Fig Honey Almond Slice (with 4 reasons to make it even though your kids MAY not eat it)

Why make a food you expect your child to turn their nose up at? It seems like a funny thing to do. A waste. A stressor that I don’t need in an already busy life. A futile exercise. But it isn’t! I have a few reasons for making this fig honey almond slice that you […]

Help for Fussy Eaters Is Like Shoe Shopping

My analogy for getting help for picky eating (or fussy eating) is to think of it like shoe shopping. Just like shoe shopping, you’re not likely to find the perfect golf shoe in the bargain bin out the front of a kids footwear outlet. So, to help you work out what I mean, I thought […]

“My son ate alot better when I was not there” {Parenting Picky Eaters}

Generally, one of the very first things you are “expected” to do when you become a parent is to feed your baby. You have JUST (literally JUST) been through the experience of becoming a parent and before you know it, you are getting some sort of advice on feeding your new arrival. At the pinnacle […]

A Food Learning Mindset with Fussy Kids

Our language around food, the messaging our children are bombarded with and a society focused on health, results in conflicting ideas on talking about food with fussy eaters. This week, I was upset with the messaging behind a viral article that was shaming lunchboxes purely on a file of photos from 2 different geographic areas […]

Constipation and Fussy Eating

The causes of constipation for kids can include: Changes to what your child has been eating Changes in your child’s activity levels Not drinking enough water Not consuming enough fibre in their diet Too many dairy products Low levels of activity Resisting (or low sensory receptiveness to) the urge to poo Slow gut movement Stress […]

Elaine’s Tomato Pasta and Hot Lunchbox Options for Fussy Kids

We made Elaine’s simple 5 ingredient tomato pasta, her fussy eater’s go-to dinner. And it also made a great hot lunchbox option for school (as pictured). The recipe for this super simple midweek family meal, that also happens to check the box for 3 food groups, is below. First, I have a couple of tips […]

Green Vegetables and Kids with a Fennel Frond Pesto Recipe

Fennel frond pesto, you say? Delicious, you say? But…. Dun. Dun. Dun. It’s green. My kids aren’t going near it! Ok. I get it. Fussy eaters are notorious for not eating their greens. There are a few reasons behind our nutrient packed green vegie friends getting shunned by our little angels at dinner time. Today, […]

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 […]

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