Eating for your gut bacteria is all about variety

Lunch yesterday – blue cheese, pomegranate, olive & balsamic tomato salad turns out to be a great combo! Since reading the research into feeding your gut bacteria I’ve been making an extra effort to include more variety of plant based components into my week. The salad we’re growing in the

‘Learning it’ food to celebrate the start of advent

Happy Advent everyone! 🎄 We’re celebrating with a pomegranate for breakfast. As it’s been such a long time since we last ate it pomegranate has reverted back to a ‘learning it’ food. For B this has meant successful tasting but a few jewels was enough. For W (who loves doing

‘Fed is best’ Let’s be less judgemental…

There is a lot of pressure put onto women around ‘milk giving’. It is likely that everyone of these women will feel judged & often guilt around feeding their baby. As a society we should challenge this. #worldbreastfeedingweek I thought it’d be nice to share this photo (#notmyphoto). Many women

Week night tea: Bread pizzas

Lightly toast the bread or grill one side. Simple base – 50:50 tomato purée to pesto. We often use little bowls or piles on the chopping board of various topping eg mushrooms, sweet corn, olives, peppers, pineapple, cooked meat for the kids to sprinkle on their own toppings. Then grated

Celebrating summer musical parade

If you’re looking for summer activities I can really recommend the crafting / experience sessions @cast_cafe. We made rhododendron flowers on Tuesday & today we made instruments & welcomed the summer with a parade 😍 ☀️ #summerfun #familyfun #crafting #cast #arty #creative #music #summer #marchingband

Do you want to keep your herbs coming for longer?

I learnt this top tip off my mum today: cut off the flowers and the plant will bush out and last longer 😍 🌱 The girls love picking all of the leaves off when we’re cooking. #herbs #freshherbs #doubleyummy

Beta-glucans benefit heart health

Carrot & pineapple porridge to kick a wet summers morning into action. Recipe devised, prepped, cooked (can be done the evening before) & photographed in collaboration 🤣 In my ‘day job’ I’m privileged enough to work with families who have a genetic predisposition to raised levels of fat in the

Fancying something sweet & refreshing but still healthy?

Have you tried grape sorbets? Ingredients: grapes Method: put grapes into the freezer for at least two hours. Then enjoy whenever you fancy. Yes that it! The only caveat I’d give is that if giving to young children make sure you quarter the grapes as they are just the right

Making your new potatoes last longer 🥔

Our first new potatoes of the season 😍 B loved helping harvest – she brought the bucket up, carefully took the potatoes from the veg bed & washed them in the bucket ready to be cooked. B is never more content than when she’s helping. We only have a few

Festival fun

So much family fun at #greatestatefestival this weekend ✌️💃🏻🕺🏻🌺 #familytime #festival #cornwall

Ice-cream loved by your good bacteria

Food for the good bacteria… Strawberry & mango nice-cream with a hint of mint. What a delicious flavour combo! Recipe: Simply whizz together two handfuls of frozen strawberries, a handful of frozen mango, 2 small bananas & a large dollop of Greek yoghurt with a few leaves of mint. This

One ingredient pop corn! 🌽

Simply pop the fried cob into a microwaveable container (with a lid to contain the kernels!) & microwave. Watch the corn expand and pop off the cob! Loved by all 😍🌽 #popcorn #healthysnacks #healthysnacksforkids #familyfood #kidsfood #funwithfood #dietitianeats #dietitiansofinstagram

Grow your own

Growing your own is such a great way to inspire children (& adults!) to get more from their food & to try new things. We have a out of hand parsley bush in the greenhouse which I planted a few years ago as a companion plant for the veggies in

Beach life

Just love the colours in this pic. No filters #beachdays #lovecornwall #balancedlife

Iced watermelon

The easiest ice lollies you’ll ever make: simply chop up watermelon & freeze. Yes that’s all you have to do. Only one ingredient so free from everything other than watermelon! 🍉 enjoyed by all from my 9 month old niece to me 😉 I made these a while back as

Easter with less of a chocolate focus

Our #eastertree before it gets packed away. Both girls loved hanging the decorations. What things did you do this Easter that weren’t associated with chocolate? Right it’s time to tidy! #mumlife

Duck racing fun

The excitement of a #duckrace when you’re 3 (& older!) & as I type a call to say my nephew won the big race (15000 ducks!) Thank you @poldhu for a fab day & well done for raising so much money for @childrenshospicesw 😍🏖🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆 #familytime #eastersunday2019 #winner

Cockle picking

#GoodFriday cockle picking. A family tradition that is now loved by the next generation too. They’re really good at finding them & love eating them too 😍 We purged them last night in salted water with a little oats then cooked them in the BBQ this evening. #cockles #helford #cornwall

Beautiful day for a swim with these two gorgeous girls 💖💖 #Cornwall #FamilyLife #swimming

Breakfast conversations

Love our breakfast conversations ‘Mummy can you send a picture of my rainbow to Uncle Dan. He’ll be proud!’ They’re both into people being proud of them at the moment 😊#porridge #proud

Cheats moussaka in the making

An old favourite in the making, packed full of veggies & full of flavour. Today’s protein & fibre boost comes from chickpeas. #lovepulses Lamb can be expensive but it’s delicious so my advice is to bulk it out with veggies so that it’s cheaper per serving yet retains all of

Chefs perks

Pizzas tonight. The girls (now 3) loved chopping their toppings. Some got eaten on the way #chefsperks which is fantastic as one them had gone off avocado until chopping it for herself. We chopped as the pizza dough rose. They loved helping to mix the ingredients (250g string bread four

Pizza dough

Dough rolled our on semolina flour (if I’d have found it earlier then I’d have substituted 1/5 of the four for semolina flour). Semolina give a much crispier texture. Dough about to go in very hot oven (240’C) until starting to crisp. We’ll then top with tomato purée (herbs for

Christmas veg prep

I love all of the prep that goes into Christmas and especially the way that it’s something that we always did as a family as I was growing up. This year I love the fact that our girls are enjoying getting involved too. Now I know how they are with

Cuddly Christmas carrots

Love is in the air this Christmas 😍🎄 here our ‘cuddle carrots’ that will be left out for Father Christmas & his crew #love #christmaseve #carrots #cuddle #happychrismas #dietitian

Advent Challenger 😍🎄

My advent challenger for my girls pre-school class. 🎄A different Christmassy themed mini challenge for each school day in advent. Very quickly designed and I’m sure you can come up with better challenges but in the time I had between drop off and pick up this morning I’m pleased! Imagine

Can they really grate now?!

Getting involved with meal prep. B&W have just turned 3 and love getting involved with the cooking, serving and niceties of mealtimes. Today they wanted to grate their own cheese. To be honest I didn’t think they’d manage it but after a quick prep talk about being careful not to

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