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

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

Rainy day baking: Herby pizza bases

Really simple to make and loads of fun. Recipe for the bases: 375g bread flour 7g fast acting yeast (one sachet) 2tbsp & 250ml warm water 2-3tsp mixed herbs 2 tbsp oil Pinch of salt and good grind of pepper Method: Mix yeast with 2 tbsp warm water and leave

Apple explosion

How not to bake your apples! We’re lucky enough to have lots of apples on our tree so I thought I’d have a go at baking them. If you don’t have a tree keep an eye out for garden gate stalls as you can pick up a bag of apples

Banana glut? Try making dried banana.

Bananas all about to go over together? Try making dried banana: Slice bananas and dry / dehydrate at 65’C for 6-7 hours. As dried fruit is relatively high in sugar and can get stuck in teeth it’s recommend that these as with all dried fruit are eaten at a meal

Burger time

Homemade burgers with sliced gherkins, humous, cheese, rocket, lettuce and BBQd courgette & a squeeze of onion relish all in a toasted bun. Flashback to last weekend’s BBQ. Everyone enjoyed making the burgers and eating them! #burger #bbq #lovecornwall #balancedlife

Mackerel pate

The mackerel are in! Now making all things mackerel 😂 here’s my mackerel pate wrap. Sliced gherkins, lettuce, rocket, raspberries and a drizzle of Caesar dressing to accompany my mackerel pate and it was yummy! To make the pate whizz together a mackerel fillet with some cream cheese (approx 2:1

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

Enjoying the wild garlic

Wild garlic – so much if it everywhere at the moment and it’s so tasty! Stick it in stirfries, salads, tortillas, pasta bakes, bread – pretty much anywhere you’d normally use garlic or spinach. #wildgarlic #foraging #toddlerlife #dietitianlife #toddlerfood #paediatricdietitian #eatforfree

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.

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

Potato love

Love is in the air! Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day. This potato reminded me of the unwarranted bad press that the poor old potato gets. We love potatoes in our house. Some of our favourite ways to eat them are boiled, mashed, chopped into stews and moussaka,

Double Gloucester-ing the start of (free) Sugar free February

Kicking of @cr_uk #sugarfreefebruary (no free sugars so the grapes are fine!). This is Double Gloucester cheese. I was reminded recently of the importance of maintaining all of that hard work that you put in during the first year of your little ones eating. I found I was getting into

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

Prunes 😋

Today’s yoghurt topper: Prunes 😍 We love them, just don’t eat too many in one sitting! I chop them up for the girls to make them go further. Adding your own fruit allows you to control the amount of added sugar. We often eat Greek yoghurt on its own but

Lunch for me and my toddlers in 10 minutes flat.

Method: Boil a pan of water. Pop in some eggs to boil for 6-8 mins depending on their size. Meanwhile pop some bread in the toaster, open a can of sweetcorn, wash top and tail a few carrots and grab a couple of handfuls of salad leaves. And assemble on

Celebrating the small wins can make all the difference

Celebrating the small wins – I made it into this jar of pickled gerkins. I was on the verge of giving in to the mega tight seal but then my desire for a pickle drive me on!! On a more serious note though it’s so important to recognise the small

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

Endorsed by a celebrity… and more

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you’ve had a great day with family and friends. It’s the time of year when everyone feels they must make a change. If you don’t mind I’ve a few suggestions: 1. Just because it’s endorsed by a celebrity it doesn’t mean it works (or

Twixmas leftovers

What have you been doing to use up your leftovers? Today we’ve had quesadillas, gherkins, low salt and sugar beans and toasted pittas jam packed full of roasted veggies and lemon-mushroom stuffing with a sprinkle of cheese and a scrape of pesto. #leftovers #twixmas #balancedmeal #familyfood #toddlerfood #doubleyummy #stuffing #dietitian

Have a healthful Christmas #2

Have and Merry and Healthful Christmas. Today’s top tip: have an americano with milk and a dash of cinnamon or mixed spice for that Christmassy cuppa rather than a calorie laden coffee or hot chocolate made with milk and syrup which could be over 600kcal! That’s a long run to

Eggcellent, a triple yolker!

Triple yolker! This is a flash back to 4 years ago when we had this giant egg. We wanted to see if it was a double yolker so shone a light on it to get this pic. When we cracked it open it turned out to have 3 yolks! What

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

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