The fussy kid food battle continues…


This is a sponsored post for Cenovis One of the first things I realised when Biggie embarked upon a career of picky eating was: I wasn’t alone. Plenty of mums and dads were right there with me knowing their kid wouldn’t touch a spear of broccoli with a ten-foot-pole, or would scream the house down when presented with a piece of cheese. While I … [Read more...]

Kid Food: Mini Yogurt Pancakes

Mini Yogurt Pancakes :: The Veggie Mama

Ever since the kids were born, I've found it hard to make pancake-sized pancakes. The girls were so little, and had tiny mouths, it seemed more useful to make them more like silver-dollar pancakes than anything else. Smaller than pikelets even (although every time I make them, most people are like "what's a pikelet?"). I really enjoy tiny food … [Read more...]

The Fussy Eater: How far we’ve come

kid food snacks

While I'm not sold on labelling kids, the truth of the matter is, my kid is not an enthusiastic eater. Ever since that day when she was 13 months old and refused her lunch, she has been wary of new food. For the longest time, she point-blank refused to eat anything except peanut butter sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, and weetbix. I kept trying new … [Read more...]

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, before we moved, this was what was happening at toddler … [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 everything. And then one day, at about 13 months … [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 strawberries this year (I really don't like the word glut, … [Read more...]


the best egg sandwich of all time 2

  A little while ago on Facebook, I declared that my lunch that day was the best egg sandwich of all time. OF ALL TIME. Intrigued by the boldness of my claim, somebody asked me what my technique was, as we all secretly think our way is the best way of sandwich-making (my husband likes the cheese on the top, I like it on the bottom, he's … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: wholemeal tomato pasta for fussy toddlers


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 OMG if I didn't make a song and dance about it. … [Read more...]