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Our favourite restaurants in Costa Brava

Our favourite restaurants in Costa Brava

Catalonia is famed for its food. Located on the Mediterranean coasts with strong influences from its neighbouring countries Italy and France, you’ll see that Catalan cuisine is Mediterranean food at its best. There’s an interesting balance of seafood (from its coastal location) and also meat from the mountains and fields inland. This explains Catalonia’s fascination with ‘Mar […]

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  12th August 2018   No comments
Kenmare Kerry Food Tour Review

Kenmare Kerry Food Tour Review

Those of you who know me will know that I love a good food tour. They’re a great way to find out more about the area you’re visiting and they give you a real insight into the local culture. You get the opportunity to try local specialities and maybe even get the chance to talk […]

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  10th August 2018   No comments
Top 13 family-friendly things to do in Costa Brava

Top 13 family-friendly things to do in Costa Brava

Costa Brava in Spain is well known for being one the first package holiday destinations. Now, 60 years later, this region is making a huge comeback. Having recently spent a week there with the kids, I can see why. National Geographic Traveler magazine included the Costa Brava in its list of the world’s twenty best tourist destinations for 2012. The secret is […]

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  13th May 2018   2 comments

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Saucepan Kids choco balls - the perfect healthy snack for the whole family

Healthy Choco Bites

These chocolatey bite-sized balls are a perfect snack for the whole family, whether you're looking for something to accompany a cup of coffee mid morning or if the kids are looking for a snack to tide them over till dinner time. They're nut-free so can be brought into school too. It's fun (and extremely messy) to let the kids roll the balls out for you.

sugar free banana bread

Sugar-Free Banana Bread

Cut back on the sugar without cutting back on the taste with our moist and tasty banana bread. As seen on TV!

slow cooker baked beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

This are few things more satisfying than waking up to these delicious homemade baked beans on toast for breakfast. Dust off that slow cooker, try this recipe and you won't want to open a tin of beans ever again.

Cooking Together

Cooking together with your children gives you the opportunity to teach children (and ourselves!) about food and how to cook. It is also a lot of fun and a great way to spend time as a family.

Food Literacy

Food literacy is understanding how our food choices impact our health and the environment. We believe making children food literate is an essential part of their education.

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Reducing Sugar

Over 20% of children and teenagers are obese. The leading cause of this is consumption of too much sugar. Our aim is to help address this through education of parents and children.

Everything in Moderation

Teaching children food literacy


Saucepan Kids is all about teaching children about food – what to eat and how to cook it. We want our children to be healthy and be able to make the right food choices when they leave home. It’s not all about low fat, no sugar, everything must be healthy, it’s about understanding what’s good for you and what to have in moderation.

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Quick Focaccia Bread Recipe

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After school snacks

After school snacks

With the kids heading back to school next week, we have the dreaded thought of homework and helping the kids to settle down and focus on getting it done. Now, I know that after school activities can often determine the schedule after school but homework must be a priority. I find in our house that […]

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  23rd August 2018   No comments
Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas

Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas

So you’ve spent a small fortune on the new schoolbooks, uniforms, shoes and now it’s time to start thinking about those dreaded daily packed lunches. If you’re looking for some lunchbox inspo, check out our list below. Always try to plan ahead and get those lunches ready the night before where possible. It’ll save so […]

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  22nd August 2018   No comments

Family Food Travel

Travel is a key part of our philosophy. Not only from the experiences and memories it creates but also tying it back to our food principles.

When travelling we believe that immersing ourselves in the local culture is the key to understanding and appreciating a country or city and a key part of this is its food. Therefore when travelling we focus on the local food as well as sights, history and general tips and planning.

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