Simple nutrition for families

Month: August 2017

Super vegetable, falafel and bacon salad

Super vegetable, falafel and bacon salad

Falafel has to be one of my top foods. I am not a huge meat eater and can occasionally get away with sneaking them into to my husband’s dinner as another option. Even Ezra quite likes them and dipped into hummus makes the perfect kids […]

Creamy Avocado, garlic and lemon dressing

Creamy Avocado, garlic and lemon dressing

Avocados in the Bay of Plenty are slowly coming back into season and getting a bit cheaper, so I decided to make a fresh falafel salad and this dressing to go along with it . Yum. Avocados are full of healthy fats, perfect for the […]

Cauliflower, leek, bacon and cheddar soup

Cauliflower, leek, bacon and cheddar soup

A cold winters night calls for a hot family soup… I knew that I would make soup this week but the vegetable combo normally changes from week to week.   A few notes related to the recipe below … *** If you want to add […]

Family: Eating together at the dinner table

Family: Eating together at the dinner table

How many of you eat at least one or two meals a day with your children, or as a family at the table ? I have found that eating with our young children can:  Help them eat more Encourage them to taste a variety of […]

Grapefruit, raspberry and mint cocktail (or mocktail)

Grapefruit, raspberry and mint cocktail (or mocktail)

  This cocktail /mocktail idea came about as I am 26 weeks pregnant. I really miss a nice wine or ice cold beer. grapefruit, squeezed (lemon or oranges would work too since all are in season now)    

No fail New Zealand roast lamb

No fail New Zealand roast lamb

This is a winter “go to” for our family and one my husbands favourites.  

Starting solids for babies : Part One

Starting solids for babies : Part One

Starting solids …. I might have to do this post in 2 or 3 . When, you feel it may be time to start solids with your bubba there are some signs to look out for … 1. Watching you or others eat 2. Still […]