Raising happy and healthy eaters

Little Foodie Guide

Little Foodie Guide

Raising happy and healthy eaters

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Christmas gift ideas for your little foodies and mini chefs

Christmas gift ideas for your little foodies and mini chefs

Christmas is coming around way too quickly this year. For me, it could have something to do with the fact that our family is expecting a pretty wonderful gift: a little baby boy! Needless to say, our Christmas will be very quiet. Either we’ll have […]

10 healthy no-bake sweet treats

10 healthy no-bake sweet treats

How do you feel about baking? I’d personally rather eat a bunch of raw kale. I don’t really have a sweet tooth though, so the pleasure of eating home-baked goods doesn’t justify the immense effort that goes into it. There’s the measuring, the countless number […]

10 simple buffet-style dinners to reduce mealtime meltdowns

10 simple buffet-style dinners to reduce mealtime meltdowns

As parents, we all get a bit tired of hearing the mealtime symphony of complaints. It’s not always necessarily all coming from the kids, either! Wouldn’t it be nice just to have a calm, stress-free mealtime? Even just once in awhile. 

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

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).

Raising Little Foodies: Let them get messy

Raising Little Foodies: Let them get messy

Children are only just starting to learn about their little worlds, and are constantly bombarded with new experiences and sensory information. Can you imagine how even the simple act of eating can get terribly overwhelming for them at times?

Eat your greens!

Eat your greens!

Here are a few simple ideas to get the family eating more leafy greens.

The easiest afternoon tea

The easiest afternoon tea

This is a really easy idea for afternoon tea. We don’t do snacks, and here’s why.

Raw chocolate is divine!

Raw chocolate is divine!

Making your own raw chocolate is unbelievably simple and a lot cheaper than the shop-bought raw chocolate. You can create any flavours you like. It’s refined sugar free, dairy free, and crap free.

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

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 […]

Quick pancakes

Quick pancakes

Pancakes are so quick to make, so they don’t need to be saved for weekends. Whip these up in minutes

Food Allergy Parent Interview

Food Allergy Parent Interview

“I wanted to share Logan’s story because I think it is a unique one. I think having such a list at such a young age is tough. He’s just getting to learn about food and everything he was given made him sick. He started to cry and shake his head no as I walked towards the highchair. He was associating that with the itchy feeling and it broke my heart.”

Redefining Breakfast

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.”

Food Allergy Parent Interview

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.

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

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.

Allergy Free Afternoon Tea interview

Allergy Free Afternoon Tea interview

Allergy Free Afternoon Tea is a beautiful book written by two mums, and is
filled with professional advice, tools and delicious allergy friendly recipes to help turn your afternoons from chaos to a time for delicious fun!

The Intolerant Tot Interview

The Intolerant Tot Interview

Today I’m talking to Sophie, who is a British mum of an adorable 16 month old, Lucas, who has a Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (or CMPA) as well as many non IgE food allergies.

Healing Gracie’s Gut Interview

Healing Gracie’s Gut Interview

Healing Gracie’s Gut is a blog created by Sydney mum, Mel, who understands how confusing and overwhelming it can be when a child has special dietary requirements. Her daughter, Grace, who is almost three years old, has been diagnosed with food intolerances and leaky gut syndrome.