Beef stew 

Serves 4 adults and two babies with left over beef for sandwiches etc and a couple of baby portions of stew for the freezer unless you’re hungry adults! Ingredients: Beef joint eg silverside Carrots x4 (chopped into big chunks, I used organic so kept the skins on as I love

Honeydew Melon ☀️

One of the tastiest melons I’ve ever eaten. The girls absolutely LOVED it too. Just look at the golden colour ☀️  Rich in Vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium and fibre melons are a really healthy food, with diets rich in these nutrients being linked to health including lower blood pressure. 

A quick vibrant lunch

Lunch for me & the girls (now 9 months). For me: Egg (mashed with a little salad cream) In a whole meal wrap, Plum cherry tomatoes,  Fresh pineapple chunks,  Carrot sticks (skins on as organic)  & my new humous (minty pea & broad bean) recipe coming soon! For the girls:

Minty pea and broad bean humous 

Minty pea and broad bean humous – just finished & I have to admit I’ve already eaten some! Yummy 😍 Ingredients: 300g peas (fresh or frozen) 300g broad beans (I’ve used the ones straight from the garden! But if you’re not growing them they’re in season so in most shops

Pineapple porridge with a dollop of Greek yoghurt

This beautifully ripe pineapple gave a great sweet zinginess to our porridge this morning. Did you know that pineapples are not only rich sources of Vitamin C and fibre, but also manganese? Manganese is important for bone health. By eating a good range of fruits and vegetables it allows your

Herby cauliflower & macaroni with crispy cheese top

A lower fat and lower salt version of the classics mac cheese and cauliflower cheese. Adding mustard powered and herbs to the white sauce and just topping with cheese rather than a cheese sauce allows this to be an everyday meal for the whole family. Mustard powder gives the sauce

Pea, ham, chicken & carrot risotto 

This was made extra yummy by using stock made from yesterday’s roast chicken (thank you hubby!) & it meant that it was so low in salt, but you could use a low salt stock cube instead. We grated in the carrot which worked really well.  The girls enjoyed this both

Pickle love on the beach

Happy Father’s Day 💙 Here are our little pickles with their daddy enjoy the evening in the beach.  Where else would you want to have tea?!  We popped to the beach to meet some old friend’s who are back from Sydney. Some things in life change a lot but some

Portion control & pitta bread pizza

This is my lunch & the girls had a roughly half sized portion (ate 1/3 pitta each) with some additional cucumber sticks and I ate a carrot whilst prepping! Sometimes I hear people say you can’t have too much of a good thing. If only this were true… Grapes are

Keeping up the fibre with Peach Melba for breakfast

Today’s raspberry porridge is topped with 1/2 sliced peach.  Seasonal fruit is always so tasty. We always try to get a portion (2 if it’s carrot cake porridge) of fruit & veg in at breakfast.  Fruit and veggies are not only great sources of a wide range of vitamins and

When can I give peppermint tea?

Admittedly not the most frequently asked question in my clinics! But something other than water / water is boring is.   We are always saying that variety is the spice, but then when it comes to drinks the advice tends to be water or milk (in moderation) with the occasional

Herb roll making on an open fire

Getting children to get involved in making their own food is a great way to get them to try new things and to learn to enjoy for food more than just the eating.  Both girls loved making and eating their herby rolls as Enys Gardens Food Jam today and this

Do you struggle to get your toddler to drink enough?

Have you tried drink with your toddler’s cup /beaker? The guidance to introduce a cup at 6 months and to move away from the bottle at 12 months is pretty well known (it’s important to help with oromotor development). However this often means that parents struggle to get their children

Egg-free mini pancakes

Ingredients: 200g self-raising flour,  1tsp baking powder,  300ml milk   Method: Whizz together, use fresh butter to cook each set of pancakes.  4/5 blobs for each pan.  Makes approx 20-25 little pancakes Aunty Jen whipped us up a batch of these little beauties and then said ‘whoops I forgot the

What healthy lolly pops..?! 

Yes so easy, yummy and healthy.  Simply chop up some fruit and mix into some Greek yoghurt and load into your lolly mold! Pop in the freezer and enjoy in the sunshine ☀️ Top tip: when taking them out of the mould run it under warm water first as it’ll

Sunshine (Mango) Oaty Bites just out of the oven

Ingredients: 1 banana  About 50ml mango pulp (because that’s how much we had left!) Roughly two large handfuls of oats (plus a little more if the texture is too sticky after combining).  Method: Mash all of the ingredients together.  Shape and place on non stick baking sheet.  Bake in the

Spiced banana yoghurt ice lollies

  Ingredients: Mashed banana  Plain Greek yoghurt (or milk free alternative if needed) Mixed spice or cinnamon  Method: Mix about 50:50 banana and yoghurt with a shake of cinnamon. Spoon into ice lolly mounds and pop into the freezer.  When trying to take them out of the mouldy run quickly

Healthier raw or cooked?

After dinner treat: Yellow tomatoes from the greenhouse. So sweet and delicious they’re like a pudding (well nearly 😂)! There’s nothing like eating in season 😍🍅  Typically the closer that you eat fruits and veg from the time / day that they’re picked the higher the concentration of vitamins and

I won..! Thank you x

“I am honoured and thrilled to have won this award (Paediatric Nutrition Professional of the Year 2017). I am lucky enough to work with a fab passionate and innovative team in Cornwall and feel privileged to volunteer with and learn from such a great Dietitians in the BDA’s Obesity Specialist

Surf and turf 😂

The girls (almost 2yrs) are so into playing with their kitchen and food.  This is what I was served evening! Meanwhile her sister got me a peppermint tea 💖 They often cook at their kitchen whilst I get the food ready. They also help me with little bits (which they

Giant couscous risotto for tea and not a spoonful left from anyone! 

Simpler (much less stiring!) and cheaper than using risotto rice I’ll definitely be making this a regular one 😍  Ingredients (served 3 adults and two toddlers): Onion, medium sized and diced (I used frozen) Rapeseed (vegetable) oil, 1-2 tsp Garlic, 1 clove finely chopped Giant couscous, 150g Low salt stock,

Party time: Damage limitation!

Double birthday celebrations today for us so I was glad to be presented with this delicious platter.  Sometimes parties can be a bit overwhelming with higher fat and sugar foods so a good rule is to load the plate with a balance of the healthy foods and a couple of

More basil please mummy!

Tomato, basil and mozzarella for snack time today. The girls helped me to pick the basil leaves. I was really surprised at how much they loved eating the basil! We must be doing something right with getting them trained onto stronger flavours.  For their birthday party I arranged it to

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