Quick, convenient and missing a few vital ingredients...FRESHNESS!

Ask a father about the benefits of microwave foods and he will speak of them as a Modern Wonder of the World. Microwave meals are the quick and easy way for busy, tired parents to provide meals for their kids with minimal effort, and they certainly do have their advantages. Microwave foods have both some pros and cons. Firstly, leaving aside the cons, (why talk about negatives all the time?), I will talk about all the pros of microwave meals. The most obvious upside is that...

leftovers1

Being a busy working dad on a budget, it’s really important that I make the most out of every ingredient and prevent waste as much as possible. There’s such a temptation, though, to get rid of bits and bobs of food you don’t think you’ll use up, and really this is tantamount to throwing good money down the drain. So I’ve put together this article to offer ideas on how to use your leftovers in creative and delicious ways, and save yourself a pretty...

fruit and veg

Kids can create a lot of stress. Fact. It starts when they’re born and they’re keeping you up all night. It continues when their poo comes out green, they put EVERYTHING straight into their mouths and they seem to pick up every cough and sniffle anyone within a 10 mile radius of your home has had. Then they start to walk and they become fascinated with plug sockets, the fireplace, cupboards, hot cups of tea, the letterbox, the stairs – basically anything and...

lunch box

Considering Jamie Oliver’s rant about school dinners a few years ago, things haven’t changed much. Without naming and shaming the schools my kids attend, the quality of the school meals offered at both places leave a lot to be desired. As the responsibility for ensuring my kids are healthy, happy, well-rounded kids with balanced diets and eating their 5-a-day falls squarely and solely on my shoulders, I’ve opted to disregard school meals with disdain (despite it being a...