Surviving Scout camp
Aug14

Surviving Scout camp

Scout camps (and school residentials) can be tough for fussy eaters. The food is good – filling and well-balanced, with plenty of protein, carbs and fruit and veg to keep kids full of energy for the activities they’re doing. It might be stew, sausage and mash, stir fry or spaghetti bolognese. But that can be a minefield for fussy eaters. I’ll always remember my eldest’s first Cub camp when he was 9. He was away...

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Still fussy
May11

Still fussy

My eldest was always a fussy eater. All he wanted to eat was pizza, pasta, cereals and toast. All the carbs. All the beige food. But from the age of 10, he gradually started becoming a little bit more adventurous. He’s vegetarian and Quorn mince became our saviour – protein, which also made a decent bolognese or curry. He started eating spicier food and would manage a few vegetables (although plenty still get left at the...

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Chilli and chips
Apr18

Chilli and chips

Regular readers will know I’m not much of a cook (to put it mildly). And that my kids are somewhat fussy (to put it mildly). We do try to give them different food, we honestly do, but sometimes it’s easier for everyone just to give them the food they like. But in the interests of pushing us all a little way out of our comfort zones, I was very pleased when McCain challenged me to make a chilli chip pot with some of their...

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The Gallery: Food
Feb05

The Gallery: Food

Ever since we weaned my eldest, food has been a sore point for this family. My husband will tell anyone that he’s the only one who eats normally in our house. Which isn’t entirely true, my younger son would too if he wasn’t held back by his brother and sister and their issues (thank goodness he gets a bit of variety from school dinners!). But that still leaves three of us with issues. I’m a vegetarian and...

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Christmas dinner 2013
Dec28

Christmas dinner 2013

How was Christmas dinner? The highlight of the year? Plates piled high with succulent turkey and perfectly cooked goose fat potatoes? With our combination of vegetarians and fussy eaters, this year’s Christmas dinner was, as ever, not quite like that.On the menu was: Turkey Sausages wrapped in bacon Stuffing (so far, so normal) Roast potatoes (no goose fat or any other meat fat) Quorn cottage pie (for me) Linda McCartney...

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