Lentils

Lentils are a convenient, inexpensive and healthy alternative to animal protein and high in fibre, as well as providing some iron and folate. I literally fry some onion and garlic and add these along with red lentils to canned tomatoes and…

Balanced Meals

What food groups make up a balanced meal and diet for little ones? Want to know more.... When weaning the aim is to work towards 3 balanced meals a day with 2 light and healthy snacks in between by the time the baby is 1 year old.? What…

Beef and Chickpea Casserole

Beef and Chickpea Casserole What you need: 2 small onions, peeled and slicedOlive or rapeseed oil500g beef or lamb diced into small pieces2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed1 red pepperMushrooms, sliced (300g)2 teaspoon tomato purée2…

Weaning Time Saving Tips

Weaning can be so time 🕘🕝🕟🕠consuming..... Here's some tops tips to make it easier on you: Have a weekly plan of food to offer or at least have a plan for the day ahead and prepare as much as you can…

Weaning Myths

Weaning Myths Weaning is such an exciting milestone for you and your baby but it can also be a confusing one and with so much conflicting advice out there it is difficult to know which advice to follow. If you always ensure the information…

Mummy & Me Meals

Mummy & Me Meals 'Mummy & Me Meals' are meals eaten together with more or less the same thing. These could just as easily be called 'Daddy & Me Meals' or 'Grandma/Grandpa & Me Meals'. Adapt for whichever adult is eating with…

Foods and Drinks to take care with during weaning (and in the first year of life)

Foods and Drinks to take care with during weaning (and in the first year of life) I asked weaning parents what they wanted to know more about and this was mentioned and is a common question for parents about to start weaning…..so here…

Iodine (October 2019)

Iodine (October 2019) I recently listened to a webinar on Iodine by Dr Sarah Bath of University of Surrey and hosted by NutriWebinar and it was fascinating.  Since this mineral does not get mentioned enough I decided to write about…

Eat Red Apple Day

1)  #Eatredappleday (1st December 2017) It's #Eatredappleday. The redder the better as these contain more antioxidants. And if you like the skin that's great as half of all antioxidants are found in the skin, including vitamins…

Chicken Recipes

Pesto Chicken Serves 2 adults and 2 children (with possible leftovers for another 2 children) What you need: 500g chicken mini fillets 1 medium courgette 10 green beans (topped and tailed and halved) 150 mushrooms…

Healthy Christmas Snacks...

Healthy Christmas Snacks... Your little ones will love these! Christmas Tree Sandwiches These Christmas trees are made with wholemeal sandwich thins cut into Christmas tree shapes using a sharp knife. They have cream cheese…