Berry Oaty Breakfast Pots

If you're a regular reader, you will know we enjoy breakfast here at Clean Little Tummies. This week, I'm back with another simple idea to help mix up your breakfast menu. These tasty little pots of goodness come together quickly in the morning, and there's only one bit of baking involved.

Greek Chicken Tray Bake

Summer flavours are here! Healthy, vegetable packed dinners are perfect for summer evenings and weekend family meals. This Greek Chicken Tray Bake is something everyone can share and enjoy and perfect if you're doing baby led weaning too. There are lots of vegetables and herbs as well as some succulent chicken for a satisfying meal. You can serve this with whatever you like, we enjoy making stuffed pittas with the chicken and vegetables, all topped with a fresh tzatiki which is very simple to make on the side.

Cheesy Savoury Loaf

I'm always on the hunt for new ideas for lunch boxes. As I've said before, I think the key to children not being fussy is constant exposure to different foods and flavours. Putting the same sandwich in lunch boxes day-in-day-out does not give them a wide taste variety, and they quickly become stuck in food ruts. This week, I've been working on different ways to fill the 'sandwich' section of their lunch boxes, and this week it is a savoury loaf!

Rice Noodle Salad

I've been thinking a lot recently about what -and how - my children eat. In the main, my children are good eaters: They are usually willing to try most things, and are usually open to new ideas (it has taken a lot of hard work to get to that point, I might add). I still think, however, that children can get into “food ruts”, as do adults, and that it is up to us as parents to do what we can to help guide (drag?) them through the rut and back into healthy eating.

Mini Meatball Supper

We love a pasta dinner, of that there is no doubt. It is always a crowd pleaser - a good win with playdates and family dinners alike. Of all our favourites, however, it’s our Mini Meatballs pasta dish that is the real winner, which can be served on courgette noodles or pasta. When I shared a photo on my instagram at the weekend lots of followers wanted to know how we make ours, so I’ve shared the recipe below! 

Sweet Potato & Pea Fritters with a yoghurt dip

We're heading into Spring and Summer now, so it is time to mix up the recipes and look for some lighter options for lunches. We've made vegetable fritters before and love including them in lunch boxes, but these Sweet Potato and Pea Fritters are oven baked to make them healthier and easier to prepare. They're colourful and nutritious and make a great lunch or snack dinner on the go. 

3-Ingredient Clean Little Easter Eggs

Easter is certainly upon us! Everywhere I look I see eggs, bunnies, chicks and soooo (too?) much enticing chocolate. Of course we will be treating ourselves to some chocolate this Easter, but to even things up I have crafted a little frozen Easter treat made from just three ingredients - banana, yoghurt and berries - which is healthier and more nutritious that a chocolate Easter egg, but still feels a little indulgent. 

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs

My children have hit the "games phase": board games, card games, puzzles - you name it, they're into it. They used to ask for movie nights, now they ask for games nights! And, apart from dealing with the odd "bad loser" moment, I've discovered it is one of my my favourite things to do with them. Little did I know, however, that when this new phase started it would lead to some serious recipe inspiration...!

Oaty Banana Bread

A friend of mine said to me recently that I couldn't really be considered a “family food blogger” if I didn't have a banana bread recipe. All kids love banana bread! So, my friend, here is a Clean Little Tummies Oaty Banana Bread to set the record straight and keep up with all the other family food bloggers out there! 

A Simple Warming One Pot Chicken Dish

Well it certainly is cold here at Clean Little Tummies. We've not seen snow like this for a while and all it makes us want is warming food. A quick little recipe that I have adapted from many other chicken casseroles i've made before you need one pot, any winter vegetables you have and it is a healthy, simple dinner that will simmer away in your slow cooker awaiting your return! Enjoy!

Little Baked Eggs

The simplest of breakfasts or brunches, so I thought I would share with you my winning combinations for an easy mini pot eggs brunch. Quantities are approximate this time, just add as much as you like. You will need little ramekin style oven proof dishes. This makes a lovely family meal that you can all eat together, adjusting flavours to individual pots if you need to.

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Do you ever just want an easy-sharing type of lunch, dinner or snack? Something you can nibble on together whilst chilling in front of a film? (Not that I let my children eat on the sofa, of course, because it is new- hello uptight parents!) But does the thought of laying out a calorie-dense bowl of junk give you a case of the mother (or father) guilts?

Bircher Museli Clean Little Tummies Style!

I’m always trying to mix it up at breakfast time to expose the Clean Little Tummies to different flavours. This week, I've added Bircher Museli to our breakfast menu. This recipe is an oldie but a goodie, and always a hit with the littleies, so I thought I'd share it with you. It uses simple store cupboard ingredients, mixed in with some fridge ingredient staples, which make it easy to make. There’s also the option of adding some lovely additions - like nuts, seeds or berries- to mix up the flavours and add extra nutrition. My favourite thing about Bircher Muesli is if you make up a big batch on a Sunday evening it can last up to three or four days in the fridge - so you've got breakfast sorted for the best part of the week before the week has even started! Win! 

Mini Vegetable Pot Pies

As this cold winter continues we're still on the hunt for warming, satisfying dinners at the end of the day. These mini vegetable pot pies are just the ticket for a perfect, mid-week warming supper which provides a nutritious meal for the whole family.

Broccoli Cheese Quesadillas

Life is busy, after school is busy so I'm always looking for and trying to create quick go to dinners which we all enjoy but also ensuring the meal has some goodness too. Arriving home late with three hungry tummies, a tonne of school bags and lunch boxes to unpack as well as sports gear and homework to do this quick broccoli cheese quesadilla recipe really is a little mummy saver. It has a healthy dose of green vegetable to ease the mummy guilt but it is also tasty and almost pizza like so you don't get any rejection from fussy toddlers.

Clean Little Honey Puffs

Every child I’ve met likes cereal and, wow, there is a lot of choice on the supermarket shelves these days, isn’t there? The boxes are designed to entice little ones, bursting with colours, cartoon characters and free gifts. But these sparkly boxes are almost always sugar bombs, laden with refined grains and  sweeteners which don’t make for the best start to the day: no one likes a sugar crash, especially in a screaming toddler.

Warming Vegetable Bean Chilli Bowls

We are experiencing some seriously cold weather in this part of the world right now, so - every night- all we are craving is warm, wholesome dinners. After cold school runs, cold swimming lessons and cold football lessons, we just need some serious warmth in our Clean Little Tummies! To meet this need, we are cooking up a budget-friendly, meat-free vegetable chilli this week, which is full of wholesome vegetables, beans and warming flavours. Better still, this recipe makes a big batch, and being completely flexible (and meat-free) it can almost be served in different ways the whole week! 

Roasted Tomato Pasta Dish

Happy New Year readers! I hope you all had a lovely festive season with your families. It is all back to normal here - back to school, back to work, back to cooking and not just eating the leftovers - so I'm back in the kitchen with lots of new ideas for the New Year.