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From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

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We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

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Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

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  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
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  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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My Top 10 Quick, Simple and Nutritious Recipes for Toddlers

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One of the biggest mistakes we make when it comes to preparing meals for toddlers is that we spend too much time and energy doing it. Toddlers like and prefer simple food, yet we get upset when we prepare complicated recipes that they turn their noses up at.

So, in an attempt to save you much time and energy, here are my top 10 quick, simple and nutritious recipes for toddlers, and meals they are even likely to eat!

Crumbed Chicken Pieces

Whether you make them as a nugget or as a strip, chicken breast crumbed with a multigrain or quinoa crumb and baked or fried with a little olive oil will go down a treat especially when served with some vegetable chips and a little tomato sauce. I serve with sweet potato chips or a side salad. See my Chicken Nuggets with Sweet Potato Chips recipe here.

Spaghetti Bolognese

An oldie but a good, spaghetti bolognese is a hearty mince dish, which gives you the opportunity to disguise plenty of vegetables in the sauce and team back with zucchini pasta or Bellamy’s Organic Vegie Pasta Alphabets for an extra serve of vegetable that the kids won’t even know about. See my Spaghetti Bolognese recipe here.

Lean Sausages

Sausages are not generally considered healthy but if you look for the extra lean sausages available, they can have as little as 8% fat, which is exceptionally lean for meat in general and a simple grilled sausage served with some peas and corn is always popular. See my Healthy Sausage Bites recipe here.

Cheesy Tuna

Serve a child tuna and vegetables on a plate and chances are it will end up anywhere but in their tummy’s, yet mix the tuna with some pasta, a few vegetables and cheese sauce and suddenly it becomes a family favourite while ticking all the right boxes nutritionally. See my Tuna Mac and Cheese recipe here.

Rice Paper Rolls

The more children are involved in food preparation, the more likely they are to eat the food. A simple mix of sliced vegetables, chicken or prawns wrapped in rice paper by making-it-yourself will go down a treat every time, and is nutritionally much better than sushi made with white rice. Make-it-yourself food is super fun for little ones, see my Sandwich Sushi recipe here.

Eggs

Usually enjoyed at breakfast, do not forget the user friendly egg is a quick, easy and nutritious meal for young children. Hard boiled, served with toast soldiers or scrambled, eggs are rich in iron, essential fats and protein means your dinner is taken care of in minutes.

Make-It-Yourself Pizza

Forget the heavy bases and instead seek out a wholegrain pita or wrap bread. And, you can let the kids create the toppings themselves – think lean ham or chicken and a few vegetables and voila, a healthy dinner is served. See my Mini Cheese Pizza recipe here.

San Choi Bau

Kids love mince, and parents love mince because it is relatively inexpensive and you can hide vegetables in it. Enter san choi bau. Grate zucchini and carrot into your lean chicken or pork mince and serve with bean sprouts and lettuce cups for a make-it-yourself dinner the kids will love making and eating.

BBQ Chicken

When you really need a go to meal on the run, you cannot go past a BBQ chicken served with a few frozen vegetables. BBQ chicken also means you can use the leftover chicken to make sandwiches the next day, just keep the temperature of the chicken controlled.

Vegetable Mash

How rarely do kids eat their vegetables? But, if you blend them together, add some cheese and serve with a couple of lamb cutlets or lean fish fingers, not only will they eat their vegetables but they will enjoy the too. For a variation on vegetable mash, see my Veggie Fritters recipe here.

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.
  • Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Infant Formulas should only be used after you’ve sought advice from a doctor or health practitioner.
  • A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse and introducing partial bottle feeding may reduce the supply of breast milk. It is also wise to consider the cost of infant formula.
  • If you use infant formula, all preparation and feeding instructions must be followed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important for your baby’s health.