My Shopping List

Coconut Flour

This ingredient is one of the biggest health buzzwords at the moment - found in so many recipes and on the shelves of most (if not all) grocery and health stores - and for many, it isn't entirely clear what all the fuss is about. So why is coconut flour healthy for children (and the… Continue reading Coconut Flour

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fussy eating

The ‘No Plan B’ Approach

As a mom who loves talking about nourishing children with only the healthiest ingredients, and yet I have a toddler whom is going through an extremely fussy-eating phase, I find myself questioning whether I have actually done enough to ensure that my son has been exposed to enough of the healthy stuff. Lately I find… Continue reading The ‘No Plan B’ Approach

Lunch / Supper

Sticky Chicken

A dish that you will find in most Jewish households on a Friday night is Sticky Chicken and it's no wonder that it is a family favourite - its delicious, sticky and super sweet. The problem is that it is loaded with sugar and all the additives found in most ready-made sauces (probably one of… Continue reading Sticky Chicken

Sweet Treats

Date & Coconut Squares

I’m constantly looking for healthy treats to serve up at play dates, as an energy boosting snack or something for little fingers to hold on-the-go. Most importantly, I want ideas that are easy to make and won’t have me slaving away in the kitchen for hours. What I love about this recipe is that it… Continue reading Date & Coconut Squares

Food Allergies, Nutrition 101

Gluten & Wheat-Free Living

Recent statistics have shown that gluten intolerance and celiac disease are very widespread conditions however many of those affected walk around without even realising it: some children don't always show all the tell-tale symptoms, making it tricky to diagnose. It's no wonder we hear stories about parents who go through the run-around, over prolonged periods,… Continue reading Gluten & Wheat-Free Living

healthy banana bread recipe
Sweet Treats

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

At the age of two and a half - like most toddlers - my son knows what he wants and isn't afraid to tell me all about it. He flat out refuses to eat most things green and would rather avoid trying anything new unless it is coated in something sweet. I witness so many… Continue reading Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Snacking

Healthy Holiday Snacking

Going on holiday generally means that routines and good habits take a backseat, and the taboos that were frowned upon all year sneak their way into the family festivities. Meals are no exception but there are some small things that you can do to ensure that your little munchkin is getting some solid nutrition between… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Snacking

Lunch / Supper, Recipes

Crumbed Chicken Strips

Since my son could run around I have been planning my outings based on whether or not a restaurant has a kiddies' menu and a play area - something I didn't quite grasp before I had a child of my own. Like most parents, I find it frustrating that the kiddies' meal choices at most… Continue reading Crumbed Chicken Strips

Sides

Homemade Tomato Sauce

There is no getting away from it: kids love tomato sauce. I never thought that I would be the parent who would turn to tomato sauce to get her child excited about a meal. I honestly thought I could keep my son away from the stuff until school-going age (OK, maybe that's an exaggeration but… Continue reading Homemade Tomato Sauce

fussy eating

Mindful Parenting & Fussy Eating

With a two year old son of my own, I am no stranger to trying every trick in the book to get him to expand his repertoire of beige foods (chicken nuggets, fish fingers, potato, pasta, bread, bananas, cereal - you get the picture?) and embrace some colours (or maybe one other) of the rainbow in… Continue reading Mindful Parenting & Fussy Eating