As a busy mum, I often find that I neglect myself at breakfast.
If I'm not breastfeeding the baby, then I'm serving the toddler, cleaning up - and next thing I know it's 9am and I've already been awake for two hours with zero food in my belly.
These English muffins take no time at all to prepare and are super yummy. Better yet, make this for your toddler and yourself... stop putting yourself last on your to do list!
I just love the combo of the salty peanut butter and the fresh, juicy blueberries. You'll love it too!
English Muffins with Peanut Butter and Blueberries
1 wholemeal English muffin, toasted
Dark crunchy peanut butter (I like Mayvers)
Spread peanut butter on the toasted muffin.
Top with a handful of fresh blueberries and drizzle with raw honey.
Add chia seeds for extra health benefits, or enjoy as is!
HOT TIP: I've found a recipe to make my own homemade english muffins from scratch, but in the meantime I buy the healthiest wholemeal option I can find.
I love low fuss baby food makin'
This recipe requires ZERO cooking, and very little prep!
Refreshing Baby Breakfast Puree
6 Months +
1 ripe cantaloupe
1 ripe peach
1 ripe mango
Wash all the produce well.
Half the cantaloup, remove seeds, and scoop the flesh into the blender.
Cut the peach in half and remove the pip, place in the blender with the skin on.
Peel the mango and discard the skin and pip. Add the flesh to the blender.
Pulse (or blend) all the ingredients together. Since everything is ripe, the consistency might be quite watery, so pulsing is a great way to keep the puree from being too thin. If your baby is 6 months + then thin is good and you can always opt to add baby rice cereal for added iron and to thicken up the mixture.
For older bubs, this makes a nice little "smoothie" to pour over fresh porridge.
I was on dessert duty this weekend for a BBQ we were attending, and I decided to bring something healthy. Fruit platters are a nice and easy dessert for large groups, and especially delicious on a hot day!
I also knew that there would be a lot of kids around, so I wanted something practical for everyone.... and this is what I threw together!
Eat the Rainbow Dessert Fruit Platter
1 green apple- thinly sliced into discs
1 red apple- thinly sliced into discs
1 pear, cut into spears, sees removed
4 kiwis, peeled and sliced
1 large mandarin, peeled and segmented
1/2 a medium watermelon, quartered and sliced into triangles
1 large passionfruit, drizzled on top
1 punnet of blueberries
Arrange on a plate and enjoy!
1 Mini quesadilla
Peace Love and vegetables dill "superkraut"
Take a single tortilla and place it on a warm pan over medium-low heat. Once it becomes more malleable, place shredded cheese of your choosing on one side and then fold in half. Shred your own cheese because anti-caking agents in pre-shredded, store bought cheese are GROSS! Lightly toast both sides until golden, allow to cool a bit, cut and serve.
The skin of kiwis can be eaten! This is more of a Queensland thing, but still.... it's edible! I like to stay away from messing with food too much. What do I mean by that? If you start cutting crust of sandwiches, you'll always have to cut the curst off sandwiches. Peeling apples.... girl, just don't start. Give them what they get, and that's the end of it!
Cherry tomatoes are my little girl's fav and the kraut is for added gut health. It's yummy, sour and super delicious.
Would your toddler eat this up? Tell me in the comments below!
Bamboo tray: Love Mae Studio
Nutritious Dairy- Free Toddler Snack
(or breakfast), Serves 1
Coconut yogurt (Dairy free/Vegan Option)
Added (optional) toppings:
Raw honey (if over the age of 1)
Fresh fruit, like blueberries or strawberries
Why these toppings?
Sesame seeds are high in fibre which is great for digestive health. A mere three tablespoons of sesame seeds have a whopping 5 grams of protein. They are also high in calcium (3 tablespoons of unhulled sesame seeds have 22% of the RDI).
Goji berries contain all EIGHT essential amino acids. A single 4oz serving contains 10% of your daily value for protein... and it's a fruit! They are also great for added vitamin C, fibre and iron.
Flaxseeds are high in protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.
Would your toddler enjoy this simple snack?
Tell me in the comments below!
For the Love of Food
I think eating well is a form of self-respect, and that's evident in my recipes.