Blueberry vanilla heart donut pops

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These heart donut pops are a fun snack that use just a few simple, healthy ingredients to create something really special for a birthday party, lunchbox or Valentine’s Day treat. You can buy donut pans really inexpensively online. Or, if you are in luck, like me, you might find a second hand donut maker that’s like new! Winner!

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peanut butter and jelly puffed rice treats

 

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I made these little treats in a matter of minutes. They contain no added sugar, are gluten free, dairy-free and vegan. They are made from puffed brown rice, nut butter and berries. Four ingredients, a fridge and an hour and you have these little beauties. These bite-sized  heart treats are perfect for lunchboxes or as a yummy toddler snack. I made these with a heart shaped ice cube tray to make them extra cute – but they would work equally well in a tin or ramekin and cut into squares – just make sure you line it first.

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BLW Buckwheat and quinoa lunch cups – with 9 more inspiring recipe ideas

 

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Buckwheat seems to be all over the place right now. I bought some last week on a whim and, it seems, lots of other people did too! I posted a picture of it on my Instagram and it sparked a whole load of comments about buckwheat; puffed, in salads, as a snack, growing buckwheat, grinding it and making buckwheat pancakes. I decided to road test it in something I’ve made before and I’m pleased that mixing the buckwheat with the quinoa in these vegetable cups was a real success. We are going through a fussy eating stage – especially with vegetables. This is a great way of getting some goodness in to those fussy toddlers but also a fantastic baby-led-weaning meal AND they are gluten-free. The buckwheat helps the cups stay solid so they aren’t too crumbly as a finger food. This recipe makes 12-15.

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19 Awesome, Easy and Healthy Christmas Recipes

It is Christmas! Officially. We’ve had our festive tag-a-long and I’ve got all the healthy Christmas ideas I could wish for. These recipes, once again span the globe and cover sweet and savory, there are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options and there is just a ton of lovely, gorgeous Christmassy cuteness. Rachel from @whole.family.food does the most wonderful job of orchestrating this logistically. She is a star! I’ll link all the @ to the accounts you’ll need to find all the yummy recipes so all you will need to do is click.

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Halloween food for toddlers

Okay, so not JUST for toddlers. But so much of the cool Halloween food in the shops is aimed at older kids and almost all of it is full of sugar, I thought I’d write a post to show that the littler members of the family don’t have to miss out. My sis-in-law is having a Halloween party for a big group of toddlers and their Mama’s so I’ve been playing around with some fun food ideas to take with us.

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Help! My kid won’t eat veg – A guest post from Sneaky Veg Blog

I’m so excited to share this post with you from Mandy over at sneakyveg.com. Her blog is one of my favourite places to visit when I’m stuck for ideas. Mandy knows all the trick of the trade when encouraging a reluctant child to eat veg. So, if your have your own vegetable refuser, have a read of these top tips! Continue reading

Roasted butter bean bake

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This butter bean bake is a quick and easy one pot recipe that I love to use for leftovers the next day! This also gets frozen in batches for when we need to pull a lunch out of the bag quickly. Butter beans are a great vegetarian ingredient because they are filling and hearty but not too heavy. I eat lots of very ‘carby’ veggie meals and so often I’m podged after! I’ve also put some leftover ideas at the bottom of this recipe because, well, who doesn’t love leftovers? Continue reading