Food

Obviously we would have a good chat about what your child eats and what you want them to eat. I know children can be extremely fussy eaters so I’ll be as flexible as I can. Very young children will have different requirements that I’m happy to accommodate but generally this is how it goes:

Healthy snacks are available throughout the day. I always have sultanas, apples, bananas, and grapes in the house and often plums, clementines, strawberries and blueberries. I usually have sultanas and breadsticks with me and perhaps a banana when I’m out and about.

Lunch is usually a sandwich and a selection of tomatoes, cucumber, apple, grapes etc.

Tea time can be tricky with lots of different tastes to cater for. Generally I always have peas, sweetcorn, carrot and broccoli available as well as tomatoes and cucumber but the sort of dishes I do include:

  • Salmon fillet and rice;
  • Pasta with tomato & basil sauce and tuna, sausage or ham;
  • Roast chicken, lamb or beef, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pud;
  • Sausage and mash;
  • Risotto (chicken, ham or seafood);
  • Cheesy potato boats in a sea of beans.
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Pizza with carrot & cucumber sticks & tomatoes

Sometimes we will have fish fingers, chicken goujons or pizza but always with plenty of veg or salad on offer. I tend to do a roast once a week. If it’s beef, lamb or a ham joint it goes in the slow cooker all day so that the meat falls apart in tiny mouths. I do a mean, crispy roast potato.