Meal Planning

Posts full of fabulous meal prep information so you can be more organised in your daily life

  • Sausage Traybake with Vegetables
    Family,  Family Friendly,  Meal Planning,  Recipes

    Family Friendly Recipes Anyone Can Make at Home

    I have been meaning to write about family mealtimes for ages and when I started thinking about Lottie and how she eats now, I found that one of the main problems I have at the moment is the fact that I am now cooking 2 hot meals every day at different times. This is fine when I have time to but more often than not, I don’t get chance to and I don’t always have a load of previously cooked meals in the freezer ready to whip out when I need one. We are always looking for family friendly recipes. Family Friendly Recipes Lottie is eating pretty much everything now…

  • Jane Plan guide and planners
    Fitness,  Meal Planning

    Jane Plan’s Diet Delivery Service

    Usual followers of my blog will know that at the moment, I’m really interested in dieting and whether following a set diet plan will be sustainable long-term or as soon as you finish them, you just pile the weight back on. I also don’t really diet and you can read about my love of food here! I have previously worked with diet brands so I was really pleased when Jane Plan responded to my emails about working with me.  This was my first time approaching a brand directly (they normally come to me) so I think I babbled quite a bit the first time I spoke to Jane! However Jane…

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    Family,  Family Friendly,  Mains,  Meal Planning,  Recipes

    Toddler Halloween Recipes with Tommee Tippee

    We have been using the Tommee Tippee Steamer Blender for a while now. Not only to puree Lottie’s food when she was weaning but also to make yummy winter soups! When we were sent the Steamer Blender we were also sent some spooky Toddler Halloween Recipes created especially by Tommee Tippee for babies to get involved and be part of Halloween too! Here are some of our favourites:   Witches Fingers: For toddlers aged 12 months + these carroty fingers are the perfect Halloween snack! Boo-Nana Pops: For babies aged 6 months + these tasty banana and raisin treats will have your child giggly with ghostly glee! Frightful Fish Food:…

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    Home,  Meal Planning,  Organisation

    5 Tips to Make Meal Planning a Breeze

    As busy parents we all know how hard it is to keep everyone happy! Not only do you have loads to do but you also have to make sure everyone has clean clothes and are well fed. But what happens when you get in from a long day at work, the kids are hungry, and you are far too tired to cook? There is no way you can eat well so, you end up cooking a load of beige freezer food or giving in and ordering a takeaway. You’ll also find yourself nipping to the shop on the way home, spending way more money than you wanted to and only…

  • Cook up a storm for your child
    Family,  Family Friendly,  Meal Planning

    How to Cook up a Storm with Annabel Karmel

    When Mia was about at weaning age, we were given an Annabel Karmel book which was one of the most useful and helpful books for children we have ever used. We were able to follow a great weaning plan with Mia that took us all the way through to her being about 3 years old and we still refer back to it now she’s 5 for her evening meals! A couple of weeks ago we decided to start weaning Lottie as although she is only 5 months old, she is definitely ready to eat proper food! We were then approached to review the brand-new Annabel Karmel book which came out…

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    Fitness,  Meal Planning

    GoFigure Meal Replacement Diet Plan Review

    Over the last couple of weeks I have trying out some more diet plans and programs so today I’m going to focus on GoFigure who contacted me to see if I would like to review their diet plan, which contains weight loss shakes and snack bars. At the moment I’m really interested in diet and fitness and more specifically, how easy diet plans and programs can slot into everyday life and be followed on a long-term basis. GoFigure is a family business which has created shakes and snack bars designed to aid weight loss. The idea of GoFigure is that you replace 2 meals a day with the shakes, have…

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    Fitness,  Meal Planning

    Diet Plan Comparison Review

    Hi everyone! I thought I would do a bit of an update now that it’s been 8 months since I started my weight loss challenge/journey. It’s been up and down, I’m not going to lie and I have learnt an awful lot about myself and about food in general. As most of you who follow my weight loss posts know, I have always struggled with my confidence and about 2 years ago (when Mia was 1) I had a bit of a crisis and was the heaviest I have ever been. I have never dieted before and I absolutely love my food so I knew it was going to be tricky.…

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    Fitness,  Meal Planning

    Forza Raspberry K2 Review & Discount Code

    The main focus of my blog at the moment is definitely leaning towards diet and fitness and after reviewing the Forza ‘Shake It Slim’ diet a few months ago, I was really interested when I saw that Forza (an industry leader in weight loss supplements) were looking for bloggers to review their Raspberry K2 tablets! I have researched these tablets before as part of my previous review and I had also seen the negative press that these types of tablets (not Forza’s brand!) have had in the past. Forza Raspberry K2 tablets are a raspberry based supplement that offers support for those wanting to lose weight alongside a balanced diet and…

  • Fitness,  Meal Planning

    12 Week Weight Loss Plan With EM Fitness

    As most of you know, I have been trying to find the best ways of losing weight and keeping the weight loss up for the long-term. My quest for this answer has taken me down a slightly different route this time to the diet comparisons I have done previously and combines both what you eat and how you work out! Emily over at EM Fitness has put together a ‘12 week weight loss plan’ specifically designed for you to achieve results as well as arm you with everything you need to take you forward long-term. The aim of the weight loss plan is that over the 12 weeks; you will…

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    Fitness,  Meal Planning

    Forza ‘Shake It Slim’ Meal Replacement Review

    As many of you will know, just before Christmas 2015 I decided that it was time to kick-start some kind of exercise regime into my days and as someone who doesn’t diet (see the post I wrote about them here!) I was keen on finding out about the reasons we all decide to diet and exercise and just how easy they are to continue after the programme ends or for any length of time. I have worked with various diet brands recently and last week was the turn of Forza! Forza were kind enough to send me a week’s supply of their meal replacement shakes ‘Shake It Slim’ in return…

  • Exante diet meals
    Fitness,  Meal Planning

    Exante Meal Replacement Diet Plan Review

    Update: Exante have since rebranded twice so you can find a newer review at Exante Diet Rebrand! I have recently become more interested in diet plans and weight control as I have now been a mummy for just over 2 years and I’m (like many other mummy’s) not particularly happy with the way I look and need a bit of a boost in confidence. I have written previously about my love of food but I was lucky enough to review some diet plans previously so when I was asked if I would like to review a diet plan offered by Exante, I was really excited to take on the challenge and see if…