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Kara  Mama on a mission to see children eat colourful and nutritious food πŸ“πŸ₯‘πŸ₯• Head to the blog for recipes, stories, and support. Editor & Writer.

I know the feeling, buddy...I'd love to ask you pregnant mamas if you know of any good IG accounts to follow for prenatal nutrition etc. Thanks! 😘😘
Oh and while we're on the subject of hormones and food, I just posted a recipe for chocolate bark, so go head to the blog if you've got a hankering 🍫

If he wants to drink out of a bowl, who am I to argue! After all it's how French kids drink hot chocolate. Tell me, what kind of milk do your kids drink, and why? Mine drinks almond milk, not for allergies, but I'm personally not that keen on cows milk as a drink. He eats other dairy products though.

Ahhh Saturday mornings...fresh sourdough bread that's still warm from the local bakery. They also make their own jams, this one's raspberry and vanilla πŸ˜‹. Eaten in bed with a coffee and the family is what simple weekend dreams are made of πŸ’•
Warning: contains gluten, dairy, and refined sugar πŸ˜‚

When you get up in the morning, and realise you've run out of all your favourite breakfast foods, you have to get creative. I made sweet potato toast for the first time. Yep I got on that bandwagon. Verdict from the 3 year old: Yum! More please. For me, at first I thought it would be a bit dry, so after slicing it into bread-shaped pieces and cooking it for about 5 mins in the toaster, I lightly pan-fried it in a little butter. We smeared over some tahini, drizzled on some pure maple syrup, and sprinkled over some cinnamon, shredded coconut, and seeds. It was really quite good and filling. Have you tried it?

Pancake breakfast date with my favourite little mate. I'm trying to make the most of our time together before his little brother arrives in December. I don't like our chances of too many leisurely cooked breakfasts during that newborn stage!
These pancakes were so simple, and he enjoyed helping me to make them. These measurements are very approx, just add or subtract until it looks like a thick pancake batter.
2 mashed bananas
2 eggs
2 Tbsp wholemeal spelt flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix and pan fry in coconut oil or butter until golden on both sides. Top with your favourites, we had berries, maple syrup, coconut, seeds, and a little natural yoghurt. And um incredibly...we ate them all! πŸ˜‚

Now that's some chunky porridge. Quinoa porridge with cooked apples. Have you made porridge with something other than oats? It makes a nice change. Just cook the quinoa as you would oats, make it nice and creamy with your preferred milk and all your favourite toppings. I added some cinnamon, cooked through a few dates to sweeten it, and topped it with coconut, seeds, and cashews. Mr 3 asked for seconds after he said he wasn't going to eat it. I didn't give him another option and I knew he was starving. That's set us up nicely for the day 😊🌞

Flattened with little fingers, these cacao cookies were easy enough for a child to make...or perfect for someone who detests baking. Like me.
Throw all the ingredients in the food processor, blend, bake, and you're done. Want the recipe? #refinedsugarfree #glutenfree #dairyfree

Jam on toast the natural way: strawberry chia jam and real butter on sourdough toast for breakfast this morning. Nothing artificial, no weird margarines, no refined sugar. If we couldn't have butter, I'd personally just use nut or seed butters, or olive oil on toast. I can't believe some cafes/restaurants still use margarine. Why does it still exist? We know fat is ok now. Time to move on. Rant over 😁

Grabbing some lunch when you're out and about, and trying to have something reasonably healthy and inexpensive is always a challenge. Mr 3 and I usually share a smoothie, and then share something not as healthy, like banana bread. Today we had a super green smoothie which was delicious, but I have a request for cafe owners...
PLEASE PUT SMOOTHIES IN A GLASS, AND NOT A PLASTIC CUP WITH A LID. Straws are bad enough. I'm going to start keeping some stainless steel straws in my bag. Every little bit helps. Happy Friday!! πŸ’šπŸŒŽ

Veggie leftovers with some added almonds, olives, brown rice, chia seeds, and cheese. So quick and simple. What did your kids have for lunch today?

Dinner this eve was a veg medley. Mr 3 can choose what he likes this way. He left the rainbow chard and the roast carrots (he prefers them raw), but ate the rest. Where's the protein? Well, we like to pretend we're French and have a couple of different cheeses (the sharper and stinkier the better!) afterwards. If I gave it to him with the veg, he'd totally fill up on the delicious cheesy stuff. Just as I would πŸ§€πŸ˜‹.

Strawberry soup for breaky. That's a thing, right? Well, when the market is selling 3 punnets of perfectly ripe strawberries for $5, it's the perfect excuse to stew them and have them warm. Topped with all the wholesome trimmings: natural yoghurt, tahini, coconut, seeds, and nuts. There are a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds in there too so we can have it as chia jam on sourdough toast tomorrow morning πŸ“πŸ“

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