Fig Blender Bars

Figs are full of great nutrients BUT you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that they are a little bit “weird looking”. Offering children a novel (or totally new food) works on two levels: It shows them that you are still learning about foods too. You can explain that you are learning with your eyes, your […]

Start with Chocolate! Strategies for Fussy Eaters and Improving Lunchbox Variety.

Many parents feel exasperated when they offer nutritious lunchboxes and their children prefer to ….bring the contents home. If your child likes chocolate, then keep your eyes right here. Let’s start with chocolate! If your child doesn’t like chocolate, that’s OK, but you may find that you can substitute other foods along the way in […]

Video: Handling Party Season with Fussy Eaters

With party season around the corner, this video is all about how to maintain your sanity. Listen to my key mindset tips relating to the division of responsibility at meals including Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years eve, Class Parties and more. It is the silly season, but don’t let your child’s food refusals get the better […]

Meet the second generation impacted by the “I Quit Sugar” movement

She was only three. She was two bites into her apple. She stopped. She looked at me with her big, inquiring eyes. “Mum, my apple is sweet.” I said “Yep”, and kept eating my apple. “Does it have sugar in it?” My heart broke. Someone had demonized sugar to my just out-of-nappies-innocent-as-anything little girl. I […]

What to do when your child refuses to eat their meal

Let’s delve into some “common wisdom” ideas for handling fussy eating by playing a game. (BTW if you have read my post on 9 things not to say to a parent of a fussy eater, you will know why I think “common wisdom” is mostly INCORRECT when it comes to fussy eating.) The game is […]

Fig Honey Almond Slice (with 4 reasons to make it even though your kids MAY not eat it)

Why make a food you expect your child to turn their nose up at? It seems like a funny thing to do. A waste. A stressor that I don’t need in an already busy life. A futile exercise. But it isn’t! I have a few reasons for making this fig honey almond slice that you […]

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