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Spiced raisin porridge bread

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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Baby and toddler snacks: Are they really as healthy as they seem?

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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blueberry and carrot flapjacks

Yesterday was one of those days where Harry decided he wanted a biscuit.  He seems to think he’s the Highway Rat at the moment and is developing quite a sweet tooth.  He will appear at the door of the kitchen and say, in his best baddie voice, “give me your buns and your biscuits, give me your chocolate and cake.” I decided to make him a little treat with some bits and bobs that we had in the cupboard and created these blueberry and carrot flapjacks.

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Spiced apple and pear slice

Harry’s going through a phase at the moment where he’s constantly asking for cake and biscuits.  Don’t get me wrong, he also asks for lots of fruit but I’m finding more and more that he’s asking for a ‘treat’ and as he gets older I want to teach him that it’s ok to have treats in moderation.  In doing this I’ve found more creative ways to give him occasional treats while still keeping them as healthy as possible.  The spiced apple and pear slices recipe was made up as I went along this morning when we both fancied something sweet but had nothing in the house.  It has no refined sugars in and was really quick and easy to make.

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Carrot cake bites

I’m really enjoying making these ‘ball’ snacks at the moment.  They’re a great way to get your little one to eat lots of healthy goodness while disguising it as a naughty treat!  It’s the week before pay day and after splurging on decorating and baby things we’re on basic rations for the next few days.  After the success of the other ball snacks I’ve made for Harry I decided to rummage through the cupboards and see what ingredients we had in to make some more.  I decided to mix it up a bit and make some carrot cake bites and am so happy with how they’ve turned out.  Harry loved them and so do I!

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Simple homemade houmous

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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