It’s Monday so that means its My Mini Meals Mates Monday! Here is a great recipe for Sugar Free Peanut Butter Banana Muffins from my lovely friend Rachel. I love using bananas in things as they are great sugar replacement and these muffins combine bananas with the deliciousness of peanut butter. For totally sugar free muffins use sugar free peanut butter of which there are a few brands out there. You can make these in standard muffin size cases or in mini ones for bite size loveliness. Perfect for breakfast, snack or a bedtime treat as they won’t send your kids hyper as they have no sugar in them. Thanks Rachel!
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
There are many great ready made baby food jars, pouches and pots out there and when you are short on time they are brilliant. But if you think that making a sauce for pasta / couscous / rice etc takes ages I promise you its really simple to make your own in less than 15 minutes – honestly! Here are 3 of my favourite speedy sauces. Continue reading
Here in the UK it’s Pancake Day next week and everyone goes crazy making pancakes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacktime. Here are some great recipes for yummy pancakes that are all refined sugar free and perfect to make for all the family.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
I am wheat free so use quinoa a lot in my own cooking but I thought it would be interesting to see what I could use quinoa for when making my kids’ meals. I came across this recipe online but as usual I made my own amendments to it as I didn’t have all the ingredients in my kitchen! They came out so well and Little Lady wolfed them down. You can change the vegetables depending on what you have in your house so if you do let me know how they turn out!