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.
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
I have recently been introduced to the incredible concept of a mug cake. This is exactly what it says on the tin – a cake in a mug. They take only a few minutes to make and cook in a microwave and hey presto you have a really yummy and usually very naughty cake. The other day I was eating a particularly naughty one full of chocolate and loaded with sugar and The Boy wanted to try it. Unsurprisingly as it was full of chocolate he loved it. Continue reading
Happy Monday everyone! Today I am showing you a lovely recipe for sugar free banana bread from my friend Katy. I frequently make my Banana and Raisin Muffins but am always on the lookout for new ideas using bananas. This recipe is delicious and sugar free which is always a bonus! It’s so simple to make and perfect for breakfast, dessert or a snack and I have to say it tastes delicious with a cup of tea (for me not the kids!). Continue reading
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 am proud that none of my recipes contain any added refined sugar (by this I mean the white or brown stuff you get in bags and spoon into things) but sometimes you just have to let your children have something naughty as a treat so I do try to find as healthy treats as I can for them. These recipes are great as none of them require baking and they are quite healthy as there is no added refined sugar (although some of their individual ingredients do contain sugar). They also all contain cocoa powder so are really popular as children think they are eating a proper chocolate treat. I hope you enjoy them!
I love pancakes and I have found so many great ways to make them – sweet and savoury. So I thought I would show you some of my favourite pancake recipes that as usual are so easy and quick to make and only need a few ingredients. They can all be frozen so I tend to make a big batch of them, eat some – I mean my kids eat some!! – then freeze the rest. That way you only need to take a couple out at a time, let them defrost then just either heat them up in the microwave or frying pan or pop them in the toaster! Such a great idea for snacks or breakfast and the savoury ones make a lovely, easy dinner. Continue reading
I use bananas a lot in my cooking as they are a great substitute for sugar. Both my kids (yes even The Boy!) love bananas so I buy tonnes of them.
Here are some of my favourite banana recipes and, as I have so many to choose from, watch this space for more! Continue reading
We are a peanut butter loving family. Smooth, crunchy, extra crunchy, in cakes, in snacks, on toast, in ice cream – you name it, we love it! Since having children I buy sugar free and preferably salt free peanut butter and it tastes just as nice as the sugar and salt loaded versions. Peanuts are a great source of protein so I’m more than happy to give my kids peanut butter as a snack and The Boy frequently has it on toast or with breadsticks as a bedtime snack. Here are 3 of my favourite recipes using peanut butter and, especially if you use the sugar and/or salt free versions, they are really healthy. Enjoy and go nuts about peanut butter! Continue reading
Savoury or sweet muffins are a great go-to snack or meal. I freeze them and can easily take as many as needed out and zap them in the micfrowave. They are also a really useful thing to take out with you and we frequently take them on day trips. Little Lady loves holding one on her way to pick up The Boy from school and I love finding new ways to make them and new ingredients to use. Here are my current 3 favourite muffin recipes but watch this space as I am constantly trying new ones!