Towards the end of Summer last year a word that I’d probably only used once or twice in my life was now suddenly popping up everywhere. The word was weaning. Since the arrival of my daughter in the April I had kept meaning to start reading around the topic of weaning but here we were … Continue reading The start of our weaning journey
This breakfast recipe for Chia Seed and Oat Pudding with Mixed Berry Compote was the first recipe I produced as a guest blogger for lifestyle Blogger Flamingo Monroe. Suitable for babies from 6 months this breakfast is packed with nutrients and takes hardly any time to make. Recipes can’t really get any simpler than this … Continue reading Chia Seed and Oat Pudding with Mixed Berry compote
I love making these hearty flat breads to go with dal, curry or chilli dishes. I eat a lot less bread than I used to and opt for more nutrient dense carbohydrates instead but there’s no way I would be happy in giving up bread completely. Simple switches such as having salads instead of sandwiches … Continue reading Hearty Flatbreads
In this blog post I deviate from my usual topic of healthy eating to consider the impact of commercial household cleaners on our health and the environment and whether we should consider using natural alternatives. This is particularly important when we are considering the impact of using chemicals to clean surfaces which are likely to … Continue reading Which cleaning products are safest to use on your baby’s high chair?
Enclosing your ingredients in paper before baking, also known as en papillote, is a healthy way to cook and a simple way to create a novel and aesthetically pleasing meal. As the parcels heat up in the oven the natural juices from your dish are trapped inside the parcel preserving and intensifying the flavours of … Continue reading Cooking En Papillote
Manufacturers of sugary cereals have a lot to answer for in my opinion. A survey by Public Health England published last year indicates that children are eating three times as much sugar as they should be. It is not difficult to see how this can be true when some breakfast cereals contain more than half of the recommended daily sugar intake for a child in a single portion.
I really like making my own burgers at home for a fun family dinner. That may seem slightly ironic for a health-food blogger but these Mushroom and Black Bean Burgers are in stark contrast to the archetypal heart-attack inducing American-style mega burger. A single burger patty without the bread bun is the perfect shape and … Continue reading Mushroom and Black Bean Burgers
This week I have been contemplating whether raising our children on a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) diet would be the miracle solution to curbing the environmental impacts of food industry whilst simultaneously abolishing childhood obesity issues? The WFPB diet consists of plant-based foods and excludes meats, dairy products, eggs and other … Continue reading Should we be raising our children on a WFPB diet?
Fish cakes are perfect for baby led weaning! They are a great size and consistency for your little one to pick up and eat right from their first meal. Me and Little Chickpea really like these lemon and parsley flavoured fishcakes and I bet your baby will too! If you make fishcakes for your … Continue reading Salmon Fish cakes
I spotted the first signs of Spring whilst on the home stretch of a weekend run. I tend to notice my surroundings more when I'm out running. This is important because beeing blossom on the trees signalled to me that it would soon be Little Chickpea's first Birthday and that I should really be getting … Continue reading Sugar-free 1st Birthday Cake
For a spot of sophistication on your baby's lunch menu these mini squares of Baked 'Spanish' omelette look just as at home on a canapé platter at a swanky cocktail party as on your baby's Bamboo Bamboo I have most probably been offending our European Cousins left right and center with my latest recipes. I … Continue reading Baked ‘Spanish’ Omelette