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Meat Free Monday – Easy Mini Calzone

Meat Free Monday – Easy Mini Calzone

Mmmmmmmm pizza! Sometimes you just feel like eating pizza and the best thing is if you make it yourself it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. I prefer serving the kids these mini calzone over regular pizza as they solve the problem of the topping slipping off and going all down their fronts or, as Lottie … Continue reading

How to eat REAL food – Wholemeal Bread Rolls

How to eat REAL food – Wholemeal Bread Rolls

Reducing the amount of sugar in your diet is back in the limelight with the WHO changing their recommendations with the target of a 5% of the total daily calorie intake… AT LAST!!! By sugar they mean extrinsic sugars, those added by manufacturers as well as syrups, honey, fruit juice and fruit concentrates. If you … Continue reading

Meat Free Monday – Fresh Homemade Pesto

Meat Free Monday – Fresh Homemade Pesto

Even though this has to be one of the quickest, simplest meals I can think of it really packs a flavour punch and definitely doesn’t leave you missing the meat in your dish. We have successfully managed to grow our own basil plant so even though pine nuts seem to be more expensive than gold … Continue reading

Mini Broccoli Quiche

Mini Broccoli Quiche

I hope you kids have had a great first full week back at school Freddie LOVED preschool. I think he was a rather disappointed that he only got to go for two days. He was so busy playing and having fun that he definitely didn’t eat enough lunch and was pretty low on energy when … Continue reading

Wholemeal Spinach and Cheese Breadsticks

Wholemeal Spinach and Cheese Breadsticks

This is such an easy recipe, especially if you have a breadmaker, but that’s not essential as you can make the dough by hand. The base of the recipe is yummy on it’s own, you don’t necessarily need to add any filling, simply glaze with a beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds or grated … Continue reading

Pea and Cottage Cheese Fritters

Pea and Cottage Cheese Fritters

These Fritters are great for lunchboxes, picnics or fingerfood lunches at home. In fact I  enjoy eating them too! Freddie and Lottie gobble them down and quite often have seconds. I love putting fritters in lunchboxes for Freddie. They’re quick and easy to make but don’t compromise on giving him a protein packed, veggie loaded … Continue reading

Baby Sushi

Baby Sushi

If you haven’t made sushi before PLEASE read on and don’t be put off! It really is simple, in fact Freddie has even helped out, and once you get the hang of it a healthy and refreshing alternative to sandwiches. My lovely friend Linda in Wellington taught me a while back and we now have … Continue reading

Date, Coconut and Tahini balls

Date, Coconut and Tahini balls

These balls are simply divine and so easy to make! They are dairy free, gluten free and free from refined sugar a delicious treat and so simple to make that you can get the children involved too. Freddie and I made some before heading round to a friends for dinner the other night in about … Continue reading

Bagels

Bagels

Freddie and I have had a bit of a thing for bagels over the last couple of weeks! Our lunch together had become a bit repetitive of late so I thought I would try out some different breads to try and spice things up a bit. So far Freddie’s top two choices have been cheese … Continue reading

Easter Brunch ~ Breakfast Muesli Muffins

Easter Brunch ~ Breakfast Muesli Muffins

Well there was definitely no lie-in for me this morning… 5.30am grrrr that is not morning in my book! I left my lovely husband asleep and had a yummy and very successful breakfast with Freddie. This is a delicious muesli muffin recipe by Kathleen Gandy. It has cardamom in which is one of my favourite … Continue reading