Do my kids eat everything? Confession from a Children’s Nutritionist involving Japanese Chicken Curry

Last week I was excited to try out Shiri’s Japanese Chicken Curry as part of our 5 ingredient dinner challenge for fussy eaters. Was I sure my kids would eat it? No! No I was not sure. In fact, if I were to dwell on it for too long I would certainly have needed to […]

7 family meals under 20 mins & my recipe for Vietnamese style chicken soup

Time poor parents – this one is for you! 7 great ideas to add to your mid-week meal repertoire! 5 min noodles My 5 Minute Tahini and Beef Noodles are easy to also serve deconstructed. You can make these with spiralised zucchini (Zoodles) along with some soba noodles for a speedy dinner prep. They both […]

Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 3: Chicken, Broccoli and Almond Stir-Fry with Rice Noodles

We cooked the chicken, broccoli and almond stir-fry live as a nom cast in August 2016.  Click here to watch it back at any time that suits you. Why do I love getting kids in the kitchen? From a really young age, the point of cooking with kids and letting them see how food is […]

Crumb-Free Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana has to be a pub classic in Australia.  If you are longing for a simpler and similar taste but are short on time (or your fussy kids make having a mixed texture food like this a bit difficult for your family meal) read on! A meat aversion or fussy eating can be difficult for families […]

Central American Style Shredded Chicken and Meat Aversion in Kids

This recipe is perfect for children with a meat aversion and families that may like chocolate?!  Meat avoidance is a common fussy eating behaviour during cognitive leaps (and beyond) depending on the tools that parents have used to help their children through process eating meats.  Meats are particularly challenging for some fussy eaters because they require […]

Greek Marinated Chicken Portions

So, each month I set myself the challenge of doing whatever the first thing is on my Pinterest feed and to blog about it.  On 1 May 2015, I was delighted that the recipe was a budget friendly Greek chicken using drumsticks.  Of course, my mind starts ticking about how I can make this recipe […]

Mexican Chicken Soup

Last updated: 02 December 2019 In 2015, I set myself a Pinterest challenge where I recreated the first Pinterest post in my feed (whatever it was!) And I would write an article on how I spun that idea into something relevant for kids. So, in March 2015 this recipe for making a Mexican Soup was […]

Chicken and Corn Soup

The colder months bring comfort food cravings.  This recipe will hit the spot without the “nasties”.  Kids love pulled chicken as a stepping stone towards whole pieces of meat when they are overcoming an aversion to meat that is commonly associated with toddler & preschooler behaviour.  If they aren’t happy with the chicken in the soup, […]

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