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Protein powders for fussy kids (and a free sample for you to try)

Protein powders for fussy kids

In my experience, insufficient dietary protein is surprisingly common, especially amongst picky eaters. The one thing that a swing towards processed foods has done, is dramatically reduced the amount of protein many kids (and some adults) consume. You see most processed, convenience foods are generally a combination of fat and carbohydrate (breads, breakfast cereals, crackers, muesli Read More

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Healthy Snack Ideas for kids

I think about food a lot – not only eating it but how I can create the most flavoursome and nourishing  meals and snacks possible. It’s not uncommon for me to wake in the night and write a recipe in my head – that’s the slightly obsessive side to my personality I’m revealing, ha ha! So coming up with Read More

Feeding Sporty Kids

Feeding sporty kids

I don’t know about you, but my schedule is currently dominated by kids sports. My 11-year-old daughter has a serious passion for swimming that has her dragging me out of bed at 4.30am – yes it is early, but she’s committed, so I can’t help but oblige! So I thought I’d share the importance of Read More

Raising Healthy Eating Teens – 4 Practical Tips

As a child becomes a teenager, their bodies are changing enormously and good nutrition is critical to support their growth and development.  However, this is also the time when many teens begin to exert their ‘free will’ and make their own choices.  Unfortunately, when it comes to choosing what to eat, they are often heavily Read More

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Kids

Todays Q & A expert is Suzy McCleary  – a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and former paediatric nurse from AcuKids. I’m sure this interview will give you a clear insight into this wonderful therapy.  Q – How does a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to restoring health in a child differ to a Western Medical approach? A – Although Read More

Why kids want to eat processed foods

So why are kids, even from a very young age, so drawn to junk and processed foods?  Why is that Wiggles flavoured yoghurt is so much more appealing than the Biodynamic Greek yoghurt next to it? Well, the answer is two-fold. But first, a simplified, though I hope, useful explanation of what happens in your Read More

Kids in the Garden (with KarmaKids Grow)

Today I have called in an expert, Angela from KarmaKids Grow to help you to get started raising seedlings. If you have a vegetable fussy child, then growing even just one edible plant each season needs to shoot to the top of your list of things to do; because kids who are involved in the growing process, Read More

Hiding Food For Picky Eaters – should you?

Hiding food for fussy eaters

To hide or not to hide – the million dollar question for many parents.  Today I share why you might consider ‘hiding’ foods, but how to avoid having to do it forever.  There are (short term) advantages and (long term) disadvantages to ‘hiding’ food – here are my thoughts on the great debate. Hiding to Read More

Do kids need to take vitamins (and mineral supplements)?

Do kids need to take vitamins and mineral supplements or any other regular supplement?  This is a question I’m frequently asked and the answer is yes… no… maybe… sometimes!  Let me explain. Hippocrates, the father of medicine said ‘let food be thy medicine’ – this is a wisdom I value greatly and the very reason Read More

Pumpkin Seeds Superfood- (if you have fussy kids, read this)

The humble pumpkin seed also known as the pepita.  Where do I start?  This is one food you want to include in your diet.  If you are pregnant or have fussy kids, this little seed needs to shoot to the top of your shopping list. Why are pumpkin seeds a superfood? Protein, fats, and fibre Read More

Kind words…

“I downloaded your ebooks after hearing you speak at the Health and Wellness Summit in Melbourne. Love them, life changing… Don’t stop! Thank you for getting the whole food message out there, I certainly heard it.” Melanie

“I love your ebooks, I have all three of them now and they are now my only go to receipe books. They are simple, wholesome and taste great. THANK YOU!!! I have spent alot of money on courses about healthy eating and recipe books but your books have covered it all and my little man enjoys the snacks etc. Wish I would have found you earlier “. Brooke

“I just want to say a huge thank you for your amazing website and information. I’ve never liked cooking and never got excited by my ‘healthy’ cooking. My husband is even worse and if he could, he would just eat beacon and eggs every morning and steak every night. He hardly ate any veggies. Since I found your website I have gone through almost every recipe. My husband is loving every meal as well – even meat free Monday, and he’s taking left-overs to work for lunch (honestly, who thought that could be so hard?!)” Rose

“You have truly helped me and my family to lead a healthier lifestyle. I’ve been referring to your page every few days, very inspiring, so thank you!” Emily

“Thank you very much for your awesome website & facebook page posts, you have motivated & inspired me heaps!” Fiona

“Just discovered your site 3 weeks ago, its been a great help with kids lunches for back to school, thanks so much!” Ange

“What a fantastic blog filled with so many great recipes and information!” Carla

“I just wanted to let you know that you have absolutely inspired me to a better way of eating, I’ve been making my shopping lists based on recipes you’ve shared and am educating my kids with the reasons behind different foods and why they are good etc! This page has become my little bible hehe! Thank you so much for all the detail you give. It’s absolutely wonderful!” Sky

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