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Little Lady Makes…….Chocolate Biscuits

Little Lady has been getting really interested recently in helping me in the kitchen and we have been doing lots of baking these last few weeks. Obviously I have been using MMM recipes and thought I would show you some photos of our most recent baking experience using one of our favourite MMM recipes – “Biscuits For The Boy”. We had so much fun together and I hope you and your little ones enjoy making these as much as we did! Watch this space for more recipes that you can make with your little ones.  Continue reading

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What Little Lady ate this week

It’s been half term for my kids this past week and so I have made a conscious effort to give them both more varied food as we have got into a bit of a rut recently. As you know The Boy is a very fussy eater and recently he has incredibly become even fussier but at the moment I am burying my head in the sand and will deal with it at a later stage! But luckily my Little Lady is still a relatively unfussy eater and will mainly try anything I give her (though she often will then say “Me no like it thanks Mummy”). Here are some things I have made her this week (while The Boy invariably ate much much much plainer versions of these meals!). They are all really simple meals that took no time at all to prepare. Continue reading

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Super Veggie Quinoa Mini Muffins

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!

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Easy Sausage Hotpot

Now autumn is here it’s definitely getting chillier so I love to make stews and soups in this weather. I have to hold my hands up here and admit that this recipe goes against my whole cooking criteria as it takes (a tad) longer than an hour from start to finish – sorry! But as its as easy as all my other recipes I feel its allowed to be on here!
This delicious sausage hotpot is ideal for older children or babies who can eat large lumps – its also perfect for adults too with a bit more seasoning and a slug of vin rouge. This is actually one of a very few dishes that all of the MMM family like so I make it quite often and use a variety of sausages.  Continue reading

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No sugar banana and blueberry porridge muffins

I have been really busy recently training for a half marathon in a few weeks for a charity that is very close to my heart – https://www.tommys.org

In my quest to get fit I have been eating lots of carbs and protein and am constantly looking for filling and healthy snacks and breakfast ideas that I can eat before and after a run. I came across these oat muffins in a running magazine i subscribe to but changed the recipe slightly as I didn’t have all the ingredients. They turned out absolutely delicious and I now have a couple every day that I run and Little Lady joins me as she now loves them too. The bonus is they are refined sugar free and really filling so perfect for you or your little one’s breakfast or snack. They are also so easy to make and freeze beautifully and I have a large stash of them in my freezer.

180g uncooked porridge oats

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 large eggs

100g honey

2 very ripe / brown bananas

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup milk (any kind will do and I have used coconut and almond milk before and they work beautifully)

50-100g blueberries

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Sweetcorn Cake

I have an admission. I am terrible at online food shopping. In the past I have ordered 5 bags of courgettes when I meant to order 5 courgettes. I have bought 4 kilos of carrots when I wanted 4 carrots. I am still working through the 25 onions I bought a few weeks ago! This week’s mistake was ordering a few tins of creamed style corn instead of my usual sweetcorn kernels. When I make these mistakes my immediate thought is “what can I make using 4,000 peppers / courgettes/ tins of creamed corn (delete as appropriate)”. And this is how my sweetcorn cake was born! As a made up dish it turned out really well and Little Lady had some for lunch with some vegetables and it’s also a great snack too. I hope you enjoy!  Continue reading

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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

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A summer of food

Today is the last day of the summer holidays as both The Boy and Little Lady go back to school and nursery on Monday. Although I will obviously be sad to see them go (said with a slight tongue in cheek tone!) I am looking forward to not having to make them 3 meals a day! I have managed to photograph some of their meals over this summer so I thought you may want to see what I have been feeding them. I have to admit as they have been with me pretty much 24/7 I haven’t had much time on my own to do lots of cooking and it’s been really warm most days so none of us have felt like eating big heavy meals. Continue reading

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My 10 favourite “Spoonable” meals

Little Lady is now 2.5 years old and is quite good at using a spoon and fork and hardly anything …….well ok not hardly anything but not much…..gets on the floor. This got me thinking that many people think all the recipes I have on MMM are finger food but actually I have loads of meals that are for spoon fed babies or older babies / children who can feed themselves with cutlery. So I thought today’s post would be a shout out to all those clever little ones who can use cutlery and those littler ones who need some help. Here are my 10 favourite MMM “spoonable” recipes.

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Healthy Homemade Ice Lollies

I have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks but while I was away I have to admit both kids ate their fair share of ice cream and lollies. Now we are back it’s a return to limited sugar and healthier meals so I thought I would revisit a post I wrote last summer when we were having hot weather in the UK. I hope you enjoy these sugar free homemade ice lollies! Continue reading