Picnic finger foods for kids: 30 quick and nutritious ideas

Picnics are always more exciting for kids than sitting at a table. Being outdoors or being somewhere new makes it all seem more exciting and in a relaxed mood for enjoying food. Picnic finger foods are a great way to huddle together on a picnic blanket or towel and share the experience of eating together.Continue reading “Picnic finger foods for kids: 30 quick and nutritious ideas”

Carrot puree

This lovely first tastes recipe (carrot puree) is great to start with as its easy to digest and babies generally like the natural sweetness of the carrots. Carrots are high in vitamin A and C as well as many other nutrients. You can make this recipe as a larger batch if you want to makeContinue reading “Carrot puree”

Spoon fed or baby led: Which should I choose for my baby?

When your baby is rapidly approaching 6 months you might be starting to think about whether it would be better for them to be spoon fed or baby led. I know I wasn’t sure which to do and both spoon feeding and baby led weaning appealed for different reasons.  You might be wondering if oneContinue reading “Spoon fed or baby led: Which should I choose for my baby?”

Pasta with green sauce

This pasta with green sauce recipe is a great way to use greens particularly if your little one is not keen on spinach on it own. It works brilliantly with peas and other tasty ingredients. The sauce is lovely and creamy from the avocado, cheese and creme fraiche or yoghurt. If you wanted to makeContinue reading “Pasta with green sauce”

Toasted pitta with pea and feta dip

This toasted pitta with pea and feta dip recipe is quick to prepare for a crunchy snack that is healthy. If your toddler or child likes crunchy snacks then this recipe is great as it combines three food groups. Pitta for carbohydrate, feta cheese & yoghurt (dairy) and peas (vegetable). The pitta is crunchy whenContinue reading “Toasted pitta with pea and feta dip”

Crunchy snacks that are healthy and appeal to fussy eaters

Most of our kids, well certainly mine do love crunchy snacks. In fact one of mine would live off crackers if he could! The most popular ones are the beige kind like bread sticks, crisps & crackers. But how do you add more crunchy snacks that are healthy to your childs diet? Whilst there is nothingContinue reading “Crunchy snacks that are healthy and appeal to fussy eaters”

Apple and raisin breakfast bowl

This apple and raisin breakfast bowl recipe is easily prepared the night before and ready to serve in the morning as a tasty breakfast. If your toddler or child suffers with constipation then this recipe could help. It contains three portions of fruits (apple, raisins and prunes). These fruits are particularly good to help keepContinue reading “Apple and raisin breakfast bowl”

Is my toddler constipated and what are the best foods to help relieve them?

A constipated toddler is a common complaint and worry for parents. When toilet training begins around 2- 3 years (toddler years) problems can begin for a number of reasons. However it can occur at any age.  The good news is that there are lots of ways to help relieve a constipated toddler. For most childrenContinue reading “Is my toddler constipated and what are the best foods to help relieve them?”

Spinach and pea soup

This is a super speedy soup (spinach and pea soup) that my kids usually eat as it tastes of peas, so it has a little sweetness and has no texture. I love the ease of this recipe that only takes 15 mins to make from start to finish. Not only is it really yummy butContinue reading “Spinach and pea soup”

11 transformative phrases to banish fussy eating for good

So as you know, trying to banish fussy eating is often an almighty and stressful struggle.  Particular demands like ‘I don’t like that plate’ or ‘that food looks yucky’ make it oh so tricky to even get food anywhere near their little mouths.  What you say to them and how you say it can haveContinue reading “11 transformative phrases to banish fussy eating for good”