These quick and easy to make krispie bars are a fab cheeky treat for your little one! (If you don’t eat them all first!)
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I’ve always loved falafel and liked the idea of making it myself. Inspired by the recipe in Annabel Karmel’s new BLW recipe book I decided to have a go at making my own. This is my take on homemade falafel and a really lazy mint yoghurt sauce. I hope you like it!
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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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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”
These simple to make cookies have got to be my new favourite treat! They are the easiest baking I have ever done in my life! They took 5 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to bake which meant I had plenty of time to eat most of them myself before Harry woke up from his nap! When he did wake up and get one he really enjoyed his tasty treat.
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Quick and easy to make, these tasty sweetcorn fritters are a great way to serve sweetcorn to your little one if they are still working on perfecting that pincer grip!
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This recipe makes approximately 30 carrot and lentil hearts. They can be frozen so are perfect for making in big batches to have as a handy snack!
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These tasty spinach, feta and tomato tarts are a perfect healthy lunch for the whole family. Harry really enjoyed them and this recipe made a batch of 9 so I have plenty left for the freezer too!
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My pregnancy cravings have well and truly kicked in now and yesterday I really fancied lamb koftas, cous cous and salad for tea. I decided to make my own and was surprised at how simple to make they were and how good they tasted!
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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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I wasn’t going to type this one up, it was so quick, easy and unworthy of a recipe that I didn’t see the point in typing up how I made this grape smoothie. But then I thought, why not share it! Sometimes the simple things are the best and the easiest forgotten so I’m going to pop it on here so it’s safe and remembered.
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These veggie burgers were a bit of a ‘throw it all together and hope for the best’ meal! Luckily they came out really well and Harry loved them!
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This was a bit of a random, make it up as we went along, tea tonight. Harry loves peanut butter and I saw some stir fry vegetables reduced in the supermarket today so decided to make some satay noodles. It was so simple and I am a huge fan of meals that can be made in one pan and mean less washing up!
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On days when I can’t be bothered to cook, this slow cooker beef casserole is a great way to feed the family a healthy meal with minimal effort! It’s also a great meal for when I’m working. I can pop the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a meal ready and waiting for us to enjoy.
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Blueberries are one of Harry’s favourite fruits! This weekend I decided to play around in the kitchen and have a go at making some baby/toddler friendly blueberry muffins.. The result was a big hit with our whole family!
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Harry loves cheese! Anything that has cheese in it he will demolish! This cauliflower and broccoli cheese bake is a great way to get vegetables into Harry when he is going through a fussy phase!
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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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These cauliflower bites are a delicious way to get extra vegetables into even the fussiest of eaters! The recipe is easily adapted, we’ve added tomato and peppers but you could add peas, broccoli, courgette… Whatever you have to use up really!
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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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