Nutrition 101, Snacking

Healthy Snacking 101

The American Association of Paediatrics recommends 2-3 healthy snacks per day for little ones  i.e.: one in the morning, one mid-afternoon and possibly one before bedtime. In a recent report published, 86% of toddlers consume some type of sweetened beverage, dessert, sweet or salty snack in a day, and that they are more likely to consume… Continue reading Healthy Snacking 101

Nutrition 101

Top 10 Tips for Dealing With a Fussy Eater

With the holidays as a distant memory and the transition back into the reality of the everyday routine, we are reminded of the myriad of things we find more than a little challenging as parents. Not to mention that with all the beautiful holiday memories, some less wonderful habits may have been picked up by… Continue reading Top 10 Tips for Dealing With a Fussy Eater

Recipes

Yummy Spag Bol

With my son flat out boycotting meals of all forms that have required spoon-feeding over the last few weeks, I knew I was taking a chance making him this dish. The inspiration (or should I call it "borderline concern") came as a result of seeing my child consume the same finger-foods day in and day… Continue reading Yummy Spag Bol

Recipes

Thai Chicken Patties

Every time that my son turns his nose up at whatever I'm trying to spoon into his mouth (something he has become somewhat a fan of since turning one), I am reminded of the reason that I need to find inspiration for healthy finger-foods. Not only will I be saving other mommies from raging toddlers (and potentially… Continue reading Thai Chicken Patties

fussy eating, Nutrition 101

Legend of The Fussy Eater

It is something that mommies talk about and the thing that you think your little munchkin will never become. You feel momentarily ‘lucky’ that your child seems to be lapping up every morsel of food placed in front of him, delighting in their equally adventurous and ravenous mealtime behaviour. I was this mom. I thought… Continue reading Legend of The Fussy Eater

Nutrition 101

Fussy Eating 101

A fussy eater is something that mommies talk about and the thing that you think your little munchkin will never become. You feel momentarily ‘lucky’ that your child seems to be lapping up every morsel of food placed in front of him, delighting in their equally adventurous and ravenous mealtime behaviour. I was this mom.… Continue reading Fussy Eating 101

Recipes

Lemon & Dill Fish Cakes

When my son turned one, he discovered a new found sense of independence. One that simply wouldn't stand for being spoon fed by his mama. Oh no. Instead, he wanted to be in-charge of holding finger foods for himself, nibbling away at his own pace. Needless to say, this brought with it the challenge of… Continue reading Lemon & Dill Fish Cakes

Nutrition 101, Organic

Going Organic

There are a number of buzz words that mommies pass around. They are words that we know we should understand because simply by saying them earns us immediate brownie points within our mommy circles, and saves us from the shame of being placed in the 'bad mamma box'. 'Organic' is one of those words and by understanding… Continue reading Going Organic

Nutrition 101, Planning, Preparing & Storing

Preparing & Storing Food Like a Pro

All the talk  between parents tends to get us more than a little neurotic as mommies. We imagine all kinds of evil contaminants coming into contact with our precious little bundles. We start out as 'that mom' who gets her visitors to wash their hands before stepping into a 1km radius of the nursery and (although impossible to… Continue reading Preparing & Storing Food Like a Pro