Easy French Toast

Easy French Toast

This year is a bit different for me, and I’ve been making more of an effort with breakfast for the kids. An easy recipe I whip up is the classic French toast. I’ve developed a process for making this so it’s quick and easy. Ingredients 1 egg 1 teaspoon  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (not essence) 1/4 […]

Review: Litter Free Sandwich Bags

Cute litter free snack bags

My nightly lunch box routine is down pat: a sandwich or roll of some description, veggie sticks, muffin or biscuit, fruit and maybe a savoury cracker and cheese.  The thought often crossed my mind, that my relatively healthy lunch box contained a lot of plastic bags.  I was also aware that packs of 50 or 100 […]

Lunch Box Story Friends – Woodlands

Lunch Box Notes - Story Friends

{Click the picture above for the PDF file} Back to school. Back to busy mornings. Back to organising bags. Back to making lunches.  I was thinking at the start of the year about how to inject a little fun into the process (without it being hard for mum), and I came up with cute little story cards […]

Choc Zucchini Muffins (refined sugar free)

Choc Zucchini Muffins (refined sugar free)

Chocolate muffins are a great lunch box filler for the kids and especially since these are packed with zucchini. My kids love these muffins but I made sure they ate them and told me that they loved them first – before telling them what the special ingredient was. They were very surprised but kept asking […]

Frozen Banana Pops

Frozen Yoghurt Pops

My kids love frozen stuff so I often give them frozen snacks: frozen peas, corn, yoghurt covered blueberries and frozen yoghurt bites.  I also do frozen bananas and these are a massive hit with my kids (me too!). Delicious! What you need Paddle Pop Sticks Bananas Yoghurt (or melted chocolate) Sprinkles: coconut, 100’s & 1000’s, chocolate […]

Slow Cooker: Sweet Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker - Sweet pulled pork recipe

This was a hit meal with my friend Bernie’s teen kids. The leftovers make for yummy lunches too.   Ingredients 1.5kg shoulder pork (The shoulder is best for slow cooking as it shreds best. It is also a sweet cut of meat) 500g bbq sauce 300ml Coke or Cola (use caffeine free varieties if desired) […]

Cheese & Ham Macaroni Bake

Ham & Cheese Macaroni Bake

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing an easy family meal that has been a hit with many people, especially children. If you don’t like creamy pastas, then perhaps you would prefer this as a side dish to accompany a chicken dinner. It is also perfect to make ahead and have in the fridge until dinner […]

Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters Recipe

Ingredients 1 ½ cups of sweet corn kernels (fresh corn is so yummy – need about 2 ears, but I often use frozen corn in this recipe) 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped ¼ cup plain flour Salt & pepper, to taste 1 egg, beaten* Vegetable/canola oil, for frying * Note: If I’m making these for the […]

Frozen Blueberry & Yoghurt Kebabs

Frozen Blueberry & Yoghurt Kebabs

Well, this was a hit with my kids! They gobbled them up for afternoon tea. It’s a slightly different take on Frozen Yoghurt Bites I’ve made before.  Kebab Sticks Blueberries Thick yoghurt – any flavour (Greek Style consistency works best) Baking paper Large container Large plate The good thing is you can make a batch […]

Wholemeal Pizza Base (2 ingredients)

Wholemeal Pizza Bases

Hi again! Last week I posted a recipe for a vegemite & cheese pull apart and wanted to show you how versatile that dough recipe can be. I have used the same dough but instead used wholemeal flour and turned a pull-apart loaf into mini pizzas. They are great for a snack or lunch box […]

Lunch Box: Sandwich Wrapping Art

sandwich wrapper art

This is a cute and achievable idea for the lunch box! Amanda, artist and mum of two, wraps her children’s sandwiches in baking paper to keep them fresh, and decorates the wrapper with cute designs. Many of these pictures are easy enough for the non-artist too! You can follow Amanda’s Instagram feed for even more daily ideas @painterpw […]

Soft Boiled Egg: What do you call it?

soft boiled eggs

I call it dippy egg.  I’ve been trying to work out how to best do them because I haven’t found a perfect method that makes the yolk soft in the middle but the white of the egg firm.  I asked on my Facebook page and there were heaps of tips and ideas.  So many different ways, […]

Vegemite & Cheese Pull Apart Recipe

Vegemite and Cheese pull apart recipe

This pull apart certainly beats the old vegemite sandwich! The dough is super easy to make and doesn’t require any beaters, yeast or rising time. You can also change the filling and add whatever you like such as tomato paste, bacon, olives, capsicum, etc. It is a favourite is our house and a good one […]

Over 100 Lunch Box Food Ideas – Plus Printable

Lunch Box Food Ideas - Printable!

Lunch Box Food Ideas I’ve tried a lot, a lot, a lot of different things in the lunch box over the years, and I’m still discovering different ways to (easily) include simple and nutritious foods. Over the past couple of weeks, I compiled a list of all the things I could think of. Not all […]