfect for the whole family and really easy to make. It’s packed full of healthy goodness with lots of veggies, I like to cut them big so that my 7 month old can pick them up easily and my fussy husband can pick the onions out of his. You can cut them smaller if you prefer though.
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I’m back on it this week at Slimming World and feeling positive about losing the weight I gained last week. I’m still battling the sweet cravings though and am fighting against the urge to fall back on my old ways of, ‘if you can’t have sleep have sugar.’ Today I had terrible chocolate cravings but didn’t want to fall at the first hurdle. I decided to get creative and make some 1 syn cheesecakes instead. They were tasty, not quite a family sized bar of galaxy caramel but they definitely curbed the sweet cravings. They worked out at 1 syn each but the recipe makes 2… and I ate them both!
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This is my take on a Slimming World recipe that you can find here. Continue reading “Crustless veggie quiche”