Food

Iron during pregnancy. Are you getting enough?

Did you know, during pregnancy you need 2-3 times more iron than normal? This dramatic increase can be hard to meet from diet alone and many women may be faced with low iron while pregnant. We know one in 14 New Zealand women are low …

Easy family barbecue ideas

We all love barbecues and cooking outdoors during summer, so having some easy standbys you can whip up with a smidgen of effort is always handy. Here are a few ideas to get you started: No-cook chickpea vegetable salad Dressing ingredients •    ¼ cup finely …

How to outsmart your grocery store

A supermarket trip as a parent can be akin to running the gauntlet – perilously teetering between obstacles and aiming to get back to the car before either you or one of the kids has an emotional breakdown. It’s even tougher when you have a …

Cooking with your little scientists

Cooking with your kids is great family fun, but it also offers valuable learning opportunities. Getting kids into the kitchen is also one of the best ways to get them engaged in cooking and food preparation. Often kids may be more open to trying something …

banana choc-nut cookies

Banana choc-nut cookies

These banana choc- nut cookies are a great thing to make with the kids because you can talk to them about the science involved in the rising process, which is a little different to other cookies.  In this recipe, the baking soda reacts with the …

Slow cooker tips for delicious winter dinners

Slow cookers really are the family’s best winter friend. It’s a great kitchen gadget for preparing a nutritious family meal with very little effort. You can get dinner prepped and cooking in the morning and avoid juggling cooking during the witching hour! Plus, slow cooking …

Adapting your toddlers’ food

The first few years of life is a journey full of discovery and development for children, and sometimes also for the bigger people around them. As adults we instinctively encourage and support the obvious changes like walking, talking and independently eating similar foods to the …

Pizza Torpedoes

These Pizza Torpedoes are a great addition to any lunchbox or a tasty treat at children’s parties and family get-togethers. Toppings can easily be changed to suit. Get the kids to help grate and spread toppings – or even design their own unique topping combinations. …