Kid food: snacks

Snack ideas for kids

We were getting back into the swing of things snack-wise before the move, and I relished the chance to get creative with kid food. Then we moved, and I was throwing peanut butter sandwiches and handfuls of sultanas at them at regular intervals. I think it's time to step it up a notch! Anyway, … [Read more...]

Getting the kids to eat vegetables

getting kids to eat veggies

The last thing I want is for food to be a battle with my kids. And while one is happy to gum whatever I give her, the other exists on a diet that bores me to tears. I was one of those people who provided my child with a vast array of food for them to get used to, and I introduced her to just about … [Read more...]

Banana strawberry muffins

banana strawberry muffins

Hot damn do I love a muffin! Not the cakey ones, the muffiny ones (you know what I mean, right?). They're so handy for using up ripe bananas, and so portable. They're also pretty hard to screw up, and easy to make with the kids. I change it up all the time, and seeing as we had a glut of … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: wholemeal tomato pasta for fussy toddlers

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You can imagine my excitement when, after a few small successful attempts at feeding Abby spaghetti, she sat down to eat this dish and actually looked like she was enjoying it. Mind you, I hid the excitement and acted like it was no big deal, in the hopes that she would just START EATING NORMALLY … [Read more...]

My favourite travel snacks for kids.

travel snacks for kids

We're a humble bunch, we don't want a great deal. Nothing really... except world travel. Well, that and popcorn. (Priorities, man.) Although our eldest is only two and a half, we have not been afraid to get started on our world-domination plans. So far we have been to Japan, New Zealand, … [Read more...]

Baby food: Beetroot and feta puree

a little something different for babies.

  A few weeks ago we got the most lovely beetroot in our organics box. But it was like, just one beetroot. So it sat there, looking mournfully out at me every time I opened the refrigerator but I was never inspired about what to cook with it. Ok that's a lie, I'm fairly certain I entertained … [Read more...]

Blueberry buckwheat pikelets {gluten-free}

blueberry-buckwheat-pikelets-(gluten-free)

Just a quick one today folks - a healthified version of an old favourite. Meanwhile, I love when I post pictures of these on Instagram, and people be all 'what's a pikelet?' Let's just say little pancake and be done with explaining! Just like all our other pikelets around here, we eat 'em … [Read more...]

Kid food: Veggie Quinoa Bites

veggie quinoa bites

We continue to have success with spherical foods! These quinoa bites are pumpkin-flavoured and delicious. May you have success with them too. … [Read more...]

Kid food: Cheddar-Pumpkin Rice

cheddar-pumpkin-rice-copy

It's been fun lately to make kid food that actually gets eaten... there's only so many peanut butter sandwiches one mama can make before she rolls her eyes so far back in her head they come out her ears. Pepper is on solids, and while she's not wild about it, she does eat a little of what I give … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday Kid Food: Eggplant Chips

zucchini-chips

Oh boy do I love these. And I silently high-fived myself when my reluctant toddler put one in her mouth and started chewing. She got through maybe half of one before she spat it out (too eggplanty-y?) so I'm considering that a win. She tried it. That was more than I was anticipating! I just give … [Read more...]

Immune-boosting purple smoothie for kids

green-smoothie-for-immune-boost-kids

Shh... don't tell anyone, but this is actually a green smoothie in disguise! Well, it sort of is. And my kid loves green smoothies, so she'd be happy to drink it any time in any way. But it's just another version of filling up tiny tummies with lots of vitamin c and healthy nutrients to help them … [Read more...]

Kid food – lunch

lunch kid food avocado and grated cheese on wrap, grapes copy

They're back! My kid food posts! I'm ashamed to say they stopped for a while there because as Abby's tastes ran solely to peanut butter sandwiches, bananas and yogurt, I mostly stuck to what I knew she would eat when I was wrangling her and a newborn Pepper. I probably should have continued to … [Read more...]

Baby cold and flu tonic

baby-cold-and-flu-tonic-2

I love a good tonic for when the weather turns and you feel the sniffles coming on. But the last thing I'm going to do is get my babies to drink boiling water with lemon and ginger in it when they're sick - so the last time I spied baby Peps with a runny nose, I mushed her up this little … [Read more...]

super-healthy wholefood snacks for kids

meg kiddo

Guys and dolls! Please welcome a bit of a hero of mine - Meg from My Wholefood Romance. As I learn about creating healthy and nutritious meals for my family, I find Meg to be inspirational. A thrill to have her sharing here at Veggie Mama today! When I was pregnant, I was adamant that my … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday kid food: carrot and avocado quinoa bites

quinoa-balls-for-kids

Remember the other day on Facebook I mentioned Abby finally ate something for dinner other than a sandwich? I was ecstatic. After almost a year of sandwiches, cereal or yogurt for dinner (and not much variety at other times of the day either, despite my repeated offerings of everything from apples … [Read more...]