Leftover Baked Potato Bar

At the end of the week I am always left with a few leftovers from lunches and dinners. This week I managed to picked up some baking potatoes that had been reduced to 5p, so I thought it would make a fun meal to combine them with the leftovers and a few extras. Both my kids loved being able to pick their own toppings and it was great not having waste any food!

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Taco Seasoning 14p

Did you know how easy and cheap it is to make your own seasoning for meals like burritos or fajitas?
Old El Paso Taco Seasoning: £1.99
Budget Food Mummy Taco Seasoning: 14p

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Shredded Chicken Taco Wraps

As a child you are always told not to play with your food. I say, let them! I love seeing the joy on my daughter’s face as she threads a bit of spaghetti in and out of her fingers, pretending it’s a snake. My son loves to rub food all over the table, his face and generally over every thing! It gets in their mouth eventually so what’s the big rush. I believe that children discover food not just through taste but through being able to feel, smell and see it. By see it I mean, seeing what goes into it. I’m not sure if you have noticed but I take a picture of all the ingredients before I cook it. This is so we can talk about the different things, we play ‘the name game’ and ‘name that colour’. The more fun my toddler has preparing in, the more likely she is to eat it. This dish is a great way of getting children involved by helping cut the pepper, grate cheese and then finally, putting it all together in the wrap. The chicken takes a while to cook so whilst it was cooking we made paper crowns and decorated at the kitchen table.

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Cheesy Chicken and Bean Quesadillas

Beans, beans, good for your heart… They actually are! Eating beans can help prevent heart disease as well helping to lower your cholesterol. They can be a bit boring so I like to add them to meals to liven them up a bit.

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Chicken Taco Ramen

This recipe is the type I do when we have absolutely no money and I have just what’s in the cupboard, freezer or fridge. I used the meat from the thighs of the whole chicken I used yesterday and the super cheap packet of flavoured noodles again so it costs around 42p a serving. I’ve included the ingredients to make taco seasoning which you can make a small container full and then use it in other meals.

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