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Tex Mex Bean Burgers

We’ve been trying to go meat free for a day a week recently and  I’ve been getting creative with tasty, ‘different’ meals that we can enjoy together.  These Tex Mex bean burgers were really quick and easy to make, super tasty and perfectly filling.  They may not look the most refined but the taste more than made up for it!

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Nutty strawberry bites

I’ve been really enjoying making new snacks for Harry recently and my secret mission at the moment is to try and keep him fuller for longer!  He seems to be constantly hungry at the moment and always asking for more snacks!  I’ve decided to try and add more protein more protein to see if it helps and these are a way of doing that whilst letting Harry think he is getting a sweet ‘naughty’ treat!

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Butternut squash Tots

These tasty butternut squash tots are an easy, healthy finger food and a great way to get your fussy little foodie to try butternut squash! (Well, it worked for mine anyway!)  They are easy to make and I managed to do it while Harry pretended to cook at the kitchen table so minimal effort was a must!

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Organix Healthy Birthday Cake Recipes and Goodies Giveaway

Organix has been one of our favourite childrens snack brands since we started weaning.  We love the ‘no junk promise’ and I’m yet to find any of their snacks that Harry doesn’t love.  Organix are currently celebrating their 25th birthday and, as part of their celebration, they have sent us some healthy birthday cake recipes.  I can’t wait to try them, especially with Harry’s 2nd birthday coming up next month.

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Chickpea cookies

Yep, you read that right!  Chickpea cookies! Cookies made from chickpeas!  I had seen a few variations of this recipe online before but was always sceptical.  I’ve had quite a sweet tooth recently and so has Harry.  We had a can of chickpeas in the cupboard so, inspired by online recipes, I decided to have a play and see what I could make. I was amazed by the end result.  So easy to make and they don’t taste at all like chickpeas, just cookies!  My fussy husband usually hates my ‘creative’ makes in the kitchen but even he just thought they were normal cookies and enjoyed it, so for anyone looking for a healthier alternative to cookies and looking to get extra protein into their child’s diet I’d definitely recommend giving these a go! Continue reading “Chickpea cookies”

Prune cookies: aka ‘constipation cookies’

When Harry was younger he went through phases of being very constipated. He would go weeks without a soiled nappy, his tummy would be rock hard and we could see he was very uncomfortable. I found that Ella’s kitchen prunes pouches really helped to ‘get him moving again’ and because I didn’t mind helping him eat with a spoon it worked well for us. It did get me thinking though, what would I do if I did proper baby led weaning and didn’t want to use a spoon? Prunes can be an acquired taste and texture and Harry never liked eating them unless they were puréed (by Ella’s Kitchen of course, not mummy!)

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