Pip & Nut *Reviews-Cookbook-Recipes*

Are you a nut butter lover? Then you need to read this! Plus, I’ve also got some amazing recipes to share from the new Pip & Nut Cookbook. I came across Pip& Nut when I was looking for snacks for my ‘Healthy Snack Boxes’. I was interested in their squeeze packs and thought these would…

Healthy 3 Ingredient Cookie

These are the easiest cookies ever as you only need three ingredients; Oats, Banana and chocolate chips. You could even make them for babies from 6 months old, just omit the chocolate chips. I made these chocolate chip cookies again the other day (with the help of my two year old) , as I quickly needed to prepare a after…

Nutty Cacao Balls

I still get surprised at how regularly my kids need a little snack. As they are so active, I find their energy levels can drop really quickly. One minute they seem fine and suddenly I’ll have a screaming toddler, who will not listen and give me no clue as to what is wrong. With time, I’ve…

Healthy Granola

I had planned to post this recipe just before Christmas as I thought this would be the kind of breakfast I would love to wake up to on Christmas day. We were away staying with family and in my head I thought I might make a batch of this granola to take with us and…

Carrot Cake Oaty Bars ( Sugar free)

A great one to get even young kids baking, these healthy bars are so easy to make. Just mix all the ingredients together and throw in the oven. Twenty minutes later, you have delicious oaty bars that the kids will love, and best of all they don’t contain any refined sugar. I used date syrup as a…

Papaya & Banana Smoothie

  I began buying papaya when my daughter started on solids as I read it was a great first food for babies. It has a low risk of allergic reaction and is easy to digest. Papaya has many health benefits, it is high in beta-carotene, contains antioxidants and fibre but best of all you can…

Date & Coconut biscuits (Sugar- free)

My new favourite thing to do with my daughter is to bake biscuits & cookies. She loves it… it’s like Play Dough but she’s allowed to have a  taste and enjoy the results. Predictably her favourite word is now ‘cookie’ but I don’t want her to eat too many sweet treats.  The problem with most…

Why can babies not have honey?

My daughter has just turned one and I have to say I had been quite looking forward to her tasting honey for the first time. I even considered making a honey cake for her birthday to celebrate the fact she would be finally ‘allowed’ it but I decided against as there would be babies under…

Mango and passion fruit ice lollies (Sugar free)

When we were on holiday my daughter had her first taste of ice cream. She wanted more! As she’s not even one yet I wasn’t keen for her to have too much because of the sugar content. Most ice creams contain 21% sugar with some as high as 26%. Once home I decided to try…

Blackstrap molasses & blueberry cake

You know you have some days where everything seems to go wrong. Today was one of those days until I sat down with a cup of tea and a piece of this ‘Blackstrap molasses & blueberry cake’. Even whilst I was making it things weren’t going well: the kitchen scales broke, my daughter woke up…

Watermelon & Agave nectar pudding

I have to confess this is my boyfriend’s idea. He convinced me to try this one out. It’s a desert somewhere in between a jelly and a pudding. I’ve never been a great fan of jelly but this dessert is unlike anything I’ve ever tried before. You need to give it a couple of spoonfuls…

Sugar content in fromage frais and yoghurt for children & babies

What are the healthiest fruity yoghurts for babies? I am so confused or at least I was before I started researching! Up until now I have been buying plain yoghurt for my daughter and adding my homemade fruit purées but other day I decided to buy some little pots of fruity fromage frais. I stood…