Archive for the ‘Foodie Fridays’ Category

Product review: the smoothie edition

Spring’s in full swing and the pressure’s on (a bit) to get healthy and looking great. What’s new? Every year, people worldwide put themselves to task to shed some pounds to get fit and healthy in time for summer fun. With news on musician Sam Smith’s three-stone weight loss in

How to save £700 on your food bill by freezing your eggs (no, this is not IVF)

That’s £58.33 a month to spend on other essentials around the house…and it won’t cost you anything to make the saving. According to the iFreeze, iSave initiative Brits waste hundreds of pounds wasting food every year, when it could be put into the freezer. Instead, we’re storing the strangest things

Christmas the Italian sweet way: Panettone and Pandoro

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? At Mothers Wh Work towers, we love nothing more than the cheer and song that Christmas brings. If you love Christmas but just can’t bear the thought of eating the same old Christmas pudding again, then you might favour a little twist to

How to save money on food during the summer holidays

According to the Office of National Statistics, UK families spend between £43.10 and £56.80 on the food shop every week. That’s quite a big part of the monthly outgoings, but that cost soon multiplies when the kids are home for the school holidays – especially the summer holidays. So just

Foodie Friday: how to make yummy and healthy smoothies even the kids will love

If you’re serious about being healthier in 2014, and have made a promise to make sure that your family will have its five a day (fruits and veg, that is), then a great way to start the day is with a smoothie. All those fruit and veg that you can

Foodie Friday: how to make a Moroccan lamb tagine

Finding diverse but healthy meals that children will enjoy can be difficult. By expanding children’s pallets at an early age you help to eliminate fussy eating habits, which will give them the best start in life.

Foodie Friday: the Diet Chef Review

Working mums have enough to juggle and trying to cook separate meals for a healthier diet in a bid to lose weight, can take its toll on time and money. That’s why we jumped at the chance to review Diet Chef, as it seemed to kill both of those birds

How your child can avoid identity theft while away at university

Going away to university can have a mix of feelings for you and your child alike – they are fleeing the nest (maybe permanently now they have a taste for it). For them, it may be a welcome chance to break free into independence and with it, some mistakes along

Foodie Friday: batch cooking – how to do it, plus recipes

Victoria Beckham is quoted in Australian Vogue saying that she has a chef (plus a housekeeper and a nanny) who comes to the Beckham home three days a week to batch cook for the family. While most of us can’t afford the luxury of a chef, we can batch cook.

Foodie Friday: the perfect barbecue

Now that the sun’s finally out, and looking set to stay for the next week at least, we all want to make the most of the sun. Having a barbecue is something that the whole family can enjoy – and great opportunity to cook fresh foods with lots of healthy

Foodie Friday: how to make a low fat chicken curry

Curries are a firm favourite of adults and children alike – but only if you get the seasoning right! Today’s video will show you how to whip up a low-fat chicken curry in next to no time:

Foodie Friday recipe: Mini pita pizzas with pick’n’mix toppings

Most children love pizza, but if you’re a health-co scions mum you’ll not want to pander to the unhealthy demands too often. A healthier alternative, however, which keep everyone happy are pita pizzas. Cheap to make, and a fun cooking experience for even young children, these filling yummy servings are

Foodie Friday: homemade fish pie

It can often be a struggle to get children into enjoying fish – unless it’s coated in batter and served with chips! But this fish pie recipient from Nelson’s has a mix of potatoes, cod and salmon, which is sure to turn the tables on the fish detesters.

Foodie Friday: Southern spiced chicken recipe

With the bank holiday just around the corner, the temptation to spend money dining out with the family is high. But, you’d be surprised how easy it is to rustle up something all the family can enjoy – like this recipe for Southern fried chicken. Just add some finger food,

Tenderstem and chorizo pizza

A family favourite that the kids can help make and can be very easily tailored to suit different people’s tastes

Chorizo and olive pasta bake

Ingredients 400g pasta 2 tbsp olive oil 2 crushed garlic cloves 1 tsp paprika and 1 tsp thyme

Nelsons Mini Fab Fish Pie

Ingredients (serves 4) 400g potatoes, peeled and chopped 100g carrots, peeled and chopped A knob of butter 2 tbsp milk