Food

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. …

Date, Oat & Coconut Choc Balls

These date, oat and coconut choc balls from beafunmum.com are a healthy and tasty way to get a burst of energy inbetween meals for kids and adults. You can easily adapt the recipe to use up whatever you have in the pantry and they freeze …

3 Great Asparagus Snacks

The arrival of spring sees the markets and supermarkets stocked full of a seasonal favourite and awesome kids finger food, Asparagus. It’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, is a great source of fiber, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K so is a perfect …

Healthy party food that is fun?

Kids’ party food must be fun, but must it be unhealthy? The short answer is, “no.” Over at Munch, we have loads of recipes tested by parents and kids alike that are healthy, fun and delicious! A big part of that is a number of …

Quick family barbecue salads

It such a simple pleasure to dine alfresco, even if New Zealand’s inclement weather doesn’t always oblige. So when an unexpected pocket of lovely weather arrives, we often have to throw together a family barbecue at short notice. That’s why it’s handy to have some …

Top five lunch box tips

Here are Munch’s top lunch box tips to get your kids gobbling down their lunches and make them the envy of their class. 1. Variety is the spice of life We all like a bit of variety in what we eat, so try and mix …