Foodie Fridays with Be Better!

Hi everyone and Happy Foodie Friday. My name is Shay and I am a small business owner and a mother of three.

My business Be Better provides alternative holistic health services. I create products that range from power shots to herbal teas. I also have a level 2 nutritional certificate in Food is Medicine and I use my knowledge around nutrition and health for my business and for my cooking.

Just like most working parents with little ones, this third national lockdown is just as challenging as the first. At this point you would hope that the first two lockdowns equipped us with the necessary skills to survive but with three children under 6, things are never that simple! Home schooling, promoting my business, making and distributing orders, cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, the list goes on! What I find helps me ease through the day (unfortunately still not stress free) are the Boost Resource Packs. Boost is a great initiative to help support and continue to develop my children's learning with fun and easy to use resources which they love. The parent guide is detailed and easy to understand so I can confidently support my children through the workbooks. I also love that the packs come with quality stationary so there are no excuses for not having a pencil.

What I find also helps is to have quick, easy and healthy recipes on hand which I know my kids love. Below are some of my go to recipes which I love making with the kids so I hope you and your family will enjoy making them too.


Salmon, sweet potato mash and vegetables.

What you will need (amount depends on family size):

Salmon fillets

Sweet potatoes

Butter of choice


Black pepper

Seasoning of choice (optional)

Sweet chilli sauce



Can of sweetcorn


1. Wash and descale the salmon skin. Alternatively, you can remove the skin.

2. Season the salmon with some salt and pepper and any other seasoning of choice if you wish. Smother the salmon in sweet chilli sauce and leave to marinate for 5/10 minutes.

3. Turn the oven on to 180 degrees and fill the kettle with water and boil.

4. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut these into cubes. Peel and cut up the carrots into shape of choice, cut up the broccoli and drain the water from the tin of sweetcorn. Put the sweet potatoes and vegetables into two separate pans and pour over the boiling water. Let these cook on a medium-high heat until soft.

5. Place the salmon in the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes.

6. Once the potatoes are soft, drain the water. Add salt, pepper, butter and then mash.

Plate up the food and you are done. If your kids are anything like mine then they will love mashing the potatoes. That's what makes this recipe fun as well as simple and healthy. The vegetables can be changed depending on preference and if your kids do not like sweet potato then normal potato works just as well.

Strawberry and banana breakfast smoothie

What you will need (amount depends on family size):

2x bananas (fresh or frozen)

200g of strawberries (fresh or frozen)

2 tbsp of oats

2 tbsp of pain yoghurt of choice

100ml of Milk of choice - almond or oat milk is a great alternative


1. Throw all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Additional milk and/or yoghurt can be added to get the right consistency.

It doesn't get any simpler than this. As a mother who is passionate about alternative and holistic health, it is important to me that my kids have a well balanced diet with lots of fruit and vegetables. This smoothie is packed with goodness and a great way to start the day as banana's provide a slow release of energy (not that my kids need anymore energy) and the oats keep them full for longer. My kids love helping me fill the blender with all of the ingredients and of course, playing with the buttons that make the loud sound which never fails to amuse them.

Please note that blender's comes in different capacities so measurements may need to be adjusted to not overflow the blender and cause leakage.

When the kids are finally in bed and you have some time for yourself, browse my social media pages for alternative and holistic health products and other recipes ideas.

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