Healthy lunchbox snacks your kids will actually eat

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In just a few short weeks, Julian will be starting school, and I’m starting to think about how I can pack some healthy lunchbox snacks that he will actually eat.

Where did the last five years go?  My little man is growing up, and he is super excited about the adventures to come.  If you’ve been following me for a while you will know that I’m pretty passionate about nourishing my family (as we pretty much all are right?) but I am also realistic and know that as life gets busier, I won’t always have time to be baking from scratch for hours on end anymore… so I have been on the hunt for some healthy lunchbox snacks that Julian will actually eat!  And I’m so pleased to be sharing with you what I’ve found…Continue Reading →

How to choose healthy pre-packaged snack foods for your kids

woman reading labels of healthy pre-packaged-snacks

We all know that kids need to eat a variety of fresh foods to be healthy. Great. We also know that packing a lunchbox with fresh food can be challenging at times. It might be a Monday morning emergency when the fridge is empty and the fruit bowl only contains one limp looking banana. Or perhaps you’ve got a super fussy child who only likes plain, white, crispy foods. Or perhaps you just don’t have a lot of time, but the canteen is closed that day. Whatever your reason, sometimes you just need the convenience of a healthy pre-packaged snack to pack in the lunchbox.  So, what to choose?Continue Reading →

3 Step Nutrition Plan for Mums to Thrive this Festive Season

Nutrition Plan for Mums - Mother and daughter with christmas cookies

Today we welcome Natalie Thompson, Accredited Practicing Dietitian, to share with us her amazing 3 Step Nutrition Plan for Mums to Thrive this Festive Season.

Christmas. Does it evoke emotions of anxiety? Running yourself ragged from all the social commitments, the obligatory extended family get-together, the endless amounts of food and alcohol.  for Mums

It should be a happy time of year to celebrate with family and friends.

Even though it is usually busy socially, it is a great time to slow down and reflect.  Reflect personally and professionally on the year that was and the coming year.Continue Reading →

How to enjoy healthy meals without the stress this festive season

A collaboration between Hello Fresh and Little Peeps Eats.

Every day I seem to have something new added to the Christmas social calendar, which has started to impact my ability to provide my family with healthy meals.  This week, I have work Christmas functions, kids sporting activities, daycare graduation and Christmas party, and an extended family festive celebration on the weekend.  During the busy festive season,  it can be difficult to find time to meal plan and often we end up making unhealthy choices for our family as we crave some convenience among the chaos.Continue Reading →

Back to School Christmas Gift Guide – Grab your exclusive promo code!

Christmas Gift Guide - Kids opening presents

I can’t believe in two months time Julian will be starting school.  I know I’m going to sound so cliche, but the years truly do fly by.  The kid loves his food, and he loves a good variety, so I’m wanting to get a few different lunchboxes, food pouches, bento accessories, and drink bottles.  This way I will have flexibility in what I give to him on any given day, whether it be leftovers I’m wanting to keep warm in an insulated lunchbox, or a smoothie for morning tea that I need a great quality pouch for.  I’ve reached out to all of my favourite businesses and bought them together to offer YOU some amazing deals if you are in need of some back to school essentials also!Continue Reading →

Healthy Christmas treats the kids (and you!) will love

Are you looking for some healthy Christmas treats the kids (and you!) will love?  These treats are not only tasty and 100% kid approved, they are a fun activity  to keep the kids entertained in the kitchen this festive season, without the worry of sugar overload.

Healthy Christmas treats the kids (and you!) will love

For my family, Christmas time is just as much about enjoying delicious food together, as it is about exchanging of gifts and spending time with loved ones.

It can be hard with young children to find a balance between allowing them to have ‘treat’ food, as it is a special occasion, whilst still making sure their little bodies aren’t being overloaded with sugar and processed foods.

By getting creative with fresh fruit and vegetables in bright, vibrant colours you can create gorgeous festive snacks that the kids will love to make (and eat!).Continue Reading →

Pick and Mix homemade ice blocks (popsicles)

Colorful popsicles with fresh fruits in vintage tray

The weather here in Sydney has started to really heat up, and the kids are spending more time in the pool, running under the sprinkler, and having fun in the sun.  Like all kids… my kids just love ice blocks!  I don’t love the sugar rush that they seem to get from many of the store bought varieties, so when I was given these awesome pick and mix homemade ice blocks (popsicles) recipes I was one happy camper!Continue Reading →

9 healthy Halloween party food ideas your kids will love to make

Healthy Halloween Frankenstein Kiwis

Over the past few years I’ve noticed that Halloween in Australia seems to be getting more and more popular, however I don’t see many healthy Halloween treats around.

I must admit that I do struggle at these times of year as I don’t love loading my kids up with sugary snacks.  Whilst I am all for my boys having the occasional sweet treat, I just don’t like what the sugar overload does to their little bodies.

My youngest, Orlando, particularly doesn’t handle sugar well and tends to get very over stimulated by even small amounts.  So this year, we’ve been on the hunt for some fun healthy Halloween party food ideas!

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