Carrot Hot Dog with Avocado

Hot dogs are something that my son has asked for because he sees them on TV (and he didn’t know what they were made of).  Of course we have to make them vegan, and we don’t eat a lot of faux meats, so carrot hot dogs are perfect!  They taste really nice, they’re healthy, they’re really simple to make, and they get the kids to eat vegetables!  I added mashed avocado to make it even more nutritious and because it’s yummy, but you can add more traditional toppings or whatever you like.  It is actually surprisingly like eating a hot dog!

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Making Our Household More Eco-Friendly

Something I’ve decided to do lately is to try to make our household more eco-friendly.  I’m sure other parents can relate to how difficult that can be when you have kids.  There is all the laundry you have to do, food waste, nappies, a lot of plastic toys that they get bored of after a few months or that break…  I already try to use eco-friendly cleaning products, etc. but want to try to reduce the amount of rubbish we’re creating too.  I don’t think we’ll be able to go completely zero waste, but I think I’ll feel happier if we can reduce it a bit.  So I thought I would do some posts about some little changes (and hopefully bigger changes soon) that I’m trying to make.

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Plant-Powered Families Review

Plant-Powered Families by Dreena Burton has over 100 kid-tested, whole-foods vegan recipes.  Dreena has been vegan for over twenty years and written five bestselling vegan cookbooks.  She has been vegan through three pregnancies and she and her husband are raising their three daughters on a plant-based diet.  Plant-Powered Families has all the recipes you need to feed a vegan family, or even a family who just want to eat more plants, as well as advice about raising kids on a healthy plant-based diet.

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Three Houmous Recipes

Most weeks I like to make a few different kinds of houmous so that we always have something healthy to eat in sandwiches, salads, etc. so I thought I’d share the recipes for the three houmouses I made this week.  (Is that the plural of houmous?  I really don’t know!)

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Rainbow Fries

I’ve learned that with my kids I can say any vegetable is “chips” or “fries” and they’ll eat it!  So I often make vegetable chips or wedges, roasted in the oven to be healthier, and they eat them all up.  I’ve tried this with sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnip, beetroot, etc. so decided to combine them and make rainbow fries.  They love all the different colours and I love seeing them eating their vegetables!

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