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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


Feeding Your Fussy Eater

As you all know I am the proud owner of my very own fussy eater and I am constantly thinking of ways to get him to eat a wider variety of food than he currently eats. Therefore I turned to an expert, Kerry Secker, for her thoughts. Kerry has 18 years experience helping parents feed their children and overcoming their fads and fussiness and she gave me some great advice so I asked her to share her wisdom with all my lovely MyMiniMeals friends. I hope you find this as useful as I did so Kerry – it’s over to you! Continue reading


MyMiniMeals article – “5 Meals in 15 minutes”

I was very honoured to have recently been asked to write an article for the Nurturing Mums website.

Nurturing Mums provide postnatal courses that are helpful, non-judgemental and sociable and I am a huge fan of their work. Here is the link to the article I wrote which shows you 5 mega quick meals for you to make in only 15 minutes. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful.

My Mini Meals – 5 meals in 15 minutes


Kitchen Cheats in your Freezer

Since I started this site people assume I am a domestic goddess and spend all my time in the kitchen. The truth is very different and I have never hidden the fact I am a very lazy cook and will avail myself of anything that helps me make food quicker and easier. I do give my kids processed food and I truly believe as long as my kids are eating a balanced diet of fresh fruit, veg, meat etc they can also have ready made stuff too. It makes me more relaxed and I get to spend more time with them if I am not chained to a cooker. Today I thought I would share with you my favourite frozen kitchen “cheats”. These makes my life in the kitchen easier and quicker and in my eyes that’s a huge bonus! Continue reading


Top Tips For Successful Weaning

I frequently get asked for advice and information about weaning. Here is where I hold my hands up and say that I am not a weaning expert – I am just a mummy who weaned her children by the book then found my passion in creating and finding simple and healthy recipes. I try to answer all questions asked but as I don’t profess to know much about starting weaning I asked one of my friends Vikki Rose (from all All About Babies) who also happens to be a true weaning expert for her tips. So over to Vikki for her expert advice!

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Off The Shelf Favourites

It’s no secret that I don’t always cook things from scratch for my kids. I frequently use off-the-shelf, shop made stuff as frankly I don’t have the time or energy some days to make them fully homemade meals. I was doing my online grocery shop the other day and realised I tend to always buy the same things for my kids. I thought it would be useful to show you what my favourite Off The Shelf foods are. Where possible I do try to get sugar or salt free items or as low sugar/salt as possible (but sometimes honestly you just can’t get such options) so I hope these are helpful. Continue reading