Avocado Spinach Sauce

I made this very quick and easy sauce the other day to go on some pasta, it’s not very pretty but very healthy, tasted really nice and the kids loved it.  Rian called it “ninja turtles pasta” because it’s green!  I love that he comes up with these names himself, instead of me having to do it to convince him to eat it!

You could use this as a dressing for other things like grains, potatoes, salads, but we had it with wholegrain rice pasta, and I added some halved cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and baby salad leaves, to try to make it look a bit prettier and be even more nutritious.  It takes only a few minutes to make in a food processor and makes a really nice fresh and summery meal.  Read More »

Summery Chickpea Salad

This is the kind of salad that I make when I have lots of odds and ends left in the fridge at the end of the week, and need to make a meal quick!  When I made this I was really rushing to get the kids to eat something before going out, as you can see I didn’t even chop up the veg very neatly, but it tasted good and was healthy and filling.  My kids have always liked eating sweet crunchy raw veg and love eating plain chickpeas as a finger food, so this combines both of them.  It went really well with some homemade brown bread and baby salad leaves.Read More »

Chocolate Peanut-Butter No-Bake Squares

I’m always trying to think up of new recipes that work as a quick breakfast or snack to give me and the kids energy, and they’re extra good if they have chocolate, so I think this is going to be one of our new favourites!  (Ok, I say that about a lot of things…)  These are really quick and easy to make, with ingredients that you might already have in the house, they’re a nice sweet treat but fairly healthy too, and will give you energy for the day.  They’re full of chocolatey peanut-buttery oaty goodness! Read More »

Lentil and Pesto Pasta Salad

I came up with this simple but yummy recipe earlier today when I was stuck sitting on a chair with a sleeping baby in my arms and so hungry I couldn’t stop thinking about what to have for lunch.  I love green lentils with pesto, and remembered I had fresh basil, spinach, pine nuts and some Violife Prosociano, so I decided to make a quick pasta salad with lentils and homemade spinach and basil pesto.  Then when I was making it I saw some cherry tomatoes so decided to throw them in too.  It turned out so delicious that I had to share the recipe!Read More »