Posted in November 2013

Starting Solids – Stage 2 white sauce

Starting Solids – Stage 2 white sauce

Mealtimes definitely become more varied at stage 2 with lots of new foods you can introduce to your baby however breast milk or formula are still your baby’s most important food. Some food’s I’ve found both my children have enjoyed at this phase are: Broccoli and cauliflower florets as finger food Egg – check out … Continue reading

Chilli Con Carne with Homemade Nachos

Chilli Con Carne with Homemade Nachos

I’m slowly posting the recipes for my sugar free weekly planners! Here is one that my husband loves. We are a big fan of chilli in our house and if you read week 3 sugar free you’ll know I keep a stash in the freezer. This recipe makes enough for 4 (possibly 5 depending on … Continue reading

Guacamole

This is delicious with torillas, Chilli Con Carne or Homemade Nachos. It’s really quick to whip up and looks stunning on the plate. For hungry little tummies simply leave out the chilli or reduce if your little one likes spice! Guacamole Serves: 2 as part of a main meal or 6 as a dip. Preparation: … Continue reading

Homemade Nachos

These are so simple to make, sugar free and super tasty! You just need to keep an eye on the grill as the go from crispy to burnt in the blink of an eye. Little ones will love eating these with dips simply leave out the salt for under 1s. Homemade Nachos Serves: 2 as … Continue reading

Starting Solids – Stage Two

Starting Solids – Stage Two

I hope you have been enjoying this series on weaning and that your babies have enjoyed the purees I have shared with you in my last few posts The First Phase, Three Easy Purees and Introducing meat. I’d love to hear how your baby is getting on with solids and see pictures of their messy faces! … Continue reading

Week 3 sugar free – Healthy pantry shopping list

Week 3 sugar free – Healthy pantry shopping list

So week 2 sugar free has involved experimenting with sugar alternatives and I’m close to perfecting my recipes so watch this space. Thank you to my guinea pigs! The conclusion I’ve come to is that there really is no substitute for sugar! Cakes, muffins and biscuits made without added sugar really don’t taste as good … Continue reading

Coconut Milk Ice Blocks

Coconut Milk Ice Blocks

I was inspired to make these by some coconut ice blocks I bought from the supermarket while our stuff was still in transit from New Zealand. The bought version were really yummy but did have quite a bit of added sugar. Freddie rated our creation quite delicious, in fact he couldn’t wait for them to … Continue reading

Week 2 sugar free – snack ideas

Week 2 sugar free – snack ideas

Well the first week sugar free was pretty successful. I had a couple of slip ups along the way! Surprisingly I didn’t miss drinking a glass of wine but white bread I found much harder to resist. However the hardest thing I found was quick, easy, satisfying snacks with no added sugar that both the … Continue reading

Chickpea Raita

Chickpea Raita

I love this recipe – it is quick, easy and healthy. I was part of a recipe club a couple of years ago and this recipe came from Kate Harris, a manager for Wellington Tupperware (she runs great tupperware parties if you’re interested in hosting one look her up). I actually used a product I … Continue reading