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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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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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Lazy lunches

The last couple of weeks in the MMM household have been a bit manic as our house is being redecorated and I have also been away so I haven’t been able to be in the kitchen as much as I would like. Consequently I have had to make very quick lunches for Little Lady while dodging builders and packing for my holiday. As you all know I live in the real world and believe everything is fine in moderation so have been using some processed food for her lunches but I have balanced it out with plenty of fruit and veg. I also have had lots of fun using my fab new plates which actually I have noticed have made a huge difference to both my kids’ enthusaism when eating. So here are some hopeful helpful ideas for quick lunches when you are short on time or just haven’t got the energy to be a domestic god/goddess! Continue reading

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Meatloaf muffins 

It’s Monday and for MyMiniMeals Mates Monday my lovely friend Anna has given me her delicious and totally easy Meatloaf Muffin recipe. This is a bit like my Any Mince Burger recipe but they are a bit firmer and stick together really well from being made in a muffin case so are perfect for little fingers to pick up. Anna’s original recipe uses beef mince but you can try it with any mince you like or even mix minces. I hope you enjoy!

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Easy Peasy Pasties

I love Pasties as they are an  easy “food on the go” idea and you really can put anything you want into them. The best ones originate from Cornwall but apparently you aren’t meant to call them “Cornish” pasties unless you have followed the authentic recipe which is quite detailed. I have often thought about making them but they always seemed so hard. However I saw a simple recipe online recently and, as usual, gave it my MMM twist and these ones don’t actually take much skill or time to make. This recipe uses beef mince but you can use any mince you like or even omit the meat and just make a veggie option by upping the quantities of vegetables or replacing the meat with some Quorn or meat substitute mince.  Continue reading

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Colourful Fried Rice

We like to take the kids out for dinner at the weekend and our favourite is a well known restaurant where they serve lots of noodle and rice based dishes.  I always order a fried rice dish for Little Lady. She used to eat most of it but recently (as she is going through a very fussy annoying phase) just picks out the sweetcorn and meat from it but I keep persevering!  I thought I would try to recreate something similar at home as fried rice is a great way to incorporate carbs, protein and veg into a meal.

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Sneaky ways to hide vegetables

My last post on Cauliflower Cheese Biscuits prompted quite a lot of people to message me saying how popular they were with picky eaters and what a great idea it was to hide veg in a biscuit. I realised that I actually hide vegetables in most of The Boy’s meals as he really refuses to eat most kinds. I thought you may want to see some of my favourite sneaky ways to hide vegetables in everyday meals – so here they are! Continue reading

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Quick chicken coconut curry

I love chicken curry but as I don’t like spicy food my curry of choice is always a korma. The Boy used to have a fruity chicken curry at his daycare (yes he actually ate it there!) but when I made it at home he wouldn’t eat it (no surprise there!) so I gave up making it for him. Recently though I fancied a korma and decided to try making one at home. I then realised once I made it that it was perfect for kids and, omitting salt, gave some to Little Lady who loved it. I made up the recipe from ingredients I had in the house and as it has coconut milk in it the taste is very mild and creamy. It also took no time at all to make so here is my quick chicken coconut curry. Continue reading

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Beef, Beef, Beef

Anyone who is into nutrition knows that iron is really important for babies and children and therefore I’m always trying to get iron rich foods into my kids anyway I can. Red meat is high in iron so I try to give my kids beef 2-3 times a week. The Boy actually loves it so here are my 3 favourite beef recipes that as usual are so easy, nutritious and yummy! Continue reading

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Any Mince Burgers

My burgers have always been like little rocks that could probably break your a bone if you dropped one on your foot! They were very tasty but way too hard. Then I went to my lovely friend’s house and her burgers were soft and moist and really delicious so she gave me her recipe. I have to admit (and I have told her this!) her recipe somehow didn’t work for me so I amended it slightly and now I am pro burger maker! Even The Boy – who is ultra fussy – eats these and declared them “yummy'”.

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