This is a recipe from my fellow new Mum friend Mieke. Apart from endless gushing about our babies the next most popular topic of conversation is how do we find the time, for the everyday tasks, we took for granted before having a baby. Cooking from scratch is obviously very difficult and I am coming up with strategies to keep myself and my family nourished despite being time poor. 

Strategies for feeding your family with a baby:

  • Get your groceries delivered (even if it means having to sacrifice the ability to choose your own fruit and veg).
  • Keep your menu very simple. 
  • Stick to a handful of tried and tested recipes and vary them regularly to keep things interesting. 
  • A hearty breakfast on the weekend can keep adults going for most of the day. 
  • Make meals that can be put together in two stages – prepare in the morning during nap time and finish quickly once your little one is sound asleep in the evening. 
  • Take any opportunity where someone offers to cook for you or offers you left overs to take home. 
  • Salads, roast veggie dishes, one pot wonders, soups and fritters are your new best friend in the kitchen. 

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Green Fritters
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Ingredients
  1. 1 medium zucchini
  2. 2 large spring onions
  3. 1 large handful of coriander leaves
  4. zest of 1/2 lemon
  5. 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  6. 2 lightly beaten free-range organic eggs
  7. 2 tablespoons buckwheat flour
  8. pinch chilli flakes
  9. salt and pepper to taste
  10. 2 teaspoons coconut oil for shallow frying
Instructions
  1. Grate the zucchini into a mixing bowl.
  2. Finely slice the spring onions and roughly chop the coriander leaves before adding them to the bowl.
  3. Add the lemon zest, chia seeds, lightly beaten eggs, buckwheat flour, chilli flakes, salt and pepper and stir well.
  4. Set aside until you are ready to cook them.
  5. Heat 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in a pan over a medium/high heat.
  6. Spoon the fritter mixture into the hot pan to shallow fry.
  7. Make the fritters your desired size (I made 4 large ones).
  8. Cook for roughly 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
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