The weather here today is awful!
The weather here today is awful!
We ran out of snacks yesterday and the kids were getting hangry! (It was 9 am so didn’t bode well!) I decided to rummage in the cupboards and see what I could make for them to avoid a non essential trip to the shops.
I don’t know about you but I love pop tarts! They’re a real guilty pleasure of mine as an occasional treat but lets face it, they aren’t the healthiest of snacks. I decided to have a go at making something a little bit healthier that I could enjoy with the kids and it was surprisingly easy.
Ok, so you may think I’ve lost the plot a little when you read this recipe but I promise you they’re worth trying! Megan is quite a fussy eater and getting healthy protein into her can be tricky but she loved these!
With the indulgence of Christmas behind us I thought it would be a good idea to get back to basics and share some foodie ideas using leftovers or food we might otherwise throw away. This recipe gave some rather sad looking bananas a new lease of life!
As a family, our favourite thing to do is go out for walks and spend time in local parks. When Organix asked me to try their new Gruffalo biscuits and see what wonder they could spark in my children’s imaginations of course I said yes!
This is one of my favourite, under 10 minute meals for when I just can’t be bothered cooking! You can switch the prawns for chicken if you prefer.
This is the first time I’ve ever tried making my own sausage rolls and I’m so pleased with how they turned out. They look a little rough around the edges but tasted sooo good! I hope you like them too!
I can’t believe it! I’ve finally found something that Megan will not only eat but ask for seconds of! These cheesy bean croquettes are great for using leftovers and are perfect for babies who are doing baby led weaning. Mashed potato and beans are really difficult for babies to pick up and feed themselves but these are really easy for babies feeding themselves.
My kids love fish fingers and chips so I decided to make a healthier version myself. We walked to the shop but they didn’t have any white fish so I got salmon instead. I ended up making these salmon nuggets and served them with home made chips. They were a big hit with the kids and so much healthier than pre made options. They can be frozen which makes them perfect to make in advance and save for those ‘just can’t be bothered cooking’ days!
It’s the first day of the Summer holidays and we’ve had a busy morning. We baked these ‘breakfast doughnuts’ which were a big hit with the kids. They were really easy to make so even Megan could help. They make a great snack or breakfast treat and are perfect for making with kids as they’re so easy to do!
I’ve shared a lot recently about how we’re trying to reduce our use of single use plastics and general kitchen waste on my social media. We have a long way to go but I’m feeling positive about the changes we’re making so thought I’d share them on here. They may not be perfect and I know we could do more but it’s a step in the right direction and that’s what matters.
I have been sooooo rubbish recently at posting on here! Life has been busy and my blogging efforts have slipped. It’s a hobby though and I hope you’ll forgive me for having a bit of down time with it. I’ve still been posting a lot on Facebook and Instagram so you can always find what we’re eating on there if I don’t share on here.
These porridge cups are so quick and easy to make. They’re just 2 ingredients and are perfect for serving fun little snacks. I served mine with yoghurt and fruit but you could fill with ice cream and use as a healthy alternative to cones or whatever else you can think of!
I asked the other day on Instagram what people wanted to see more of on my blog, I’ve been a bit rubbish at posting recently and really want to get back to sharing more. The most popular response by far was for more family meal plans.
Anyone who has followed me for a while will know that I love Organix snacks for my kids. I’ve always been a firm believer of giving treats in moderation as part of teaching my children to eat a balanced diet and if I can find healthier options then that’s always a bonus!
Gosh it’s been a while since I posted a meal plan! I’ve been doing them but haven’t posted them on my blog. I haven’t really posted much on my blog recently if I’m honest and I need to sort that out. So here’s this week’s super simple meal plan. As always I was shopping on a budget and I’ve had loads of questions about how I save money on our food shop so I’m going to share a few top tips in this post too!
These refined sugar free treats are really easy to make and are loads of fun for little foodies. (I don’t know about you but my kids love anything in fancy shapes!) This was my first attempt at making these so there’s a few things I’d change if I made them again (just with the presentation) but I’ve added my top tips based on my mistakes in the recipe below!
I don’t know about you but the second we have a bit of sunshine my son immediately asks for ice lollies! Shop bought ones can be expensive and full of sugar and additives so I picked up some silicone ice pop moulds from B&M to make our own healthy smoothie ice pops.
Anyone who’s followed me for a while will know that money is tight in our house. With bills constantly rising and the amount of money we bring in staying the same we’ve had to become really frugal to get through each month.
For the first time in a while, I had the urge to get creative in the kitchen. I raided the cupboards to see what we had in and decided to make these blueberry quinoa bars. I’ve tried a few recipes for similar quinoa bars in the past so decided to see if I could make something tasty with the mismatch of ingredients I had in the house. They were really quick and easy to make and turned out really tasty. The kids really enjoyed them which, as always, is the most important thing!
One of the things I get asked a lot is for our recommendations for all things kids food. I’ve been lucky enough to try a lot of products to help with feeding babies and children so I thought I’d do a round up of the things I’d recommend (and the things that I wouldn’t!) Continue reading “Kids foodie favourites (And the things we weren’t that impressed with)”
A few weeks ago Alistair picked Harry up after school while I was at work. They cooked together and made these turkey burger balls. They were sooo tasty! I wish I could take the credit for this recipe but it’s all Alistair and Harry’s creation so they 100% deserve the credit.
This week I’ve been challenging myself to make our meals for as little money as possible. This paella was really tasty and inexpensive. It worked out at 53p per person and was really easy to make.