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All about feeding our little foodies


Carrot and lentil hearts

These tasty, healthy snacks are the perfect alternative to toast, crackers or biscuits. Harry thinks he's getting an unhealthy treat when I give him these. Sshhh don't tell him the truth!

Beef burger and sweet potato fries

Who doesn't love a nice burger? These homemade beef burgers and sweet potato fries are really quick and easy to make and are bound to be a hit with the whole family!

Tortilla Pizza

Ready faster than a frozen pizza and healthier too! These are perfect for making with young children and are also great as a finger food for babies.


An old favourite of ours!  We love lasagne and it makes the perfect comfort food!  

Mince pie pinwheels

These mince pie pinwheels are perfect for getting in the festive spirit! They are a lovely treat for the grown ups and are really quick and easy to make!

Spaghetti carbonara

This child friendly, healthy spaghetti carbonara is absolutely delicious. It is made the classic way, without cream and went down a treat with our whole family.

Salmon fishcakes

These healthy fishcakes make a great finger food for babies. They are solid enough to pick up and nice and soft in the middle. Harry loves them served with peas and tomatoes. Our Dinovember dinosaurs loved them too!

Carrot and courgette savoury muffins

Perfect for packed lunches, these handy muffins are easy to make, delicious and a great way to get more vegetables into your child's diet! The recipe is easy to adapt and can be used with whatever vegetables you like so is great for using up leftovers too!

Curried Chickpea Patties

These quick and easy patties are perfect for anyone doing baby led weaning. They are easy to pick up and nice and soft to eat. They can also be made in batches and frozen for a quick snack or meal in a hurry.

Overnight oats

If your babies are anything like Harry, they demand breakfast as soon as they wake up and scream until they get it. These oats are fantastic to make in a hurry the night before and are ready to serve in seconds, leaving you to make yourself a cup of tea and wake up for the day ahead!

Chilli Con Carne

This quick and easy to make chilli is a perfect family meal that baby can enjoy too!

Banana oat cookies

These biscuits are perfect for baby, they are easy to make and healthy. If you leave the chocolate chips out they are a perfect, tasty sugar free snack for the whole family!

Tuna and sweetcorn croquettes

Healthy and easy to make. These are the perfect food for baby. Easy to pick up yet soft inside, these tasty treats have been one of Harry's favourite foods since he was 6 months old!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

I've been wanting to make something like this for a while now, a healthy, baby friendly 'fast food' that I can batch cook and pop in the freezer for busy days.  I finally got round to doing it today and am so happy with how they turned out!  They are soft inside and crispy outside like shop bought chicken nuggets and taste delicious! I will definitely be making my own instead of buying ready made again. I love knowing what's in my food and these are perfect for young children as they have no hidden nasties, just good, healthy ingredients! 

Chinese noodles

Quick and easy meal, perfect for using up bits in the cupboard! This recipe made enough for a hungry toddler and mummy for lunch.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

This is one of our favourite 'batch cooking' meals. It is healthy, tasty and so easy to make. Never again will you need to buy meatballs from the shop! These are tastier and much cheaper. I would definitely recommend making your own meatballs if you don't already!

Courgette pizza bites

After preparing our pizza topped chicken in the slow cooker for tea tonight (recipe coming soon) I had half a courgette and some cheese left over. I hate waste so decided to make some courgette pizza bites for Harry's lunch. He really enjoyed them and I hope your little ones do too!

Spinach and ricotta Cannelloni

I decided to have a switch around of our meal plan and move our tuna and pasta bake back to Wednesday, so today we had spinach and ricotta cannelloni. It was a bit of an experiment but turned out really well and will definitely be appearing on our weekly meal plans again.  Harry loved it and Alistair and I enjoyed it too!

Mini Veggie Omlettes

These little omlettes are quick and easy to make. They are extremely versatile and great for using up left over veggies! They are perfect for younger children to pick up and eat with ease!

Broccoli fritters

This recipe was created when I needed a quick, easy lunch for my son and we didn't have much in the cupboards. It was the day before we were going food shopping and I had a few bits left to use up. These healthy fritters went down really well with Harry and freeze well too! Win win!

Pea and Mint Fritters

Peas are one of Harry's favourite vegetables so he absolutely loves these! They are perfect for any younger babies who haven't grasped using their pincer grip yet but can be enjoyed by the whole family!

Turkey Burgers

These healthy, homemade burgers are quick and easy to make and delicious! Perfect for the whole family!