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Raising little foodies: 5 fun ways to get the kids excited about vegetables

We can’t make our children eat. It’s our job to offer them healthy and wholesome food, but it’s up to them whether they eat it or not. Getting kids genuinely excited about trying new vegetables doesn’t have to happen at the meal table. If we move food education away from the table, and expose them to a colourful and exciting world of veggies in a positive and calm environment, it takes all of the pressure away from our little ones (and the stress from us).

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It’s what you put on the pasta that counts.

Because sometimes it's just a bowl of pasta. We see a lot of great ideas for kid-friendly meals on social media, but often parents don't always have the time to whip up these amazing creations.  This can be leave us feeling guilty. Please don't! The priority should be that the food is real, so that …

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Redefining Breakfast

"When we made the decision to go gluten, dairy, sugar and grain free, my biggest challenge was breakfast. And then, just to make things really complicated, Miss 2 developed eczema and we had to go on a strict elimination diet to try to determine the triggers. So, what can you eat for breakfast when you can't have bread, cereal, nuts or eggs? The answer, as I've discovered, is veggies - and a little protein. It takes a little more preparation (although with a bit of forethought you can save heaps of time), but it means you can start the day knowing you've fuelled your body the best you can, and you've had a few serves of veggies without even trying. And let's be honest, we could all benefit from eating more veggies."

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Food Allergy Parent Interview

Anaphylaxis set in - this was something I had not seen before and had not expected to happen, the first dose of EpiPen did nothing and it took a second EpiPen dose to bring his breathing back to normal. It was very scary to watch my son go from well to unable to breath within a few minutes (15 minutes give or take) and I am very grateful that we were in such a controlled situation when that happened.

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My journey as an allergy mum (the abridged version) and the birth of Mem & Maeve

{GUEST POST} My days were a blur- I monitored what I ate and how it affected her, whether she was more unsettled than expected for a newborn, what triggered her eczema flares, and inspecting her pooh. I couldn’t keep track of all the information I needed to collect and communicate to the doctors, so I developed a simple Symptom Tracker.