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NEW FOOD PACKAGING IN STORE NOW

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

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

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.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

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

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • 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.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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Quick and Easy Lunches for Busy Mums

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For anyone out there who has kids, few would argue against the notion that being a mother is perhaps the hardest job there is!

Not only are you responsible for tiny human’s well-being, but you also often have a home to look after and a job to complete. Then, you also have yourself to care of, so it can be a tough balancing act.

One area that often gets forgotten is mum’s nutrition, in particular eating healthy lunches. Often mums are out and about or at work, and just don’t have enough time to prepare or grab something nutritious to fuel them during the day.

So, below are some quick and easy lunches that busy mums can prepare, to ensure their nutrition does not have to suffer when their schedule is jam packed.

Toasted sandwich

A healthy option doesn’t need to be complicated. For example, a toasted sandwich with a protein-rich filling, such as baked beans or tuna and cheese, along with some tomato on good quality grain bread, can be a quick, easy, and nutritious option. It will also keep you full for several hours.

You can also try adding cut up capsicum and cucumber on the sandwich for some extra vegetable bulk. Just be mindful that large sandwiches found at cafes can be heavy on carbs and light on protein, which is why homemade options are generally better.

Stuffed avocado

Stuffed avocado is easy—all you need is a tin of fish, some chopped vegetables and an avocado! To top it off studies have shown that dieters who consume half an avocado at lunchtime are more satiated and as such eat fewer calories during the day.

See below for my recipe for stuffed avocado:

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado, halved with seed removed
  • 130g can tinned corn
  • 105g can red salmon
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. sweet chilli sauce

Method

  1. Mix mashed salmon with corn, mayo and sweet chilli.
  2. Spoon the mixture into an avocado and serve!

Omelette

We often have eggs readily available at home. The simple mix of eggs, cheese and whatever vegetables you can find means you can have a protein-rich lunch ready in minutes. It is another great option that will keep you full for several hours.

Soup and toast

Not only does a vegetable-rich soup offer at least two serves of vegetables, but it is also generally low in calories. And, there are plenty of nutritious pre-made options that you can pick up at the supermarket. Team a soup with a slice of toast and cheese and you will have a nutritious and filling lunch option.

Stuffed potato

Potatoes are generally frowned upon as they are considered high in carbohydrates. However, the reality is that the humble spud contains fewer carbs than two slices of bread. By simply adding a protein-rich food, such as cottage cheese, fish or beans, along with some salad, you will have a vegetable-rich lunch option. The meal can also be prepared in minutes.

See below for my recipe for stuffed potato:

Ingredients

  • 95g tin of salmon
  • ½ red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp. cheese, grated

Method

  1. Cook potato in microwave until soft.
  2. Mix cottage cheese and salmon with sweet chilli sauce.

Top the cooked potato with salmon, tomato, capsicum and a sprinkle of grated cheese.

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.