‘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

Festival fun

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

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

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

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

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

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

#AHPsActive challenge kicked off

Dietitians are part of the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) which make up the third largest workforce in the NHS. Today is Day 1 of the WeCommunities activity challenge and my contribution this morning is 2km in the pool. I’m inspired to swim further than usual by my friend who is

Happy Sunday everyone – make it achievable

🍉☀️ couldn’t resist a slice of #watermelon in the sun for a post run second #breakfast It’s not a long run (25mins) but this means it fits in with most family plans for the day and we are pretty consistent in doing it every week. It’s better to do something

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

Boat spotting & plant sales

After school stroll to the beach with our friends yesterday. Loved the idea of a plant sale at the school gate. We now have two sunflower plants that I’m hoping will stabd more chance against our mega slugs 😆 #lovecornwall #cornishlife #lizard #beachlife #cliffwalk #hopeful #doubleyummy #loveactivity

Wild strawbs & off to conference

Wild strawberries are ready 😍🍓🍓🍓🍓 keep your eyes peeled as these little gems are a real treat. About to get on my flight to London for #CAHPO18 conference. So glad we got to do this earlier today #workingmum #worklifebalance #wildstrawberries #homegrown #lovewhereyoulive #lovecornwall

Pack horse!

When you look down to find you’re carrying quite a collection! Two scooters and helmets in the other hand 😂 This is a light day as no toddler carrying (sometimes both of them) or mass of bags 😜 #enjoyinglife #familytime #getactive #mumlife

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

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

Baby-chinos at the beach

I can’t think of a better way to spend a beautiful day than on the beach with friends. Thanks to @poldhu for doing ‘baby-chinos’ for the girlsI they love the frothy milk. Unlike the ones that you get at some of the big brand coffee shops these are just milk

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,

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

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

Merry Christmas everyone

Thanks for all of your support and kind wishes this year. Hope you’re having a wonderful family day. Here are my wee angels looking for fish in the neighbour’s pond. You can’t beat some fresh air to burn off some energy! #chrsitmas #familytime #doubleyummy #twins #toddlers #bestfriends #myangels

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

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

Gratefully receiving my award for Paediatric Nutrition Professional of the Year 2017 at Chandos House. A really lovely day meeting some amazing people. Thank you @cnmagazines  #cnmagazines #recognition #awards #paediatricdietitian #babyfood #familyfood #weaning #balancedlife #doubleyummy #registereddietitian #nutritionexpert #nutritionist #workinghard #workingmum #enjoyingthegoodtimes

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