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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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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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Toddler Finger Food: Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels

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Lately my 2-year-old has been throwing us a new curveball in the eating department – she will only eat food she can hold. Speaking to friends, it seems like a normal toddler stage where they hate sitting still at the dining table and eating "proper meals" with dinnerware and cutlery. Before having kids, I've would've thought I'd crack the whip…

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Hidden Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini pancakes

Zucchini is probably one of the easiest vegetables to hide into meals. And I don't just mean the savoury stuff, I mean the sweet stuff too! You can add finely grated zucchini to things like chocolate cake and brownies which sounds strange but it's not. It's tasteless and will provide moisture and your family won't even know it's there. My favourite thing to add it…

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Hide Cauliflower in Mac and Cheese for Fussy Eaters

Cauliflower mac and cheese

If you have a kid (or adult?) who is "allergic" to vegetables, you may want to try this tasty dish which is very popular with my husband and toddler. I also use the exact same sauce with spaghetti to make spaghetti carbonara so you can also do that if you prefer. My policy is to try to present both hidden and visible…

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4 Ways to Hide Spinach in Toddler Food

Spinach and cheese sticks

Before having kids, I thought the concept of hiding veggies in their food was besides the point. I mean, how does that teach them to eat the real stuff? However, once having a little fussy eater of my own, I realised that getting kids to eat vegetables can indeed be a battle and hiding veggies does have its purpose. You…

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Healthy Banana and Oat Cookies

Banana oat cookie

These banana and oat cookies/fingers are a really simple and healthy breakfast or snack that I often whip up for my 14.5 month old. They are suitable for all ages, from infants to adults, as there are only 2 ingredients- banana(s) and oats! I usually press in raisins on top too as Miss A loves them. All you have to do is mash…

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