Eating for your gut bacteria is all about variety

Lunch yesterday – blue cheese, pomegranate, olive & balsamic tomato salad turns out to be a great combo! Since reading the research into feeding your gut bacteria I’ve been making an extra effort to include more variety of plant based components into my week. The salad we’re growing in the

Cuddly Christmas carrots

Love is in the air this Christmas 😍🎄 here our ‘cuddle carrots’ that will be left out for Father Christmas & his crew #love #christmaseve #carrots #cuddle #happychrismas #dietitian

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.

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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

Sunshine in the veggie patch

Beautiful yellow courgette flowers. I can’t decide whether to eat them or wait for the yummy courgettes behind them! Courgettes are so versatile. Great sliced, diced, ‘spaghettied’ cut into fingers or thin slithers. Eaten raw or cooked. Stir fried, steamed or in a bolognaise, chilli, tagine or ratatouille. How do

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