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Snacks and Lunchbox

  • 5 tips for "I’m hungry" complaints

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

  • Artichoke, Lemon and Tomato Cob Loaf

    Another Month = Another Challenge! This month I took on artichoke. ...

  • Bake Your Risotto, Pack a Lunch Box and Love a Picnic

    Spring is here!  I have a yummy recipe for a lunchbox friendly ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cherry Choc Slice

    This slice deserves it's own post!  Such a festive treat and ...

  • Choc Peanut Crackles

    The traditional chocolate crackle gets a healthy and peanutty ...

  • Cookie Cups

    For feeding therapy this week I had an adventurous request of ...

  • DIY Book Inspired Meals For Kids

    I wrote a book review for mum's lounge.  (See the review here). ...

  • Donuts Pave the Way to Healthy Eating

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

  • Easter Brownies with Pumpkin (egg-free)

    A recipe just in time for Easter including an Easter favourite, ...

  • Easy Pineapple Crumble

    I made this pineapple crumble as part of a guest post that will ...

  • Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 1: Crispy Rice Bubble Slice

    Here is the link to Episode 1 of Ellie's cooking show - Rice ...

  • Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 13: NZ’s Fave Afghan Biscuit

    We are put our own twist on New Zealand's favourite Afghan Biscuit ...

  • Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 16: Jam Filled Donuts

    I'm not going to lie about this being a simple recipe to whip ...

  • Ellie’s Cooking Show: Episode 4: Pear Crumble Slice

    We cooked this recipe live at 5pm on 16/08/2016. Here is what ...

  • Festive Cherry Salsa

    December is such a festive time.  My pinterest feed is filled ...

  • Festive Frozen Fruit and Yoghurt Bites

    With only 2 ingredients, I barely had to help my 3 year old ...

  • Fig and Vanilla Slice

    Another month, another ingredient challenge.... In March, I ...

  • Got Dairy?

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

  • How to bake with a toddler and infant

    This morning's mission was to bake something for morning tea ...

  • Illustrate Your Food Memories and Choc Blood Orange Cup Cakes

    I saw a lovely facebook post illustrated by the Blair Athol ...

  • Inspired Cereal Bars

    A US blog that I follow, Super Healthy Kids, posted a version ...

  • January is Fresh Chive Month

    As you may have seen in my Happy 2014 blog post, my new years ...

  • Kid Approved Chicken Meatballs

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

  • Lady Marmalade

    It's a funny feeling when you accomplish something that a few ...

  • Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake Bites

    This is the recipe for no-bake lemon myrtle cheesecake bites ...

  • Making fun sweet potato crackers with children

    This week I was hosting the #getcreativewith Instagram theme ...

  • Mandarin Curd Tart

    So this happened ... I entered a blogging competition! It's ...

  • 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 ...

  • Not-so-pretty cookies

    Inspired by pinterest again, I tried out my own version of real ...

  • Paleo Chocolate Almond Torte and Eating Competence

    Paleo has been around for a long, long time.  It gained momentum ...

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

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

  • Pear Flapjacks For Kids

    Update: 12 Feb 2017 These healthy pear flapjacks starred in ...

  • Pear, Sultana and Rosemary Cake

    I had two worse-for-wear pears in my fruit bowl.  Fact: when ...

  • Pineapple Crumble Slice

    Scroll down for the Pineapple Crumble Slice Recipe or read more ...

  • Pineapple Recipe Ideas for Kids

    I love fresh pineapple, however, sometimes finishing off a whole ...

  • Princess Cakes

    My mission was to orchestrate a fun day for my 2yo and her cousin ...

  • Quick boost pikelets

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

  • Review: Thermomix for Happy Mealtimes?

    Last Updated: 8 July 2016 Not once but twice, I have borrowed ...

  • Saffron and Carrot Cupcakes

    I had a good time recreating a version of the saffron and carrot ...

  • Smurfy Berry Juice with Free Printable Game

    We were inspired from our play in Smurf Village at a nearby ...

  • Soft Molasses Biscuits

    I baked a batch of these soft molasses biscuits for a friend ...

  • Stuffed Pumpkin Dessert

    If you love the taste of pumpkin pie but hate the effort it ...

  • Super Sensory Smoothie

    Last Updated: 8 July 2016 Food explorers is the name of the ...

  • The Kidgredients Guide to Awesome Lunches (review)

    I was kindly asked to contribute to Kylie's new eBook as the ...

  • The Lure of the Skewer

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

  • Toddler Approved Eggplant Dishes

    At the beginning of the year, I set out a monthly challenge ...

  • Turn Your Child’s Monster Drawing into a Halloween Vegie Platter

    Kids art work is exploding in my house!  It's sometimes hard ...

  • Watermelon, Grapefruit and Mint Slushy-Drink for Kids

    Grapefruit is not an easy food to get to like. It's often associated ...

  • 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 ...

  • Zucchini Pancakes Conquer Food Jags

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