About Eat Your Veg!
Hi folks and welcome to Eat Your Veg,
I’m Louisa, a passionate foodie, healthy eater, gardener, children’s cook and gardening teacher and Fressh street food stall owner. And a single Mummy to two budding mini-foodies, head chef Francesca and sous chef Jacques. Come join us on our foodie adventures to forage, grow, make, bake and eat more of life’s good stuff.
Eat Your Veg was born out of my devotion to feed my mini-foodies the healthy food they deserve, and to show other children and parents that good food can be made quickly, easily and cheaply. And obviously with lots of veggies involved!. Name me a parent who doesn’t say “eat your veg” on an over-zealous basis, I know I certainly do, though now my children are 9 and 7 thankfully not as much as I used to! My site is packed full of better-for-you family-friendly recipes with a heavy use of veggies, fruits and wholegrains, better fats and less refined sugars. You’ll find healthier snacks, cakes, savoury bakes and puddings, mid-week post school and work quickie dinners or slower dishes to take more time over at the weekend. Plus breakfasts, packed lunch ideas and lots of easy recipes to make with your kids. I also have a few baby and toddler recipes plus dishes to suit more grown up tastes. As a massive advocate of eating seasonably you can also peruse my recipes by season.
As a happy consequence of my recipe site (plus a good deal of self determination to finally find a career to be passionate about!) I now work as the Education Officer for Growing Local CIC. I run their schools educational programme across Herefordshire and manage a garden allotment plot and field kitchen inspiring a new generation to cook and garden. Dream job most certainly! I also run after-school classes at local schools cooking from scratch with primary or secondary pupils.
During the warmer months I run a street food stall, ‘Fressh @ Eat Your Veg’ at food festivals and markets across the county and beyond. A more grown up version of Eat Your Veg if you like!
Thanks for dropping by and do stay with us for the journey,