Ten easy pasta recipes

November 12, 2020- FUSSY EATING -, - MEAL PLANNING -, - RECIPES -, - WEANING -, Busy life, Dinner, Food Champions, Food or Meals, Fussy Eating, Happy Mealtimes, Juggle struggle, Meal ideas, Meal Planning, Parenthood, Pasta, Tea

Pasta three or four nights a week getting you down? Finding it hard to get the variety in there? Never fear, here are ten family-friendly pasta dishes you can whip up in no time. FUSSY EATER ADVICE If you have a super-fussy eater, keep one thing the same each time. It could be the type … Read More

Don’t survive Christmas, boss it!

December 10, 2019- FUSSY EATING -, - MEAL PLANNING -, Breakfast, Busy life, Christmas, Dinner, Eating out, Food or Meals, Funny Talk, Fussy Eating, Gifts, Happy Mealtimes, Healthy Treats, Holidays, Juggle struggle, Lunch ideas, Meal ideas, Meal Planning, Parenthood, People, Shopping list, Snack ideas, Sustainable, Tea

It’s just about now that I start to feel the festive anxiety rise. I’ve never been particularly organised with gift purchasing and sending – I’m always the one in the Post Office queue sending things off to relatives far and wide on the 22nd December. And don’t get me started on the mess in the … Read More

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

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


April 3, 2019Breakfast, Meal ideas, People, Shopping list

Aged 6, 4 & 3, our tribe of kids wake up early and boy do they wake up hungry. On occasion, we hear them all pootle downstairs and grab bananas, and sometimes they even lay the table and eat bowls of Weetabix all lead by the eldest who switches into parent mode with staggering ease. … Read More


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

PESTO – Food Champion!

April 2, 2019Food Champions, Meal ideas, Nutrition

New post series about the food we simply shouldn’t miss off our shopping lists! This week – PESTO! We all have a friend who’s effortlessly stylish and great in any situation. Pesto is that friend. Great in a dress up, out-out situation: sophisticated and acts like an actual grown up. Great in a pub: making … 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.

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

Breakfast ideas

November 9, 2016BLW, Breakfast, Meal ideas

Shredded Wheat Bitesize briefly soaked in breastmilk/formula/whole milk Porridgeovercooked to make it easy to pick up Toast with butter, peanut butter, cream cheese etc Eggs scrambled or omelette Eggy bread Pancakes Savoury muffins