Milk for babies – breast, formula or plant based milks?

There’s been a bit of a social media blow up over milk for babies (bottle vs breast vs plant based), so I thought I’d briefly say something on the topic. 🍼 Fed is best. There is so much pressure on parents these days to be perfect and parent perfectly. And everyone has an opinion. Do what’s…

How to talk to your tweens and teens about growth

This is my middle child when she was 8 or 9 and had ‘faltering growth’. She’s always been super skinny (it’s her natural body type), but she got really skinny, lost 6% of her body weight, felt the cold all the time, got sick nearly every week and took weeks to recover. Many GP and…

How to read your kiddies growth chart

My 12 year old daughter is terrified of puberty, she doesn’t want to grow up, because: “puberty is disgusting and being an adult is boring. All grown ups do is talk and pay taxes” I think I’ve been a bad role model: too much work not enough fun … But many teen girls fear puberty,…

Top Tips for raising healthy kids

Top Tips for raising healthy kids: 1. depending on age, kids need between 10 – 12 hours sleep 2. water is the preferred drink 3. follow the division of responsibility: it’s the parents job to provide the food at appropriate times. It’s the kiddies job to choose how much they eat from what is offered…

Kids love dairy food? Here’s what you need to know

Do your kiddies love these dairy foods? Each one of these chocolate dairy foods contains 14.9 grams of sugar. Each one of the strawberry dairy foods (pictured) contains 15.9 grams of sugar….. ….there are 4 grams of sugar to one teaspoon…. …. so that means there are nearly 4 tsps of sugar in each pottle!!!…

Baby Led Weaning or Spoon feeding? Which is best?

So your baby is getting bigger and you are thinking about starting solids. There’s a lot of info out there and some of it can be confusing and contradictory. And if you are anything like me, you have been talking to other mum’s and they all have a different opinion on what’s best for your…

Chocolate Easter Eggs with Caramel Fillings

Look What The Easter Bunny has brought us! Caramel filled Easter Eggs. Pictured above: Peanut butter fudge caramel. below: coffee caramels. But any flavour can be made, the same base recipe can be used and adjusted slightly to make it dairy free or to flash up the flavours. I bought silicone Easter Egg moulds from…

Mini Mince & Cheese Pies

To make: In the whizzer, whizz til a smoothish dough 1 tin of chickpeas drained 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 tsp dry mustard 2 heaped tbsps of gf flour (I used a gf bread mix) 50 grams of butter salt and pepper to taste 50 grams of cheese 2 tsps of baking powder Take a…

Sausage Rolls

To make: In the whizzer, whizz til a smoothish dough 1 tin of chickpeas drained 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 tsp dry mustard 2 heaped tbsps of gf flour (I used a gf bread mix) 50 grams of butter salt and pepper to taste 50 grams of cheese 2 tsps of baking powder For the…

Honey and Sesame Chews

Honey and Sesame Chews Gf, df, egg free, nut free and perfect for the lunch box! To make : In a pot bring to the boil : 3 heaped tbsps of coconut oil 1 tbsp of honey 2 tsps of tahini Mix well. Stir often. Allow to. Boil for 4 to 5 minutes. Take off…