When your teen is ready for some independence, ensure they are armed with at least a small repertoire of easy dinners that they can make themselves.
Warm, lovely smells and delicious food - creating special childhood memories in the kitchen evoke all these lovely feelings. We have five easy ways you can create special kitchen memories for your children - even if cooking and baking is not your super power!
The thing about kids is that they want dinner. Every. Single. Day. And if you are the main dinner supplier, this requires a not insignificant amount of forethought and preparation to achieve. Find more about meal planning and get some top tips.
Producing a lunch box every school day that is not only healthy but also has things in it that will actually be eaten is a task that requires some forethought and effort. While the kids think that food somehow miraculously appears in the pantry and fridge to be popped into the lunch box, we all know there is much more to it than that.
Over 60,000 Kiwi kids are eating fast food at least three times per week. Is New Zealand in a fast food epidemic?
Before you ditch the dinner, or relent and create a whole new meal for your picky eater, consider giving the existing meal a makeover.
It's up to us to ingrain habits and choices that will serve our children throughout their lives - both emotionally and physically. This includes healthy eating choices, which often leads to how they approach food and nutrition later in life.