Healthy kid’s recipes – homemade popcorn and pizza faces

Teaching children where popcorn comes from Today’s afterschool class was as lively as ever. It never ceases to amaze me how much fun children have around food. One of my children ate a mushroom for the first time. Whether he eats one again soon is another question but at least he tried it and I was very proud of him. We started off today’s class by making popcorn as they were all hungry straight from school, then we made pizza faces followed
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Healthy kid’s recipes – Homemade soda bread in under 45 minutes

Healthy kids – Homemade soda bread in under 45 minutes It’s nearly the weekend and Saturday mornings for me are a little more leisurely these days. My children have started sleeping in a little later (until 06.45) which after nearly 4 years of being woken up at 5.30 is a welcome break. The smell of freshly baking bread in the morning while sipping on a cup of coffee helps my senses awaken and sets me up for the day. I have a dear friend who
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Healthy yet tasty meals for kids – The wonders of thyme

A snail enjoying the taste and aroma of my thyme The wonders of thyme In my opinion, simple and healthy cooking is tasty. It is completely untrue that healthy food is not tasty. By simply adding a simple spice or herb and some butter or oil you are able to turn a simple vegetable or piece of fish or meat into a delicious tasting meal. The Italian kitchen is about simplicity and letting the produce speak for itself. Most Italian recipes are simply constructed using the
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Healthy kid’s recipes – easy cheese scones and crunchy oven baked chicken nuggets

Healthy kid’s recipes – easy cheese scones and crunchy chicken nuggets Happily creating Well after a weekend at my mother-in-law’s eating wonderful fragrant curry and being cooked for (my other half is Mauritian) I was ready this morning to start cooking again. Although I live, breathe and sleep food, I do like a little break sometimes as I then get excited about cooking again. My day started off with freshly made soda bread using spelt flour and carried on just
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Healthy kid’s recipes – cooking together with your children – Homemade flatbreads

Healthy kids – cooking together with your children I cook with my two children as much as possible. My little boy will spend hours with me in the kitchen. Sometimes he will make his own concoctions up in a bowl next to me whilst I cook or he will actually help me prepare a dish. Yesterday we made meatballs in tomato sauce. He helped me cut up some onions and he peeled the garlic. He sometimes complains about the onions stinging his eyes but
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Quick and healthy sauces are a lifesaver for any busy parent

Quick and healthy sauces are a lifesaver for any busy parent I hope you all tried my children’s healthy recipe of pea pesto. It’s colour is not the most appetising but kids love different colours. My little boy is a very fussy eater and went through a period of not eating peas but ate my pea pesto that he helped to make. He is now eating peas again, so all is good. Well, on the theme of pestos, below is my healthy red
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Fun kid’s recipes – Gingerbread Men and stars & vegetable fingers

Going forward, I will be posting weekly updates from my Monday Healthy Eating Afterschool Club. Although we do a little bit of baking, we predominantly prepare and cook healthy dishes. The children are aged between 4 and 6. Today was a very messy class but lots of fun. We started off making Gingerbread Men (or women as one of the children corrected me). We made these first as they needed to bake and cool in time for the end of
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Healthy kid’s recipes – Pea Pesto

Healthy Pea Pesto Ingredients: 1 mug defrosted peas 3 tbsp grated parmesan 4 tbsp olive oil A pinch of salt and pepper 2 tbsp water Method: 1.     Place all the ingredients into the food processor 2.     Whiz the ingredients together until they have all combined. If a little thick, add some more water until the consistency is right 3.     Add to freshly cooked whole wheat pasta and mix well Sprinkle a further tbsp of grated parmesan for that extra cheesy
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I’m back…

It has been a while since I updated my blog with recipes and helpful info in regards to children, food and cooking. But I am back and here to stay! Behind the scenes however, I have been busy with all my classes and workshops and have gained a wealth of experience and written lots of new recipes that I look forward to sharing with you over the coming months. All the recipes I post are child friendly so do try and
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