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Posts from the category: Food

3 Ingredient Banana Cake – Baked in the Slow Cooker!

3 Ingredient Banana Cake Cooked in the Slow Cooker

A 3 ingredient banana cake??? I know you are thinking no way! How is that possible? At least that is what I thought when I saw comments made on Facebook about a similar cake. But you know what? It does work! And more than that, you cook it in the slow cooker. No hot kitchen to contend with! Here's … [Read more...]

10 Healthier Snacks for Kids

10 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Having a range of healthy snack suggestions ready to go means that I rely a whole lot less on pre-packaged or processed foods when the hangries hit (and my girls both are prone to the hangries - you know, those hunger induced angry outbursts??!) Plus I am always mindful of planning healthy after … [Read more...]

Family Dinner Ideas: One Pan Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese

One Pan Veggie Packed Mac & Cheese

In today's post Maree of Three Foot Cooks transforms a family favourite - good old Mac & Cheese - with a veggie twist and a bonus - it only takes one pan! Dinner ideas that suit the whole family can often be difficult to come up with.  So a dinner idea that not only tastes great to the kids … [Read more...]

12 Fun Themes for Baby’s 1st Birthday Party

12 Fun Ideas for First Birthday Party Themes

The first birthday party is as much a celebration of surviving the first year of parenthood of a brand new human as it is about the little one so today I have collected together 12 birthday party theme ideas that are just perfect for first birthdays - both for the baby and for family and … [Read more...]

Snacks for Kids: Super Quick Cinnamon Chips

Kids Snack Ideas: Super Quick Cinnamon Chips

For me, toast with cinnamon sugar totally epitomises childhood and these cinnamon chips took less than 12 minutes to make, start to finish, with the help of a toddler! They are the perfect addition to a fruit plate or served alone as dippers with yoghurt. Of course, my pint-sized apprentice insisted … [Read more...]

Marshmallow & Cranberry Oat Cookies

Cranberry and Marshmallow Cookie Recipe

To be honest with you this recipe sort of came around by accident! I had been planning on making sultana (raisin) and apricot oat cookies as a lunch box treat but when I went to the pantry my 3 year old had eaten all of the sultanas and there weren't enough dried apricots left to justify using … [Read more...]

50 Frugal Shopping Tips for When Times Are Tight

50 Frugal Shopping Tips for When Times Are Tight

I know many of us live on tight household budgets so I recently asked friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to share their favourite tips for saving on shopping and cooking when the budget is really tight. The result is a fabulous list of 50 simple tips for making your money go as far as … [Read more...]

Kids Snack Ideas: Superfood Super Smoothie!

Kids Snack Ideas: Superfoods Super Smoothies. Great for breakfast on the go and as you head off to afterschool activities.

My girls love this smoothie combination. And I love how many great superfoods are crammed into it! The best bit, they have no idea. Even Dad 101 couldn't believe I had hidden avocado in a berry smoothie - he also had no idea! The extra goodness makes this smoothie a great breakfast-on-the-go option … [Read more...]