How I help parents send a Healthy Lunchbox
February 15, 2021
With 40% of children’s school nutrition coming from junk food and over a 1/4 of Australian children being overweight or obese, establishing healthy eating behaviours from a young age is really important.
Favourite Festive Recipes – with a Healthy Twist!
December 15, 2020
This year our Festive Season might look a little different with smaller gatherings, and fewer get-togethers, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t go to town and bring some joy and festivity to your table! T
Five Fats you need to know about when Feeding Children
August 31, 2020
Rich, creamy foods satisfy us in a way that other foods just can’t. Maybe they call to mind the comfort of our first foods in breast milk or formula, which supply 40-50% of a baby’s energy as fat. Or perhap
Out and About with your Baby
July 09, 2020
If you’re a new mum the thought of getting your baby out the house with all they need can be pretty daunting. Even more so if you’ve started solids and need to worry about what food to take, how to prepare
Cooking with Kids in the School Holidays
July 06, 2020
One of my favourite school holiday activities is to cook with my kids. Not only does it stave off boredom but it also helps fill my freezer with delicious snacks that can be enjoyed by friends and family.
Coronavirus: 5 Ways to Boost Immunity
March 17, 2020
If boosting your family’s immunity is at the forefront of your mind right now, you’re not the only one! Now, more than ever, the power of a healthy, nutrient-dense diet has never been more important. Here a
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
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'
Let’s spoil our lovely mums!
May 09, 2019
I don't know about you, but right now I'm being bombarded with ads for finding the 'perfect Mother's Day gift', and it's made me wonder what really is the 'perfect' gift for mum. Here are my fave recipes to coo
Crack the Easter code with these foodie tips!
April 18, 2019
Easter is just around the corner! But before you start to panic and have flashbacks to your kids bouncing off the walls or mid sugar-induced tantrum, I've got a few hot Easter tips to have a tasty and Wholesome
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.
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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
What Mum Really Wants for Mother’s Day
April 22, 2018
Last Mother’s Day we conducted a little poll at Wholesome Child, asking our readers what they really wanted for Mother’s Day. Unsurprisingly, massages and jewellery scored high on the list. But more than an
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
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
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
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
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
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 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