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Fruity Bread & Butter Pud

A healthier than usual Bread & Butter Pud, only using no butter. And made with fruit bread layered with apple and cinnamon to give a healthy, but scrummy, twist to this British classic.

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Veggie Cottage Pie topped with Sweet Potato Mash

We do love a cottage pie around here, an invariably popular option with The Monsters. This one’s vegetarian, vegan in fact, and packed full of loads of lovely veggies, Puy lentils and Quorn.

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January’s Family Foodies

Happy New Year family foodies, may your 2015 be healthy, prosperous and full of deliciousness. To begin the brand new year as we mean to go on, Family Foodies is having a little health kick and we’re asking you to link up your healthier child-friendly recipes….

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A Very Merry Christmas and Festive Dips & Sticks!

Christmas doesn’t have to be all about the naughty stuff you know. There’s plenty of good stuff to be had amongst the endless choccies, sweets, sausage rolls and mince pies. I’m not saying to avoid it all, just apply a little balance here and there if you can…..

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November’s Family Foodies Vegetarian Round-Up

November’s Family Foodies went Veggie for our first time, and as ever we had a fabulous array of inventive and of course exceptionally tasty looking family friendly recipes linked up…..

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A Handy Little Side Number: Bejeweled Rice & Quinoa

Made from start to finish in ten minutes flat this certainly is a handy little side number. And with the silly season in our midst it could be a useful healthy side to have up your sleeve….

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Eating Well Whilst on the Go ‘Lunch in a Jar’

For a healthy take on a Pot Noodle take a largish jar and pack it full to the brim with a selection of shredded veggies, preferably from across the colour spectrum of the rainbow. Add fine rice noodles and oodles of flavour……

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Go ActiFry! Courgette, Chorizo & Sun Dried Tomato Risotto

I was recently asked if I’d like to try out a Tefal ActiFry. Not only does it make the best, crunchiest and healthiest chips ever but it’s more than capable of producing a variety of healthy family meals, including excellent hassle free risottos.

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Pea & Coriander Soup in a Flash!

This is a soup I make when we’re down on the veggies, handily made out of frozen peas which I make sure we always have in. Livened up with lots of lovely fragrant coriander, but also tasty with a bunch of parsley or mint if you happen to have it. And truly made in a flash!

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Easy Bakes for Kids: Jacques’s Butternut Muffins

A great little make for budding mini-cooks, with plenty of elements they can do entirely themselves. Older kids could easily follow the whole recipe on their own, there’s no great skill involved, simply weighing, grating, stirring and assembly…..

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September’s FSF ‘Getting Fruity’ Round Up

As ever I’ve been blown away by the diversity and ingenuity of all your entries, from homemade Jaffa Cakes to Muffins, Mini Loaf Cakes to Cheesecakes, Ice Creams, Sorbets, Jam, Ketchup, Fools, Tarts and Cakes a plenty……

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November’s Family Foodies goes Veggie!

This month on Family Foodies we’ve decided on a veggie theme for our first time, a theme very much at the core of Eat Your Veg. Whilst we’re not exclusively vegetarian here I’d say my little lot don’t eat meat for at least four days out of seven….

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@ Eat Your Veg HQ We Say Yes! #October

Lots of lovely foods, snacks, drinks and foodie related products and even an App have been winging their way to our attention at Eat Your Veg HQ this month. Thanks as ever to my chief testers, Francesca (newly 6) and Jacques (4)

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‘Wow No Cow’ with Oatly

Oatly oat drinks seem to be taking the UK by storm, suddenly this fabulously scrummy and supremely healthy Swedish brand of oat drinks are everywhere! And good on them for being so out there.

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Halloween Blood Soup!

When contemplating healthier Halloween food I couldn’t resist the idea of attempting to make a Blood Soup, only without any actual blood of course! Beetroot and tomatoes it seems make the perfect ghoulish pairing to achieve a rich, thick and blood like consistency…..

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Mini Orange Pumpkins with Raspberry ‘Blood’ Sorbet

Halloween food tends to be a little on the yak side for my liking, usually high in sugar or bad fats, a liberal use of colourings and way too many additives. But it doesn’t have to be that way…..

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Family Foodies August & September Round Up: The Under 2s

For our first time ever on Family Foodies we decided to invite you to share your recipes specifically aimed at The Under 2s. That sometimes tricky, occasionally finickity but always messy brigade of first time eaters!

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Homemade Oxtail Soup & a Donald Russell ‘Humble Cuts’ #GIVEAWAY!

Need a hug in a mug then this is the recipe for you, deliciously warming and hearty slow cooked Oxtail Soup. Also a GIVEAWAY to win a selection of online butcher Donald Russell’s ‘Humble Cuts’

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My Higgidy Pie #RecipeHunt entry: Chunky Chilli Fish Pie!

Few can deny that I both love a challenge and I love a good pie, so when the lovely folk at Higgidy asked if I wanted to take part in their Recipe Hunt to create a brand spanking new pie to be the next Special Guest Pie you can guess my response…

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Banana & Oat Breakfast Smoothie

Ever since I was sent my beloved Russell Hobbs Illumina jug blender to try out back in May, there’s been a distinct increase in smoothie making at Eat Your Veg HQ, which has to be a good thing.

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