‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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