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Easy Cheesey (Egg-Free) Twists

I haven’t been on here for a few weeks as I have been busy sorting out The Boy’s upcoming birthday party and dealing with a tantruming Little Lady. But yesterday my cupboards were looking quite bare as I am doing my big shop this weekend but I felt like making something for the kids for their after school snack. I was about to make my yummy Easy Peasy Cheesey Scones yesterday then realised I had run out of eggs so I googled egg free scone recipes and found this lovely one for cheese straws.

As usual I made a couple of minor adjustments and they took me 25 mins from start to finish and were a huge hit with my kids!  I added in some Marmite (vegemite) instead of the mustard and they were delicious and great for egg-allergic kids. Continue reading

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Calcium rich ideas

I get a lot of people asking me for different ways to get calcium into their children, especially when they have stopped drinking milk or purely don’t like milk. Both my kids are milk monsters and would happily drink milk all day long if they could but I do still try to give them calcium rich meals as often as I can. As you know The Boy is rather fussy when it comes to his food so although I know dark green leafy vegetables are high in calcium this just doesn’t work for him as he would never touch anything like spinach. He occasionally eats broccoli so I do try to incorporate that wherever I can. Here are some ideas of calcium rich meals that are so easy and quick to make and taste yummy. The kids will never even know they are good for them!! Continue reading

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My top 10 with 10

One of my main aims for MyMiniMeals is to use as minimal set of ingredients as possible. Here are 10 of my favourite recipes starting with one with 1 ingredient then one with 2 ingredients and so on…….culminating in one with 10 ingredients. I hope you enjoy them and it goes to show that you really don’t need a long list of ingredients to make really delicious and nutritious meals.

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Preventing Mealtime Battles

I have something to admit to you all.

Little Lady isn’t as great an eater as she used to be – (cue sad Mummy and lots of wasted food).

Well, let me rephrase that. She is a much better eater than The Boy (who aged nearly 8 still considers his main enemies to be Darth Vader, The Joker in Batman and broccoli) but only on her terms and only what she wants, when she wants and how she wants. As you can imagine this is not pleasing me in the slightest as I have been so smug about what a great eater she is that this has thrown me for a loop.

After yet another battle at the table with her eating a total of 8 kernels of sweetcorn then deciding to throw the whole of her plate (full of yummy homemade MMM food) onto the floor I contacted the lovely Vikki Rose from AllAboutbabies (www.allaboutbabies.org.uk) to help me deal with this. Vikki gave me some great advice that is already working on my demanding little madam (she ate half of her dinner tonight and barely any of it went on the floor!) so I asked her if she would write down her advice for how to deal with this kind of issue. I hope you find it as helpful as I have.

(As for me – I’m off to clean up dessert which was thrown at me.) Continue reading

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A few of your favourite things

Incredibly this site has been running now for 18 months and I am amazed by how popular it has become. I wanted to thank everyone so much for their support and I wouldn’t be able to keep coming up with new ideas if I didn’t get such lovely feedback and comments from all my MMM friends. We now have over 7,000 Facebook followers and lots of others who follow the site through email which is astounding. The site now has over 150 recipes and I know that sometimes some of the older ones get a bit lost so I thought today I would go a bit retro and re-post some of the most popular and asked about recipes. Hopefully it will inspire lots of you to keep on enjoying some of the old favourites.  Continue reading

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Little Lady Makes…….(Very) Chocolatey Yummy Chewy Biscuits

Little Lady and I have been doing more baking this week and I thought I would again share some photos of our fun together. We decided to make my delicious “Yummy Chewy Biscuits” but we thought we would add in some cocoa powder to make them chocolatey. We had so much fun making these and, as you can see from the photos, baking with a nearly 3 year old requires lots of patience and lots of cleaning products after! Continue reading

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Sugar Free (Birthday) Cake

It’s Little Lady’s 3rd birthday very soon (where did the time go??) so I am thinking about what kind of cake to make her. She wants a “pink, purple, unicorn, Peppa Pig, Sofia The First, chocolate and Smarties one” which I have no idea how to make but I will do my best! As you all know I believe anything is fine in moderation so for both of my kids’ first birthdays (and subsequent ones) they have had sugar and chocolate loaded birthday cakes. They really only ate a tiny bit so I wasn’t concerned and for their special day they were allowed as much sugar and chocolate as they wanted. However a lot of people tell me they want their baby’s first birthday cake to be as healthy as possible so here is a really delicious sugar free cake recipe that’s perfect for a first (or second, third, fourth, fifth and so on) birthday.  Continue reading

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Super Simple Soups

I love this time of year! I love the weather getting colder and I especially love making delicious, filling and healthy soups. We often have soup as a meal and both my kids like dipping chunks of bread or scones into their bowls. Soup  is a great and filling way of getting lots of goodness into your kids without them actually realising what is in it. Even The Boy likes soup and his favourite is his Mummy’s Chicken Soup who’s recipe I am afraid I won’t be sharing with any of you lovely people as it’s a well guarded secret! But I hope you enjoy these delicious soup recipes.

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