The first thing the children say to me when they come out of school is “can I have a snack?” it’s a standard question for which I have to go in prepared for every day. No parent likes to be on the receiving end of a ‘hangry’ child – am I right?
I mean does such a thing really exist? In the past I’ve made my own versions of things like this in an attempt to bring things like the fat and sugar content down – but let’s face it, who has time to make their own ice cream on a regular basis?
Since weaning my children I’ve always tried my very best to get a range of foods into them, including red meat. It hasn’t always been easy but my approach has been consistent and I’ve persevered.
Being pregnant requires you to be a bit more cautious about your actions and what you put in your mouth. You are eating for two people now, that doesn’t mean twice the volume, but it does mean you need to think about what will benefit both you and the baby – and of course what may not.
The kitchen, for me has always been known as the place where everyone congregates, the room we sort of ‘live in’ the most. What makes a great kitchen?
What is a treat? When you tell your children you have a treat for them, what are they thinking it might be? A trip out? A new toy? Sweets? What is a treat for you?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent a number of years wondering why when I use food colouring in playdough or a rainbow cake, everything looks dull. Why, you seem to need a ton of the stuff to get ANY colour at all and generally why so many food colouring products seem so rubbish!
I don’t think any of us can hide from the 5-a-day message can we? It’s been out there for a long time now. How many of us adults can confidently put our hands up and say we get 5-a-day?