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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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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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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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Silicone Icy Pole Tubes: Make healthy frozen treats at home for the kids

silicone icy pole tube 1

Whoever invented reusable silicone icy pole tubes is a genius. They are so easy to fill and clean, store flat in the freezer and are relatively mess-free for the bub to eat compared to popsicles made with the commonly-used plastic popsicle moulds. You can blend fruits like berries, mango, banana etc with yoghurt and freeze that for a super healthy snack. If they're…

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Toddler Finger Food: Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels

photo

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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