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Green Smoothie for Veggie-Hating Kids

Smoothie2

We drink a lot of smoothies in our house and our favourite recipe is a very green one we call "Dino Buzz"! It basically gets its name from Miss A's favourite Boost Juice smoothie Banana Buzz which consists of banana, ice, vanilla yoghurt, honey, and milk. After finding out what the ingredients were, we started recreating it at home. To make it…

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Golden Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpcakes

So colourful veggie pancakes has been my thing as of late. We've done green pancakes (zucchini with the skin on), pink pancakes (beetroot), and then I thought…how about pumpkin for golden pancakes? I baked the pumpkin then pureed it with milk. Basically the original pancake recipe is 1 cup flour, 1 egg and 1 cup milk so I just made…

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Pink Beetroot Pancakes

Beetcakes

A couple weeks ago, I decided to attempt to add beetroot to pancakes and smoothies since it turns things pink…and little girls like all things pink, right? So I bought a bunch of beets, wrapped them in foil, baked them whole, peeled them, sliced them, let them cool, put them into Ziplock bags and kept them in the freezer. My first attempt at using them…

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Broccoli and Cheese Nuggets

Broccoli nuggets

A couple weeks ago, I whipped up some broccoli and cheese nuggets/tater tots/patties (call them what you may) and my toddler actually ate a couple which is nothing short of a miracle. How to make them: Chop a head of broccoli roughly Blanch broccoli pieces for a couple of minutes in boiling water then drain (and shock in cold water if you want to retain…

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Brunch @ Matcha Mylkbar, St Kilda

Matcha

I am someone who usually prefers not to mix cafe/restaurant outings with young babies, but an invite from a friend to check out new vegan cafe Matcha Mylkbar sounded way too good to pass up (I love green, matcha and vego food so it sounded perfect on paper!). So we went, kids and all. Interestingly there turned out to be…

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Healthy Baked Vegetable Chips/Crisps for Kids

Veg chips

My 2-year-10-month old is in this phase where she loves crunchy, crispy things. So I decided to invest in a mandolin slicer and bake vegetable chips for her at home. The photo below was my first attempt at sweet potato and potato crisps- not perfect as evidenced by some burnt edges but still pretty good. I've gotten better with a little practice since…

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Super Easy Banana Cake

Banana cake

My toddler loves asking silly questions just to hear us go "Nooooo…!" in an exaggerated manner. A while back she would ask "Do we eat (insert word) cake?" First she would start off with "banana cake" which the answer would of course be "yes" to, then she would rattle off the silly words like "nose cake", "ear cake", "poop cake", "bum cake"…you…

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Healthy Homemade Chicken Nuggets for Kids

Chicken nuggets

These chicken nuggets are super quick to whip up and are a healthy alternative for fast food lovers. They can be served with homemade baked chips or other vegetables on the side. In the photo are takeaway chips from a fish and chip shop we had when out the next day – just to clarify I did not make such perfect looking…

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