So your kids won’t eat anything you cook. Sound familiar? Welcome to parenting little people. We’ve combed the internet for the parents who feed their kids in an imaginative way, and manage to do the unattainable – get vegetables into their kids! So without further ado, here are our 11 Irish foodie parents to follow on instagram.
Sinead Fox is a Mum of three, who works long hours and manages to feed her family every single night. We know, she’s amazing. As well as her super yummy instagram page, Sinead blogs at www.bumblesofrice.com. Be sure to check out her Week In Dinners series, it’s brilliant.
Mum to two young boys, Jill Jordan not only gets her kids to eat healthy food, she manages to get them to eat healthy VEGETARIAN food. If you want to include some more meat-free meals in your weekly menu, and think that vegetarian food means boring, bland food, then THINK AGAIN. Check out Jill’s blog Proper Fud for absolutely gorgeous recipe inspiration, and the knowledge that if her boys eat it, yours might too.
Emily Rainsford Ryan is an artist, homeopath, writer, cook and Mum to six children. She lives in the midlands and shares her family’s idyllic life via her blog The Nest. As well as a heap of crafting ideas, Emily is a superb cook, specialising in totally delicious family-style dishes, that will make you believe in good honest Irish cooking as one of the best in the world.
Deb Hadley is a cook on a mission: to get as much flavour as possible into family friendly meals that her three children will all eat. Her blog Fat Deb Slim a delicious adventure through paleo-friendly family meals, focusing on meals that can be enjoyed by everyone, without any giving out. We have tried loads of her recipes, and can assure you that these ones are foolproof.
Laura Kenny is Mum to two boys, both of whom have an allergy to cow’s milk. And so began her mission, to create delicious, nutritious meals AND TREATS that her kids would enjoy, without the dreaded Fear Of Missing Out. Her blog, Dairy Free Kids, features recipes that are yummy, and will work for all families – dairy free or not.
Elizabeth McDonnell lives on Hushabye Farm with her husband, four children and a farm full of alpacas. Not only is she a dab hand at corralling an escaped Alpaca in the dead of the night – she is also a magnificent cook. Specialising in wholesome grub with a sophisticated twist, Elizabeth’s blog features food that is big on flavour and bigger on the kids-will-eat-it scale. We consider her sweet and sour pork to be one of our greatest kitchen triumphs of the last year.
Nicola Naessens is a Mum on a mission to let her family know that good, wholesome, healthy food can be super delicious. As a Mum to five, she is well versed on fussy eaters, and getting as many vegetables into her kids as possible, so pay attention! Her blog Simply Homemade focuses on healthy family eating, with a few delicious treat thrown in for good measure!
Helen O’Keefe juggles work, three kids, crafting and cooking all on about two minute’s sleep a night. Her blog The Busy Mamas is filled with dinner inspiration for those of us who aspire to feeding our families well, but have little time on our hands. She has a huge back catalogue of recipes for every occasion, and they WORK. We love her quick bread recipes, and her chickpea rolls are the stuff of legends at I Love Cooking HQ.
Laura Murry is a stay at home Mum with two gorgeous kids. Her blog Raising Elves is filled with gorgeous treats and tricks using Irish natural products. Last week, her tincture for treating a terrible cough made with Carrigeen Moss and Thyme literally blew us out of the water. The idea of using native ingredients to treat our ailments is a skill that is getting lost in the generations, and with Laura’s help, we are getting a little insight into learning about our indigenous plant-life pharmacy.
As the doyenne of budget cooking here in Ireland, Caitriona Redmond is well versed in creating delicious meals without breaking the bank. Her blog Wholesome Ireland is full of great family meal ideas, and her weekly round up of the supermarket deals is fast becoming THE click-to for families before they do their weekly shop.
Suzy Addis is a hilarious Mum of soon-to-be-two from Dublin. She follows a paleo diet as much as possible, and her blog Mrs H Goes Paleo is a fanastic account of her adventures. The best thing, is that she has a toddler who actually eats the stuff she cooks. When she’s not blogging about food, she’s blogging about parenting and (eating) food over on her other blog The Airing Cupboard.