Category Archives: Kids

School Holiday Snacking


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. School Holiday Snacking  If the school year has not finished for your family already, the end is only days away and for parents this means many, many hours of time that need to be filled to keep children busy over the next 6 – 8 […]

How much sugar is your child drinking?


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Thermos. How much sugar is your child drinking? As the temperature heats up, so too does our need to drink enough fluid to keep hydrated. Hydration is particularly important for children, as they do not cool their bodies as efficiently as adults, and are less likely […]

The issue with high protein yoghurts for kids


The issue with high protein yoghurts for kids Yoghurt is a nutrient rich food – packed full of protein, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, it is a great choice for growing children who need 2-3 serves of dairy each day in order to get the calcium they need for optimal bone development.  The growing range of […]

Can you eat as much fruit as you like?


How much fruit is too much? Mixed messages about sugar in recent years has caused some confusion about where fruit fits as part of a healthy diet. Some diets ban it altogether, while others remind us that naturally occurring sugars such as fructose (found naturally in fruit) and lactose (found naturally in dairy foods) are […]

A look at the new FUNtainer® range by Thermos®


This post is sponsored by Thermos. What containers do I use for the twins? Now I have the twins, I find myself cooking and preparing more food so when I was approached recently by Thermos® to help them launch their kids range known as FUNtainer® I was thrilled. Not only is Thermos® a respected Australian […]

School lunchboxes


It is that time of year again…….schools back! And with the annual stationery and new shoe run too comes the influx of ideas for busy parents on how to pack a nutritious and appealing lunchbox for small children, which should be said is no easy feat. Considering though that growing children do consume up to […]

Healthy halloween recipes to make with the kids.


Mummy Pizzas Recipe makes 8 Ingredients Packet of 8 mini wholemeal pita pockets 140g tub of Leggo’s pizza sauce (1.5g sugar per tablespoon) 3 tomatoes, thinly sliced 8 button mushrooms, thinly sliced 16 thin slices of unprocessed ham 8 slices of light tasty cheese 1 jar of sliced kalamata olives Method 1. Preheat oven to […]

Do infants need Vitamin D?


This is a sponsored post. Vitamin D for Infants When it comes to key nutrients and their importance in pregnancy, breastfeeding and for optimal growth and development in infants and toddlers we often hear about iron, calcium and omega 3 fats. Less frequently mentioned is the importance of mums and bubs getting enough Vitamin D, […]

Infants and junk food


Why are we feeding our kids so much crap? If you have spent any time in a shopping centre, or at a park that mums, nannies and prams inundate at 9 or 10am each morning, chances are you would have noticed that our small children seem to eat a lot more than they used to. […]

Help! My child won’t eat breakfast


The best breakfasts for kids who won’t eat breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – chances are you have heard this before. Specifically when it comes to weight control, hunger management and helping with attention and concentration, breaking the overnight fast is a key dietary habit to establish, particularly for our kids. […]

Snacks for kids


*Susie is currently a brand ambassador for Australian Bananas. To learn more about the partnership, click here. This is a sponsored post. Any busy parent is well aware of the challenges that can present when trying to find healthy, nutritious and appealing snacks for kids. Not only can it be a juggling act to track down […]

5 things to know about toddler milk


*This is a sponsored post* For many parents, the toddler years can prove challenging when it comes to dietary patterns and food preferences. Small children are notoriously fussy and often parents relent and feed them whatever they will eat, which is not always ideal nutritionally. Busy parents need convenient yet nutritious and child friendly options […]

HSC Guide: what to eat to help your brain


With the exam period upon us and hundreds of thousands of high school students completing their final exams, stress levels within the family home are likely to be at an all time high. Getting your teen to eat well during this intense period may be more challenging than usual, but is crucial to ensure they […]

Can we please be honest about ‘the juggle?’


Hands up if today you have already; done at least 3 loads of washing; somehow made it to work, school/pre-school/play group drop off/ swimming or a doctors appointment; made numerous bottles, meals, snacks or tried to express or breastfeed a number of children; unloaded and repacked the dishwasher multiple times; placated children more times than […]

What Mummy Feeds Us


Another month into the eating habits of Baby Gus and Baby Harry and I think it is fairly obvious from the size of them they are getting plenty of nutrition. At the moment I am focusing on increasing the variety of foods they are eating, and also rapidly increasing the textures of the foods they […]