Crunchy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside, these Soda Bread Scones are delicious spread with butter and served with my Easy Irish Stew! They also taste great the next day with jam for breakfast.
Next Saturday is of course St Patrick’s Day and I couldn’t let the day pass without sharing some traditional Irish recipes from my homeland! I already shared the recipe for this super easy but oh so comforting Irish Beef Stew and today I’m showing you how to make the perfect accompaniment in the form of these delicious Soda Bread Scones!
This delicious and warming beef stew is so easy to make. All the ingredients are cooked together in one pan and left to slow cook for an hour. The ultimate comfort food this St Patricks Day!
It may officially be Spring but that doesn’t mean that the weather has improved. It’s just as miserable out there as it was in December so I’m still craving all the best comfort foods! And with St Patrick’s Day just around the corner I thought it would be perfect to share my recipe for one of my favourite weekend meals at the moment… my super easy Irish Beef Stew!
50 Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Kids!
If like me, you struggle to perform even the simplest of tasks before a gallon of coffee has been consumed, breakfast time with kids can be stressful!
It’s often the one meal of the day that has to be prepared in double quick time in order to make sure everyone is out the door for pre-school/nursery/school and/or work and so it’s easy for us to fall back on the same old trusty breakfast staples.
But variety is really important when it comes to children and food and so in an effort to expand our range of breakfasts I’ve put together my Top 50 Breakfast Recipes that are delicious, filling and healthy too. Many of these can also be made in advance or frozen too, perfect if you don’t have a lot of time to prepare food in the mornings.
A simple but super easy bircher muesli breakfast for kids packed with oats, seeds, yogurt and fruit. Spend just 3 minutes prepping this tonight and tomorrow you’ll wake up to this delicious breakfast perfect for Spring and Summer!
A delicious and filling breakfast bar recipe, packed full of healthy ingredients such as quinoa, oats, bananas and strawberries. These bars make the perfect nutritious start to the day for the whole family and are a great grab and go breakfast!
These strawberry and pear BLW bircher muesli bars are packed with slow release energy from the oats, protein from the nuts and egg and sweetness from the fruit. They take less than 30 minutes to make and you can prep them ahead…perfect for busy mornings!
These are a fantastic way of getting your kids involved in and excited about their food. They will have so much fun choosing their toppings and decorating their bowls that they won’t even realise they are eating something super healthy for breakfast!
With no added refined sugar, these aren’t going to give a sugar high before school, but will help sustain kids until first break due to the oats. Egg and dairy free, these bars are the perfect combination of crunch and fruit to get kids through the morning.
Love pancakes but hate standing over the griddle while the family eats? We have a solution: sheet pan pancakes! Plus, these include fruits AND veggies (and they’re whole wheat)! An easy, wholesome family breakfast that also tastes great.
A quick and easy Mackerel Kedgeree recipe made with Princes Mackerel (sponsored post)
A few days ago I spoke about the difficult that us parents have in feeding ourselves. We spend so much time shopping, prepping and cooking for our children’s meals but on busy days at home we often end up grabbing something on the run or even skipping a meal entirely.
A delicious and easy banana bread recipe flavoured with orange and chocolate chips. This recipe is also a bit healthier using honey instead of refined sugar.
Right now outside it’s snowing… proper road-closing school-shutting snow! With nowhere to go and not much to do I’ve spent the last couple of days doing a lot of baking! And nothing says a snow day like a delicious and warming slice of banana bread!
A quick and easy lunch or dinner for two made Princes Mackerel Fillets (Sponsored Post)
As parents we often spend most of our time planning and cooking food for our children, but not so much for ourselves. It’s all too easy to rush through the day, busy with work or running the house and find that you have skipped lunch or dinner for yourself.
A delicious and easy risotto made with leftover roast chicken and vegetables. This recipe even uses the chicken carcass to make a very tasty stock!
Food waste has been a hot topic of conversation recently and with shopping bills increasing way beyond the rate of inflation each year I think most of us are looking for ways to reduce the amount of food we throw away and get more from our grocery budget every month.
Hello I’m back again after a two week break from meal planning!
I had a manic week of work a couple of weeks ago followed by a 9 day trip to Ireland with the kids for half term, so planning our dinners went out the window! But I’m back and determined to get back to meal planning this week!
If you’d like some meal planning inspiration don’t forget to come join my Meal Planning Group on Facebook.
MEAL PLAN W/C 19th FEBRUARY
Monday: We only got back last night so no meal plan for Monday.
Tuesday: Easy Pasta Salad – This pasta salad is super simple to make and the kids love it. Perfect for days when you are busy in the afternoon and only have a few minutes to get dinner on the table fast!
Wednesday: Quinoa Chicken Nuggets – My kids love any kind of chicken nuggets! These are coated in quinoa which makes them really crispy. I will probably serve them with potato wedges and chopped veggies.
Thursday: Chilli Con Carne – My recipe for this chilli is really mild so perfect for kids. It’s also packed with veggies so really nutritious. I’ll serve it with rice.
Friday: Salmon Nuggets or Fish Fingers – Depending on what fish I’ll buy I’ll make either Salmon Nuggets of Fish Fingers. I might serve them with some oven chips for a treat!
Four delicious smoothie recipes that are packed full of nutritious ingredients from Waitrose. Kid-approved and perfect for the whole family. (Sponsored Post)
If you’ve been following my blog for some time now you’ll know that I am a massive fan of smoothies and shakes for kids, especially when they are packed full of nutritious ingredients and I am really excited to share today four delicious fruit and veggies smoothies that are bright, colourful and healthy too!
At this time of year nothing beats a warm and comforting family meal but as a busy parent I know it’s not always feasible to spend hours at the stove cooking dinner. This is where one of my favourite kitchen gadgets comes in… the slow cooker or crockpot!
A slow cooker is an absolute life saver when you are short on time but don’t want to compromise on being able to enjoy tasty home cooked family meals. If you don’t already have one then don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a fortune as even the simplest and cheapest model will do just as well! I bought mine for about £15 in a supermarket.
The great thing about slow cookers is that you can chuck the ingredients in in the morning and later that day you have a delicious family meal ready to dish up. It’s also great for using cheaper cuts of meat that need hours and hours of cooking, meaning you can make seriously indulgent meals on a budget!
I’ve put together a list of 20 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes to help you too to get ahead this year!
These tasty Chicken Fajitas are so easy to make. Simply bung all the ingredients into the slow cooker and come back to a delicious dinner later in the day! Super healthy and Slimming World friendly too!
These slow cooker sticky chicky wings are perfect for sharing as a family. There’s something about those dishes that make everyone go “oooooh” when it comes to the table. Sticky chicky wings is one of those!
Slow Cooker Southwest-Style Chili Over Sweet Potato Mash is full of hearty meats and vegetables. Cooked all day in a slow cooker, the meat is perfectly tender and the peppers, tomatoes, onions and spices are blended together forming a hearty broth.