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Saucepan Kids - making healthy nutty protein power bars

Ellen’s Nutty Power Bars

These protein-packed power bars, full of nutrients and energy, make the perfect mid-morning snack. Quick and easy to make, these nutty bars are one of my favourites.

Saucepan Kids make homemade hummus for healthier lunchbox options #parentspanel

Making Healthy Homemade Hummus

Homemade hummus is so easy to make and tastes much better than shop bought hummus, and it's cheaper too.

Saucepan Kids - honey-baked rhurbarb with home grown rhubarb - things to do with rhubarb

Honey-baked rhubarb

This honey-baked rhubarb is really tasty with natural yoghurt and muesli for breakfast.


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.

Ronan and Kyle helping hang out the tagliatelle

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.

how much sugar children

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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How Balsamic Vinegar is Made

How Balsamic Vinegar is Made

We buy and use quite a lot of balsamic vinegar. We buy the standard vinegar you find on supermarket shelves and use it for salad dressings and for cooking. We’ve always liked the flavour it adds to food and Anna has been cutely calling it “binegar” since she was very small. So when we were on […]

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  27th August 2016   No comments
Is healthy eating worth it?

Is healthy eating worth it?

Everywhere you look these days, people are talking or blogging about sugar free, clean eating, plant based, vegan, vegetarian, organic food. Is it a fad or is any of it actually worth it? Real food can sometimes costs a little more than processed food however when you add it up and look at the consequences, you’ll […]

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  18th August 2016   No comments
Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Lake Garda is one of northern Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. It also happens to be Italy’s largest freshwater lake. Having spent nearly a week there with my three children (aged 11, 11 and 13), I now understand why so many families flock there every year. It’s beautiful and so easy to get to. Lake Garda […]

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  4th August 2016   No comments

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