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Can Working Parents Jump On The “Naked” Lunchbox Trend?

February 19, 2020

With forward planning and the right tools, achieving a sustainable, nude food lunchbox doesn’t need to mean hours of prep in the kitchen. Nude food or a ‘naked’ lunchbox refers to no packaging or plastics

Nurturing Good Gut Health in their Daily Lunch

February 19, 2020

We know that ‘good bacteria’ is important for maintaining a healthy digestive system, but there can be wider benefits too. As well as helping allergies, eczema, and the immune system, clinical trials have n

Plant Based Eating for Children: The Good and The Not So Good

February 03, 2020

With veganism gaining strong traction, you may wonder, will my child be the only one with animal products such as a meat sandwich or real cheese in their lunchbox this year?Deciding to go vegan is usually dri

Have a Sugar-Free Halloween with Ease!

October 23, 2019

I always advocate that children should eat a healthy, balanced diet. But during special occasions like Halloween, it can often be hard to offer healthy choices! Don't panic though, I'm here to show you that he

Travel-friendly snack ideas for tantrum-free trips

July 18, 2019

Travelling with children can either be a relatively smooth ride or a very bumpy road indeed. While we all accept that the type of petrol we put in our car’s tank affects its performance, for some reason we do

It’s time for take aways

July 11, 2019

Let’s be real – as much as some of us would love to cook fresh, nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner this is far from realistic or achievable with the hundreds of balls we have in the air as mum

Get your kids to eat what you eat!

May 24, 2019

Prepping two meals every evening – one for the adults and another for kids – is a real hassle and a habit that’s best avoided at all costs… for many reasons. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Here'

My Top 5 Health Tips for World Health Day

April 05, 2019

It's World Health Day on Sunday, which is a global day to raise awareness for health! So, what better way to celebrate than to share my own top 5 tips to help you and your family stay on a healthy path.

Top 6 Food Additives You Eat Everyday

March 22, 2019

Food additives and preservatives are hiding everywhere and they can cause tummy issues, hyperactivity and more, but many of us don't even know we're eating them.

Do your eating habits affect your child?

March 08, 2019

Happy International Women's Day! And, what a perfect day to look at how we can be positive role models for our little ones.

3 Choccy Treats for World Nutella Day!

February 05, 2019

On a day like World Nutella Day, it's the perfect time to remind ourselves how easy it is to swap out the sugar and whip up a few of my healthy dark choc alternatives to share with your kids. Here are my kid's

The Perfect Sandwich Combo for Back to School

January 25, 2019

I think I have cracked the sandwich-code and developed the perfect formula to take all the guesswork out for you.

3 Nutritionist-Approved Family Meals For Under $20 Each!

January 18, 2019

As a time-poor parent I know how important it is to have an armoury of fuss-free yet nutritious meals that you know the entire family will enjoy – and if they don’t break the bank, even better! Here are 3 m

Shop right to head back to school!

January 11, 2019

It's time to start thinking about back to school (is that a sigh of relief I hear?). But, to make packing those lunches a breeze, it's time to show you how to meal prep and stock your pantry!

Healthy Holiday Snacking

December 27, 2018

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to up your game when it comes to snacks. Here are some tasty options kids of all ages will love. Stocking up your fridge and pantry with plenty of great snack options

A Healthy Festive Menu

December 20, 2018

The festive season is often a time when many of us, including our children, indulge a little too much. So if you're looking to balance all of those sugary treats, check out these fun and healthy food ideas for

3 Meals, 1 Hour – Let’s Cook!

December 13, 2018

As we get closer to Christmas and the kids are on holiday, it's common to start feeling frazzled... so to help you refrain from resorting to convenience meals and pre-made food during this festive time, I've pu

5 Tasty Christmas Gifts to Make With Your Kids

December 05, 2018

Check out my favourite tasty treats that are totable and easily wrapped up as yummy Christmas gifts (if they make it out the door before being gobbled up!).

Get your kids in the kitchen today!

November 20, 2018

It's never too early to get your kids hands-on in the kitchen and teach them the basics of cooking, plus as we approach the silly season, it's the perfect time to introduce your little ones to the joys of prepa

Sneaky Veg: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

November 09, 2018

If your child turns their nose up at veggies, I'm sure you'll be familiar with frantically chopping veg up into teeny tiny pieces to add to their dinner.

8 ways to make your kids LOVE veggies

October 12, 2018

We all know the struggle of getting children to eat their greens (and reds, oranges, blues, purples and browns) on a daily basis! In fact, it's a common concern I hear about at my workshops. So, I've put tog

10 tips to beat fussy eating!

September 28, 2018

Fussy eating, which can often surface between the ages of two and six, is thankfully a phase most children will grow out of. But here are my top 10 tips for overcoming food refusal along the way.

Is your child hangry? The connection between hunger and tantrums

September 21, 2018

Toddler tantrums can strike at any point – in the grocery store, in the shopping centre or even just as you’re lounging around at home. But the cause could be hunger and nutrition!

Can you avoid food poisoning?

