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

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

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

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

Playing squash…

Yummy, I’m like daddy. I like squash too with Uncle Tom.’ I wonder what they think daddy does when he goes to play squash with Tom..?! 😂 either way I’m pleased that it’s got them eating squash again! This one was simply roasted whole and has been enjoyed as a

Tomato and cucumber salad to start

Simple tomato and cucumber salad with a little vinaigrette drizzled over. So easy to do and a great start dinner this evening. We popped this out on the table to keep the girls happy whilst the finishing touches were happening to the main.

Snow day snack

The snow has returned and were now warming up with peanut butter banana snowmen and a a baby chino (frothy milk) after a morning of snow play and sledging. The girls love a baby chino but I always ask for frothy milk as a baby chino in a cafe can

Are they identical?

This is something people ask me about my blonde and blue eyed daughter as she stranded next to her brunette brown eyed sister. Looks aside though their personalities are also very different. A good illustration of this is their food preferences. Although they’ll usually eat most things their preferences are

Quick lasagna top: Greek yoghurt with a sprinkle of cheese

Quick lasagna top: Greek yoghurt with a sprinkle of cheese. Today’s ‘experiment’ paid off. I always bulk up my bol with loads of veg and pulses to up the fibre and micronutrient content of this yummy dish. #lasagna #timesaving #delicious #mealideas #dietitian #doubleyummy #familyfood #kidsfood #toddlerfood #babyfood

Veggie packed cheats mousakka

Tonight’s veggie packed cheats mousakka. 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 that yummy flavour. Here lentils boost the protein and fibre content at the same time. You’ve got to

Treasure hunt!

Digging for the gold (mango) in our porridge this morning. Simply stick in some frozen mango when cooking your porridge and let the treasure hunt begin 😍 #noaddedsugar #sugarfreefebruary @cr_uk #mango #porridge #treasurehunt #twins #toddlerlife #babyfood #toddlerfood #familyfood #paediatricdietitian #dietitian #doubleyummy

Health benefits of cinnamon…

We love cinnamon and mixed spice! Here is paired with some oats, milk, finely grated carrot and sultanas to make our ‘carrot cake porridge’ and topped with deliciously creamy Greek yoghurt. There’s a growing body of evidence in support of cinnamon in health. It’s important to remember with any of

Pac Man Snack

Unsalted peanut butter (protein) on rice cake (carbs) with chunks of ‘big’ orange and a sultana for the eye (fruit and veg). #snacktime #paediatricdietitian #familyfood #babyfood #toddler #fruitandveg #dietitian #babyfriendly #weaning

Love it? Like it? Learning it?

Try to avoid saying that you or they hate or dislike foods when talking to children (and if you’re trying to change your own mindset!). The way we phrase things and the expression on our face can be more powerful than the taste of something when it comes to forming

A great ‘free from’ snack in the making

Zesty Fruit Oaty Bites in the making. These are a great snack for anyone, especially those with allergies and intolerances. It can be hard to find snacks that are portable when you’re trying to follow a ‘free from’ diet. Snacks like these Oaty Bites can be made in so many

The perfect airway blocker….

The perfect airway blocker…. if the grape (food eg small fruit or vegetable such as cherry tomatoes, or slice of sausage) is in anyway circular quarter it! Ive just been reading a story of another near miss. Unfortunately I know cases where it’s been fatal 😢 #choking #chokinghazzard #grapes #cherrytomatoes

Love it, like it, learning it with prawns

Ready steady stir fry! The girls absolutely love prawns. They were a ‘learning it’ food for me for a long time so it’s something I’m keen for them to like from an early age. In fact it’s only since they’ve been so into them (definitely a ‘love it’ food for

Happy Halloween 🎃 

Pumpkin soup (with sage, bacon & apple) for lunch here. Topped with a little grated smoked cheese and served with some crusty bread.  Soup is a great way of getting loads of veggies in. Try to use lots of herbs and spices rather than salt or stick cubes (choose low

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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