Early years health and nutrition

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super duper tuna recipe

Introducing our super duper tuna pasta! Pair it with a side of bread, unsalted butter, and a medley of fresh vegetables...

lamb moussaka recipe

Our lamb moussaka is inspired by the delightful tastes of Greek cuisine. What do we love about our lamb moussaka?  This...

squash and sage barley risotto recipe

Forget about rice in our ‘risotto’! Our secret ingredient is pearl barley, which adds a fun chewiness and yummy flavour. With...

Hydration in Early Years

Good hydration is one of the most important things to keep our mind and body healthy. Water is essential for all...

coconut and squash laksa recipe

Inspired by a Malaysian laksa, our take is a delicious blend of ginger, garlic, lemongrass, butternut squash, and creamy coconut milk....

loaded sweet potato wedges recipe

Get excited for some comfort food with our brand new loaded sweet potato wedges. We have expertly roasted sweet potato wedges...

chicken and parsnip one pot recipe

Indulge in the warming goodness of a chicken and parsnip one pot, brimming with the sweetness of parsnips and delightful bursts...

red pepper and sweet potato tagine recipe

Experience the rich and comforting flavours of a Moroccan-inspired stew, featuring the combination of sweet potato, chickpea, raisins, aubergine, and pepper....

toni's tomato pasta recipe

Chef toni has been busy perfecting her new tomato pasta dish and she is so excited to finally introduce it to...

creamy chicken with roasted roots recipe

Introducing our new mouth-watering creation! Inspired by the timeless classic of chicken pie, we know it will be their new favourite....

sweet potato shepherdless pie recipe

Who is ready for a vegetarian spin on the classic shepherd pie? Just pair this with bread, unsalted butter and a...

cheesy leek pasta bake recipe

Get ready to fall in love with our irresistible cheesy leek pasta bake! This serves perfectly with some bread and veg!...

spiced potato and spinach recipe

Drawing inspiration from the delightful combination of curried potatoes and spinach in the classic Indian dish Aloo Palak, we are certain...

italian bean stew recipe

This delicious Italian dish takes inspiration from the Tuscan countryside recipes of rich bean stews. We simmer lots of vegetables and...

cheesy bolognese pasta recipe

A classic, italian inspired dish with a Nursery Kitchen twist - loads of hidden veg! We’ve added 6 different vegetables to...

butternut and apricot couscous recipe

Our cous cous is braised with cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, chickpeas, raisins and apricots and tumbled with parsley and mint. We top...

squash and chickpea curry recipe

A new creamy and delicious curry simmered with coconut milk, ginger, cumin, turmeric, curry powder, butternut squash, and chickpeas. Finished with...

fruity moroccan lamb stew recipe

Inspired by tagines from Morocco, our new fruity lamb stew is packed with exciting flavours from cinnamon to cumin all the...

Oh, sugar!

Sugar is a sticky topic when it comes to children. As a nation, we generally know that we shouldn’t consume too...

rice pudding recipe

What do we love about our rice pudding? Nothing fancy is needed to make this classic dessert! With warming cinnamon, ginger,...

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Apples make a perfect, healthy snack throughout the day and on the go! Fun apple facts Did you know that apples...

coco mango chicken curry

We’ve used a variety of herbs, spices and citrus to really make this dish shine! Our curry is full of flavour...

cowgirl millie's sweet potato chilli

Cowgirl millie has packed her sweet potato chilli with goodness! Slowly simmered with rich savoury umami flavours from onions, mushrooms, garlic,...

How to cook celeriac

Celeriac can be enjoyed raw or cooked and it makes a fantastic veggie comfort food. It can be roasted, mashed or...

Italian beef pasta recipe

Our new italian beef pasta dish is a simple classic beef ragu with carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, and lots of tasty herbs,...

Spanish cod recipe

Tomato, chickpeas, peppers, red onion, courgette and new potatoes are deliciously combined to make this amazing cod dish. The perfect balance...

Farmer sue's chicken stew recipe

We are so proud of this new dish! Filled to the brim with interesting veg, which is a super tasty way...

All about mushrooms!

