Category Archives: Kids

Finding lunchbox inspiration this Winter.


Finding lunchbox inspiration this Winter. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by DON® Smallgoods Back to school means one thing for many parents – lunchboxes. Along with the new term, comes the daily battle of filling a lunchbox with items that not only provide children with the nutrition needed for optimal growth and development, […]

Nuts for you and your kids!


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Mayver’s. Let’s not forget how good nuts are for the entire family! Chances are you know that nuts are good for you but few of us realise exactly why they are so good and specifically why they are so good not just for those wanting to […]

Healthy Summer Treats


This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Australian Bananas. Healthy Summer Treats Summer celebrations and catch-ups with those closest to us mean that we are often in search of healthy sweet treats and snacks to share. The good news is that treats do not have to mean a complete calorie overload, rather it can […]

5 healthy snack recipes


If you start the day early, train regularly or have a family of hungry, growing little people you will be very familiar with the struggle of finding tasty and nutritious snacks on the run. While there are some nutritionally sound  packaged options around, if your dietary preference is to make you own snacks, I thought […]

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. […]