Go Ahead’s Range of Snacks & Breakfast Bars 

Go Ahead’s Range of Snacks & Breakfast Bars 

As a busy working Mum who is constantly on the go I love this range of Go Ahead snacks & breakfast bars. I often find I go out armed with snacks for Finn but never things for me. This then inevitably leads to me eyeing up the cakes if we stop for a coffee. Since I have been putting a Go Ahead Bar in the changing bag I’ve been far less tempted and have enjoyed eating these instead. 


I have really enjoyed all the flavours but my particular favourite are the Totally Tropical yogurt breaks, the a-pealing apple crisp slices and the chocolate & orange cookie bites. 

I like to track my calories on my fitness pal so I love how all the calorie details are on the box. They are all low calorie without compromising on taste. 

I’d definitely recommend picking some up next time you are shopping. 

* Disclosure- I was sent these products to review but all opinions are my own. I loved all of these products. 

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What my Toddler Eats 

What my Toddler Eats 

Finn is now 17 months, he’s still a really good eater and will try most things. He doesn’t always eat a big portion at each meal but will sometimes graze throughout the day. 
Breakfast 

For Breakfast Finn tends to have Cereal (Cheerios, rice crispies etc..) Something like avocado, peanut butter or soft cheese on toast or 1/2 a Bagel, a brioche roll a crumpet or pancakes. He also has fruit. I am trying to get him used to an open cup so I will give him this in the morning while he’s still in his pyjamas. 




Lunch 

Lunch is normally a pic- Nic type meal so we have the same thing if we are out and about or at home. I give Finn a choice of things like; sandwiches, cheese cubes, crisps, thins with ham, cucumber, fruit, cherry tomatoes, pepper etc.. 



Tea 

Finn will eat whatever we are eating in the evening. He loves Pasta at the moment so I will make that quite often. Recent meals I’ve made that he has loved are Joe Wick’s Chicken & Leek Pie, Sausage and Bean Stew and carbonara. After tea he will a small piece of angel cake, yogurt, fruit or occasionally ice- cream. 



Snacks and Drinks 

Finn loves milk, he has these Anyway up cow cups. He has about 3/4 cup full a day. He drinks mostly water with the odd weak cordial. Snacks tend to be fruit, rice cakes, raisins, cheese, Dunkers (breadsticks and cheese), flapjacks or yoghurt.



Muscle food- Fish 

Muscle food- Fish 

I recently placed another order at Muscle Food, this time I decided to try out their fish range. I love Fish and Seafood but we hardly eat it so I want to incorporate more into our diets. 


This order cost £31.30 including delivery. I had a code for free delivery. I ordered a fresh fish selection which was £19, this included. 

  • 2 X 4-5oz Fresh Salmon Fillets. 
  • 2 X 4-5oz Fresh Tuna Fillets 
  • 2 X 4-5oz Fresh Swordfish Loins 
  • 150g Fresh Cooked & Peeled King Prawns 
  • 40g Herby Fish Rub 

I also ordered 

  • 500g – Fresh Fish Pie Mix 
  • 250g Sticky Maple Glaze Salmon 

The fish is all really good portion sizes and good quality. I’ll update as we try it all. 

Muscle food 

Muscle food 

I was recently recommended Muscle Food by a few friends. We usually get our meat from a butchers but I was keen to try out a delivery service. 


I decided to try the Summer Extra Lean Meat Selection. This should have been £101.82 but was £55 including delivery. 

For this you got; 

  • 2.5kg of Premium Chicken Breast fillets. 
  • 2 X 6oz Irish Grass Fed Flat Iron Steaks. 
  • 2 X 6oz Great British Hache Steaks 
  • 2 X 6oz Dragon’s Fire Hache Steaks 
  • 2 X 400g packs of extra lean beef mince. 
  • 2 X 400g packs of chicken mini fillets 
  • 2 X Extra Lean Chicken Burgers 
  • 1 X pack of Low Fat Pork Sausages
  • 1 X pack of low fat Cumberland Sausages 
  • 1 X pack of Low Fat Back Bacon Medallions 
  • 1 X Tomato & Chorizo Sauce.


The meat arrived within the specified window in a box with insulating foil and cool packs so it was still chilled. 


It’s all vacuum packed and when you open the packaging the meat will expand. 


So far I have used the chicken this was really tasty & good quality. When I was chopping it you could tell it wasn’t just full of water and fat like a lot of supermarket meat. 

We also had the flat iron Steak, this was really good. It had minimal fat and was a good size. It’s the first time I’d tried this cut of steak and I was very impressed. 


There a lot of offers on the website so it’s worth having a look for one to suit you. 

What my Toddler Eats in a Day 

What my Toddler Eats in a Day 

We are very lucky that Finn is quite an adventurous  eater he will try anything. Hopefully he will stay this way as it makes life so much easier. 

Here’s what he eats in a typical day 

Breakfast 

( I have also done a full post on Finn’s favourite breakfasts here.) 

This tends to start with cereal, his current favourite is Cheerios with whole milk. Finn doesn’t like to be spoon fed so I just put enough milk in to soften them. 

Our go to breakfast when we are in a rush is a banana and brioche as he can eat this while we are out or whilst I get ready for work. 

After his cereal he likes things like crumpets, pancakes, tea cakes toast or bagels. I always try to make sure he has some fruit. I usually have overnight oats and fruit so Finn will sometimes have this as well. 


Lunch & Snacks 

Lunch for Finn tends to be snack type foods as we are often out and about. He usually snacks throughout the day on things like sandwiches (ham, cream cheese, tuna etc.. On a sandwich thin), cherry tomatoes, crisps, fruit, cucumber, raisins, cheese, pepper sticks, rice cakes etc… 

Finn will tend to eat a big breakfast and tea and not so much at lunch so it works best for us to offer things like this throughout the day. 


Tea 

For tea Finn will eat whatever we eat, things like curry, chilli, spaghetti bolognaise, pasta, fish, stir fry and pad Thai. We like to try a wide variety of food and so far Finn has enjoyed most things. After tea he usually has fruit or yogurt and occasionally ice cream of a slice of angel cake or fruit cake. We all eat together in the evening but if I freeze small portions of what I cook for nights when we can’t eat with Finn. 



Drinks 

Finn drinks a lot of water and full fat milk. He has also recently started to have the odd cup of weak cordial or watered down fruit juice. He probably has about one cup of this a day. 


Toddler breakfasts 

Toddler breakfasts 

I always struggle with quick and healthy breakfasts for Finn so thought I would share our favourites. I love looking on other people’s blogs for inspiration, so hopefully I can get more ideas for us as well.

Scrambled egg, cherry tomatoes & toast with full fat soft cheese. 

Overnight oats- I love these and have them a lot, Finn always wants to eat mine so I’ve started to make them for him. I use yogurt either Greek or a pot of fromage frais and mix in the oats. In the morning I top with whatever fruit we have, it’s perfect as the thicker consistency means Finn can feed himself. 

1/2 a bagel with full fat soft cheese and fruit. 

Brioche, cubes of cheese, scrambled egg, ham & cherry tomatoes. This is usually a lunch for Finn but on a day I know we have a busy morning and won’t be eating lunch till later I will make him something like this to keep him going.

Brioche and grapes, probably Finn’s favourite.