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.
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.
When the weather becomes warm, you want to spend as much time outside soaking up the sun and enjoying lighter evenings as possible. That can make it difficult to want to spend loads of time cooking over a warm oven, so picky meals are a go to. But just because they are easy to prepare and quick to throw together doesn’t mean that aren’t as healthy as a meal that has taken longer to cook. The list below is a tasty mix of proteins, fats and carbohydrates and it includes plenty veggies to. All the ideas are plant based but they could be served as sides at a barbecue as well. These types of meals are also a great way of introducing some different foods to your little ones.
So here are some quick and easy, delicious and healthy food ideas to include in your summer picnic or barbecue (they are also toddler approved by Jasper!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hi Everyone, following on from my last post about preparing Baby Jasper’s first foods, I thought I would share the first 10 foods that he tried. I did some reading and I decided I would like to do mostly ‘veg first weaning’ so that hopefully he would love his vegetables. Whilst reading I found that there is some research that concluded the earlier vegetables are given to babies during weaning the more likely they are to accept and like them. I also found out when doing my research that babies are generally born with a sweet tooth because their milk is classed as a sweet food, which I thought was interesting. So below is the order I introduced Jasper’s 10 first foods, how long I waited before introducing new flavours and his verdict on the tastes!