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10 simple tricks to create fun food for kids lunchboxes

Unicorn lunch punch makes fun food for kids

This article “Simple tricks to create fun food for kids lunchboxes” is a collaboration between Little Peeps Eats and Adventure Snacks.

My eldest son is now heading into  term three of Kindergarten (where did the first half of this year go?). I’m now starting to think about all of the fun things I’ve got planned to add a bit of fun to his school lunch.  When looking at some of the amazing kids lunchboxes on places like Instagram – it can be easy to think that it’s a hard task to create fun foods for kids.  But in all truth – there are a few tips and tricks that make the process quite fast and simple!Continue Reading →

OmieBox – is it really the best bento box for kids?

spaghetti-best-bento-box

This article ‘OmieBox – is it really the best bento box for kids?’ is a collaboration between Bambino Love and
Little Peeps Eats.  Featured image supplied by OmieLife.

There are an incredible number of bento boxes on the market these days.  Whilst there are certainly advantages of being spoilt for choice, it can also mean it is a tough choice to wok out which will be the best bento box for your children.

Over the years, I have acquired a number of bento lunch boxes for my kids.  They range greatly in size, functionality, and price.  I’d heard a lot about the OmieBox.  It’s been called ‘The holy grail of bento boxes’, and it won the 2017 Family Choice Award, so I was very curious to find out whether it lived up to the hype or not.Continue Reading →

Mexican inspired shakshuka eggs with beans – Your go to nutritious quick dinner!

Shakshuka eggs

We know eggs are a powerhouse of nutrients but sometimes they need to be jazzed up a little for the kids, and this Mexican-inspired shakshuka eggs with beans really hits the spot during the cooler months!

Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish of eggs baked in a tomato-based sauce, usually spiced with cumin. The shakshuka eggs with beans expands on the cumin to create a unique Mexican flavour that most kids will already be familiar with if they’re big fans of nachos and tacos!Continue Reading →

Kids food allergies – clever ways to boost nutrition

kids food allergies fry pan

This article on Kids Food Allergies is a collaboration between Dr Jennifer Cohen and Little Peeps Eats.

For many years I was visited by parents in my private practice about kids food allergies.  When families came to me it usually wasn’t about giving them recipes for their kid’s who have food allergies it was to make sure that their kid’s nutritional intake was still good. Kids with food allergies, especially with multiple food allergies, must avoid lots of foods. Avoiding foods, especially whole food groups means that there are some common nutrition issues that I always looked out for in kids. In this blog post I talk all about nutrition and kids with food allergies.Continue Reading →

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

Full disclosure – this article ‘Slow Cooker Lentil Bolognese’ may contain affiliate links.

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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