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Snacks, sanity and lockdown

Snacks, sanity and lockdown

    Lockdown is hard work. And constant snack demands, on top of homeschooling, working and housework can tip even the calmest parent over the edge! So, I thought I'd fill you in on how I MANAGE SNACKS with my kids while we're all at home together. EVERY...

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Weaning using store cupboard foods

Weaning using store cupboard foods

  My daughter is weaning her 7-month-old son, cooking herself. But now, she's noticing that it's difficult to find fresh things regularly in the shops, and a lot of the baby food and formula is sold out. I was wondering about 'adult' alternatives, that can be...

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Frozen Avocado Pasta Sauce

Frozen Avocado Pasta Sauce

  Suitable for the whole family Add some salt for the adults or older children   How to eat  Tossed with pasta As a spread on toast, rice cakes or bagels As a puree from a spoon As a dip for breadsticks, cucumber sticks or fingers of toast   Storing it This...

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Moroccan Bean Stew

Moroccan Bean Stew

  Suitable for the whole family It's much easier to make one meal that's suitable for the whole family and this delicately spiced stew is perfect. If you'd like more spice then add some chilli flakes after you've taken out your baby's portion.   How to eat it With...

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Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Rice Pudding

  Suitable for the whole family This recipe isn't sweet like most rice puddings. While your baby won't notice the difference, you might! So add some sugar, honey or maple syrup to your portion to sweeten things up if you like.   How to eat it With chia jam With mashed...

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Your Questions Answered about Milk and Babies

Your Questions Answered about Milk and Babies

  You send me more messages about milk than anything else! And my recent Q&A session was no different. So I hope you find this blog useful, I think it's the longest one I've ever written! Initially, I thought about writing two blogs, one for those of you that...

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Portion sizes during weaning-The bottom line

Portion sizes during weaning-The bottom line

  How much should my baby eat? You often ask this. But did you know that there are no recommended portion sizes for babies?And yet you'll see lots of prescriptive weaning advice recommending them.   Feed to appetite, not to portion size Researchers...

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Make dessert work for you

Make dessert work for you

  Over 1 in 3 of you said you're OK with serving dessert every day I agree! Why not, it tastes great, it boosts nutrition, and it's quick to get on the table. But it depends on the definition of dessert, doesn't it?   Dessert means different things to...

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Chia Jam

Chia Jam

 Not jam as you know itChia jam is:Quicker to makeLower sugar contentHigher in fibre Chia jam doesn't rely on sugar to set. The chia seeds take over this job whilst also providing lots of nutrients like fibre, healthy fat, protein and iron.  How to eat...

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3 things you need to know about your newborn

3 things you need to know about your newborn

3 things you need to know about your newborn   As the saying goes.... Babies aren't born with an instruction manual. Unfortunately, this may result in hours googling and a fortune on wonder cures trying to cure  problems that don't exist. These perceived...

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Gingerbread Men (reduced sugar)

Gingerbread Men (reduced sugar)

Mini Gingerbread Men (reduced sugar version!) Most kids love gingerbread men and this reduced sugar recipe is the perfect one to bake together. Using a mini Gingerbread man cutter ensures you'll get about 60 mini men (or stars) from this recipe with...

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Baby’s First Christmas Dinner- Two Ways!

Baby’s First Christmas Dinner- Two Ways!

Get Ahead Christmas Dinner for your baby-Two Ways!  If you've followed me for a while or been to my Baby Weaning Class, you'll know that I'm a big fan of adapting family meals for your baby rather than cooking separate dishes. But with the best will in the...

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