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Calcium rich ideas

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

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Super Simple Soups

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.

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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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My favourite fish dishes

My last post on Fish and Potato Soup was really popular and I received lots of comments from people about how they struggle to get their children to eat fish. I try to give my kids fish a couple times a week (admittedly I do count processed fish fingers as part of their fish intake but I do make my own fish fingers too) as it’s such a nutritious thing for them to eat. Here are my favourite fish dishes and even my picky boy will eat most of them.

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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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Fantastic Fish Fingers

Let me just say at the outset that I buy processed frozen fish fingers. They are so convenient and 20 minutes in the oven and they are ready and, as both my kids love them, I’d be crazy not to buy them and make my life easy. But I also do make my own fish fingers (when I am feeling very Nigella-esque and virtuous) and they probably are as quick to make as the frozen ones. I hope you enjoy them!  Continue reading