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A little taste of normality – Everyday meals

On our Facebook group we all share our success stories and meals that look impressive. It’s not very often we share the boring, quick and easy meals that we prepare, whilst throwing bits of food at our children to stop them screaming. So here are my standard, frazzled, no effort tea pictures. Facebook is full of the moments we want everyone to see. It’s time to share some of those meals/moments that are completely ordinary and unimpressive!

Pesto gnocchi and mixed veg

I use Aldi gnocchi. We tend to have a pack in the cupboard just incase and its so quick and easy to prepare.  I boil the gnocchi and frozen mixed veg in one pan to save washing up and then just stir through some pesto! Yum!

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Prawn and avocado salad

Slices of avocado, ready to eat prawns mixed with a little tomato ketchup and mayonnaise and served with salad.

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Scrambled egg on toast

Self explanatory. Can’t beat egg on toast or beans on toast… Or anything on toast!

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Sweet potato wedges, hard boiled egg and mixed veg

Peel and chop the sweet potato, cover with a little organic sunflower oil and stick in the oven for 30 mins. No fuss, healthy meal. We love frozen mixed vegetables and always have them in the freezer for lazy meals like this.

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Humous on toast

Served with a side salad which is usually ignored! Always worth a try though!

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Fish finger, mash and mixed vegetables

Freezer food at it’s best. You can even get frozen mashed potato that just needs heating through for when you are in a real hurry or just feeling a bit lazy!

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Omlette

Quick, easy and healthy. Also great for hiding whatever veggies you have lying around in before giving it to a fussy veg refuser!

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Beans and cheese on toast

Classic comfort food! Harry loves beans on toast!

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Pasta and mixed vegetables in cream cheese

As you can probably tell by now, we love frozen mixed vegetables for sour of the moment, quick meals. We boil the pasta, add the vegetables when there is 5 minutes to go and then drain and stir through some cream cheese. Easy!

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Jamie Oliver’s Incredible Curried Chickpeas, natural yogurt and salad

We love these microwaveable pouches. They are so quick to just pop in the microwave and are really tasty! Harry likes spicy food but a bit of natural yogurt is perfect to cool it down if your little one doesn’t like spice.

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Jacket potato, cheese and beans

Easy to pop in the oven in the morning, leave to cook and have ready for lunch!

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Harry loves this for a light tea.

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4 thoughts on “A little taste of normality – Everyday meals”

  1. Hi!

    Just want to say I love this site and the Facebook page, it’s been so great for ideas!

    My favourite meals (or rather my little boys favourite meals – he’s almost nine months):

    Pizza pinwheels
    Chicken strips or fish fingers with carrot sticks, sweet potato, corn cob, peas, runner beans and broccoli
    Turkey mince bol and spag bol
    Fruity curry made with mild curry powder, dried apricots, mango chutney, lentils and chicken

    My little boy loves his veg as finger foods so he has that most nights and opts for these first before meat!

    Thank you for this site, it’s given me some fresh ideas!.

  2. Thanks for sharing these, you’re right- fb is full of impressive meals that look like they will take ages to cook, it’s great to have some ideas that are quick and easy. And these look really healthy and tasty too!

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