Mushrooms are such a perfect ingredient, they are nutritious and delicious! They can be sautéed, roasted, puréed, there are so many...

Farmer reggie's stewed veggies recipe

This dish is a great way of exposing children to a wide variety of veg all in one, tasty meal. And...

Easter recipe to keep every bunny happy!

Easter treats have always revolved around chocolate, so why not make a healthy swap this Easter and try out our edible...

swish fish pie recipe

The creamy sauce of leeks, fennel, peas, sweetcorn, spring onion, and dill is simply irresistible. Topped with delicately sliced potatoes and...

Satsuma safety

Satsumas are a wonderful fruit to have as a snack or a breakfast addition. They are loaded with vitamin C which...

Chilli con carne recipe

This recipe is loaded with flavour from an exciting spice blend, and packed with nutrition from three different types of beans...

Lentil bolognese pasta recipe

This Italian inspired, plant-based pasta dish is packed with goodness from sweet potatoes, red peppers, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and red lentils....

Fun pancake recipe for children!

Today is pancake day, or Shrove Tuesday, as it's known to many. It's a time to flip, flip, and flip again,...

Fabulous fennel - how & why you should eat this aromatic veg

Fennel is a crunchy green and white vegetable with feathery leaves, that can be eaten both raw and cooked. Fennel seeds,...

Creamy fish pie sauce recipe

This is our recipe for the creamy sauce we use in our new salmon & smoked haddock fish pie. It could...

Our charity partnership with Home-Start Essex

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Home-Start Essex, a charity providing vital support to families in Mid, South and...

Exploring veganism in the early years

January is Veganuary! A time to adopt a vegan diet and explore the many, exciting plant-based dishes available to us. Veganism...

Maple & orange roast carrots recipe

These carrots are the perfect festive side dish! Roasted in orange juice, a little maple syrup, and a sprinkle of thyme...

Squash and seed roast recipe

Our brand new squash and seed roast is an exciting vegan roast dinner with buckets full of flavour. Little ones can...

Nursery rhymes with food

This week (14th - 20th November 2022) is World Nursery Rhyme Week. And of course, we absolutely love nursery rhymes about...

Autumn adventures

Autumn is a beautiful season for discovery and exploration with children. There are so many colourful sights with green leaves turning...

Peach oaty crunch recipe

We’ve combined antioxidant rich and naturally sweet fruit with high fibre oats, tropical coconut, and exciting spices to make a tasty...

Nursery Kitchen Win Gold and Silver in Prestigious Health Food Awards

Nursery Kitchen have received two prestigious Nourish Awards! Our Pea and Paneer curry claimed the top spot with a Gold Award,...

Chicken fajita recipe

Colourful fajitas are a great way for children to ‘eat the rainbow’, while experiencing spice and world flavours. They also enable...

Oral health and nutrition in the early years

Early oral health education paves the way for good oral health habits and routines that can last a lifetime. Children develop...

pineapple and salmon thai curry recipe

This mild curry dish with omega rich fish, provides a good introduction to Thai spices. With the addition of antioxidant rich...

pea and paneer curry recipe

Our award winning pea and paneer curry is super, super tasty! It's perfect for vegetarians as it’s meat free but as...

Summer menu guide 2022

We are thrilled to launch our new Summer menu, which has been lovingly created by our new Food Innovation Team! Consisting...

Nutrition and Autism: Considerations and practical steps

When it comes to nutrition and autism, issues with food can be sensitive and sometimes complicated to manage. But we want...

How to encourage healthy eating habits for life

Evolution has given infants an innate preference for things that taste sweet, as it helps identify highly calorific foods. Children then...

The importance of the first 1000 days

There’s significant research to indicate that the first 1000 days (conception to age 2) is a critically important phase in a...

Homemade baked beans and mini jacket potatoes recipe

This dish is vegan friendly and packed full of nutrients! The humble potato is a great source of vitamins C and...

How much should we be feeding children?

There’s more to feeding a child than simply filling a child. We aim to show all the reasons why a healthy...

What makes up a healthy diet?

Children have different nutritional needs to adults and as their bodies develop, these needs change. It is extremely important that the...