Posts from the category: Baby & Toddler Foods

3 Yummy Homemade Meals for Your Baby


This post is by guest contributor Arlee Greenwood of Small Potatoes. "We do children an enormous disservice when we assume they cannot appreciate anything beyond drive through fare and nutritionally marginal kid-targeted convenience foods. Our children are capable of consuming something that grew … [Read more...]

Kids Food: Gluten & Dairy Free Pikelets ~ Two Ways

Food for Kids: Gluten & Dairy Free Pikelets: Two Recipes

My girls both love to eat pikelets and I love how quick and easy they are to make. Perfect as morning tea, lunch box and after-school snacks, for those in countries unfamiliar with the delight of a simple pikelet - they are like a small hot cake or small, thick pancake. Here are two gluten, dairy … [Read more...]

Family Dinner: Creamy Risoni with Pumpkin & Sweet Potato

Family Dinner Recipes - Creamy risoni with pumpkin and sweet potato {Octavia and Vicky guest post on Childhood 101}

This post is by Kylie Gardner of Octavia and Vicky. This may be embarrassing to admit, but I find so much triumph and joy out in finding a family dinner which I actually enjoy eating too. I am very bored with meat and veg, can't stand the sight of tuna mornay (my four year old daughter's … [Read more...]

5 Easy, Toddler Snacks That WON’T Fill Them Up Before Dinner!

Childhood 101 | Toddler Snacks That WONT Fill Them Up Before Dinner

We aim to have dinner on the table by 5.30pm in our house. If it's delayed for any reason, I'm in all sorts of trouble with a very little someone snapping around my feet with her cranky face on as I try to finish any last minute dinner prep or serving of the meal! What to do? These are my 5 … [Read more...]

Toddler Eating: Breakfast Adventures

Childhood 101 | Toddler Eating_Storytime Breakfast Adventures

This post was first published in June 2010. Dad 101 recently started telling Immy the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears as part of her bedtime story routine. She is captivated by the story and asks for it over and over again, both at night and during the day. Whilst I love her love of the … [Read more...]

Homemade Baby Food: Pasta with Summer Vegetables

Homemade baby food Pasta with Summer Vegetables

AJ started solids almost three months ago and I am really enjoying watching her exploration of food. When Immy was a baby I followed a pretty standard order of food introduction as advised by my Child Health Nurse and many of the baby books but with AJ I have been much more careful about introducing … [Read more...]

From Fusspot to Foodie: Tips For Broadening Your Toddler’s Nutritional Horizons

Fusspot to Foodie

This post is by contributor Sarah Bendeich of Oesch & Doots. I once saw Nigella Lawson being interviewed by Andrew Denton. From the outset it was clear that the two were at odds with each other. Denton admitted that he couldn't understand Nigella's obsession with food. He saw meals as a … [Read more...]

4 Fun Tips for Encouraging Children to Eat Vegetables

4 Fun Tips for Encouraging Children to Eat Their Vegetables

When I serve my daughter vegetables on a plate, more often than not she’ll turn her nose up in distaste and claim that she doesn’t like vegetables. Thankfully I’ve noticed there are certain situations when she’ll happily eat all her vegetables. For example, if I sit her on a bench next to a jar of … [Read more...]