Restaurant Review: Frankie and Benny’s Ipswich

AD | We received a voucher to discount our meal Last week on our trip to Ipswich we did a bit of exploring on the day that we arrived and decided that eating dinner near the hotel would be the easiest option for us. We stayed at the Novotel hotel which is situated across the road from a leisure complex called Cardinal Park where there was a Frankie and Benny’s restaurant. Erin usually eats quite early but we figured we could eat a bit later if the restaurant was only a few minutes walk away. We had our table booked

Yumbox Lunch Ideas For Toddlers: March 2019

Disclaimer: I previously worked with EatWell-UK who provided a discount to purchase these boxes.  Erin has packed lunches each day that she’s at nursery and we use various Yumboxes as her lunchbox. The compartments keep each item of food separate and it means we can give Erin a range of foods in the right portion sizes. Each month I’ll be posting Erin’s lunches to hopefully give you some inspiration. She isn’t the most adventurous with food though so these ideas are great for picky eaters too! Box 1: Fruit loaf Grated cheese Kiwi Pepper sticks Left over carbonara pasta Carrot

Guest Post: Mummy To Dex On Tackling Fussy Eating

For the longest time now Erin has been a fussy eater and it’s so frustrating sometimes. It’s nice to know I’m not alone though. Nicola from Mummy to Dex is here today talking about her own experience and sharing some things she has done to to help with tackling fussy eating. Dexter has always been a good eater, ever since he was born. I struggled to get him to breast feed, but he took to bottles really well and would drink 8oz every three hours, on the hour every day. When he turned six months, we chose to baby led

Yumbox Lunch Ideas For Toddlers: February 2019

AD: I previously worked with EatWell-UK who provided a discount to purchase these boxes.  Erin has packed lunches each day that she’s at nursery and we use various Yumboxes as her lunchbox. The compartments keep each item of food separate and it means we can give Erin a range of foods in the right portion sizes. Each month I’ll be posting Erin’s lunches to hopefully give you some inspiration. She isn’t the most adventurous with food though so these ideas are great for picky eaters too! Box 1: Open ham sandwiches (Erin struggles a bit with the thickness sometimes) Fromage

Yumbox Lunch Ideas For Toddlers: January 2019

Disclaimer: I previously worked with EatWell-UK who provided a discount to purchase these boxes.  This month Erin started a new nursery and unlike the old nursery where she had hot lunches, this one required packed lunches every day. Erin’s nursery asks that the packed lunches are healthy and although I know other parents don’t stick to this at all, I do try to as much as possible. I do struggle for ideas though and I know others do as well so I thought I would start a new series showing what lunches Erin has been eating for the previous month.

Lunchbox Ideas For Pre-Schoolers

Erin goes to nursery at a private school and usually she has a hot school lunch with the rest of the students. However, when the main school breaks up at the beginning of July the hot lunches stop and this means we have about 9 weeks of making packed lunches instead. I find it really hard to think about different things to include every day, especially as we have a Yumbox which has 6 different sections to fill every day. I’m sure there are loads of parents out there like me, who need a bit of inspiration so I thought

Welcome To The Kiddylicious Crew

You may have seen me mention recently that Erin has 9 weeks of packed lunches now that her school has broken up for summer but the nursery stays open. A brand that I can always trust for great food and snacks for Erin is Kiddylicious and we have just joined the Kiddylicious Crew as brand ambassadors. To get us started we were sent some of Erin’s favourites along with some new things to try. Something I love about Kiddylicious is that they have so much choice and loads of options. You can get snacks, breakfast and meals and know that they’re

Lunchbox Treats From Organix: Fruit and Seed Bites

Erin goes to nursery at a private school and last week the main school broke up for the summer holidays. Usually, Erin will have a school lunch on the 3 days she is there a week and this means she gets to eat a hot meal with the rest of the children in the whole school. The nursery stays open for 51 weeks of the year but during school holidays children are required to take packed lunches. This means that Erin now has 9 weeks of packed lunches and I’ll be the first to admit that I hate doing them!