Tag Archives: Feeding Time

27th August 2014

Pizza in just 5 minutes



Do you ever have those days when you have about 5 minutes to prepare dinner for the kids after arriving home from late afternoon activities? Or maybe afternoons where you forget about dinner and only remember when the toddler starts throwing himself on the floor in a last ditch attempt to be fed? (or is that just me?) I have a solution…

We went to a friends for the afternoon at the weekend – and they taught us the cleverest tip for preparing pizza in 5 minutes. It really does take 5 minutes from cupboard to plate – and the best bit is that it’s absolutely delicious (we enjoyed this meal for lunch yesterday when the kids weren’t even at home) and it’s much healthier than the average pizza too, with a light, crispy base that makes the whole pizza just over 100 calories.

Here’s what you need to buy and do:


Pack of Tortilla Wraps
Bottle of Tomato Passata
Grated Cheddar Cheese
Toppings (we used ham and cherry tomatoes, but the options are endless)
Italian Herb Seasoning (optional)


1. Spread the Tomato Passata generously over the Tortilla Wrap

2. Sprinkle Grated Cheddar Cheese over the top

3. Add toppings and optional seasoning

4. Pop in the oven on medium heat for 4-5 minutes

5. Eat







Ella and Stanley tuck in

I am planning to freeze a pack of tortillas (my sister reliably informs me that they easily peel apart once frozen) and keep a bottle of passata in the cupboard at all times. That way, I can prepare a meal in a few minutes if I have nothing ready or if a friend decides to stay for tea. The range of toppings is endless (blue cheese was a winner yesterday for the adults – I’ll be trying tuna and sweetcorn for Stanley next).

So voila, a meal in minutes! Let me know if you try it.

10th August 2014

5 Healthy Recipes for Kids

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The readership of this blog has grown quite a bit since I posted this ditty about having a second child (it’s not the first time time something has ‘gone viral’ in our house, but thankfully there was no need for 3 bottles of Calpol and 12 packs of nappies this time round). So thank you everyone for visiting; you are most welcome in these parts.

As so many of you are new to the blog, I thought it might be nice to recap my favourite 5 x healthy recipes posted recently on the blog – and as the weather isn’t so brilliant today, maybe you could spend some time with the kids in the kitchen instead. Happy cooking.

1 – Frozen Yoghurt Covered Blueberries (click here for recipe)

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2 – Chocolate Muffins with hidden vegetables (click here for recipe)

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3 – Healthy Pizza Muffins (click here for recipe)


4 – Easy Pancake Breakfast Muffins (click here for recipe)


5 – Healthy Chocolate Mousse (click here for recipe)