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Quick and easy way to use up all your leftovers
Serves 4 (including a couple of adults)
This is a great recipe for clearing out the refrigerator. Just throw together cooked rice, any odd veggies that are getting limp in the back of the fridge and any left over meat or seafood for an easy and healthy dinner which is also great in packed lunches ...... Read on...
Breakfast of legends!
Makes enough for 1 mum/child combo
If you have a picky eater, this may revolutionise your mornings-it does use a couple of drops of food colouring but if that tricks ‘em into eating the good stuff, we say go for it! Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats 1 cup milk 1 small red apple, grated 1/2 ...... Read on...
Super yummy, healthy muesli bars for rugrats and rascals
Makes: 20 bars, so perfect to take for play with friends
It’s so hard to find good snacks for munchkins that are easy to pack and carry and are not full of preservatives and hidden nasties. See for yourself: Ingredients: 125g butter 1/4 cup honey (1/2 a cup for no peanut butter version) 1/4 cup peanut butter ¼ ...... Read on...
Good for them but they'll never know!
2 toddler sized serves
A really quick meal that is 500 times better for you than the take-away version! Ingredients: 1 small firm fish fillet. Barramundi, salmon or even ling work well 1 small potato, skin on 2 tablespoons LSA Teaspoon of lemon zest Pinch of lemon pepper Vegetables ...... Read on...
Quick, easy, delicious!
12 months +
This is the easiest recipe in my repertoire and probably the most popular. It’s perfect for a quick dinner-I just steam some veggies and cut potatoes into strips, toss them with some oil and put them in the oven at the same time. If you really want ...... Read on...
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12-24 cookies (depending on the size)
This is my go-to recipe when I have run out of ideas on a rainy day and want to keep the kids busy. It’s super easy and the kids love to help with stirring and rolling the dough into little balls. The ingredients are simple but if you don’t have choc ...... Read on...
Makes around 24
Prep time: 20 minutes.
Cooking time: 10 minutes
History lesson optional.
Easy Peasy, soft chewy anzac day biscuits. Perfect for making with the kids and great for lunch boxes. Ingredients: 150g plain flour 90g rolled oats 85g desiccated coconut 155g brown sugar 125g butter 2 tbs golden syrup 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Method Preheat ...... Read on...
Makes about 12 buns.
20 minutes to make + 1.5 hours resting time.
15 mins in the oven.
These wonderful homemade sticky buns are fantastic and much better than store bought buns. They are great fun to make with the kids – especially when they see the dough double in size, they’ll think it’s magic! Ingredients: 50g caster ...... Read on...
Make pancake day a family tradition!
Gather the littlies together for this fun flippin’ annual tradition. Something they’ll love and look forward to every year …. Preparation Time 10 minutes Cooking Time 30 minutes Makes 12 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour 1/2 cup (75g) ...... Read on...
They'll never know it's good for them!!
12 months +
I have a 2 ½ year old son who will not eat his veggies. If he knows they are there, that is! I have become master of finding ways of sneaking the odd green or orange thing into his meals. Meatballs are a great disguise! Recipe from Sharne, Bondi 2011 Prep ...... Read on...
A quick healthy 10 minute meal. 2yrs+
This is really quick meal as most of the ingredients are from the cupboard or freezer. I always keep a bag of raw frozen prawns in the freezer and I take out what I need the night before and defrost them in the fridge. Instead of prawns you can fry up ...... Read on...
Easy! For Tots to Teens
I grew up in the UK where these were called sausage hedgehogs, now that we live in Australia I changed it to echidnas. This is a really fun recipe, my 3 yr old and 7 year old both love it. For the mash, I usually use a mix of carrot, pumpkin and potato, ...... Read on...
A great recipe for cooking with kids
My 4 year old daughter spotted this recipe on a kids cooking show and it’s become a real favourite in our house. It’s ideal for cooking with children, not too messy and it tastes pretty good too! I add more ingredients to the basic recipe, ...... Read on...
Toddler + & Family
You hear a lot about getting grains and legumes into your kids, I find the easiest way to do this is with soup. My mum made this for us and now I make a big pot every month and freeze small portions in freezer bags. I always feel like I’ve ticked ...... Read on...
Babies, Toddlers & Mums!
These little pancakes are really easy & absolutely delicious and all done in under 10 minutes, I make them all the time and are great way to get greens and herbs in to your kids. (if you don’t eat them all first – and you will!) The ricotta ...... Read on...
For Toddlers +
This recipe was given to me by family friends. So easy and a great way to sneak in some veg with the noodles they love. Perfect for toddlers. Despite all kind of attempts at sophistication my kids like with tomato sauce! Rachel, Bondi, Nov 2010 Prep ...... Read on...
No fail 20 minute Fairy cakes
Rustle these fairy cakes up in less than 20 minutes for the kids or your mum-chums. 125g self-raising flour 125g unsalted butter, very soft (not melting) 125g caster sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon good vanilla extract (not essence) Juice of 1 lemon Grated rind ...... Read on...
A cheap and easy alternative to store bought playdough
Don’t buy it …. make it … in 5 minutes. A recipe all mums should know about, and one of the best activities for a rainy day. Ingredients 2 cups of plain flour 4 tablespoons of ‘cream of tartar’ 2 tablespoons of cooking oil ...... Read on...
Easy, Healthy Biscuits for the family
“These make a great low sugar winter snack for children. The dried apricots provide wonderful Vitamin C and the Oats a great source of soluble fibre” Ingredients: 1 ½ cups of organic rolled oats 1 ½ cups of dried apricots, chopped (preservative-free ...... Read on...