Now the toddler is at school during the afternoons I find feeding him a little tricky. Although we live near school he starts at 12.25 so I need to fit in lunch, clean him up and get him changed into his uniform before leaving the house, it can be a rush! Sometimes a lie-in or just playing before breakfast means there are only a couple of hours between breakfast and lunch and he’s not very hungry. Fortunately he’s always really hungry after school so I ensure he has a really healthy meal for his evening meal.
my dirty school boy!
We’ve all started trying to eat together on the days my husband works from home and I’ve been busy cooking meals where the children can serve themselves. I can’t tell you how lovely it is to be cooking only one meal, it only seems like yesterday that I was cooking a different meal for everyone. Yesterday was chicken curry and the children seem to be pretty happy to eat anything which I am so grateful for.
I’m definitely spending more time looking through my cookery books. (Anyone else find cooking a little routine and dull?) I’m trying to spice up meal times by being more adventurous and trying new recipes. I do love cooking from scratch though and finding new sources of food, such as Country Valley Foods.
I am quite enjoying being the mother of a school boy. Living 2 minutes from school definitely helps, but I’ve also been meeting lots of other mums and been to my first fundraising meeting. It’s great to feel part of the school community.
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I love a challenge so was pretty excited to be asked to try out TOTAL Greek Yoghurt. Apparently the recipe hasn’t changed a smidge since 1926 when it was first made in Athens. TOTAL Greek Yoghurt can be used in lots of recipes – whether it’s used as a replacement for cream in a fresh, strawberry gateaux or transformed in to a zingy slaw to accompany juicy pork chops or burgers!
I was sent a tub of TOTAL Greek Yoghurt and the ingredients to make Jumbo Italian Spiced Chickpea Burgers. Now a meal without meat is a bit of an anathema to my husband so I wondered what he would say when I presented him with these. They were so simple to make, only taking about 20 minutes, and I served them with sweet potato chips and salad. He was pretty impressed, and whilst neither of us will be turning vegetarian, it was good to try something different and so delicious.
TOTAL Greek Yoghurt is versatile, it’s completely natural (so with no additives or added nasties, it’s great for all the family) – and definitely adds a new dimension to your everyday cooking. I also added it to a tea loaf I made yesterday (substituting the creme fraiche with the TOTAL Greek Yoghurt) and it was lovely, I’ll definitely be using it to cook and bake with again.
If you need some inspiration check out the TOTAL Greek Yoghurt Twitter page as they are showcasing 3 meals a day as part of their 7-Day #TryTotal Challenge from the 30th September on Facebook. You can also submit your best food photos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest using #TryTotal, where you could win a year’s supply of Greek yoghurt, plus other monthly food goodies!
I love trying to make meal times exciting for my children. Too often the toddler shouts “I’m hungry” at me, giving me a very small time frame to whip up something tasty for him.
I’ve just been introduced to the new Richmond Mini Meatballs and they are perfect for quick and easy meals. There are lots of ways you can use them, such as traditional meatballs and spaghetti, but we like them as kebabs!
Last night, after a long day shopping, it was very hot and sticky so the children had a bath before dinner. As usual I needed to prepare a meal really quickly so I made kebabs with rice using Richmond Mini Meatballs. The meatballs were easy to cook in the oven alongside a red pepper. I served them on wooden skewers with rice.
The toddler really enjoyed them and I was happy I was able to prepare a meal in just 8 minutes. My husband and I finished off the meatballs with a delicious home-made tomato sauce and pasta for our dinner.
This post is an entry for BritMums’ Hungry to Happy Challenge sponsored by Richmond Mini Meatballs. Please note we received a voucher for a free pack of Richmond Mini Meatballs to take part in this challenge.