Easy cheesy bean burgers with homemade tomato sauce

Easy cheesy bean burger recipe

These easy cheesy bean burgers with a wholesome homemade (cheat’s) tomato sauce are a yummy meat-free dinner option. Burgers are a big hit with a lot of kids, probably because they can assemble them themselves, and add whatever they like. Oh, and let’s not forget about the fact that they can eat them with their hands!

So, if you’re looking for a vegetarian alternative to your usual burger repertoire, these bean burgers are super simple to make, freeze well, and are awesome lunchbox fillers. The homemade tomato sauce recipe is optional, but if you’d rather not use commercial tomato sauce, you can whip this up and keep it in the fridge for about a week. We’re using tinned tomatoes for convenience, but you could always use fresh and simmer it for longer. It’s sweetened with a little apple, so your kids should love it!


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Chicken Enchiladas Recipe – Thermomix and Conventional Cooking Methods

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Thanks to our lovely friend Isabelle from Yummy Lunch Boxes for contributing her fab Chicken Enchiladas Recipe to our blog!

Mexican food has long been a family favourite in my house.  Whilst I’ve certainly been through my mealtime battles, come Taco Tuesday there are never any complaints!  This is how my chicken enchiladas recipe was born.

I think it’s something about being able to provide a range of tasty toppings!  Some of our favourites include diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, and of course the all important glug of sour cream that in my kids eyes (and mine actually!) seems to make everything taste better!

I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine.

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Asian Style Sausage Fried Rice – Quick, Simple and Kid Approved!

Asian Style Sausage Fried Rice

Thanks to our lovely friends at Home Cook Love for sharing their fast and simple Asian Style Sausage Fried Rice recipe with us!

Growing up in Singapore in a foodie family means that I was pretty spoilt when it came to food choices. This Chinese Sausage Fried Rice recipe is one of my favourite childhood recipes passed down by my late Grandma.

Lup Cheong otherwise known as Chinese sausage looks like a shrivelled up English sausage made of pork and fat. The sausage is marinated, salted and smoked with sugar, rose water, salt and rice wine added to it to give it a distinctively smoky sweet taste. It’s quite an indulgent ingredient so it’s not something that you would want to eat regularly!

Chinese Sausage Fried Rice recipe has been a long time family favourite, it brings back a lot of fond childhood memories and nostalgia for me when I make it for the family. It’s definitely a recipe that I would be passing onto my girls as part of their heritage, and in remembrance of their late Great Gran.

I hope your family will enjoy this as much as we do!

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Kid Friendly Lamb Burgers on Pita

Lamb Burgers on Pita

These delicious Lamb Burgers on Pita have been a simple, tasty, go-to dinner for my family this summer.  The beauty of this recipe is it can can be easily deconstructed so as to give children a choice of what they might like to eat in their own desired combination.

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Mexican inspired shakshuka eggs with beans – Your go to nutritious quick dinner!

Shakshuka eggs

We know eggs are a powerhouse of nutrients but sometimes they need to be jazzed up a little for the kids, and this Mexican-inspired shakshuka eggs with beans really hits the spot during the cooler months!

Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish of eggs baked in a tomato-based sauce, usually spiced with cumin. The shakshuka eggs with beans expands on the cumin to create a unique Mexican flavour that most kids will already be familiar with if they’re big fans of nachos and tacos!Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Lentil Bolognese – the ultimate winter belly warmer!

slow cooker lentil bolognese

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This Slow Cooker Lentil Bolognese recipe is ridiculously versatile. By changing the herb and spice profile it could be a pasta sauce, a taco filler or even a nachos or baked potato topper.

The kids will love it in their thermos with pasta for lunch during the cooler months too.  Just remember to heat the thermos before filling it with hot food.  This way the food will stay hotter for longer.  Another option is to use a lunchbox with a built in thermos, such as the OmieBox.Continue Reading →

Mini Wholemeal Pizzas – a tasty lunchbox treat or dinner for the kids!

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Julian and Orlando both love pizza, we often make up a batch for dinner and freeze the rest to pack in lunchboxes!  This recipe for Mini Wholemeal Pizzas is so easy and a great recipe to get the kids in the kitchen helping to make.  We love our Foost Knife or getting the boys involved in the preparation of these!

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Quinoa Con Carne – Quick & Easy Mexican Dinner

Quinoa con carne

My boys are huge fans of Mexican food, especially Quionoa Con Carne.  We love to make healthy nachos, enchiladas, tacos, and burritos. I’ve typically always made a batch of mild Chilli Con Carne as the base for these dishes, but as simple as it is sometimes I just don’t have the time or don’t have mince on hand to be making it in the traditional way.  I needed a quicker and easier option for times like these…. and that’s where Quinoa Con Carne comes in!

I have found using quinoa instead of meat is just as tasty, takes half of the time to prepare, and best of all still 100% kid approved!  There are also some great health benefits to eating quinoa, it’s protein rich, high in fibre, and also a fabulous source of iron.

What I love most about this dish is you literally just throw it all in one pot and let it do it’s thing!

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Healthy Macaroni and Cheese recipe the whole family will love!

Now that winter seems to be well and truly setting in, I find my family is really starting to crave comfort foods… dishes that make us feel warm and happy inside, and our favourite healthy macaroni and cheese recipe totally fits the bill!

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese?  Whilst there the packaged version might win points in terms of convenience, it doesn’t win any points nutritionally.  This healthy macaroni and cheese recipe is not only simple to make, but is a great way to sneak those veggies into the kids dinner and even just use up whatever leftover veg you have hiding in your fridge at the end of the week!

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