Family food

A collection of content by our family food bloggers – from creative plates to healthy family meals, and much more!

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10 tips for quick family meals

The school year is well under way again and this...

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15 food gifts kids can make for Valentine's...

As Valentine’s Day is now advertised all over, often the...

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Easy dishes you can cook outdoors with the...

Ah, summer is finally here and with the long, light...

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21 clever Christmas gifts kids can make

When I was a child and asked my mother what...

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15 healthy snacks for families on the go

So many of us have become part-time chauffeurs getting the...

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Trick or fun treat

We seem to be adopting the US tradition of trick...

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Confident eating

We all want our kids to eat confidently and healthily,...

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10 ways to tackle fussy eating in kids

We all know a child who is ‘fussy’ about food....

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10 fun ways to keep kids busy in...

Getting the kids into the kitchen over the holidays can...

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10 amazing hot school lunch ideas for kids

Yes, there is such a thing in chilly NZ! I...

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10 ways to make soup mind-blowing

Nothing says warmth, comfort and nourishment better than a bowl...

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10 scientifically proven ways to get your kids...

How to feed our kids more vegetables is a hot...

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Nine ways to get kids to eat more...

I am a firm believer that veges can be the...

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Lunchboxes, 'a labour of love'

Ah, the long days of summer holidays are at a...

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Healthy summer picnics

Summer holidays mean picnics and road trips. Packing nutritious food...

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Fresh food Christmas parties

Here's some inspiration for seasonal party foods that are fun...

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Dream big

A 13-year-old Manawatu student tells the story of how she...

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Retrain your taste buds

We blame our ‘sweet tooth’ for craving chocolate or dessert...

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The switch to a fresh food lunchbox

You can make your lunchbox more nutritious by choosing fresh...

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Fresh food lunchboxes

We live in a fast-paced world but the good news...

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Every day an opportunity to learn

Parents face plenty of hurdles, but perhaps none as challenging...

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Lessons from a teacher

Enthusiastic about inspiring his students’ interest in healthy eating, teacher...

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Bear sandwich

Lunchboxes are a constant chore and even when we’re busy...

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Oat puppy

Porridge is perfect for winter mornings. It’s lovely to have...

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Egg penguin

Winter is coming and that means snow! My boys can’t...

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Shifting the focus

As I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed, one time too...

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Mother's Day eggs

Mother’s Day is a great opportunity for the mini-chefs to...

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Helping your kids to make healthier choices

I’m always heartened by how sensible children can be when...

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Nutrition education helping Kenyan children

New Zealand teams recommend solutions in Kenyan community. Together ChildFund New...

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Apple yachts

Apples are in season so gotta use them! Here are...

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Melon-o-saurus

Love, love, love melon season! My boys were delighted when...

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Help their hearts young

Being mindful of your children's heart health today, can help...

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Allergy-friendly cookies

Today I share with you one of my favourite allergy-friendly...

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Fried egg bunny

We’re hopping very quickly towards Easter, so it’s about time...

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Campaigning for healthy school food

The state school my boys attend implemented a Healthy Food...

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Snacking right

Nutritious snacks play an important role in filling nutrient gaps...

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Underwater salad

My boys enjoy salad but it just seems so much...

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Healthy kids' lunchbox ideas

Readers often ask me what I put in my children’s...

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Valentine's lovebirds

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and my boys...

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Five ways to inspire kids to eat healthily!

How do we teach our children about healthy eating in...

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Pancake turtle

As it’s the school holidays, I prepared myself for hungry...

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Strawberry birds

Summer is the perfect time to be outside reconnecting with...

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Christmas star

Christmas party season is in full swing so it’s great...

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Pancake snowman

Christmas is getting closer so it’s time for snowmen – even...

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Strawberry tulips

Flashes of brightly coloured flowers are everywhere at the moment....

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Bonfire night

Remember remember the 5th of November! How about some fruit fireworks...

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Salad skeleton

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity...

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Broccoli camel

Who would have thought … broccoli on a camel?  Here’s...

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Broccoli octopus

Having fun with veges makes meals really enjoyable. This fun...

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Cauli sheep

Veges can be so much fun – colourful, versatile, and...

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Citrus giraffe

Super easy, super quick, seasonal and delicious, the Citrus giraffe...

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Colourful savoury ‘cupcakes’

I love serving food in unusual ways. Creating a bit...

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Mandarin lion

Mandarins are so sweet at this time of the year,...

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Hedgehog share platter

There seem to be so many occasions when we need...

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Waving hands platter

“I forgot to tell you but I need a share...

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Kiwi frog

When time is short and kids are hungry we need...

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Roasty hippo

Roasty veges are the go now the weather is getting...

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Breakfast train

I love transforming simple breakfasts into magical experiences. When you...

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Mother's Day edible flowers

Nothing says Mother’s Day like flowers. And ones you can...

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Mandarin chicks

Easter is just around the corner so it’s time to...

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Salad house

I’m always looking for simple but creative ways to present...

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Melon caterpillar

This is a very simple dish to make, and honeydew...

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Capsicum peacock

Capsicums are great and reasonably priced at this time of...

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Watermelon cupcakes

AAhhh, high summer and the markets and shops are full...

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