September 14, 2018

As a paediatric nutritionist and mum to two young kids, I know first-hand the stress, upset and exhaustion when little ones are unwell. But unfortunately, as the weather starts warming up, bacteria starts to th

Does your child snack too much?

September 04, 2018

Do you ever feel like your child can just keep snacking? Even if they've filled up on a healthy lunch and told you they were 'full', they will always find room for another snack. 

Is there such thing as good fat and bad fat?

August 29, 2018

For a long time, it's been drilled into us that eating fat will make you fat, and so many of us have tried desperately to banish it from our diets. But what about when it comes to nourishing growing bodies?

Allergy-friendly chocolate the whole family can enjoy!

August 23, 2018

It’s a common misconception that swiping that chocolate out of your child’s hand is the best way to keep them healthy. Plus, for those with dairy allergies, indulging in a little choccy treat can be a big n

The formula for packing the perfect lunchbox!

August 14, 2018

Do you dread the daily task of packing lunches? You're not alone, we promise! 

The 5 ingredients to look out for on nutritional labels…

August 09, 2018

When you do the supermarket shopping, do you actually know what your family is eating? It's a great idea to learn how to read nutritional labels before you hit the shops, so you can decode and understand exactl

Gluten-free? Dairy-free? No problem! Tasty swaps for these essential food groups

August 01, 2018

As children grow and develop, it's important that they experience a wide variety of food groups so they consume all the necessary nutrients for cell and nerve development. But what about when we add fussy eater

How to pack a healthy lunch your kids will actually eat!

July 23, 2018

As kids all over Aussie and across the globe wrap up their holidays and head back to school this week, our thoughts as parents turn to how can we pack a healthy, nutritious and tasty lunch that isn't going to c

Kid’s party hacks: My simple swaps and top tips

July 17, 2018

It's that time of year when your little is swamped with birthday party invitations or fun holiday get-togethers! Here's how to have a nutritious party...

How to say goodbye to holiday junk food snacking

July 11, 2018

During the school holidays, our normal day-to-day routine can often vary and with that comes the temptation of reaching for easy convenience foods!

Is it possible for kids to eat too much fruit?

July 05, 2018

As the school holidays get closer and we all start thinking about what to feed our kids over the break, ever wondered why it can be an uphill battle to get them to eat their veggies, but kids will quite happily

Healthy After School Snacking, Wholesome Child’s Top Tips

March 29, 2018

I often get asked by my clients and at workshops how to encourage healthy after school snacking. It’s an ongoing challenge for many families.Children arrive home from school absolutely famished and because we

Introducing Fish to Children: How to Avoid Mercury and Still Get Their Omega-3s

February 12, 2018

Fish is an essential part of a healthy and balanced diet. Aside from being an excellent source of protein, it’s the best source of omega-3s in the diet – real brain food – and essential for heart health a

Great Lunchbox Ideas for Summer

January 20, 2018

The school holidays are over and it’s time to get those lunches back on track! Or maybe you have a little one starting school for the very first time this year. Read on for our inspiring and healthy lunchbox

Managing Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities In Children

December 19, 2017

Food allergies and sensitivities amongst children are on the rise, making it an increasing source of concern and stress for parents and caregivers.Recent studies show that food allergies and sensitivities occur

Menu Planning: Eat Healthy and Spend Less

December 15, 2017

Meal planning is essential to eating healthy, and as every kitchen savvy cook knows, clever menu planning can also save you time and money. If your family is transitioning to a healthier lifestyle, a few hours

Festive Season Food Shopping Made Simple

November 22, 2017

The plethora of food choices available in our supermarkets and greengrocers, while wonderful, can also be very overwhelming - leaving many well-intentioned parents’ minds spinning as to what really are the mo

Healthy Breakfasts on the Run

July 17, 2017

It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Children who eat breakfasts that are made up of complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats are less likely to feel irritable and tired

Easy Peasy Japaneasy

May 28, 2017

Japanese is the healthy fast food that both parents and kids love. Most Japanese restaurants and sushi spots have a family friendly vibe…and it beats chicken nuggets and chips hands-down in the nutrition

Cracking the Code on Gluten

April 23, 2017

Gluten has a bad rap these days. It causes problems for those with coeliac disease, and is a suspect for many other uncomfortable gut conditions.If you want to avoid it, shopping can be a challenge.  Labelling

Boost Your Children’s Immune System During the Winter Months!

April 12, 2017

In winter, we all seem to spend far too long taking our little ones to the doctors… runny noses, sore heads, scratchy throats and fevers are passed from one family member to another, making for a miserable f

The Dark Side of Chocolate

April 02, 2017

Chocolate. It’s a guilty pleasure that most of our children love to indulge in – and us too, but do you really need to feel guilty about giving it to them? The truth is, if you make the right choice when it

Six Ways to a Healthy, Happy Easter

March 24, 2017

The beauty of buying good quality chocolate is that you tend to be satisfied with less. When buying Easter eggs, choose plain, hollow eggs made from good quality chocolate rather than eggs filled with lollies,

How to Improve Gut Health for Your Family

March 14, 2017

Digestive health is so important for all the family that it is well worth making some changes to look after your guts’ microbiomes, and not all of them are diet related. It’s good to know that your child gr

