Happy Easter everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend. I’m really lapping up the rest and relaxation after a busy couple of days trying to get things wrapped up before the holidays. There have been lots of lovely moments this week though including getting much-needed new tyres on my car, a shopping trip with my mum and a spectacular brunch with our mummy friends. The Parisian breakfast that also came with a croissant was epic, it was safe to say that I was completely but happily stuffed afterwards – the walk around the shops afterwards was essential!
Also, Aiden officially started weaning this week as he turned 6-months old on Friday. His Trip-Trap arrived mid-week, which he seems to love and I’ve stocked up on all the relevant weaning equipment. So far, his taste buds have had the experience of trying avocado, banana and plain porridge and his favourite so far, sweet potato. Weaning is seriously messy and so much fun at the same time!
For breakfast this week I’ve loved my porridge because the mornings have been pretty chilly this week. These cherry bakewell style oats made with frozen cherries and unsweetened almond milk topped with almonds, coconut and Chocshot were utterly delicious!
Simple banana porridge made with unsweetened almond milk and topped with raspberries and Chocshot.
One of my go-to salads for lunch and for dinner one time, this week was this one with puy lentils, red pepper, spring onion, feta & mixed leaves. I always find puy lentils to be much hearty than green lentils for some reason and they go great with feta cheese…well doesn’t everything?
This salad is full of my favourite things! Lambs lettuce, rocket, roast chicken, avocado, feta cheese and Sabra hummus that was on offer in Sainsbury’s. I’m not sure what it is about Sabra hummus, but it’s much richer and creamier than any other hummus especially my homemade versions; I would love to know their secret recipe.
I have been feeling the cold a bit so I’m still loving my soups for lunch to mix up the salads. This was a fresh shop-bought one with lots of Thai spices, chicken and coconut that really hit the spot.
For some reason, this green smoothie came out super creamy like a milkshake and I think it’s because I put in too much vanilla protein powder, it tasted fab! I whizzed up in my blender vanilla protein powder, strawberries, banana, spinach, almond butter and unsweetened almond milk.
Holy yum…that is all!
Dinner’s have been all about simplicity and speed and this harissa salmon with roasted baby potatoes and veggies sauteed in butter, lemon and garlic was just that. I think it might become a regular meal in our house because Alfie enjoyed it too.
My plans for today involve lots of these pretty speckled eggs, a duvet, baby snuggles, spring lamb for Easter lunch, baking and back to back DVDs and not much else. I hope you all have a lovely Easter Sunday and that there is a lot of Easter egg face planting action going on.
It felt like such a treat as I rarely go out for breakfast, but do you go out for breakfast often? What is your favourite breakfast treat?
Which Easter eggs will you be munching on today?