This week I’ve done my most thorough meal plan yet. I wanted to focus on how much I’m really spending on the meals I prepare for my family and see if I could make all of our evening meals for less than £3 per family meal. Keep reading to find out exactly how much each meal we’re eating cost!
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I’m feeling motivated this week! I’m fed up of looking in the mirror and being unhappy with my reflection. I’ve always put so much time and effort into giving the children healthy meals but I’m guilty of not doing the same for myself. Over the past 6 months I’ve gained a stone and a half and I’ve lost so much confidence. It’s time to stop crying into my chocolate about it and do something to fix it! I go on holiday in June and would love to be able to enjoy myself and don’t want fear of my wobbly bits to get in the way of that.
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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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Happy new year!
I haven’t share a meal plan on here for a while but I’m feeling motivated to get organised and we’re trying something different so I wanted to share!
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I’m still hesitant to write this but it’s been 2 weeks now and Megan is still sleeping through the night. Weaning Megan at night has been a game changer for us and I’ve been asked so much about how we did it so I thought I’d share a blog post about what worked for us.
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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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I’m back on it again with the meal planning. We had the opportunity to try something a little different this week and are really excited to see how it fits into our family meal plan.
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I haven’t really talked about this much on here before as I like to try and keep things positive when it comes to weaning. Choking is something I often receive messages about on my social media. It’s, understandably, one of the main concerns parents have when they first start weaning their little ones.
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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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We’re finally out of our week of spending nothing and eating leftovers. We’re back to our £50 a week shopping budget and I spent £46 on our ‘big shop’ this week. Harry’s not in nursery this week so there wont be any packed lunches to make and instead he’ll be eating the same as Megan and I for lunch.
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Ok, It’s that time of the month when we always struggle. It’s 5 days til payday and we are broke. We can’t afford to shop, the cupboards are looking pretty bare but we have 4 of us to feed. I wont lie, it’s going to be hard but it can be done!
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I share a lot about our foodie adventures on here but haven’t really taken the time to talk about how my two little foodie’s weaning journeys started. I was so pleased when Organix asked me to share a post all about our first food adventures.
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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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I can’t believe it’s almost been a full month of Harry being in school. I’m still really enjoying preparing his lunches and he gets so excited to see what he has to eat each day.
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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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I’ve now been breastfeeding Megan for over a year. She’s showing no signs of letting me stop any time soon and I’m happy to go with that. I fed Harry for 7 months until he self weaned so I’m hoping to follow Megan’s lead and stop when she’s ready too. I wanted to celebrate our achievement and when the chance to review some Eternally Cherished breast milk jewellery came my way it seemed like the perfect way to mark our journey.
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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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As fun as it is watching your baby feed themselves and enjoy the sensory play that comes with baby led weaning, there’s no denying that there’s a lot of mess that goes with it. With both of my babies, I’ve found myself crawling around on the floor, struggling to clean up every last bit of food that they’ve dropped (or thrown) after every meal. I love baby led weaning and have always embraced the mess that goes with it but when offered the chance to try the Tidy Tot Bib and Tray Kit, an award-winning product that banishises mess by eliminating the gap between your baby and the highchair, I jumped at the chance!
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To celebrate Organic September I’ve been set the challenge by Organix to share with you all what ‘organic’ means to me. I’ve always been really open about how we feed our family on a tight budget but that doesn’t mean we have to to compromise on quality.
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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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