Ten Ways to Inject New Recipes into the Family Repertoire

November 4, 2019Busy life, Dinner, Food or Meals, Fussy Eating, Happy Mealtimes, Juggle struggle, Meal ideas, Meal Planning, Parenthood, People

Even the most exotic dish can become mundane if repeated every other Tuesday ad infinitum. But it’s easily done: kids have a reputation for enjoying the same old familiar favourites. Experience tells you that they’ll kick up a stink if you attempt something new, so it’s hardly surprising that you’ve fallen deep into a rut … Read More

CAMPING HACKS WITH GUEST BLOGGER SAM SWANN and a exclusive peek at two recipes from The MasterPlan!

August 14, 2019Busy life, Camping, Dinner, Food or Meals, Happy Mealtimes, Holidays, Juggle struggle, Parenthood

Summer Holidays Blog Series – 2 – Camping CAMPING HACKS WITH GUEST BLOGGER SAM SWANN and a exclusive peek at two recipes from The MasterPlan!   Camping is a bit marmite, isn’t it? I’m in the ‘love’ camp – pun intended – but even if you’re not a happy camper, there are still loads of … Read More

Fussy Eating Meal Prep

May 8, 2019Busy life, Dinner, Food or Meals, Funny Talk, Fussy Eating, Growing up with baby-led weaning, Happy Mealtimes, Juggle struggle, Meal ideas, Meal Planning, Parenthood, People, Shopping list, Tea

“LIMES!” she squealed as she thumbed lemon wedges over the top of our dinner. We hadn’t expected that as we walked back in the room last Friday. It was as if she’d done a Little Britain-style leap up onto the table! And to be honest, it was the perfect start to the meal – once … Read More

EGGS – Food Champions!

April 3, 2019Food Champions, Food or Meals, Nutrition, Shopping list

When my babies were weaning, I found that there was no greater pleasure for me than watching them scoff down a scrambled egg. 🥚And only the other night, under the grips of an insomniac duvet wrestle, I started thinking about this post and what I would say about eggs. They border on the mundane. In … Read More

CAULIFLOWER – Food Champion!

April 3, 2019Food Champions, Food or Meals, Nutrition

It’s taken a long time for the modest cauliflower to step out from under its coat of baked cheese and into the limelight. Previously underappreciated, cauliflower is now the Dark Prince of Versatility. Loved by veggies, vegans, paleo fanatics & keto followers for its ability to provide low-carb bulk as well as easy rice or … Read More

Yoghurt

April 2, 2019Breakfast, Food or Meals, Meal ideas, Shopping list, Snack ideas, Tea

Nervous about sugar levels in the yoghurts you offer your kids? Me too. I offered my babies natural yoghurt from the very start. They had no clue other, far sweeter yoghurts existed until they experienced them at Grandparents’ houses and play dates. It was no big deal for me at that point. Like I always … Read More

Every Night is Date Night

October 11, 2018Dinner, Food or Meals, Tea

  I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m obsessed with laying the table…Well, firstly, I’m a crockery junky. I ruddy love a pretty serving bowl. So maybe that’s how this all started. But seriously, I lay the table the same way for each mealtime because it really works in a routine kind of way … Read More

Faff Free Fajitas!

May 24, 2017Dinner, Food or Meals, Meal ideas, Shopping list, Tea

  Fajitas can be a quick and easy week night dinner! It really is possible. What’s more, the children love this kind of construction meal where they can build a wrap of their choice. If you’re battling with a fussy eater, this is definitely a meal you can sit back, relax and watch them enjoy. … Read More

All hail the traybake!

May 18, 2017Dinner, Food or Meals, Meal ideas, Tea

There’s homework to do, laundry to put away, swimming kit to get ready, and grumpy grumpy tiny people who need your undivided attention otherwise they’ll riot and start trashing the kitchen (insert your latest toddler anarchy anecdote here) … but there’ll also be hell to pay if you can ‘t get some sort of tea on the … Read More

Lunch and snack ideas

November 9, 2016BLW, Food or Meals, Lunch ideas, Meal ideas, Snack ideas

Sandwich fingers – white bread (wholemeal is too filling) with cream cheese, cheese or hummus Breadsticks Crudites to dip into hummus or cream cheese e.g. pepper, carrot, cucumber, celery, avocado Salady items e.g. boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes cut in half Roasted veg e.g. carrot, butternut squash, courgette, sweet potato Steamed veg e.g. green beans, mange … Read More