Chicken & Cherry Tomato Parcels with Green Pesto and Mozzarella

Chicken & Cherry Tomato Parcels with Green Pesto and Mozzarella

These Chicken & Cherry Tomato Parcels with Green Pesto and Mozzarella are individually baked inside Bacofoil, which locks in all of the delicious flavours. 

Chicken & Cherry Tomato Parcels with Green Pesto and Mozzarella

When it comes to cooking, I hate faffing around for ages in the kitchen. I like to cook meals that don’t take too long to prepare, that are packed full of flavour and do not make too much washing up. That is why I love this recipe for Chicken and Cherry Tomato Parcels with Green Pesto and Mozzarella, because it is easy and fast to prepare, it is very tasty and being baked inside individual Bacofoil sheets, means it doesn’t use lots of pots and pans either. 

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Curried Chicken Pie #GBBO #GBBOBloggers2017 #GBBO2017

Curried Chicken Pie #GBBO #GBBOBloggers2017 #GBBO2017

This Curried Chicken Pie is a great way to use up leftover chicken and vegetables from a roast dinner. With just a shortcrust pastry lid, this pie is a tasty dinner for a mid week family meal.

Curried Chicken Pie With it being pie week on the Great British Bake Off this week, it was a great excuse to make a pie for tea and eat some homemade pastry! I do not eat pastry very often because, while blooming’ delicious, ultimately it is not very low in fat/calories and also because my two boys do not eat it. However, I was quite excited to bake a pie this week, and decided to be a bit different and make a Curried Chicken Pie in the hopes that it might make it more interesting for my fussy eaters.  Read More

Smoky Barbecue Pulled Beef Chilli Filled Tortilla Bowls

Smoky Barbecue Pulled Beef Chilli Filled Tortilla Bowls

These tortilla bowls filled with Smokey Barbecue Pulled Beef Chilli featuring Newman’s Own Original Sticky BBQ Sauce are perfect for a mid-week family meal that is fun to eat, tasty and nutritious too. 
Smoky Barbecue Pulled Beef Chilli Filled Tortilla Bowls

During the week, my time is precious as it seems that there is always something happening, always a job to do and I find that I’m always in a rush! With the kids at school, a part time job, my PTA volunteering, my blog, trying to keep on top of the household chores, after school clubs, homework and a puppy to contend with, it can be hard to fit everything in and prepare a meal for the family that is nutritious and homemade. However, where possible I do like to make meals from scratch and one way I find I can achieve this is to use my slow cooker, which allows me to get on with life while it cooks food for me, albeit with a little preparation at the start.

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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash

Once you make a Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, you will ever want to roast or boil one ever again!It is so easy to do and once cooked, you can try this tasty mid week family meal.
slow cooker butternut squash

With autumn in full swing now, and the nights drawing in dark thanks to the clocks going back this weekend, it is definitely slow cooker/crockpot time and there is nothing better than leaving something cooking away while you go about your daily routine, and then have it ready to eat when it is meal time. One way of saving time, is to cook a Slow Cooker Butternut Squash in your crock pot and then use it in meal for your family. 

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Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower Pizza

cauliflower pizza

I do love pizzas – they are such a convenient meal because they take next to no time to cook, and, a bit like a sandwich, pretty much anything goes as toppings. However, pizza are not low in calories and since I started following the Slimming World plan, they are a food I avoid now.

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