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Vitamin D for under 4’s

I’m writing this post after a few people have asked me if they should be giving vitamin D to their children. The answer is Yes. In 2016 the guidance on vitamins D changed and now the recommendations are that everyone in the UK takes 10 mcg a day. Especially in the autumn and winter months. […]

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Courgette and mushroom patties

I’m always after ways to get more veggies into the children and myself. Hubby likes to do his own thing at lunch, so I made these as a preparation for the toddler, baby and my lunches. They were fast to make and went well warmed up with a salad for lunch. Make a batch, freeze […]

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Easy Peasy Star Biscuits

So when your toddler asks to make star biscuits, you can’t really say No. I’m not a fan of my kids having too much sugar so we always are on the look out for ways to reduce the sugar content of our baking, here we have used just a little apple juice and it worked […]

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How to prepare yourself for weaning.

I love the adventure of weaning. The excitement of seeing your baby try something for the first time. Their facial expressions when they taste. The determination they have in picking up a food. The mess they make as they feel the texture. Taking photos of them, it’s all rewarding and funny in my eyes.  However […]

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Childhood Obesity – due to larger portions or eating too frequently?

One of the big connundrums around obesity is whether people put on weight because they: 1. Eat more at each meal/snack (larger portions) so eat more calories or… 2. Eat more frequently, so eat more calories. With levels of childhood obesity rising at an alarming rate, young children is an area we need to focus […]

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Vegetable Beany Bake

I love vegetarian meals and we actually eat more vegetarian meals in our house than meat containing ones. However it is all too easy to get stuck in a rut. I realised that I haven’t used many beans for a while and I have a store of dried ones of all varieties. Partially this is […]

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Courgette and Stilton Pinwheels

These little beauties are something that I always like to have a ready supply of in the freezer. They make an easy lunch and are great to take out and about. We are in that stage where the toddler boy likes to eat lunch early which is usually when we are out and about, so […]

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Priya speaks out on the sugar in children’s drinks on Wave 105 radio

A Southampton dietitian has told Wave 105 how many parents are unaware of just how much sugar is in supposedly “healthy” fruit drinks for children. Priya Tew is offering mums and dads advice on healthy alternatives to make sure their children are not exceeding their recommend daily intake (RDA) of sugar. It comes as a […]

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Broccoli fish fingers: get that veg in.

Fish fingers are always a sure-fire hit in our household. I usually make them plain and serve with veggies but wanted to sneak extra veggies into the teething boy. When he feels under the weather he just hands me his vegetables off his plate. Monkey. So I blitzed up half a head of broccoli and […]

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Homemade Yoghurt and Fruit Parfait

Want a Sundae that isn’t just reserved for Sundays? I’ve got it covered.  My kids usually have fruit and yoghurt for dessert. That’s about as exciting as it gets round here. Now everyone likes a little change now and again and this is how we keep things lively. Some days I just chop a pile […]

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