RECIPES THAT MANAGE MOODS

By combining meals with protein foods, good quality fats and some carbohydrates, our recipes will help your little ones maintain even moods right throughout the day.

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  • Eggs in Tomato Sauce

    These Eggs in Tomato Sauce are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- even a snack if you feel like...

    • 30 MINS
    • Stir
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 6

    Polenta Pizza Crust

    Make whatever pizza you want with this gluten-free, casein-free, sugar-free, nut-free, and super yummy Polenta Pizza Crust! Just cornmeal...

    • 1hour MINS
    • Bake
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 2-4

    Omelette Rice (aka “Omurice”)

    Omelette rice, or "omurice" or "omu raisu" as it's more popularly called, is a Japanese staple and a great favourite...

    • 30 MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 2

    Pineapple and Fennel Salad

    Refreshing, naturally sweet, and easy to make, this Pineapple and Fennel Salad is a hit with both kids and grown-ups....

    • 30 MINS
    • Stir
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 6

    Chicken Nuggets

    These are healthy, homemade chicken nuggets that are gluten-free, preservative-free, and perfect for kids' lunch boxes! This fun and...

    • 20 MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 3

    Fried Rice

    For this fried rice, we're substituting tuna for the usual beef, pork, or chicken, because why not? Using tamari instead...

    • 15 MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 4-6

    Organic Sausage Rolls

    Add these Organic Sausage Rolls to your arsenal of party recipes for kids. They're absolutely delicious and always a hit,...

    • 40 MINS
    • Bake
    • serves 2-4

    Meatballs in Broth

    Meatballs in Broth is a delicious variation on chicken soup, courtesy of Love and Bones Broth's Michelle Schoeps. Michelle suggests...

    • 3hour MINS
    • Bake
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 6-8

    Fried Rice

    Not quite your typical Asian fried rice, but just as tasty! Fried rice is also a wonderful way to use up...

    • 10 MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 1

    Pumpkin Sweet Potato Mini Frittatas

    Roasting the vegetables gives these Pumpkin Sweet Potato Mini Frittatas a lovely depth. Kids might not be able to appreciate...

    • 40 MINS
    • Bake
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 6
  • Tuna Vegetable Patties

    Healthy alternative to fast-food chicken nuggets? Yes, please! The kids don't have to know the vegetable part of these Tuna Vegetable...

    • 10 MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 3-4

    Club Chicken Sandwich

    All the familiarity of the classic Club Chicken Sandwich, but allergen-free. You may want to toast the bread slices (and...

    • 30 MINS
    • Bake
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 2

    Chicken Croquettes

    These Chicken Croquettes are fun (and delicious!) enough to eat on their own, but try Kris Barrett's method if your...

    • 30 MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 12

    Sweet Potato and Wild Salmon Patties

    These Sweet Potato and Wild Salmon Patties pack really well and can be brought to school for lunch. They're delicious...

    • 1hour MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 8-10

    Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

    This Spinach and Mushroom Quiche doesn't have to be made from scratch. Pre-made gluten-free crusts are more readily available in...

    • 1hour MINS
    • Bake
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 4-6

    Chickpea Pasta and Flaxseed With Tomato Sauce

    This Chickpea Pasta is a great way to satisfy pasta cravings without the risk of adverse gluten reactions. You can...

    • 40 MINS
    • Stir
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 2

    Mac and Cheese

    There's a reason Mac and Cheese is a comfort food: it's soothing and creamy with just the right touch of...

    • 30 MINS
    • Bake
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 2

    Seeded Bread Sandwich With Protein

    Who says you can't eat bread if you're gluten-free? This Seeded Bread is amazing when used for sandwiches, or even...

    • 40 MINS
    • Bake
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 6

    Zucchini Fritters

    Almost anything fried is an instant favourite with kids, and these Zucchini Fritters are no exception. Serve them hot and...

    • 10 MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 2

    Homemade Quinoa Sushi

    Substitute a superfood for the usual rice in this Homemade Quinoa Sushi. You can use traditional filling combinations for the popular...

    • 20 MINS
    • Stir
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 2-4
  • Rainbow Rice Paper Rolls

    Try these Rainbow Rice Paper Rolls for a meatless but colourful Monday. Bonus: this recipe is absolutely easily to personalise....

    • 15 MINS
    • Stir
    • serves

    Light, Asian-Style Chicken Crepes

    These savoury Chicken Crepes are great for teaching toddlers to eat on their own. No real need for utensils: just pick...

    • 10 MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 4

    Lunchbox Wraps

    These Lunchbox Wraps are packed with fibre, secretly filled with greens, and gut health-friendly. Even better, they provide endless...

    • 10 MINS
    • Blend
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 2

    Sausage Hot Pot

    This Sausage Hot Pot has bold and bright but simple flavours that appeal to the pickiest eater. The beans make...

    • 1hour MINS
    • Bake
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 4-6

    Kombucha

    Kombucha is fermented tea. Provided here by Jaime from Cornersmith! Here a SCOBY ( Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast)...

