Mykidstime Loves..Wholesome by Caitriona Redmond

Continuing our series “Mykidstime Loves” where we highlight things that we think are great for parents, kids & families! We’re excited about the arrival of a new cookbook “Wholesome” by our Mykidstime Food writer Caitríona Redmond.


Mykidstime Food writer Caitriona Redmond worked in the property industry until she was made redundant the day she returned from maternity leave in 2009. This heralded a personal transformation from ‘high-flying’ PA to reluctant stay-at-home mother. As the prospects of finding another suitable job dried up, Caitríona turned to using the skills she had used in her job and those she had learned at her grandmother’s and mother’s kitchen tables to run the household on a tight food budget of €70 per week for a family of five.

WholesomeCoverLowResIn this book Caitríona shares her tips, tricks and recipes with the reader to help them save money and feed their family well on a budget.

All the recipes have been extensively tested on her friends and family! The book includes budgeting tips and menu plans which enable families to pick & mix from favourite meals, keep variety in their diet and make the most of the food that they cook.

You can buy the book online at or in all good bookshops.

What are your thoughts on feeding the family on a budget? Share them with us in the comments below.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls


  1. Colette Reynolds says: