Easy Pineapple Crumble

I made this pineapple crumble AND it comes with a printable teacher appreciation card. (Get the card I designed for free on Gift Grapevine. Get all the instructions for making a unique and heartfelt end-of-year teacher / coach / babysitter appreciation gift. We thought it would be a cool idea to wrap the gift up […]

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 […]

Whyte Chocolate and Grapefruit Zest Stars {Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free and Low Sugar}

Parents with allergies to consider in their family, are often looking for ways to have a food that is safe for everyone and fun. These cookies are gluten free, egg free, dairy free and are low in sugar. They are simple to make and only take 8 minutes to bake. The chocolate yogi sent me […]

Smurfy Berry Juice with Free Printable Game

We were inspired from our play in Smurf Village at a nearby shopping centre AND the #getcreativewith challenge this week to make you a FREE printable game including a recipe for “smurfy berry juice”. You can download your colour-in, play and make smurfy berry juice game sheet here.   This sheet is yours to colour-in […]

Saffron and Carrot Cupcakes

I had a good time recreating a version of the saffron and carrot cupcake recipe that I saw in the beautifully written novel – “Picnic in Provence” by Elizabeth Bard. I tweaked the recipe to suit the ingredients that I had on hand at the time and to make a smaller batch of 6 carrot […]

Making fun sweet potato crackers with children

Cooking with kids is one of many ways to interact with foods outside of the mealtime. Plus it is fantastic to exercise EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS. The benefits include building their familiarity with foods and increasing their acceptance of them WITHOUT pressure to eat. These sweet potato crackers (or should I say “quackers”) were fun to […]

Got Dairy?

The dairy food group (including dairy alternatives) is important for children to have included in their everyday diet as a terrific source of calcium.  Children up to the age of 8 require 1.5-2 serves of dairy each day.  A single serve of dairy includes ½ cup of ricotta, 200g of yoghurt, 2 cheese slices (40g) […]

The Kidgredients Guide to Awesome Lunches (review)

I was kindly asked to contribute to Kylie’s new eBook as the children’s nutrition expert. So, once I received my copy of the finished product I was keen to see how she has weaved together an informative and practical book for busy parents.  The Kidgredients Guide to Awesome Lunches covers ideas for fresh foods, storage, […]

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