Baby bacon and spinach frittatas

Preparing your own baby food is simple and budget-friendly. Start with purees and move onto finger foods like these mini bacon and spinach frittatas. Perfect if your child has been introduced to eggs and is more interested in handling their own food now than having you feed it to them.

Easy chicken casserole

This simple chicken casserole combines the wonderful tastes of fresh herbs and vegetables such as pumpkin and carrots with tender chicken breast pieces to make a casserole everyone will love, including toddlers and babies.

Chicken risotto

Risotto is a simple rice dish that makes a great budget family dinner. This recipe uses chicken mince and chicken stock to create a simple yet tasty meal.

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs are nutritious, delicious and an economical way to get some quick protein at breakfast. People often joke about not even being able to boil an egg but it's easy if you follow a few simple rules. Use the best eggs you can get. Organic or free range and fresh!

Quick salmon patties

These salmon patties are really quick to make and are made from staples already in your pantry. Suitable for kids of all ages, these patties are the perfect dinner when you are short on time. Serve with rice and a salad.

Family fish pie

Family fish pie is delicious with a creamy white sauce you can get it ready in the time it takes the potatoes to boil the entire family will love it

Easy egg pikelets

These easy egg pikelets will have even the fussiest of eaters begging for more! Light, fluffy and SO moreish, these little bites are great for after-school snacks or served alongside some streamed veggies for an easy-peasy kids' dinner.

Rock cakes

Rock cakes are great for the lunch box or with a cup of coffee who can say no. I don't use mixed peed but find glace cherries are a real hit

French toast soldiers

Little soldiers of toast are a perfect fit for little hands who are intent on self-feeding. Now you can make those soldiers even more nutritious by turning them into french toast soldiers. Genius!

French toast

French toast is one way to get eggs into fussy eaters. It is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner and can be topped with savour or sweet for a dessert

Homemade muesli bars

Muesli bars are an easy snack to drop into your kids' lunch boxes but they can be expensive - and full of sugar, fat and who knows what else! Try making these healthy homemade muesli bars instead - your kids won't taste the difference.

Lollipop lamb

Kids love eating anything with their hands so these French-trimmed lamb chops are perfect for little people. Once cooked, squeeze on a swirly shape with tomato sauce and you've got yourself some lamb lollipops!

Potato patties

This is a very mildly spiced dish, so all being well, your kids should enjoy it too. The currants add a lovely sweet contrast. And who doesnt love pappadums!