The Kiddyum Blog

This is a great bake for a Sunday night and makes for an easy, delicious and healthy breakfast for the kids – it has no added sugar and is practically fat free! It’s absolutely delicious served toasted with butter. You can put your own twist on the recipe with different dried fruits or by adding ginger, cinnamon or even a pinch of nutmeg instead of mixed spice. If you try the recipe, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to let us know what you think! YOU WILL NEED: 50g bran flakes 90g oats and / or your favourite muesli 130g self-raising flour or wholemeal... continue reading
We love this recipe at home.  For little ones you may want to avoid the salt containing ingredients or use low salt versions.  Using frozen veg for this makes for a quick, nutritious meal. Alternatively use your child’s favourite chopped veggies finely and add to the pan. INGREDIENTS 200g egg noodles or rice noodles 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 tablespoons chicken stock (salt free versions available) 3 tablespoons soy sauce (*optional – low salt version recommended) 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional, contains sugar and salt) 1 tablespoon agave or maple... continue reading
Florence, Tilly and I love pancakes and eat them all year round. We’ve made so many different types – from American-style to fruit-filled, drop scone creations – all with varying levels of success! For my children, the fun is definitely in the flipping…(and the eating!) On Pancake Day though, it’s nice to stay traditional, and this recipe is a really fun take on the family favourite. Simply use a large pan, with enough space to make the creepy-crawly’s legs, and decorate with a smiley face. You can replace the milk and butter with... continue reading
Brussels sprout crisps are a festive tradition in our house – they're quick, tasty and nutritious! Tilly and Florence actually don’t mind brussels sprouts, but a lot of my friends’ children won’t touch them. This recipe is a great way to encourage your little ones to try them. The crisps are great for baby-led weaning, and also as a really moreish snack for adults, too! You will need: A bag of brussels sprouts (1lb) 1-2 tbsp grated parmesan 1 tbsp olive oil Squeeze of lemon juice and/or grated lemon peel (optional, some children may not like... continue reading
Do you or don't you give your little ones a snack before bedtime? When Tilly & Florence reached 2, they both started waking up in the middle of the night. Each of them asked for milk and sometimes even milk & "somfink for my hungwy tummy". This could have been a tactic to slowly worm their way into our bed through sheer persistence (!) but I decided to give them a snack before bed and hey presto, they started to sleep right through! Not only were they less grumpy in the daytime, we were too! I could stop being mad with my husband's 'selective... continue reading