We have tried to make the most of the summer but it hasn’t been easy. The weather hasn’t exactly been on our side and with three little ones to get out and the early stages of potty training some of our summer hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Still I still think we have managed a few fun days both in and out the house and I hope we have made some special memories.
Back at the start of the holidays I wrote about 50 Days of Summer with Robert’s Bakery; we were invited along to Delamere Forest to try out some of their delicious sandwich recipes and I have been using them in our picnics all summer. As well as the recipes I downloaded their pack to give us some inspiration for family fun, in fact I am going to keep some of the ideas for next year as a lot of the them will be great when the boys are a little older. The pack did inspire some of our favourite summer activities; we did manage a water fight in the back garden, some arty fun, plenty of walks, indoor and outdoor picnics and Lucas was treated to a Knowsley Safari Park visit with his Grandparents. One of my favourite ideas from Robert’s Bakery to end the summer is to create a scrapbook! I love this idea, something we can look back over as a family and remember our summer holidays. This would be great to do every year to see what has changed and remember all the places you have visited. There are so many photos I could include but here are some of my favourites. Notice the sun on our photos, it did come out to play occasionally!
You can still download the pack and as September is looking to be a nice month there is still plenty of time to use those picnic recipes. Here is another of our favourites; my husband particularity likes this one!
Traditional cheese sandwiches are high in fat and salt – ours is lower, because the cheese is bulked out with the carrots and other ingredients, so you don’t need so much. The carrots, raisins and sunflower seeds also give you a nutrient boost. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which the body can convert to vitamin A.
8 slices of Roberts 50% White 50% Wholemeal bread
2 medium carrots
2 tbsp raisins
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
100g reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
Low-fat olive spread
Combine the carrots, cheese, raisins and sunflower seeds. Split the rolls and spread with low-fat olive spread. Fill with the carrot mixture.
We were invited along to the event to try out the healthy recipes from the 50 days of summer pack.