FOOD HACKS for busy mums

Cho­sen by Modern Fam­ily Food’s Emily Ker­ri­gan

BBC Good Food - - Update -

Food writer and mum-of-two Emily is teach­ing her kids to cook – and love – real food (mod­ern­fam­i­ly­food. co.uk). She is a Jamie Oliver Food Rev­o­lu­tion Am­bas­sador and posts daily kitchen hacks and sim­ple fresh fam­ily food ideas on In­sta­gram. @mod­ern­fam­i­ly­food

Herbs in a snip

Herb scis­sors, £7.50, M&S Th­ese multi-blade scis­sors chop herbs in sec­onds. I use mine to shred baby spinach leaves too – my kids like spinach and soft herbs shred­ded into chicken and cous­cous sal­ads.

Roll-and-go bis­cuits

Nostik sil­i­cone pas­try mat, £12.99, john­lewis.com Save time greas­ing and lin­ing bak­ing sheets by us­ing one of th­ese (see p49 for our kids bak­ing recipes).

Splat­ter-free bakes

Alle­handa mix­ing bowl with lid,

£8, ikea.com The thought of flour all over the floor can be enough to put you off bak­ing with lit­tle ones, but this lid­ded bowl leaves room for a whisk, mean­ing cake mix stays in the bowl and your san­ity stays in­tact!

Pack-your-own pouches

Dod­dle Bags, £10.99 (10-pack), dod­dle­bags.com

Fill your own re­us­able, dish­washer-proof, colour-coded pouches with purée or yo­gurt, sav­ing money and the planet.

La­bel lover

Freezer stamp, £39, fraserand­pars­ley.com Bring or­der to your freezer with this stamp, cre­ated by two mums with five kids be­tween them – they’re ex­perts in home or­gan­i­sa­tion!

Clever meal prep

Cook & Go lid­ded Pyrex glass dishes, from £9.99, Ocado Batch-cook food in th­ese dishes, snap on the leakproof lids and stack up, ready to re­heat straight from the fridge.

Insta-chopped veg­gies

OXO Good Grips veg­etable chop­per, £20, lake­land.co.uk Clever, com­pact and easy to clean, this dices an onion (and other veg) in one in­stant press.

Press it

Bre­ville two-slice panini maker, £29.99, bre­ville.co.uk

Pani­nis are per­fect for a fridge for­age and a quick lunch for the kids.

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