Generally I don’t regard myself as the handy mum and if you are looking for that picture perfect family who seem to be doing everything right and just looking absolutely amazing, you can continue looking because it won’t be here …
I suppose I’m more of the “lazy” mum who still want to do the best for my children in regards to activity, development and nutrition but still want to avoid all the industrial, processed whatnots that’s being pushed on us as being “recommended” and “best for your child” etc etc.
It feels as if we are slowly moving into a society where we are relying on easy options to help raise our kids. Tablets , baby milk formula, ready made porridge , take away and fast food options. These can all be fine in small doses but it’s getting to a point where people are hardly asking questions to why we should purchase THAT item or ready made food?!
Don’t forget the baby industry is a lucrative business and a multi-million dollar industry. It’s never about your kids it’s about your money.
I’m always in pursuit of finding alternatives to everything ready made. (Food in particular). Sometimes I manage to find something that works (wohoo). It’s those times that I’d like to share. If it helps another parent saving some time doing something that’s good for your kid then happy days ey 😁 Don’t worry… There won’t be anything where you have to get up at 5 am to start soaking peas and pods or whatever. That’s just not me 🙂
My little family consists of myself (obviously), (lumber jack) hubby, little miss Kim who’s 2 1/2 year and little Kay who’s 8 months.
This photo is so descriptive to what our family is about. We move in to our temporary place consisting of 15 sqm where I still had to make dinner with the one pot and the one pan we have. So, sausages and macaroni was the best thing I could come up with :).
My daughter loooves pasta (like most children) so I always use pasta with 30% lentil flour. This is a good way to ease your mind that it’s not just carbs they’re eating, it’s actually 30% protein :). I tried using pasta that contains 100% of bean/lentil etc flour but she rejected that straight away. :/
Of course sausage is not the best protein source but if you keep to a locally produced sausage that contains more than 80% meat it’s not that bad.