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Family Meal Tips

  • {Guest Post} My Top 3 Activities for Proprioceptive Input

    Today, I am handing over the blog to Rachelle from The Happy ...

  • 10 Reasons Your Picky Eater Is Still Not Eating Family Style Meals

    The Ellyn Satter Division of Responsibility (DOR) model accumulates ...

  • 2017 Foodie Trends and Family Food – Are They Related?

    {Hand up, waving} I am always keen to know what's hot in the ...

  • 3 Top Ergonomics Tips for Mealtime Success

    There are so many products you can buy for kids at mealtimes. ...

  • 5 Minute Beef and Tahini Zucchini Noodles

    In January 2016, I filmed some quick family food tips on my facebook page. ...

  • 5 tips for "I’m hungry" complaints

    The kids come home from school and wail "I'm Hungry"! My daughter ...

  • 5 Travel Friendly Meal Hacks with Lentil Bolognese

    Lentil Bolognese doesn't usually strike many of us as an ideal ...

  • 7 family meal ideas that take under 20 mins

    Family meal ideas that don't cost you oodles of time. Time poor ...

  • 9 things not to say to a parent of a fussy eater

    It is frustrating enough when your child doesn't like a wide ...

  • A framework for knowing when to send kids to bed hungry

    It's a parenting conundrum that we all face. Do we let them ...

  • Before Dinner Routine for Happy Kids and Happy Parents

    Engaging a child in some sensory stimulation prior to a new ...

  • Building Resilience Skills for Uncertain Kids {Guest Post}

    Fiona Morrison joins the Play with Food blog to talk about the ...

  • Cauliflower Bread and Why Lists of “Fussy Eater Cures” Don’t Work

    Hello List Lovers, List Readers, List Tickers and List Writers, ...

  • Caz’s Yoghurt Dough Pizzas for Fussy Eaters

    "We are making these yoghurt dough pizzas soon" is exactly what ...

  • Central American Style Shredded Chicken and Meat Aversion in Kids

    This recipe is perfect for children with a meat aversion and ...

  • Choose Adventure

    Children operate in a world of new possibilities & imagination. ...

  • Christmas Food Safety and Recipe Ideas

    Christmas day is fast approaching.  There are lots of great ...

  • Construct Your Own Family Meal: Buddah Bowls

    I love constructing our meals at the table. Getting into the ...

  • Core Stability and Fussy Eating

    It can be hard to draw the line between sensory processing as ...

  • Creamed Cheese for Fussy Kids?

    It was one of the tiniest details that I learnt / heard in the ...

  • Crumb-Free Chicken Parmigiana

    Chicken Parmigiana has to be a pub classic in Australia.  If ...

  • Donuts Pave the Way to Healthy Eating

    Last Updated: 25 July 2016 Children need to take their own route, ...

  • Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 15: Koshari (Egyptian Cuisine)

    Koshari is an Egyptian dish with layers of flavour.  Now, to ...

  • Enter New Sibling, Enter Fussy Eating

    My oldest daughter is in the throws of her toddler developmental cognitive ...

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

    For parents of fussy eaters there are a few things they just ...

  • Got Dairy?

    The dairy food group (including dairy alternatives) is important ...

  • Green Vegetables and Kids with a Fennel Frond Pesto Recipe

    Fennel frond pesto, you say? Delicious, you say? But.... Dun. ...

  • Handling Crunch and Sip with Fussy Kids

    Do the words Crunch and Sip mean anything to you? If so, are ...

  • Hiding vegetables from fussy eaters – Does it work?

    Vegetables can be difficult for fussy eaters to learn to enjoy ...

  • Is witching hour spoiling your plans for a happy family dinner?

    Witching Hour is a Typically difficult time in the afternoons ...

  • Kid Approved Chicken Meatballs

    For kids, MEAT is either a "Love it" or "Leave it".  Meat is ...

  • Kid Friendly Little Beef Skewers

    Little Beef Skewers!  I think skewers are amazing for giving ...

  • Kids Drinking Milk

    One of the frequently asked questions I get via social media ...

  • Kimberley’s Rissoles

    This is the third installment of my series on 5 ingredient dinners ...

  • Mel’s Mystery Mince {5 Ingredient Dinners for Fussy Eaters}

    I set out a bit of a challenge on my Facebook Page, Instagram ...

  • Mouth Pain (Teething) and Fussy Eating Behaviours

    Pain in the mouth area comes in many forms for kids - From teething to ...

  • My 2016 Blog Highlights: Recipes, Fussy Eating and Collaborations

    If Santa was looking to see if I've made the naughty or nice ...

  • My mum is nutty about mealtimes

    This is a blog post in response to the Daily Post weekly writing ...

  • My mum’s nutty about mealtimes (part 2) and Banana and Almond Cookies

    Hi! I'm Ellie. I'm nearly 3. It's been about a year since I ...

  • Pan Fried Fish with Cauliflower Puree

    This next installment of the 5 Ingredient Dinner challenge was ...

  • Parent Hacks Making Mealtimes Easier

    Good parent hacks making mealtimes easier are all about SAVING ...

  • Park Play Helps Fussy Kids Eat

    An invitation to play and prepare for a happy mealtime out doors. ...

  • Parsnip and Carrot Mini Bundt Cakes, #EmbraceMess, #BackYourself & #OneFamilyOneMeal

    These Parsnip and Carrot Mini Bundt Cakes with Orange Custard are ...

  • Preschool Peer Pressure and the Sandwich

    Guest blogger Kylie from Kidgredients spills the beans on how ...

  • Quick boost pikelets

    It would be no surprise to parents of 2 (or more) that the transition ...

  • Reasons to Play with Food Outside of Mealtimes

    Last Updated: 7 August 2016 The more exposure that your child ...

  • Recipes with an Aussie Flavour for Australia Day

    With Australia Day around the corner, here are some of our favourite ...

  • Simple 3 Ingredient Flatbread with Cottage Cheese

    6 Reasons to go gah-gah about flatbread for your family meals ...

  • The Family Meal and a Korean Inspired Pork Recipe

    I use the term Family Meal often. The main defining element ...

  • The Lure of the Skewer

    Skewers offer us a delightful way to engage with kids about ...

  • Toddlers Eating Soup

      Last Updated: 25 July 2016 I made some notes when my ...

  • Tools to bring to the table to stop tantrums, wriggles and runners

    Do you have a child that stays at the dinner table from somewhere ...

  • Turning imperfect meals around

    The stress of everyday life seems to bubble over at the end ...

  • Vitamins and Supplements for Fussy Kids

    As a nutritionist and feeding specialist, I am often asked about ...

  • What to Expect When You are Expecting … A Book

    The story of us I connected with Ruth from Pea Fritters (my ...

  • Yum Cha for 4

    Today we went to yum cha for the first time as a family of 4. ...

  • Zucchini Pancakes Conquer Food Jags

    "Do you want toast?" "No" "Do you want Cereal?" "No" "Do you ...