Watermelon, Grapefruit and Mint Slushy-Drink for Kids

Grapefruit is not an easy food to get to like. It’s often associated with “dieting” and get’s a bad wrap (btw here is my post about diet mentality of parents and the impacts on fussy kids). It’s a super refreshing citrus fruit. Packed with vitamin C. It also teams well with other foods. My girls […]

Ice Cream For Breakfast: A Family Foodie Spotlight on Carrie from Our Spiced Kitchen

In January, somewhere amongst the whirlwind of school holidays, mini-vacations and heat waves, I saw a facebook post with “national food days” in 2017.  What date would you scan the 2017 list for?  Your birthday?  Your daughter / son’s birthday? Valentines Day?  Eeekkk…. I hate to admit this but before I could help myself, I was […]

Free Challenge: 9 Ways Out of the Fussy Eater’s Breakfast Rut

For parents of fussy eaters there are a few things they just don’t want to hear and are constantly bombarded with them – here’s a link to 9 things NOT to say to a parent of a fussy eater. I am a strong believer that there is not a one size fits all when it comes to foods […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 11: Strawberry Milkshakes

Ellie decided that at episode 11, it was time to show you her beverage making skills! Here we were on the Play with Food Facebook page making some strawberry milkshakes.  These are a delicious and super easy recipe to make with toddlers and preschoolers. It’s been a year since I posted this step-by-step idea for making […]

Lemon & Honey Ricotta Stack and your Mental Health

Do mealtimes with fussy kids stress you out?  Do you go blank when trying to work out what to feed the kids next?  Do you feel guilty, anxious or have a short temper when it comes to feeding time? As much as we’d love to paint a rosy picture of parenthood, it’s not always smooth […]

Super Sensory Smoothie

Last Updated: 8 July 2016 Food explorers is the name of the workshops I have designed for 5-9 year olds.  I love that these older children (particularly those with food aversions) get to EXPLORE food with their senses – yet not in the “baby-ish” way I play with the toddlers and preschoolers in Breaking Down Barriers to Eating Through Play. (Contact me […]

Pineapple Recipe Ideas for Kids

I love fresh pineapple, however, sometimes finishing off a whole pineapple quickly in our house is a bit of a mission.  Here are some ideas to help kids (including fussy eaters) enjoy fresh pineapple. Involve them in some exploration of the outside of the pineapple.  Some great words to use include spiky, hexagon, green, yellow, […]

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