Delicious, nutritious and easy to make recipes for children – tried and tested by mom, Alexa, and her Bean.
I am pregnant – whoop! 17 weeks and counting and I have been craving peanut butter and jam sandwiches (something I would normally never eat). Not wanting to pick up all my pregnancy weight in one week, however, I have decided to make these nut butter and apricot energy balls.
When I was little, Easter was always a big celebration for the family. We would wake up, enjoy a large breakfast (my dad loved making us pancakes) and then head to church. Afterwards, the whole family would gather at one of our homes (we would alternate between my grandparents’, aunts’ & uncles’ and our’s), where all the cousins would wait in anticipation for the big Easter egg hunt, all of us ‘patiently’ hanging outside. My grandmother would let us know that it was time to fetch our baskets by wildly running through the garden, trying to chase the Easter Bunny, calling on us to quickly look for the eggs.
Bean and I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately. He simply loves ‘posting’ the various ingredients into the mixing bowl, mixing it all together and, of course, tasting all the little titbits along the way. Not only is this a great sensory play activity for him, it creates a special bonding time for both of us and I get to make healthy meals and snacks for my Little.
This is such a quick, easy and versatile recipe for freshly baked bread, ideal for a picnic, a ‘braai’ or barbeque or simply because it’s so tasty and you feel like some bread. There is nothing better than biting into a warm slice of freshly baked bread, that delicious just-baked smell still wafting through the air, after all.
These deliciously tasty, lemony and nutty banana muffins are Bean’s new favourite snack and my husband (who is not a fan of banana) steals one every now and again when he thinks I am not watching. They are super quick and easy to make and contain no added sucrose or dairy.
This recipe is based on my mother-in-law’s fail proof, easy-to-make recipe for scones. I simply changed the oil type and added in some cheese for flavour, so that Bean can eat them on their own as a snack or for breakfast. The scones take about 30 minutes to make and bake, so they are ideal for busy-body, on-the-go moms like myself and they are delicious: so much cheesy goodness! Best of all, this recipe has no sugar in it – so it is perfect for toddlers.
I am one of those lucky moms who was blessed with a child who loves his food and because he is always hungry, I am constantly on the lookout for healthy snack ideas. Sadly, most ready-made snacks are packed full of added sugars or preservatives and so, I have recently started baking. For those of you who know me: do not fall off your chairs in shock as you read this – I am still not a huge fan of baking but I have managed to find and create some fail proof recipes which are really easy to make!