Butter bean stew

This butter bean stew is great for all the family and its vegan too! Its a cheap and nutritious recipe to make. You can use tinned or frozen vegetables for the carrots, celery and leeks. If gving to small children then use low salt stock cubes and dont add extra seasoning. Its really nutritious toContinue reading “Butter bean stew”

How to start weaning – best first weaning foods

If your baby is ready to start weaning or introducing solids then it should be an exciting time as your baby is reaching another milestone. You want to know the best first weaning foods so your not stressing about what to feed them, how much to feed them and worrying about allergens.  This blog divesContinue reading “How to start weaning – best first weaning foods”

Applesauce buns

Applesauce buns are so quick and easy to put together with store cupboard ingredients. You can use dried apples instead of fresh if you wanted to make them even quicker. This recipe contains no dairy and no egg. I used olive oil in place of butter and applesauce as the egg substitute. If you useContinue reading “Applesauce buns”

Egg allergy? How to use egg substitutes in baking

Food allergies are a constant worry for us parents and not knowing how your child will react is particularly scary. If you know your child has an egg allergy then its great to know there are egg substitutes in baking you can use as well in other types of cooking. An egg allergy will presentContinue reading “Egg allergy? How to use egg substitutes in baking”

How to get your kids eating 5 a day

Kids eating 5 a day is not reached by most families. Most of us know that but often it can be a struggle. Often its even more challenging for kids and we have the job of providing healthy food for them.  The Health survey for England in 2018 found that only 18% of children (5Continue reading “How to get your kids eating 5 a day”

Pizza pinwheels

These pizza pinwheels are great finger food for lunchboxes and an alternative to sandwiches. If pizza is one of your childs favourite foods then they are sure to love these! These are made with cheese, tomato and olives but you could try different fillings instead of olives like spinach or chopped peppers or tomatoes. PestoContinue reading “Pizza pinwheels”

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”

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”

When should I be concerned about a fussy eater?

It’s perfectly natural to worry about your child not eating much or only eating certain foods. This can become particularly stressful when they enter this fussy eating stage. However, how do you know what is typical fussy eating and when should you be more concerned about a fussy eater? This blog explores this in moreContinue reading “When should I be concerned about a fussy eater?”