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Sushi Bites – Snack Inspiration – Healthy Toddler Meal Idea

Sushi bites, some snack inspiration for you which can be shared as a healthy toddler meal idea too (a bonus rhyme!). This is a super simple recipe with just 2 main ingredients. But it can be easily jazzed up with different fillings to give it different flavours and get your little one used to different tastes. Sea weed can be quite a difficult food to include in your diet so this are a great way to include this sea vegetable that is a good source of iodine. Depending on the age of your toddler this is also a fun activity to get them involved in making.

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Jaspy’s lunch: sushi bites, houmous and cucumber.

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Courgette, Banana and Almond Butter Muffins – Healthy Snack Inspiration – Plant Based Recipe

Healthy snack inspiration; courgette, banana and almond butter muffins. This plant based recipe includes a vegetable, fruit and a source of healthy fats, so it is ideal for fuelling your little ones with energy. They are really tasty and can be made with sugar to make them a healthy treat or without sugar so they taste more like banana bread. The muffins can be batch cooked and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and in the freezer for up to a month, which is really convenient and handy when you need a healthy snack quickly.

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The muffins ready to enjoy!

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Potato Cake Recipe – Healthy Snack Idea

I am always on the hunt for different snack ideas for me and Jaspy to try to keep things varied and interesting but that are also healthy. So when I had some leftovers potatoes, I thought it would be really good to try and create some potato cakes. They turned out really well and Jasper liked them too (he ended up taking them to soft play and toddler yoga as his snack) so I thought I would create a recipe. Potatoes are a good source of energy, potassium and vitamin B6 so it makes them ideal for toddlers and for all the mummies and daddies running around after them too! This recipes also utilises leftovers so there is less cooking involved which is always a win.

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Black Bean Burger Recipe – Healthy Family Meal Idea

Black beans are a great plant based source of protein as well as being high in fibre and they also contain good amounts of magnesium and potassium. So I thought I would share my current favourite burger recipe made using them because I think they are a great healthy summer food. I find black beans are one of the best legumes to make burgers out of because they mash well which makes them easy to shape.

Jasper loves these burgers as well because they can be made in to bite sized pieces that he can feed to himself so I know your little ones would like them too!

This recipe would serve 3 to 4 people depending on their appetite.

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Stacked black bean burger with avocado.

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What I Eat Whilst Breastfeeding and What My 10 Month Old Eats In A Day

Hey! I’ve not written a ‘What I Eat In A Day’ post for a while and I really enjoyed doing the last one so I thought write an updated version. Jasper has actually just turned 11 months but I took these pictures about a week ago when he was still 10 months old and not much has really changed in how he eats in that time. I am still breastfeeding Jasper but he is having much less feeds than the previous post, although still quite a few, and I am slowly trying to wean him more. Me and Jasper eat basically the same meals now so I have also included what he eats. It’s usually presented slightly differently but its pretty much the same as what I have cooked for myself. If you want to know how Jasper’s eating has changed, I wrote this post of what Jasper ate when he was 6 months old.

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Baby Update – Jasper At 9 Months Old

Hello! I haven’t written a baby update post since Jasper was 5 months old, which you can read here, so I thought it was about time I wrote another. He has grown up so much in the last couple of months so I really wanted to document what he was like now. I’m sure I probably said this in the last post but Jasper has got the cheekiest personality and he makes me laugh all the time now by being silly. He is definitely becoming more independent now that he can move around more easily and he really knows his own mind and what he wants. Jasper is 9 and a half months as I am writing this (which is slightly later than I was hoping for because I have been a bit poorly, on the mend now though!).

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Jasper’s hand and feet prints at 9 months and 3 days old.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you are all having a lovely Valentine’s Day with who ever is special to you; children, other halves, pals or gals! I have spent the day with this little man at a Tiny Talk class and going for a walk in the sun (it’s finally starting to feel like spring, hopefully it lasts because I am so ready for warmer weather!). Now we are just waiting for daddy to come home so we can have a veggie sausage roast for tea.

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A slightly blurry Jasper because he is always on the move!

Recipes

Healthy Green Pesto Recipe

Hi everyone, a bit of a different post for you today, my super easy pesto recipe. I really like making my own pesto as I find it more refreshing and not as heavy as jars of pesto. I also try and make it a bit healthier than pre made pesto with a little bit less oil and I make it completely plant based. I just wanted to share this recipe because I really love it and I hope you will like it too. Jasper also really likes when I mash up the meal pictured below, which I find a bit odd as i thought pesto might be quite a strong flavour for a baby!

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Pesto Serving Idea.

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Babies First Christmas!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a magical festive period. This year is Baby Jasper’s first Christmas (exciting!), so I wanted to share some of his day.

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Jasper trying to get a bauble (how cute!).

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What My 6 Month Old Baby Eats in a Day

Hi everyone! Following on from my previous two posts here and here all about preparing babies first foods, I thought it would be good to share what Baby Jasper eats in a day now that he is 6 months old. From the previous posts you will now that he has been weaning on to solid food since he was just older than 4 months. I now offer him 3 meals a day with milk on demand as well. It can be a bit hit and miss with how much he eats each time, sometimes all and sometimes nothing and sometimes just the finger food or just the mashed food! I hope you find it interesting seeing what he eats on a typical day.

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Jasper’s food today.

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