Many of us aspire to lead healthier lifestyles for ourselves and our children. We want nutritious, homemade meals on the table every night and we want to be sure that our little one’s are getting all the nutrients they need every day. This is why meal prep is so important. I am a firm believer that having your lunches and dinners prepped and stored away can make life so much easier, and healthier!
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is what do I feed my baby when they are unwell. Here I have put together some tips and recipes for when your baby is feeling unwell with a sore throat, a cold, flu, diarrhea or constipation and simply won't eat. Colds and flu are very common with the change of seasons. Sometimes after doing everything we possibly can our baby's can still pick up a sore throat or a bug.
'How can I get my child to eat all of the food I offer?' This is something I get asked a lot from Mums. The obvious element is that you are not in school with your child to encourage them to eat their meal. It may be a concern that they might come home with the food in their lunch box untouched. It is important to remember that helping a picky eater overcome their uncertainty about unfamiliar food is a process.
I want to share some of my favourite hacks that I use when packing a lunch box. These little tricks make packing the school lunch much easier! From keeping food fresh to preventing bruising, I hope you will find a clever tip that you can use in your own school routine.
I love creating healthy snack recipes that means I can avoid the shop-bought variety, but which ones are best for the school lunch box? I understand that many mums struggle to come up with healthy snack ideas for their kids every day. They can often find this aspect to be the most difficult component to plan. While I am a big believer in packing leftovers as a lunch, this is a little harder to do with snacks.
The search for new, healthy lunchbox ideas seems never-ending. You want foods that are quick and easy, yet you also want to ensure your child is getting the correct balance of nutrients. Here, I want to help you by giving you some of my all-time favourite lunchbox ideas within each food group. It is important to understand the health benefits of each group, and then have some foolproof, tasty recipes in each category to rely on. Once you have this knowledge, and you are doing some simple meal prep, then you can enjoy the mornings without the daily stress. Let this guide provide you with some inspiration!