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Little Peeps Eats – 1st Birthday Giveaway

Kid eating birthday cake

Little Peeps Eats is now 1 year old.  I still can’t quite believe it… and guess what… we are celebrating with an amazing giveaway with over $1,000 in prizes!!! [COMPETITION NOW CLOSED]

Before we get to the giveaway… (feel free to scroll down to the cupcake if you just want to know about the prizes!)  I thought I’d take a moment to stop and actually think about what the past twelve months have looked like for Little Peeps Eats.  What started off as a humble little website sharing the occasional recipe, it is now something even more special.  Little Peeps Eats has grown to a website with a shop containing all my favourite mealtime products, blogs containing not only recipes but also specialist advice to help take the stress out of mealtimes, and not to mention our wonderful Facebook community where parents can come together for fussy eating tips, recipes and lunchbox ideas.

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Slow Cooker Lentil Bolognese – the ultimate winter belly warmer!

slow cooker lentil bolognese

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This Slow Cooker Lentil Bolognese recipe is ridiculously versatile. By changing the herb and spice profile it could be a pasta sauce, a taco filler or even a nachos or baked potato topper.

The kids will love it in their thermos with pasta for lunch during the cooler months too.  Just remember to heat the thermos before filling it with hot food.  This way the food will stay hotter for longer.  Another option is to use a lunchbox with a built in thermos, such as the OmieBox.Continue Reading →

Kids bento lunch box ideas with a Japanese twist!

Kids bento lunch box ideas sushi

This article ‘Kids bento lunch box ideas with a Japanese twist’ is a collaboration between Little Peeps Eats and Baby Bento.

Bento boxes are fast becoming the most popular way to pack school lunches.  They are a fabulous way of providing a variety of foods in that look fun and interesting.  By making food more appealing, we can greatly increase the chances of kids trying new foods, and increasing their fruit and veggie intake.Continue Reading →

Flower Pot Craft – the DIY Mothers Day Gift guaranteed to melt some hearts!

Flower pot craft

Mothers Day is fast approaching so mark in on your calendar, the second Sunday in May.  There is nothing more special and personalised than a homemade gift.  These are the presents that we remember for years to come, the presents we ooohhh and ahhhh over and the ones that bring a tear to our eye.  We hope you enjoy our Flower Pot craft idea! Continue Reading →

9 ways to bring your healthy lunchbox to the next level

OmieBox Healthy Lunchbox

This blog ‘9 ways to bring your healthy lunchbox to the next level’ is a collaboration between Bambino Love and Little Peeps Eats.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with packing lunchboxes, and choosing pre-packaged items that are convenient to pack. Unfortunately many pre-packaged items are high in salt, sugar, and other nasties, making them not always a fabulous option.  Whilst there is nothing wrong with taking a shortcut once in a while, the good news is there are some simple healthy lunchbox swaps you can make to help your little peep reach their daily nutritional requirements.

I’d like to share with you some simple ideas and switches you can make to help your little peep meet their daily nutritional requirements.

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Homemade Easter Eggs with Coconut Caramel Filling

Homemade Easter Eggs

At Easter time, there are easter eggs and chocolate just about everywhere you look!  As a parent with young children, this used to cause me a bit of grief. How much sugar is in them?  What other nasty ingredients are lurking?  How can I keep them from a sugar binge and subsequent meltdown? Learning to make my own chocolate Easter eggs solved my problems and these homemade Easter eggs filled with a delicious coconut caramel are no egg-caption.

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How to deal with the onslaught of chocolate this Easter

kids onslaught of chocolate at easter

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Whether you buy vegan organic chocolate or your local supermarket variety, it can be tricky to manage the onslaught of chocolate this Easter.

There are many styles in handling this scenario with kids and some better than others, which ones, might surprise you.

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Homemade Cacao Nib Muesli Bars – A tasty lunchbox snack!

homemade cacao nib muesli bars

This article Cacao Nib Muesli Bars – A tasty lunchbox snack is a collaboration between Little Peeps Eat and Adventure Snacks.

Confession time. Sometimes the thought of cooking from scratch, wondering if I have all the ingredients, etc just hurts my tired mumma head. I just want someone to tell me YES!  This is healthy. YES! You have all the ingredients. YES! It’s lunchbox friendly.  That’s where these Homemade Cacao Nib Muesli Bars come in….Continue Reading →

Cheesy Vegetable Muffins – Kid approved and full of goodness

Cheesy vegetable muffins

I’m always on the hunt for ways to get extra veggies into the boys.  Whilst I always serve up vegetables at dinnertime, I don’t think they eat quite enough to meet the daily nutritional requirement.  For this reason, I’ve been getting creative with how I can incorporate veggies into other meals of the day, and most recently these Cheesy Vegetable Muffins have been a favourite lunch option.Continue Reading →

Mini Wholemeal Pizzas – a tasty lunchbox treat or dinner for the kids!

Mini Wholemeal Pizzas on a tray

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Julian and Orlando both love pizza, we often make up a batch for dinner and freeze the rest to pack in lunchboxes!  This recipe for Mini Wholemeal Pizzas is so easy and a great recipe to get the kids in the kitchen helping to make.  We love our Foost Knife or getting the boys involved in the preparation of these!

Feel free to be creative with your toppings!  Other great toppings include capsicum, mushrooms, olives, spinach, feta, sausage.Continue Reading →