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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aren’t raspberries great?!

Providing 1/3 of your daily Vitamin C requirements, 1/4 of your daily fibre requirements and only 43kcal per portion (80g) aren’t raspberries great?! (Figures for adults)Because of their high water content berries are a particularly low energy density food.  The range of raspberry varieties means that they are one of

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

Early (?) hedgerow snacks

Are blackberries out earlier than usual this year? This is a pic from last weekend i.e. July… #blackberries #hedgerow #snack #early #seasonal #doubleyummy #dietitian #localfood #eatinseason #cornwall #lovecornwall #cornishlife 

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

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

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

Slowing down the pace of snack time… 

​​ Sometimes we don’t realise we’ve eaten when it’s gone quickly. This can lead to over eating.  As your children get older let them do more of the prep. This can be as simple as getting them to perl their own satsuma or eating peas from the pod.  It also

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