Month: March 2016

Banana Pancakes

My kids love pancakes and this little recipe is not only easy and healthy, my toddlers have no idea theses are good for them and scoff them down and ask for more…so I’m happy to make these a few times a week for the whole family! 1 banana 1 egg 25g of porridge oats (optional) A pinch of cinnamon or vanilla extract Whizz these ingredients in your blender until nice and smooth. Heat a non stick frying pan over medium heat. Melt a little vegetable oil or coconut oil in the pan spreading it evenly then add the mixture a...

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Cinema Visits With Kids

Taking your little monster to the cinema can be a fun time or a total disaster. I have to say I’ve experienced both. Before I had children going to see a film was easy: dinner, wine, and then popcorn with another glass of wine! We could go any day of the week. Anything starring Vin Diesel, Gerard Butler or Bradley cooper then I was there. We all have our favorite reasons for going to a movie…don’t we?! The last adult movie I saw was Gone Girl in October 2014. Since then it’s been Disney, Pixar or other animated films all of...

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The Can’t Live Without List – Now That Kids Are Involved

If I had written this list years ago, of things list I couldn’t live without, then it would’ve been very different! Things like getting my nails done, sun beds, getting my hair done, Bobbi Brown lipsticks, designer bags, eating out would’ve featured at the top of the list. In fact that seems like a lifetime ago now and I had to really think of the things that seemed important to me back then. Now that I have, it all seems very selfish in retrospect. I don’t really think about myself these days and can’t remember the last time I...

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Baby Bird’s Nests

OK – so before you mention it, I know these don’t exactly fall into the ‘healthy eating’ category…but it’s Easter after all! Here’s what you need: 190g White chocolate, broken into pieces (I used a Lindt Easter Egg shell) 85g shredded wheat, crushed 200g bags of mini chocolate eggs Cupcake cases Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of simmering water Pour the chocolate over the shredded wheat and stir Spoon the wheat mixture into 12 cupcake cases and press the back of a teaspoon in the centre to create a nest shape. Place 3 mini...

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Good Friday? Great Friday Actually!

It’s Good Friday so Allan suggested “let’s go out for lunch”. I secretly felt sick inside at the thought of having to control my 3 year old 1 year old when we eat out as one of them will normally cause a traumatic scene, and after the week I’ve had it was the last thing on my mind. However we’ve been stuck in-doors all week as Georgia, our 3 year old, has been poorly so I painted on a smile and packed the changing bag with everything I could think of stuffing in there and jumped in the car....

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