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What a lot I have to do today! Paperwork, errands, housework. It would be very easy for me to keep going all day just grazing on crackers, fruit and whatever else I find lying around and not eat a proper meal. Instead, I have taken 10 minutes out of my morning to throw together items from my fridge and sit down and eat them at the table. A handful of spinach, some cherry tomatoes, edamame beans, a hard-boiled egg (I always have some of these in the fridge) and a dollop of hummus. This literally took 1 minute to pop in the bowl and then I could sit down and enjoy it. Many people might take this bowl and eat it whilst on the go, a mouthful here and mouthful there, but I always sit down to eat

Inspired by Instagram

I'm not massively into my social media but I do follow a couple of people on Instagram who post pictures of family meals. I get inspiration from them for my own cooking. One of my favourite people to follow is Fastfoodmystyle - a busy working mum who loves to cook. Last week, she made smoked haddock and leek fishcakes, which I decided to try my hand at. I didn't have a recipe, so I just made it up as I went along! I bought 2 fillets of smoked haddock and baked them in the oven until cooked through. Whilst that was baking, I sautéed 3 onions. When the fish was done, I flaked it with a fork and stirred in the cooked onions. I added 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds and some dried tarr

Quick lunch

I love eggs. To me, they are the perfect food, containing protein, fat as well as vitamins K, D and B vitamins. They can be cooked in a variety of ways and are cheap and readily available - what's not to like? I like to keep a stash of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge in order to make one the basis of a quick weekday lunch. This lunch consists of a hard-boiled egg, lettuce (hidden at the bottom of the bowl), some smoked salmon, a small avocado, cherry tomatoes, a little cottage cheese and some pumpkin seeds. This meal has a good mix of fibre, protein, carbs and fats, as well as good mix of micronutrients. And the best thing is, with a well-stocked fridge, it took 2 minutes to pull together!

Pasta the sauce please!

Pasta is usually made from white flour, and therefore it is digested quickly into glucose and may rapidly spike blood sugar levels. White flour contains few nutrients making pasta not the most healthy of foods. However, pasta is a quick food to prepare and is adored by most children and therefore can be a great vehicle to get them to eat a whole range of different foods. Here are some great sauce ideas for pasta. They can be blended to a smooth consistency or left in big chunks depending on what goes down well in your household. To make your pasta dish healthier, go for wholemeal pasta or perhaps one of the new types of pasta made from beans or lentils. Salmon, broccoli and peas – Add frozen