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Smoked Mackerel Dip For the Kids Lunchboxes

April 8, 2013
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Smoked Mackerel Dip For the Kids Lunchboxes

Whether it’s for a picnic, a light supper, a party or the kids lunchboxes, the smoked mackerel dip is a firm favourite around here. It’s tasty, easy to make and packed with Omega-3. - A packet of good quality smoked mackerel - Half a small tub of light Philadelphia cream cheese Take out the the biggest bones from the smoked makerel fillets but don’t worry too much about the smaller ones. Tear the fillets and place in a food processor with the cream cheese. The dip is nicer if the fish isn’t blitzed too finely so you might want to do it in two batches. You can add a few cubes of beetroot to add colour and an earthy taste. I use silicon muffin cups to serve the drip along side oat cakes, bread sticks, cucumber, sweet pepper and carrot sticks. They fit snuggly in the smallest compartment of...
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Super Simple Kids Lunchboxes

April 1, 2013
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Super Simple Kids Lunchboxes

Nothing complex today, just leftovers and plenty of fruit and vegetables. It’s a simple quiche made with leftover pastry in muffin moulds: eggs, yoghurt, prawns, peas and cheese. The children seem to love the mini sweet peppers. These ones are from Lidl and came...
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Planning Ahead The Kids Lunch Boxes

March 25, 2013
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Planning Ahead The Kids Lunch Boxes

It’s a busy week around here so I’m planning things ahead to make our lives easier. Dinner, laundry, tidying up, work, errands, everything is being carefully planned so that nothing is forgotten. The kids lunch boxes are also made in advance and I thought...
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Croissants In The Kids Lunch Boxes

March 18, 2013
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Croissants In The Kids Lunch Boxes

Excuse the dreadful photo taken with a mobile phone! The children were so excited about their lunch boxes – the croissant was a novelty. It proves that you don’t...
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Classic Kids Lunch Boxes

March 11, 2013
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Classic Kids Lunch Boxes

Today is a rather unexciting lunch box. I didn’t prepare the kids lunch boxes the night before and this morning – of course – we were running late. So...
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In The Kids Lunch Boxes: Chicken Salad

March 4, 2013
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In The Kids Lunch Boxes: Chicken Salad

This is another super simple combination (too simple to call it a recipe!) for the kids lunch boxes. It takes minutes to prepare and I can swap any of...
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