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Pop Tarts!

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.

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Cheesy bean croquettes

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.

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Salmon nuggets and chips

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!

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Breakfast Doughnuts

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!

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Small changes we’ve made to reduce our kitchen waste

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.

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Super simple meal plan on a budget

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!

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Apple and raisin rose swirls

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!

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Blueberry quinoa bars

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!

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Mid January Meal Plan

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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