As we can’t get to a cinema at the moment my son has been busy reading a new Finding Dory book this week, so when I suggested making some Finding Dory ice pops to him he was super excited, even though we had to order in ice pop molds especially as ours got lost in the move! These fun ice pops are super simple to make and are almost healthy?! Ok, well they’re certainly not 100% but they do count towards one of your kids five a day and that’s no bad thing to me!
With the arrival of New Year a lot of us start thinking about how to be more healthy, once you have kids it’s not just you that you think of but your children too. This week I’m linking up my post on 40+ foods your baby can eat before they have teeth, as my daughter will eat anything, however, like a lot of preschoolers my son is a lot more picky so I’m sharing some great healthy snacks for kids today to help inspire me too!
A couple of weeks back my neighbours came round with news that their apricot tree was overflowing and would I like some? Obviously I was Super Excited about this and planned a new life as one of those women who Does It All and still has time to make jam. Only when I went out to get aforementioned apricots there were alot, but not enough to make peach jam. Future crushed, despite the fact that it wasn’t even mine and actually they were being very kind. I stressed for a bit (first world problems) and then went down the greengrocers and bought some peaches. Peach and Apricot Jam. Happy days.
Now I’m happy to admit that I am not a big party thrower (stress!) but when I saw these gorgeous posts I couldn’t help but thing what brilliant party food ideas they would be. I mean, just look at them…These Elderflower Wand Biscuits from In The Playroom look beautiful and would be perfect for a fairy or princess birthday party, I’m sure if I changed the colours a bit my son would love them too, wizards party?! Blue Bear Wood’s Lavender Madeleines are exactly the kind of food I wish I served up regularly, don’t they look beautiful! They’d look amazing at a tea party on some vintage china. Apparently all party food ideas should involve something savory too and I think these Lamb Fajitas from Capture by Lucy would be perfect, they look gorgeous and all the family can enjoy them.
Last weekend we were challenged by BritMums to try doing our shopping in Morrissons. The Toddler has become super picky in his food choices recently so when he declared that he liked fish I thought the obvious step from fish fingers was sea bass in balsamic vinegar. Ok, so maybe I skipped most of the balsamic bit for him but this pan fried sea bass recipe meant that we were able to have a family meal that everyone could enjoy and that had a bit of flavour for the grown ups, hurray!