    • 3hour MINS
    • Blend
    • Vegetarian
    • serves

    Fermented Carrots

    Fermented Carrots. This is a great way to introduce fermented vegetables into the kids' meals! These tangy carrots can be...

    • 30 MINS
    • Fridge
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 1.2 litres or 4 x 300 milliltre jars

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    Chicken, soba noodle soup

    This soup is like love in a bowl with super nourishing ingredients for the gut. I like to make a...

    • 1hour MINS
    • Stir
    • Sugar-free
    • serves 2

    Kids Nori Wraps

    Kids Nori Wraps Recipe by Shelley Kamil How often do you present an infallible kids dinner only to have it completely...

    • 15 MINS
    • Blend
    • Sugar-free...
    • serves 4

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    Peach and Strawberry Amaranth Muesli Pots

    Peach and Strawberry Amaranth Muesli Pots Only About Children, is a highly regarded Childcare Centre with various locations throughout...

    • 1hour MINS
    • Stir
    • Sugar-free...
    • serves 10

    Chickpea and Sweet Potato Patties

    Here are some Chickpea and Sweet Potato Patties that your kids will love and which are full of protein.  There is...

    • 30 MINS
    • Bake
    • Vegetarian
    • serves 10
  • Healthy Vegetable Fritters for Kids

    These fritters are absolutely delicious AND chockfull of delicious veggies! I managed to sneak 2 zucchini, 1 Carrot and  1 Sweet...

    • 20 MINS
    • Fry
    • Sugar-free...
    • serves 18

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    Easy Salmon Patties

    Most of you should know that food plays such an important role in the development and correct functioning of many...

    • 1hour MINS
    • Fry
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 3

    Quick Vegetable Slice

    Talk about cheap and easy! My boys love this slice as an alternative to sandwiches in the lunchbox or an...

    • 10 MINS
    • Bake
    • Sugar-free...
    • serves 4

    Garlic and Ginger Chicken

    This Garlic and Ginger Chicken recipe is one of my favourites, not only does my husband love this one but so...

    • 20 MINS
    • Fry
    • serves 4

    Tuna and Lettuce Cups

    These cups are great to serve in lunch boxes. You can keep the tuna mixture separate to the cups and...

    • 10 MINS
    • Bake
    • Sugar-free...
    • serves 2

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    Beetroot Dip

    Kids love the vibrant purple colour of this dip. Serve with sliced carrot and cucumber and you have the perfect...

    • 10 MINS
    • Blend
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 1

    Chicken & Carrot Sandwiches

    Kids love variety just as much as we do, like us they get very sick of eating the same thing...

    • 5 MINS
    • Fridge
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 2

    Chicken & Corn Sandwiches

    Kids love variety just as much as we do, like us they get very sick of eating the same thing...

    • 10 MINS
    • Fridge
    • Sugar-free...
    • serves 2

    Chicken & Avocado Sandwiches

    Kids love variety just as much as we do, like us they get very sick of eating the same thing...

    • 15 MINS
    • Bake
    • Sugar-free...
    • serves 2

    Chicken and Vegetable Rolls

    This is one of my favourite recipes and my kids absolutely love it, they beg me to make it all...

    • 10 MINS
    • Fridge
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 12
  • Acai Sushi Rolls

    So healthy, fresh and yummy!!! This sushi can be made with either nori or cucumber as the outside wrapping! Vary...

    • 30 MINS
    • Bake
    • Sugar-free...
    • serves 4

    Butterfly crackers

    Getting fussy kids to eat vegies is sometimes all about presentation and you can’t go wrong with these cute lady...

    • 10 MINS
    • Fridge
    • Vegetarian
    • serves 4

    Peach & Raspberry Smoothies

    Smoothies are the most amazing things to be able to make for your kids! They are quick and easy and...

    • 5 MINS
    • Blend
    • Nut-free
    • serves 4

    Apple, Pear & Spinach Juice

    Juices are a brilliant way to Jam Pack your kids with nutrients! The earlier you start them on it the...

    • 5 MINS
    • Blend
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 4

    Coconut & Honey Fish Fingers

    My kids love these because they are a bit sweet. It was only after we made our own veggie patch...

    • 10 MINS
    • Bake
    • Sugar-free...
    • serves 2

    Chicken and Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls

    Easy rice paper rolls for the Kids. They love helping to put them together and roll them up too!

    • 40 MINS
    • Fridge
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 8

    Thai Chicken Salad

    Serve in a noodle box and kids will love this healthy salad for lunch or dinner!

    • 30 MINS
    • Bake
    • Paleo
    • serves 4

    Super Food Sausage Rolls

    Ideal for parties or a weekend lunch, these super food sausage rolls have kale hidden inside their golden pastry crust....

    • 50 MINS
    • Bake
    • Sugar-free
    • serves 24

    Kids Fruit Curry

    Generally parents steer clear of serving curries to their children. This curry has a fruit base and very little spice...

    • 1hour MINS
    • Bake
    • Gluten-free...
    • serves 6

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