Posted in March 2012

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

I’m sure many of you remember Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. The episode when he showed a class of kids how chicken nuggets are made put me off nuggets for life! Not all nuggets are made from mechanically recovered meat; a process which involves turning the chicken carcass into a protein pulp that is then bound back … Continue reading

Breakfast Make-over ~ Fruit and Nut Porridge

Breakfast Make-over ~ Fruit and Nut Porridge

The weather in Wellington has taken a turn for the worse (although the sun is shining again today). So I’ve decided it is definitely porridge weather again! As I prepared the recipe below earlier in the week, with my helpful little sous chef munching on the ingredients, I thought I was onto a winner. Freddie had other … Continue reading

Breakfast Make-over ~ Super Smoothies

Breakfast Make-over ~ Super Smoothies

Smoothies are a great quick and easy way to start the day and there are a few simple tricks to keep the sugar content low and add some protein. Dentists at the UK Royal College of Surgeons recent press release linking fruit juice consumption to dental decay in under 5 1/2 year olds keeping smoothies to a … Continue reading

Breakfast Make-over ~ Tasty French Toast

Breakfast Make-over ~ Tasty French Toast

Well I’ve been doing a bit more reading into why high sugar breakfast cereal is such a problem and as far as I can tell there are a couple of big issues. The first one being that the energy from high sugar cereal gets metabolised really quickly leaving you feeling hungry by mid-morning or even … Continue reading

Sweetcorn, banana and yoghurt!

Sweetcorn, banana and yoghurt!

Freddie’s three favourite foods are sweetcorn, banana and yoghurt and I’m pretty sure if I let him that is all he’d eat! In fact “nana” was one of his first words and I’m amazed he doesn’t take off with excitement when he sees a corn on the cob. Even on days when Freddie is off his food he’ll gobble down … Continue reading