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Featured Ingredient: Green Peas

Although not strictly a vegetable, peas have been enjoyed for thousands of years thanks to their unique, sweet taste and nutritional value. High in protein and loaded with calcium and fibre, peas are a great way to get your little foodies eating healthy. Green pea season in the UK runs from May to October, but can be enjoyed frozen all year round. Not only are they fantastic for our health, these little green balls are great for the environment, as they work with bacteria in the soil to ‘fix’ nitrogen from the air and deposit it in the soil reducing the need for fertilisers.  Pea Guacamole Using peas as the base for a guacamole is a great alternative to the original avocado...

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National Picnic Month

With the UK enjoying one of our hottest summers ever and July being National picnic month, now is the perfect time to get outside and eat some delicious food! Little foodies love picnics, with the green surroundings making eating much more exciting. Although absolutely delicious, most traditional picnic food sadly isn't very healthy or allergy friendly, so here at Wild Child Kitchen we wanted to help. We've come up with three open sandwich recipes that we know your little ones will love! Hummus, avocado & roasted pepper Pesto chicken & roasted tomatoes Poached salmon, cucumber & lemon Lost for ideas? Check out our snack options to help make your picnic extra special! 

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Strawberry chia seed jam

Chia seed jam is a fantastic healthy alternative to the usual sugar based version. Once the seeds come into contact with liquid, they grow creating a gelatin like substance with a similar consistency to jelly. They are also loaded with protein, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, something both adult and little foodies all need more of! 1 cup of strawberries, halved 1 tbsp of maple syrup 1 heaped tbsp of chia seeds First put your strawberries in a pan on a low heat covering the base of the pan with water, boiling down the fruit till its completely broken down into a thick liquid Put the strawberry mix in a jar and add your maple syrup and chia seeds,...

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Featured Ingredient: Strawberries

With the UK finding itself half way through one of the hottest summers in history, ice cream is selling out everywhere! Unfortunately many of the brands sold in supermarkets are loaded with refined sugar and artificial chemicals, we think your little foodie deserves better! This vegan strawberry ice ‘cream’ is   gluten, nut and refined sugar free!

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British Flowers Week

To celebrate British Flowers Week, we caught up with Little Bud, a new fresh and fair flower subscription service, offering ethically sourced flowers. We love their whimsical style and dedication to supporting Fair Trade flower farms. We met up with the founders, Georgie and Laura, to find out how they came to start Little Bud and their mission to reduce the floral industry's carbon footprint.   Tell us about your typical day... Georgie: I'll arrive at our flower studio to see the rest of the Little Bud team early in the day. I may kick off the morning speaking with some of our wonderful British flower growers, seeing how the weather is affecting their crop and planning what flowers to have...

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