Train their Tastebuds Right From the Start

March 10, 2017

Introducing your little one to solid foods can be a time of excitement and new adventures but also one of stress for many parents! In these early weeks and months, the tastes and flavours your infant is exposed

Cauliflower Dahl with Kale Chips and Turmeric Rotis

March 04, 2017

This delicious dish is absolutely loaded with nutrition and flavour. It’s a fantastic way to introduce children to the wonderful variety of different taste combinations, textures and curry based stews.Burstin

10 Simple Tricks to Lower the Sodium in Your Child’s Diet

August 17, 2016

Homemade pizza typically contain 5g of salt, while a large store-bought pizza can contain a whopping 16grams! And, while we all have those nights when we’re exhausted and reach for the takeaway menu, the real

Father’s Day Surprise

August 14, 2016

Dads can be notoriously hard to buy gifts for, but you can’t go wrong by surprising them with something homemade, especially if it’s also edible. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast, backyard barbeque

How I Raised $45,000 Through Kickstarter For My First Book

August 11, 2016

Recently I launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund the publication of my first book, The Wholesome Child Nutrition Guide and Recipe Book. My target was $45K, and with a lot of hard work, suppo

Six Ways to Choose a Healthier Sausage

August 10, 2016

So what exactly are supermarket sausages made from? Often the main ingredient, which is meant to be meat, accounts for less that 70% of the actual sausage (government stipulation is that it has to contain mor

15 Clever Hacks to Slash Your Child’s Sugar Intake

August 03, 2016

Kids’ lunchboxes can contain up to 40 teaspoons of sugar. With some simple swaps, here’s how to give your child's lunchbox a makeover – and they’ll never know the difference!

Wholesome Child Book and Kickstarter – FAQs

July 25, 2016

So often parents give up trying to implement healthy eating at home because their kids refuse the food they've prepared. The Wholesome Child Nutrition Guide and Recipe Book helps make this transition

The Wholesome Child Book – Help Make it Happen!

June 30, 2016

Friends, I am so excited to reveal my latest and most ambitious project to date – the Wholesome Child book! It's a culmination of decades of professional and personal experience, and I'm thrilled to

8 Tips For Shopping Organically on a Budget

June 25, 2016

For many people concerned about pesticides, hormones and other harmful additions - organic food is worth the extra cost. But for others, the cost of organic food is something they simply can’t manage. The rea

Five Ways to Help Kids Make Healthier Food Choices

March 11, 2016

According to new research released this week, almost half of Aussie parents are concerned their children are unable to make healthy food choices. The study, which was conducted by Medibank and the Stephanie Ale

Passover Breakfast Hacks

March 05, 2016

For many young children, eight days of Passover means increased bouts of constipation and painful little tummies. Focusing on a fibre-filled nutrient dense breakfast, instead of starting off the day with the c

Why Choose Organic Food For Kids?

January 14, 2016

Organic food – it’s more accessible than ever in our supermarkets, grocers and local markets, but if you're struggling to make the choice of whether to “go organic” for your children, or how to make the

5 Healthy Ways to Survive the School Holidays

December 16, 2015

While the school holiday season is often dreaded by mums everywhere, with a little forward planning it can become a time to relax and enjoy your family rather than something that needs to be ‘survived’. The

Kids in the Kitchen

September 13, 2015

Sharing a love of food and cooking with your children has numerous benefits, so forget about the mess and let them get stuck in! There lots of great reasons to involve your little ones in preparing and cooking

Lunchbox Tips For the Cooler Months

July 14, 2015

With the sudden drop in temperature and kids heading back to school this week, we thought it was a great time to share our favourite winter-warmer lunchbox solutions to keep your little ones nourished and energ

How to Encourage Fussy Eaters to Try New Foods

May 18, 2015

Mealtimes should be fun-filled family affairs, but all too often become more like q battleground, with kids of all ages rejecting foods, throwing veggies and causing their parents all manners of stress. Gettin

Wholesome Child’s Best Recess and Morning Tea Ideas For Kids

May 07, 2015

Recess, morning tea, snacks… call it what you will, but often finding or creating nutritious, appealing and easy-to-eat options to pack for preschoolers and primary school-aged children is challenging than th

Wholesome Child’s Favourite Lunchbox Recipes and Ideas

May 04, 2015

We all know that nutritious lunches help our kids perform better at school and provide them with the energy they need to enjoy some active after-school play, but many mums and dads struggle with how to start cr

How to Eat Away from Home Healthily

March 20, 2015

Does the idea of restaurant food for your kids fill you with dread? Well it should, restaurant food is most often loaded with refined sugars, hydrogenated fats and sodium. A kiddies plate of chips contains appr

Fussy Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

November 07, 2014

Meal times shouldn't be a battleground, but all too often, parents find themselves spending countless hours trying to get their children to try new foods. Fussy eating, for many well-meaning parents, is an are

Superfoods for Babies

October 30, 2014

“Superfoods” has become such a buzzword that it's hard to know fact from fiction when making the most nutritious choices for the youngest members of our family. This article explores great super foods for

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