Ragu bake

Diet, Meal Planning

I’ve never understood the need to buy a jar of sauce when this can be made so easily. With it also containing far less salt, sugar and preservatives it’s so much better for you. I tend to start this dish on the hob, then transfer to a low heated oven to bubble away for an […]

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Creamy Chicken & Mushroom pasta

Meal Planning

We are massive pasta fans in our house and this dish is always demolished! You can add spinach as well to add a bit of iron 💪   Ingredients: Cooked chicken breast Pasta (I’ve used fresh multi-grain tagliatelle) Mushrooms 3 cloves of garlic 2 shallots 250ml chicken stock 60g low fat soft cheese Frylight   […]

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Fluffy fat free mouse

Diet, Meal Planning, Snacking

Dissolve a packet of sugar free jelly in 1/2 pint of boiling water (I used raspberry) and leave to cool for a while. Add 500g of fat free natural yogurt and whisk for approx 2 mins with an electric whisk. Poor into glasses/ramekins and leave to set in the fridge for at least an hour. […]

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Is healthy eating really expensive or just another excuse not to?

Meal Planning, Mum Life, Time Management

Believe me, I’ve used every excuse under the sun to try and justify a poor diet in the past. When we first had our kids I was pureeing butternut squash and carrots thinking I was wonder mum. As they got older and opinionated they decided they didn’t like the taste of these things. By that […]

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Ragu bake


Diet, Meal Planning

I’ve never understood the need to buy a jar of sauce when this can be made so easily. With it also containing far less salt, sugar and preservatives it’s so much better for you. I tend to start this dish on the hob, then transfer to a low heated oven to bubble away for an […]

April 8, 2018

Creamy Chicken & Mushroom pasta


Meal Planning

We are massive pasta fans in our house and this dish is always demolished! You can add spinach as well to add a bit of iron 💪   Ingredients: Cooked chicken breast Pasta (I’ve used fresh multi-grain tagliatelle) Mushrooms 3 cloves of garlic 2 shallots 250ml chicken stock 60g low fat soft cheese Frylight   […]

April 5, 2018

How to survive the Easter holidays…


Mum Life, My Journey

Sorry if you are about to read this thinking I’m gonna give you tips on how to deal with your kids over the holidays. I’ve been trying to work out that for years and have resigned myself to the fact I just can’t. Though, on that note, if you can give me any tips let […]

March 28, 2018

Fluffy fat free mouse


Diet, Meal Planning, Snacking

Dissolve a packet of sugar free jelly in 1/2 pint of boiling water (I used raspberry) and leave to cool for a while. Add 500g of fat free natural yogurt and whisk for approx 2 mins with an electric whisk. Poor into glasses/ramekins and leave to set in the fridge for at least an hour. […]

March 28, 2018

Egg muffins


Meal Planning, Snacking

Egg muffins   Simple to do. And handy to have in the fridge to enjoy cold or re-heated. This makes 6.   Spray muffin tray with low fat cooking spray and pre-heat oven. Dry fry some veg. Whatever you have, mushrooms, peppers, onions, courgettes etc. Whisk 4 eggs with a splash of skimmed milk. Pour […]

March 21, 2018

Waiting, waiting, waiting…..


Mum Life, My Journey

This is how today started….wave daughter off for the bus to school, like any other day and then it goes quiet. Too quiet. I don’t hear from her. Now, this isn’t unusual, shes a pre-teen and doesnt seem to think. If I dont hear from my husband all day, i think ‘ah well, he’s got […]

March 21, 2018

Spinach and Ricotta canneloni


Meal Planning

Apologies on the picture, it really doesn’t do this dish justice. However, it is so quick and simple to do. Takes around 30 minutes start – finish. Ideal for the nights you haven’t got time or cant be bothered!   Ingredients: Fresh Lasagne Sheets Ricotta cheese Frozen Spinach 1 clove of Garlic Pasatta Low fat […]

March 12, 2018

Cakes and crowns


Mum Life, My Journey

How? How is it possible that one day I’m running around like a headless chicken. School runs, work, after school clubs, washing, housework. All very mundane. Then the alarm is set for Saturday morning, off to London to film with a celebrity chef about baking cakes! Its just surreal. So, last week I’m a stroppy […]

March 11, 2018

Asian-Style turkey meatballs


Meal Planning

I’m at that stage where I’m bored of cooking dinners again. So I’ve started trawling through cookbooks, Pinterest and Instagram trying to find inspiration.   As a family of four it is literally IMPOSSIBLE to please everyone at meal times. My 9 year old son will try anything except vegetables, my 11 year old daughter […]

March 11, 2018