Try this healthy way to snack in au­tumn

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know she’s snack­ing on some­thing healthy. Once cooked in the oven (driz­zled in olive oil) for 40 min­utes, you can freeze it once cooled, and then de­frost a few chunks for her mid-af­ter­noon snacks.

We too are try­ing to be healthy and eat less red meat hav­ing seen a re­cent doc­u­men­tary cit­ing that we should be eat­ing no more than 70g of meat a day (choke). The patty pan squash makes a de­li­cious evening meal as a casse­role with garlic, shal­lots, sweet­corn, mixed beans and herbs.

Or, for a fan­tas­tic dis­play for the ta­ble, stuff it with pro­tein-packed quinoa sautéed with sundried toma­toes, basil and parme­san, and serve with a salad. Just bake it for 30 min­utes in the oven.

We’re de­lighted to an­nounce that my sis­ter, Marie, co-owner of Pinewood Nurs­eries had a baby girl last week called Ver­ity, almost ex­actly a year on from El­lie’s ar­rival.

Mother and baby are do­ing well.

Pat­ty­pan Squash can pro­vide a healthy snack for young ones

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