All your kids will see when you present this meal is a bunch of delicious meatballs for them to try. What they won’t know is that they are full of nutritious goodness with added chia seeds, quinoa, and veggies. You can melt some cheese on top or serve them with spaghetti and a simple tomato and herb sauce.
We all love a one-pot-wonder and this is a lovely hearty meal for the whole family to enjoy. High in protein and carbohydrates, and low in fat you can enjoy this as is, or for a creamier rice, stir through some grated cheese straight from the oven.
Pear, macadamia and quinoa muffins are something a little different and both yummy and healthy. Lovely for the whole family you can eat them as they are or warm with some yoghurt and stewed fruit. If you don’t have quinoa flour you can substitute it for wholemeal (or white) flour.
Baby food needn’t be boring, and the addition of herbs and spices is the perfect way to add new flavours to your baby’s developing palate. This dish also has the benefits of red lentils, a legume which is high in fibre, protein and carbohydrates and low in salt.
Many toddlers go through a fussy phase where they only want to feed themselves. Simple pasta dishes, full of flavoursome veggie combinations, are a great way to embrace and encourage this newfound confidence while keeping their little bellies full and nutritional needs met.
These little veggie and quinoa balls are crisp on the outside and soft and gooey in the center, the perfect baby finger food or a healthy family snack. Quinoa is a fabulous first food for your baby as it is full of fibre, iron and calcium – key components for a healthy baby’s nutrition.
by Allie from OneHandedCooks
This salmon and veggie mash is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids and vitamins and minerals, perfect for growing babies. Introducing fish early, in a variety of different ways will help little ones accept the new flavor and texture and embrace it as one of their favourite foods. Plus, it’s a great option for Good Friday.
Mini puff pizzas are a mix between a mini pizza and a cheese roll. This delicious snack can be mixed and matched with whatever topping your family enjoys, and the kids will love them in their lunch boxes as sandwich alternative.
Children love smoothies even more than adults. With summer approaching why not treat the kids to a smoothie for afternoon tea. The addition of oats adds a nice flavour and helps you stay fuller for longer.
Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Try these chicken schnitzel fingers, the kids will love them and you will love how simple they are to make. You probably have all the ingredients in the house too, so this recipe may even save you a trip to the supermarket.
Apricot and chicken is a match made in heaven. Even the fussiest eaters will find it hard to resist the crunchy coating and sweet chicken flavour. You might want to make a second batch as these little roly polys will not last long.
These cookies are sugar free, dairy free, egg free, healthy… and delicious. If your little one is under 12 months, then replace the honey with a teaspoon of vanilla extract