Healthy Eating Vs Emotional Motherhood

imageBear is almost 4 months now and I returned to exercise pretty soon after having him. My body was used to training so I felt ready to go back to the gym after about 3 weeks. However healthy eating is a whole other ball game.

I have come to realise this week that I literally eat rubbish all day, snack on biscuits, eat chocolate, pick at goodies. Some days I wake up and am so tired the only way I can consider getting through the day is it to eat chocolate. I have a sweet tooth anyway so I do not really need any excuse.

img_7935I definitely think your emotions and how you feel trigger what you eat. And any mummies reading this will know what an emotional roller coaster motherhood is. We generally eat quite healthy meals but it’s the snacking that does me. If I’m by myself with mop Top and bear all day I just know I will snack whenever I can. I feel like I am in a unhealthy eating rut that I can’t get out of.

In an ideal world I’d have a chef follow me round and make me health snacks and meals whenever I wanted…. if only eh!
I guess my own will power and determination will have to do for now. I vow to try harder with my healthy eating.
Feel free to send me your healthy eating top tips.
Love Kelly

Chicken and Apple Burgers – Baby led weaning Cookbook

When Mop Top was ready to start weaning I didn’t really go down the pureeing food route, but straight to finger food. Mop Top was a really good eater from the start, and I am sure it was because of that.
I came across just before Bear was born. I regularly see new recipes and ideas that Natalie posts on facebook and they look great. Bear is obviously nowhere near ready to start that phase but I was keen to try some out. So first up Chicken and Apple Burgers.
When I feed Mop Top; I have to feed the whole family, including two men who like their food… no pressure eh! So burgers seemed a good choice as could adjust for each individual.
My worst type of recipe is one with hundreds of ingredients that no one ever has in the cupboard, this one was great only 5 ingredients; all we already had in the cupboard. Chicken, spring onion, quinoa, apple sauce and olive oil.

I had to pulse the chicken, now as a previous vegetarian I didn’t really like this stage. But it was easy enough. In the recipe it states making 10 2 inch burgers, but because I was making them for the whole family I did change this slightly. Which I think was my down fall…. When frying the burgers half them just wouldn’t stick together. A few were successful and normal burger shape, the others we just improvised.
I served them up with homemade chips. They were a hit with the big eaters and the small eaters and we will definitely be trying them again. Hopefully I’ll be able to fine tune the shape next time!
Check out Baby Led Weaning Cookbook for more Ideas for your little ones. I will be trying a few more in the future.
Love Kelly xx

p.s apologies for the photo quality, not sure what happened there.

Birthday Blog

Birthday Blog

So yesterday I turned 29. (16th of October 1987; those older readers may remember this night from the great storm…. Yup just me arriving into the world)
Anyway I wasn’t really fussed on a big celebration this year, having 15 month and 3 month old means life’s pretty hectic so a chilled out family weekend was in order. Continue reading Birthday Blog