{Raising Little People} Some help on raising a good eater

Everyone knows that too much cake bad. Apple good.

But raising little birdies is tough. Feeding them is an ordeal some days. And sometimes nuggets is what ends up on the plate.

My theory is that we are responsible for raising a new generation of eaters, who understand moderation and ‘sometimes’ food and indulge daily in a balanced diet.

Our very clever mates at One Handed Cooks have set out some helpful ways to encourage Raising A Good Eaterblueberries

Read it.

Happy health Nesters x

{The School Run} 50 Freezer Friendly snacks for kids

I know one thing for sure, most mama-birds and papa-birds make the resolution to be smarter with the little birdies lunches at the start of the school term. Then, unfortunately by week three it is vegemite and cheese sandwiches on white bread and a slightly tarnished green apple.

Today we have some beautiful Freezer Friendly Lunchbox Snacks to give you some brilliant inspiration!

This way you can go on a cooking rampage on the weekend and not have to worry during the week and simply do the last minute freezer grab to pack their lunchboxes before school.

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This was first published by our talented friends at One Handed Cooks – go there, they rock!

You’re welcome Nesters!

{The Nest Cooks} Handmade Finger Food

New theory to feeding the kid.

Step 1: Throw out food that took 45 minutes to prepare, hand toddler piece of plastic cheese.

Step 2: There is no step two.

In reality, as much as I would LOVE to do that ALL the time, that little part of my brain that has knowledge of nutrition means that I am guilted into constantly pursuing the long road to a good, balanced diet.

When you are at your wits end look no further than the very clever team at One Handed Cooksfinger food one handed cook

I find them my saviour when it comes to toddler-bird feeding ideas.

Our go-to is their Homemade Finger Food Ideas list. Trust me when I say you should bookmark this and rely on it often!

Our family’s favourites are the Roast Vegetable Tartlets and Popcorn Chicken. YUM!

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Happy cooking Nesters xo

 

{Raising Little People} Don’t be rude to your food = the easiest of concepts

If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know how much I LOVE One Handed Cooks.

A little while ago I found this really interesting article on the idea of not being Rude to Food.

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It is such a simple concept that works so bloody well.

Our toddler-bird is much happier now eating her vegies because it is a positive experience rather than something she dreads.

I just wish I found this earlier!

Happy eating Nesters!

{Cook this} Quinoa for little-birds? Hells yes!

Look I am as interested in superfoods as much as the next person but when your kale tastes stale and your kids go mental when they see lentils, it is easy to lose heart and give the little-birdies nuggets for dinner again.

Rest easy nesters, help is at hand. Here is a fabulously easy way to introduce the power of quinoa to your fussy little-birds.

quinoa ballsOne Handed Cooks – Quinoa Balls

Trust me when I say these are easy, tasty and a real crowd pleaser. The toddler-bird helped make them, then scoffed 5 of them straight on the cooling rack. Certainly a hit.

Why not give these a try tonight?

Plus, I feel like a champion because my little-birds now eat quinoa!

{Food} Snack on this, and no it’s not a soggy pear or ‘gourmet’ Vegemite sanga..

Some days I am very motivated and my children eat the proper serves of fruit and vegetables a day, drink copious amounts of water and spend the afternoon snacking on organic hummus and carrots. Then, more commonly are the other days where a Vegemite sandwich is turned gourmet because I slap on a slice of Kraft ‘plastic’ cheese and cut it into triangles. one handed

Preparing healthy, delicious and nutritious meals some days is tough but is made easier by the fabulous team at One Handed Cooks.

I can honestly say they have saved my kids from a future of honey on toast and a soggy pear cut into quarters.

They make meals that are easy, practical and completely possible whilst holding a sack of potatoes on your hip (read: unhelpful, teething 10 month old) at the same time as negotiating with toddler bird on the pros and cons of wrapping the cat in toilet paper.

Plus, you now have less of an excuse for baby bird (and the whole family) to eat poorly when out-&-about or snacking. One Handed Cooks have provided a generous list of healthy snacks you can make and take with you. Some of the fabulous choices are:

  1. Edible necklace
  2. Kale chips
  3. Fruit skewers
  4. Roast pumpkin loaf
  5. Quinoa balls
  6. Muesli bars
  7. Apricot coconut balls
  8. Vegetable sausage rolls
  9. Mini spelt pizza
  10. Roast veggie tarts
  11. Meatballs

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I really recommend putting One Handed Cooks into your favourites, for in time your little birdies will thank you for it.

Happy cooking nesters!

One handed cooks

Making sure your little birds eat well is tough. More often than not, the harder you try the more they resist!
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One Handed Cooks could be your saviour! Their team will inspire you to cook beautifully simple, healthy food for your little birds.

Basically, they are a baby and toddler food blog who share recipes that are all quick and easy to make, leaving you one free hand to wipe a nose, give a cuddle, or feed a hungry child.

Older kids would love the Lamb Kofta Sticks

Older kids would love the Lamb Kofta Sticks

Each nutritious recipe has been lovingly gummed, chewed, picked up, smushed and devoured by their own little birds and now we are lucky enough to have them shared with us!

Our nest uses this site ALL the time and cannot recommend it enough! Go over and check it out www.onehandedcooks.com.au/ you will not regret it!

Why not try the creamy tuna muffins?

Why not try the creamy tuna muffins?

Happy nutritious cooking Nesters!