5 tips on how to serve vegetables kids can learn to like

I was interviewed by a journalist recently who asked me for my 5 top tips to help kids eat veggies and my suggestions came as a bit of a surprise to her.

She said she’d expected me to talk about making sauces packed full of blitzed up veggies, hiding veggies in mashed potato or making toddler muffins, but that’s not my style, I’m all for visible vegetables and I will explain why.

21 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Toddlers 

Do you ever find yourself thinking, ‘What am I going to make for lunch today?’ or staring at the open fridge looking for inspiration? Here are 21 of my favourite nutritious toddler lunch ideas and links to the recipes.

Fancy Some Halloween Treats for Babies? Here’s some Halloween baby food recipes!

Little ones shouldn’t have to miss out on all the Halloween fun, my son’s first Halloween party (dressed as a pumpkin) was at 9 months old and my daughter was a baby witch at just 5 months! My friend and colleague Annabel Karmel has shared some of her favourite seasonal recipes with us so that little ones can have a flavour of the halloween festivities too!

Making Foods Fun by Annabel Karmel 

Toddlers make their eating decisions based on what the food looks like and at this developmental stage they are ‘magical thinkers’. This means that food really does need to be fun to be desirable. They use their imagination a lot and so shape, colour and how their meal is presented can make the difference between it being accepted or rejected.

I asked my colleague Annabel Karmel to write some recipes for us to inspire us mummy’s on how to make food fun!

Serve Food Family Style

Family style serving is when you present all the individual parts of a meal in separate serving dishes in the centre of the table (including dessert) and each member of the family decides what they want and how much they’re going to eat. 

Finger Food for 6 month olds by leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel 

Whether your baby lead weaning or following traditional weaning methods you will be offering your baby finger foods from around 6 months of age. But its often tricky to know which foods to choose, which are safe from choking and which are nutritious. Annabel Karmel shares her tips and three amazing recipes suitable from the start of weaning and beyond!