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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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Two quick protein packed purees

I love looking back at my recipes and thinking of new things I can make. I get lots of people asking me for early weaning recipes and I admit, as my kids are way beyond that stage (and I did a lot of BLW style things for Little Lady), I am a bit out of practice wth purees. However I had lots of fun the other day making up two yummy puree recipes that are perfect for babies who are just starting or are established on protein. They are a complete meal in themselves as they have protein, carbs and veg so no need to serve with anything else. 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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Simple Fish and Potato Soup

It’s getting colder which for me means I need a nice hot bowl of soup. I like to try to make the kids hot meals as often as I can and I love to make soup in the winter but as you can guess by now The Boy won’t eat anything that looks like it has a vegetable or anything remotely healthy in it so my soup options are limited. I have to also admit that at the moment Little Lady is not eating anything except sweetcorn and potatoes (I’m in denial that she is becoming a picky eater) so I am trying to think of ways to incorporate these two ingredients into everything I make! This fish and potato soup is really simple and as both of my kids do (usually) eat fish mixed in with mashed potato this isn’t too much of a deviation from that. You can use any fish you like and even the fish pie mix that you can buy in supermarkets works well here for a slightly stronger taste. It can be pureed too for little babies and when Little Lady was younger I used to add in some baby pasta or rice to it when she was starting to eat more lumps.

Me and Mr MMM loved it and I am not even going to talk about my kids’ reactions to it as quite frankly I’m over it and am burying my head in the sand!

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7 Days of Lunches – Part 3

Back by popular demand here is the 3rd instalment of me showing you what Little Lady eats for lunch in a typical week. I have a slight admission this week though. She has been quite poorly recently so her appetite has been (and still is) pretty rubbish but this is what I have offered her this week. It is a bit simpler than what I normally give her (as seen in “7 Days of Lunches” and “7 Days of Lunches Part 2” ) but as she hasn’t eaten much I have been trying to offer her things that I know she likes. You will also see that I have given her some frozen potato shapes (shock horror yes I do give my children processed food!) and a good old sandwich but honestly sometimes you just have to do the easy thing! I hope you find this as useful and enjoyable as Parts 1 and 2.

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7 Days Of Lunches Part 2

A few weeks ago I posted “7 Days of Lunches” which was an account of what Little Lady ate for lunch over a 7 day period . I received a huge amount of positive feedback and people seemed to be really interested in what she ate on a daily basis. As it was so popular I decided to record her week’s lunches again and ingeniously (!!!) named it “7 Days of Lunches Part 2”.  I hope you find it as useful and enjoyable as Part 1! Continue reading