It’s unlikely that the kids will ever need any extra energy but grown-ups sometimes require a little reviver to help us keep up with whatever the day throws at us. From grab-and-go snacks to recipes for yummy treats, here are six tasty and healthy ideas for an energy boost when you need it. Some are twists on good old fashioned pick-me-ups and others you might not have heard of.
When planning your party its easy to find ideas for lots of sweet treats, but when you come across some really cute healthy ideas for fruit and veggies then you’re definitely on to a winner. These tomato pops are perfect for Christmas parties with their bright red colour but would work well at any party and are sure to tempt your guests.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. These Christmas tree brownies are really easy to make and decorate, but look so effective and would definitely be a hit at any Christmas party! You can make these using your favourite brownie recipe, or by using a box mix if you want the quickest and easiest version. Kids would enjoy decorating these too, and adding their own personal touches
Everyone loves a bit of novelty food at Christmas, and this chocolate Rudolph cake is one of the cutest that you’ll come across. He has a red bauble for his nose – how adorable is that? Kids will love his chocolatey taste, and fun design.
I have the recipe to share with you today, along with a printable template to help you cut out the antlers to go on top.
Marley Spoon is a recipe subscription box that we’ve tried out before, and found really convenient. Recently, they have added a brand new family plan option which makes it even easier to use their service to feed your whole family. The plan is specifically created for British families offering fast, easy and healthy recipes, delivered with the exact ingredients needed to cook them at home.
I love the convenience of having everything you need within the box, along with the recipe to follow. You can choose which recipes you would like and we tried cheesy veggie enchiladas with cucumber salad, and a creamy fish pasta dish.
Every week five new dishes will be on the menu, so that you can get plenty of variety. Some examples are Paprika meatballs with spelt spaghetti or Caramelised red onion socca pizza with feta and rocket.
10 brilliant cinematic birthday cake ideas you can make at home
No kids’ birthday party is complete without a birthday cake and, thanks to the glut of child-friendly films cramming cinema schedules from January to December, there should be no shortage of film-themed cake ideas for you (and guests!) to get your teeth into.
for aisha, a new Halal baby food company, has just launched their new range of baby food pouches, specially formulated for babies from 7 months onwards. The nutrient dense protein dishes, packed with healthy wholesome ingredients, are an excellent source of iron and essential fatty acids that are vital for little ones.
Made from the finest certified Halal meat, crammed with natural goodness, the pouches are available in six scrumptious flavours from around the world – Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Couscous and Apricots, Shepherd’s Pie with Lamb and Aromatic Spices, Authentic Indian Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry, Mild Curried Chicken Dhal made with Lentils, Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango and a Vegetarian Tomato and Chunky Chickpea Curry.
It’s great to know that for those busy days when you’re on the go, there are now more options available – especially suitable for families eating a Halal diet.
“The wide range of herbs, spices and ingredients will enhance the taste, texture and goodness of the food. This delicious combination of new foods from different cultures are guaranteed to incentivise little ones to develop healthy eating habits and expand their taste buds. “ says Sajida Manzoor, Registered dietitian Bsc, Msc Advanced Nutrition.
“Muslim parents in particular find it difficult to find suitable halal meat food products that will not compromise their religious beliefs. They become reliant on vegetarian or dessert options and this lack of choice can often lead to infants to miss out on essential vitamin D and iron found in meat based products” adds Sajida.
These mini Victoria Sponge Cakes are traditional Victoria sponge with a twist, they’re filled with flavourful Passion Fruit Cream. Their mini size makes them cuter too, and great for parties of any occasion.
Hello Fresh offer convenient recipe boxes which include all of the ingredients you’ll need to put together fresh meals for your family at home, along with the recipe cards for those meals. We’ve tried recipe boxes before, and I always love the convenience of them. Now, you can get family meal boxes that allow you to make larger quantities to feed the whole family.
Last month, there was a live cook along with one of the Hello Fresh head chefs, and we also tried out one of the family meal boxes to make some yummy meals. The family meal boxes are designed so that kids can help with some aspects of the meal preparation, and these steps are marked on the recipe cards.
The family recipe boxes feature recipes that are crowd pleasers, to hopefully appeal to all ages within the family, and contains 4 recipes – to feed the family for most of the week.
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Playing with your child helps with their confidence, development and overall wellbeing. Many parents make the mistake of trying to take the control of how their child plays. However, you should let them experiment with unstructured play, which allows them to go at their own pace and usually revolves around their interests at that moment. […]
Entertaining children is one of the toughest tasks. In order to maintain their full attention, they have to be mentally and physically engaged, but the task can’t be too challenging from the get-go. Initiating entertainment and maintaining entertainment is a challenge, no doubt, but it can be done. In a time where instant gratification is […]