Easy Packed Lunches – Food That The Kids Can Help Out With

Easy Packed Lunches – Food That The Kids Can Help Out With

The theme this week is packed lunches. What do you put in your kids lunch box? We've always stuck to sandwiches, day in and day out for oh, about 7 years now. I've decided to change all of that and be a bit more experimental. These gorgeous little pizzas/patties/pastries with toppings (not quite sure what [...]

The Scuffin Way – Healthy Packed Lunch Boxes

The Scuffin Way – Healthy Packed Lunch Boxes

The summer holidays have come to an end and it's back to making packed lunches for the little ones. It can often be challenging to think of different healthy foods to pack in their lunch boxes, this is therefore a great choice and it certainly ticks the boxes in terms of taste. I hadn't heard [...]

Beetroot Houmous

Beetroot Houmous

Just looking at this beetroot Houmous makes me feel insanely happy. The colour is so vibrant, it's hard not to break into a smile just looking at it. It also tastes as good it looks and is so easy to whiz up. Ingredients: Half a tin of cooked chick peas (plus half of the juice [...]

Smashed Falafel Tortilla

Smashed Falafel Tortilla

Stuck in a rut at lunch time? Try this healthy chickpea recipe. Taking only 5 minutes to prepare and plate up, this lovely lunch packs the punches in the taste department. Ingredients for the smashed Falafel; Half a tin of chickpeas Juice of half a lemon 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 [...]

Crust Topped Cod Fillets

Crust Topped Cod Fillets

If you are looking for a light and healthy yet tasty fish recipe, you've landed in the right place. This delicious dish is unbelievably easy to prep and only takes 12 minutes to bake. Want to know more? Let's go! Ingredients: 2-3 Cod Fillets 2 slices of stale bread (crusts off) 2 cloves of garlic [...]

The Lean Mean Fighting Machine – Leftover Lentils – The Making Of A Supreme Soup

The Lean Mean Fighting Machine – Leftover Lentils – The Making Of A Supreme Soup

So, following on from the success of our MIRL Saturday night takeaway, I had loads of left over brown lentils (which I'd soaked in water for 12 hours Prior to cooking, so they couldn't go to waste) to do something with. The so called humble lentil is a must in my cupboard. I love lentils! [...]

Mackerel & Cous Cous Super Food Salad – Let’s Get Summer Started

Mackerel & Cous Cous Super Food Salad – Let’s Get Summer Started

Are you in the mood for salad? One that's going to hit the taste buds and fill you up? Give this a try! Not only is it easy, it is bursting with goodness! Did you know...? Mackerel is high in long chain omega 3 acids, which may help prevent heart disease. They're also a good [...]

Cod And Crispy Pancetta

Cod And Crispy Pancetta

Here at Mums In Real Life we're all about ease & lifestyle balance. During the week especially, with a busy household to keep in shape it's often unrealistic to spend hours cooking. That's what makes this dish so perfect. This light but warming recipe is ideal for summer evenings & is incredibly easy to make. [...]

Healthy Breakfast Pots – The Grab & Go Way

Healthy Breakfast Pots – The Grab & Go Way

Life gets busy, right? Here at MIRL we love these scrummy yummy breakfast pots. Made up the night before, they are the perfect 'grab & go' in the mornings. Not only are they tasty, this breakfast pot is unbelievably healthy and very filling too. Do you want to know more about the health benefits of [...]

Bring Morocco To Your Kitchen

Bring Morocco To Your Kitchen

Whilst travelling around parts of Morocco, I totally fell in love with the cuisine. It's not hard to do. Vendors, nestled amongst Artisans, sell the most aromatic and visually tantalising displays of herbs and spices, every spirally turn you take through the labyrinths of the Souks. We tasted many a memorable dish, the best of [...]