Crunchy Chocolate Granola

Crunchy Chocolate Granola

Chocolate for breakfast? Why not! This delicious crunchy chocolate granola is super easy and fun to make with the kids, and it's a more nutritious way to start the day than anything you’ll find in a box at the supermarket. When it comes to kids, it’s true what they...

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Gluten-Free Buckwheat Wraps

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Wraps

Wraps are a great lighter lunch alternative to bread, but finding a gluten-free wrap in the supermarket can be a little tricky, as most contain unwanted additives and preservatives, or they simply fall apart on you the minute you try to roll them up. These Buckwheat...

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Miso & Mushroom Stroganoff

Miso & Mushroom Stroganoff

Our neighbours, Eastwell Farms, grow the most beautiful oyster mushrooms, so I’m always looking for different ways to cook with them. I’m finding so much joy cooking this way, starting with the produce. It’s a more sustainable and pleasurable way to cook with what’s...

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Herby Quinoa & Feta Patties

Herby Quinoa & Feta Patties

Did you know herbs can pack in just as much nutrition as vegetables? Just like green leafy vegetables, fresh herbs are a good source of vitamins A, C and K and contain polyphenols – powerful plant compounds that have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties....

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Golden Olive Oil Granola

Golden Olive Oil Granola

Crispy crunchy golden granola, full of fibre, protein and nourishing fats and sweetened with maple syrup… once you try this, you won’t go back to the store-bought stuff, it’s so much better! Use any combination of nuts and seeds that you like (just keep the ratio to...

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Cultured Cashew Cheese

Cultured Cashew Cheese

Cultured Cashew Cheese is easy to make and packed full of probiotic-goodness to support healthy gut function - and a healthy gut means a strong immune system, a healthy heart & brain, as well restorative sleep and effective digestion. This vegan fermented spread...

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Kids Multivitamins – A Nutritionist’s Review

Kids Multivitamins – A Nutritionist’s Review

DO KIDS NEED TO TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN? As a nutritionist, my preference will always be for kids to get all the nutrients they need through food, and improving their diet is key in my treatment. Unfortunately the world we live in makes it really hard for kids – and...

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Gluten Free Pizza Scrolls

Gluten Free Pizza Scrolls

When I was 11, I was allowed to go home on a Friday lunchtime and make mini pizzas for my friends. I was in year 6, we lived across the road from my primary school and I thought this was positively awesome - the pizza part that is, living so close to school also meant...

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Gluten-Free Spinach Wraps

Gluten-Free Spinach Wraps

A few of you asked for the recipe when I shared a pic of them in Oti's lunchbox on recently, and I’ve been making a batch every week since, so here it is… my gluten-free spinach wraps / crepes, whatever you want to call them. Otis loves to eat these plain whilst...

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Easy Brothy Baked Beans

Easy Brothy Baked Beans

Good ol’ baked beans! They’re cheap-as-chips, got us through our struggling student days and most kids love them. They’re also a nutritious way for kids to start the day - beans are one of the best source of folate (needed for healthy nervous, digestive and immune...

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5 (Hidden) Veg Pumpkin Soup

5 (Hidden) Veg Pumpkin Soup

know the stress and anxiety having an extremely fussy eater can cause... especially when the lack of proper nutrition begins to affect a child’s development. I see this with my clients and I feel this as a step-mum. So whilst we work on ways to overcome these issues -...

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Chocolate Cereal

Just like a chocolate milkshake, only... ... only I’ve added in nourishing fats and protein to satiate kids hunger and keep their tummies feeling fuller for longer. ... only the vitamins are naturally occurring and more bioavailable, not synthetic. ... only there...

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Iron-Rich Meatballs

Iron-Rich Meatballs

Iron is so important for kids energy production, immune function and brain development - it’s critical for this in babies in fact. Yet, iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in children which can cause everything from fatigue, loss of...

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Choc Cherry Chewy Muesli Bars

Choc Cherry Chewy Muesli Bars

This is the one you’ve been asking for after spying some test kitchen versions in Oti’s lunchbox the other day... my nourishing version of the store-bought muesli bars that I used to love as a kid! Not naming names here, but you know the ones, with 27 ingredients, 6...

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Lemon Collagen Sunshine Bars

Lemon Collagen Sunshine Bars

A delicious and nourishing nut free snack that’s packed with protein, essentials fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and of course, collagen. Collagen is a structure of amino acids that make up a type of protein and the basic building block of our entire body - our body...

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Raspberry & Apple Lunchbox Slice

Raspberry & Apple Lunchbox Slice

Slice’s are kind of old school. My mum always made us a slice for our school lunches - there was a Date Crumble slice, a Strawberry Jam & Coconut slice and of course (as a child of the 80s) a Mars Bar slice. None of them were particularly nourishing but they were...

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How To Introduce Allergenic Foods To Babies

How To Introduce Allergenic Foods To Babies

Introducing allergenic foods is a big part of starting solids, and a time that can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for parents. Food allergies are on the rise at an alarming rate with around 10% of infants affected by a food allergy, and in Australia, admissions for...

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Banana & Zucchini Mini Muffins

Banana & Zucchini Mini Muffins

Looking for some term 4 lunchbox inspiration? Look no further than these little Banana & Zucchini Mini Muffins. With a buckwheat flour base they’re wholesome and gluten free, full of fibre and nourishing fats for energy, and sweetened naturally with banana,...

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Probiotic Banana (+ Cauli) Pops

Probiotic Banana (+ Cauli) Pops

These are a great way to get gut-loving probtioics to to kids, and are a bit of a homage to one of my favourite childhood ice creams - the Banana Paddle Pop (which contains no actual banana). What makes these pops probiotic is coconut kefir - I use a locally made one...

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How To Pack A Nourishing Kids Lunchbox

How To Pack A Nourishing Kids Lunchbox

Packing a nourishing lunchbox doesn’t have to be difficult, laborious or expensive. Here are my top 5 things include and my favourite lunchbox hacks. What to include 1. Protein This is what fills hungry tummies (so important!) & provides the building blocks for...

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Nourishing First Foods For Babies

Nourishing First Foods For Babies

So your little one is ready to start solids, how exciting! Now what? By the time your baby is 6-months old, there are some essential nutrients they need, that can only be met by food. Knowing what to feed them, to meet these needs, can be daunting and confusing and...

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When is my baby ready to start solids?

When is my baby ready to start solids?

Helping your baby build healthy eating habits right for the start – when you introduce solid food – will benefit them for a lifetime. It’s kind of like taking out health insurance for them, if you like. When, what and how we introduce solid food has the opportunity to...

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Iron deficiency in children & iron-rich foods

Iron deficiency in children & iron-rich foods

I’ve been speaking to a lot of mums this week about kids iron needs and how they can boost their child’s iron levels and not just by feeding them big plates of red met (although it is a wonderful source of iron!). A lot of children don’t enjoy the taste or texture of...

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Mint Choc Chip Icy Poles

Mint Choc Chip Icy Poles

We were blissfully fooled in to thinking it might be Summer today. It felt so good to have the warm breeze blowing through all the open windows, the hot sun on bare arms and legs as we rode our bikes alongside the lake. I had visions of the kids (and I) eating ice...

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