Category: Children’s Nutrition

Hearty Winter One Pot Meatball Pasta Bake
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Hearty Winter One Pot Meatball Pasta Bake

(serves 4) This easy one-pot dish is perfect for a hearty, winter meal and is a firm favourite for all family members.  Serve it at the table with a large bowl of steamed greens for everyone to enjoy. Ingredients 500g lean beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed ⅓ cup multigrain bread crumbs 1 egg, lightly...

Shuttle Run Dinners
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Shuttle Run Dinners

Let’s face it, our weekday dinners need to be nourishing and tasty but just as importantly, quick and convenient.  Many families have extra-curricular activities (e.g. sports, music, meetings) that go well beyond school finish time and into the early evening.  Often, there are multiple activities with multiple children on multiple nights.  Feeling tired and hungry...

Anzac Biscuits
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Anzac Biscuits

On Anzac Day, we pay tribute to all the men and women who have served our nation as members of the Australian Defence Force. Lest We Forget “The army biscuit, also known as an Anzac wafer or Anzac tile, is essentially a long shelf-life, hard tack biscuit, eaten as a substitute for bread. Unlike bread,...

Hop to it and enjoy your Easter holiday
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Hop to it and enjoy your Easter holiday

Enjoy your Easter eggs…. at Easter  Easter is a hop around the corner, which often means four days of entertaining with family and friends, Australians spending $190 million on eggs and bunnies and yes, chocolate galore.  How does one navigate this holiday celebration to be in line with your healthy lifestyle, and I don’t mean...

Eat your way to a balanced, happy family
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Eat your way to a balanced, happy family

It would be hard not to be confused about the simple question of what should I eat?  There are so many conflicting thoughts on diets, eating styles than has ever been seen, and so much anxiety, worry and rules about foods in households.  Eating should be an enjoyable experience.  It should take up some time,...

Crowd Pleaser Sweet Potato & Zucchini Slice
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Crowd Pleaser Sweet Potato & Zucchini Slice

This recipe has been morphed to be MY version of zucchini slice and it is a crowd pleaser.  Great for weekend lunch, weekday snack and pop them in muffin cases and add to your kid’s lunchboxes.  The intrigue of children and food always fascinates me …. they would not eat the cut version of this...

Here’s to a Blissful Kind of Day
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Here’s to a Blissful Kind of Day

These balls of deliciousness are perfect for an afternoon tea pick-me-up, great snack for kids, great end to a picnic lunch.  There are now so many varieties of bliss balls, protein balls on the market … though I would share with you some home-made varieties that don’t cost $3 a ball.  Try these two different...

Holiday Food Fun
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Holiday Food Fun

It’s school holiday time …. and while we as parents escape the line-up of the lunchbox military precision, we are now faced with tantalising our children’s tastebuds at least four times a day.  This is often accompanied by listening to their quite vocal and unforgiving responses of our meal-time creativity – “yuck”, “don’t like that”,...

Kids Need their Brainy Breakfast
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Kids Need their Brainy Breakfast

A recent Australian study reveals one in four Australian children still go to school without breakfast.  Teachers are the first to admit that children who do not have breakfast are more tired, irritable, restless and less focused than their full-bellied classmates.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it literally breaks the...