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.

Carrot Cake Smoothies

Who doesn't love carrot cake? It is a firm favourite in this house and now I've created a smoothie which gives us a flavour fix without all the sugar and nasties. This makes a tasty breakfast or a good afternoon pick me up for tired mummies. You might think the grated carrot won't get paste your Clean Tummies but try it, mine ate it without knowing what was in it and were so surprised when I told them they'd just eaten carrots for breakfast! You won't know until you try!

It's Healthy(ish) Hot Chocolate Time!

The mornings are dark, the nights are even darker, the leaves are on the ground...which can only mean it's time to cosy up for Autumn. And what better way to do that than with a warming mug of hot chocolate - filled with some natural sweetness and goodness for you and your Clean Little Tummies of course!

Pumpkin Spice (Pancakes!) & All Things Nice

We're loving Autumn here at Clean Little Tummies. Yes, we are without a proper kitchen. Yes, we don't have a floor, and yes, our fridge is in the garage. But how can we not get excited by all the gorgeous Autumn feels that are around? The colours, smells and sounds get me every year - how is it all so beautiful? Walking to school every day, crunching through the leaves is one of my favourite sounds. And, of course, all the pumpkins that are everywhere. Is there an Instagram feed without a little white pumpkin going on? I don't think so. 

Clean Little Lunchboxes

For those of you who follow me on Instagram you will know that we are in the midst of kitchen (& house) renovations and even though some of my daily cooking has to be compromised the one thing that can't be is lunch boxes! Whilst I do love cooking and preparing food for my family I do find lunch boxes a chore and I love seeing new ideas. I like them to be healthy but easy.  I usually do them either when I'm preparing dinner the night before or when I preparing breakfast so it is always a busy time. I try to mix it up as much as I can with some simple ideas to fill them up for their afternoons and I thought I would share some of my lunchbox ideas with you.

Coconut Maple Kale Chips

Hello September! Another summer done, another Autumn to look forward to. With back to school in full swing, I'm back to packing after school snacks! I thought this week I would share one of my latest Clean Little Tummies snacks with you. It is an easy snack, takes only 15 minutes to prepare, and has been a winner here for the first week of term (and I am pretty partial to them too!) 

Get Ready for Summer Holidays

As I write, we are in the last full week of school here in the UK, with six long weeks stretching out in front of us. I think every Mum (& Dad) in the country is filled with excitement - and terror. How lovely it will be to not do the school run for six weeks, constantly giving them time deadlines, 'hurry up we're going to be late, the bell has gone, come on...', and giving them some freedom to play and just be children. The flip side, of course, is less appealing: Sibling arguments, whinging when they don't get to do exactly what they want, and the constant need for food, snacks, picnics... and more snacks.

Summer Sunshiney Smoothies

We are in the middle of renovations this week so things have been busy here in the Clean Little Tummies household. And just as I felt like everything was falling apart, and it was all storms-and-darkness, pineapples appeared at our local market! Such a sunshiney, tropical fruit, and we've had the sunshine to match recently. This led me to think about some tropical flavoured smoothies and - in between walls being knocked down- I've managed to rustle up a little favourite of ours.

Let's talk about salads

Can we talk about salads please? Do your children eat salads? Do you eat salad? Or does the word "salad" make you think of limp green lettuce, a sad-looking tomato and a slice of cucumber? Well, if it does, I'm here to change your attitude to salads and brighten up your salad outlook.

Tropical Lollies

Our last batch of Summer Ice Lollies were such a hit with all of you, it got me thinking of more ways to cool off on those long, hot summer days. Being so hot, no one wants to spend longer in the kitchen than they have to, so for me summer is more about blitzing than baking. Enter the Tropical lollies! They are super simple, with only three ingredients, and naturally sweet and refreshing. (Just make sure you make a big batch, as they'll be back for more!)

Chocolate Pancakes Fit For a Father!

With father's Day fast approaching, it is time to think about how we will treat our lovely, kind Daddy here at Clean Little Tummies. Daddy is often the bottom of the pile, but on Father's day we have chance to say thank you for all he does for us. Breakfast is a lovely way to spoil any deserving Daddy - and we have just the recipe for you (and him)! A clean, healthy recipe that tastes just as good as the real deal, tried and tested here at Clean Little Tummies, these pancakes will not disappoint.

A Happy Mummy with the Inspiring Mummy Club

The Inspiring Mummy Club is 'a members club which provides positivity, support, and personal development tools and techniques to enable mums to reclaim some time for themselves, so they can focus on their dreams, their ambitions and their sense of self' So when they got in touch to ask if I would like to feature on their blog page I jumped at the chance. It was a really great interview to do as it really made me reflect on my life as a mum and indeed what makes a Happy Mummy! I thought I would share my interview with you so you can learn a little bit more about me and my inspiration behind Clean Little Tummies Happy Mummies.