Microwave Crisps

Before having children my microwave got used only for ready meals. After children, it gets used daily but for heating up bottles of milk or cold cups of tea! Recently, I have been using it for more useful things so I thought I would share a few of my favorite things I have created.

These crisps are a good, healthy snack which are enjoyed by my children and myself. They are super easy to make too but the hardest part is slicing the potato thin enough. The thinner you slice them, the crisper they will be.

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Weaning Banana Pancakes

*Beware, baby poop talk!!!*

My 10 month old is now eating every thing we eat and he is loving it. However, with the solid food stage comes the stuck poo stage!! It is completely normal, it’s their digestive system getting used to harder foods. It does get easier in time but there are foods you can give them to help them along. Bananas are particularly good for digestion so these pancakes are perfect for them as well as being good for finger food. I’ve also put a dollop of natural yoghurt on as it is beneficial to the digestive system and helping with constipation. I have made two different versions, one plain version for the babies and chocolate for the toddlers. They are also gluten free!

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Moroccan Chicken and Lentil Curry with Cauliflower Rice

I hope everyone is having a great week! I have been doing so much cooking and baking, trying to perfect some dishes and also coming up with some new ones so keep your eyes peeled!!

Cauliflower rice is something I’ve wanted to post for a while but it’s never turned out the way I wanted. I finally discovered that the microwave is the answer! If you don’t have a microwave, you can fry it in a little oil but I found this went a bit wet and soggy. It may sound like a strange thing to have with a curry but I can assure you that it doesn’t actually taste of cauliflower! It’s another clever way of getting more vegetables into my family’s diet and it’s a low carb opinion compared to rice. I have simply grated the florets with a corse grater but you can also blend it to become finer and can then be used as cous cous rather than rice.

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Reusable Baby Food Pouches 

Raising children is difficult and expensive!

I only started cooking 2 years ago when my daughter started weaning. Even though I trying to cook, I was still giving her baby food brought from the shop about 80% of the time. It is only now I realise how expensive it all was. Here is what I roughly used to spend in a week on baby foods:

  • Porridge/cereal: £2.00
  • Jars of baby food: £6.00
  • Snacks (biscuits, crisps, snack bars etc): £3.00

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Super Healthy Salmon Fish Cakes 

I seem to talk about eating for myself or younger children a lot but I have yet to mention what my 8 month old eats. Weaning the first time round was confusing and actually quite scary! I didn’t have a clue what I was supposed to cook or what I had to feed a baby, but now I am confident to share with you what I do.

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