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Valentine’s Day Recipes for Kids

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to try some new recipes and activities with your kids. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite valentine’s day recipes to make with your little ones. Be prepared to make good use of your heart shaped cooking cutters! The following recipes will be prefect for your little ones to…

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Delightfully Delicious Pancake Recipes

Pancake day is fast approaching (frankly we love to make pancakes all year round!), so we wanted to create a blog post to share our favourite pancake recipes. They’re quick to whip up, delightfully delicious and it’s super easy to vary your toppings! Making pancakes can also be a fun activity for the whole family,…

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Nutrition Advent Calendar

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year! There’s lots of festive fun to be had in creating a range of recipes, that can be made by even the smallest of hands. This year we’re bringing together some of our favourite Christmas themed recipes, as part of our Nutrition Advent Calendar. For…

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Pear and Rhubarb Crumble

Desserts, puddings and cakes made with cereals (such as rice or oats), milk and fruit can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet for young children. We are excited to share one of our favourite puddings which meet these guidelines. Our Pear and Rhubarb crumble has no added sugar and is packed full…

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Halloween Treats

It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner! As you’ll probably know, we love creating themed recipes here at Early Start Nutrition, so we’ve decided to bring you a blog full of spook-tacular recipes (and bad Halloween puns!). Halloween is often a time where children have a lot of sugary foods, such…

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Back to Nursery Tips from the Experts

As children begin to return to nursery and school it is the perfect time to reflect on routines and set new ones in place. We are sharing top tips from some of our favourite professionals to help with nursery routines. Immunisations During the Pandemic Dr Lucy Brennan is a GP based in Glasgow, and also…

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Fussy eating strategies for families

Fussy eating is common among toddlers and considered a normal part of their development! However, if your little one is a fussy or picky eater, it can be a worrying time for you and other family members. There are lots of strategies that you can try at home, and in partnership with your childcare provider…

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Salmon Fish Cakes

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina creates these easy Salmon Fish Cakes. This is the perfect recipe to include some oily fish in your diet. The recipe can be adapted to use fresh or tinned salmon and can be served with your favourite vegetables. The texture can also be adapted so you can service as…

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Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit

Veg Power has launched an appeal to get us all eating more seasonal vegetables and support food producers during this strange time. As many food serving venues are closed, large quantities of local seasonal vegetables and fruit are at risk of going to waste! Let’s take a look at more of the benefits of eating…

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Snack Ideas for Children

One of the most common requests we receive from parents here at Early Start Nutrition, is snack ideas for children . In this blog we explore how to incorporate snacks into your little ones mealtime routine, how to plan healthy snacks and which foods to include.  As part of a healthy meal routine, try to…

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