Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

British parents each week make 2 million extra meals for fussy children

Mealtimes are an important part of the day to me, a time when the whole family can share their daily stories, experiences, woes, achievements so that we can laugh, joke, commiserate, or just chat with each other and catch up on what's been happening at school, college or work.

Salted Peanut Brittle

A classic homemade sweetie, I have used salted peanuts which takes the edge off the sweetness. It's still full of sugar, rots your teeth but it tastes so good

Granola Bars

These are great for lunch boxes and to keep the kids going for extra curricular sports. Add the acai and maca powder for extra nutrients as they are classed as a superfood.

Kale Cupcakes

These are super cool orange-flavoured-green-cupcakes. They still contain the same calories, sugar and fat as a standard cupcake but the addition of the kale gives them extra nutrients.

Surprise chocolate, beetroot and blackcurrant pudding

What's the surprise? Two of them a) it has a 'magic' chocolate sauce that starts on top and ends up in the bottom when it's cooked and b) it is the most delicious, unhealthy chocolate pudding recipe but with a healthy twist as it has a fruit and vegetable to give it some plus points.