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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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A peek inside the MMM freezer

A few months ago I showed you all what I have in my freezer for my kids – What’s in the MMM freezer?. This was in response to people asking me ALOT what I cook for my kids and how I have time to make all the food I do. I am still getting asked this regularly and my response is still the same – I batch cook ALOT!! I always make big portions of everything then freeze it in portions. This ensures I generally have something easily available to feed my kids and means I don’t have to spend every day chained to the kitchen.

I thought I would let you inside my freezer again today as I have been cooking a lot the last few days as I want to be prepared for the summer school holidays. I hope you find it interesting to see what I have and I would love to see what you have in yours! Continue reading

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Vegetarian ideas

I have a few vegetarian friends and usually I just make their children some pasta with my Tomato and Vegetable Sauce or a jacket potato with beans. However I realised that vegetarian food doesn’t have to mean such plain and simple meals so here are 3 vegetarian burger / meatball dishes that are yummy, nutritious and easy to make. They are so delicious they would even tempt the biggest carnivore!

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7 Days Of Lunches Part 4

Following on from the success of my previous 7 Days of Lunches Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3” I give you – “7 Days of Lunches Part 4”!!. It’s been the summer holidays for the last 6 weeks so I have had The Boy at home a lot with me at lunchtime so what I am showing you are meals I have given both of the kids for half of the week and just Little Lady the other half (when The Boy has been at camp running around like a lunatic and eating far too much chocolate!). Also Little Lady has been teething so I have been giving her quite a lot of soft food as she really isn’t that interested in eating. But I realised these softer, mushier meals are prefect for those babies who are early on in the weaning process so I hope you find them interesting and useful for your very little ones.

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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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Lots of lentils

I love cooking with lentils as they are so easy to make and are a great source of protein. They work brilliantly for vegetarian recipes and they are also a simple way of introducing protein to babies once you start weaning. With The Boy I only gave him one lentil puree recipe but with Little Lady I have been more adventurous and give her lots of lentils in all shapes and forms. Here are some of the recipes that she enjoys.

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