carrot, apple & sultana mini pancakes

Carrot, apple & sultana mini pancakes

Carrot, apple & sultana mini pancakes

Another breakfast recipe as promised!  This morning we had our all time favourite breakfast…pancakes!!!  Usually pancakes are our Sunday morning ritual but this morning was a little overcast and drizzly and we all needed a little morning cheer so I came up with these little beauties, carrot apple and sultana mini pancakes!

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pesto rollini with broccoli trees & beans

pesto rollini with broccoli trees & beans

Getting children to eat and enjoy vegetables is quite the challenge.  With Grace my tactic thus far has been to add serious flavour to her blanched vegetables and my weapon of choice of late has been pesto.  I keep jars of basil, pea and sundried tomato pesto nestled in my fridge, happily waiting to be poured of vegetables and pasta.  I also love using this wonderfully fragrant, zesty and delicious Italian sauce as a salad dressing or spread over grilled chicken breasts.

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banana bread

banana bread

Coming up with breakfast ideas for the kids can sometimes be a little challenging.  Trying to devise something new, delicious and nutritious each and every morning (especially before coffee) is daunting.  So I’ve gathered a few of my favourite breakfast strategies together and will be sharing them with you over the next week or so.

banana bread

First of the rank is my delicious banana bread, loaded with gorgeously ripe bananas, calcium rich creamy yoghurt and spiked with heartwarming cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger.  This banana bread recipe is another incarnation of my beloved yoghurt cake recipe that I often use as a base for muffins, cakes and cupcakes.

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carrot fritters

carrot fritters

Welcome to my lovely little lunch box, celebrating tiny food for tiny tots!  As a first time mummy I am delighted to be introducing my daughter to a world that I absolutely adore…the world of food.  Witnessing the classic expressions sprawled across her face as she takes her first bite of what surely is an exciting and exotic new flavour makes my heart smile and melt all in the one moment.  I am constantly blown away to see the pace at which her enthusiasm and appetite grow, quite often faster than her very own motor skills, but somehow and not so surprisingly she manages the most basic of human instincts, that of ferrying food to mouth.  I am beyond thrilled to be sharing healthy, nutritious, easy-to-prepare, simple, fun and most of all delicious food with you and your family!  So as we enjoy our food adventure together please join in and share your experiences, thoughts, recipes, lunch box ideas and food philosophies!   Let the fun begin!!!

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