Taking your toddlers to the supermarket is often a tricky experience. You want to get through as fast as possible without any tantrums and with a trolley filled with healthy food. The kids see the lolly aisle and want to dive right in and start eating. So how do you avoid the pitfalls around every corner and leave without a trolley full of junk? [Read more…] about Supermarket shopping with kids – avoiding the pitfalls
Finding time to meal plan is a complete game changer. Meal planning is all about reducing the daily stress of what’s for dinner. When you meal plan, you know what you’re going to cook, so you only buy the ingredients you need, and you’re not thinking about it every day. If you cook your meals from scratch, you also have control over the ingredients, rather than rushing to the shops for expensive, pre-prepared food or ordering in takeaway. It means less stress, less wastage and more time to spend with your family. Read on for Jen’s tips on how to get started and preparing food in batches. [Read more…] about Why meal planning is a game changer for busy people
People should be taught to be “masters of their own kitchens”, instead of “master chefs”, to help them lead healthier lives, new Australian research reveals. [Read more…] about Master your kitchen: Clever cooks healthier than highly skilled chefs
The #WarOnWaste has had great success with cutting out shopping bags and straws from retail outlets. But many of us use and dispose of plastic regularly in our own kitchens and don’t know how to eliminate it easily. Fear not: we’ve done some work in helping find alternatives to stop you drowning in single-use plastic waste in your own kitchen. Read on… [Read more…] about Food storage: alternatives to single-use plastics
A really easy approach to meal planning is to divide the weekdays into cuisine days. This might be Monday is Italian night, so rotate a few Italian meals through a month of Mondays. Here is an easy guide to PlanBuyCook meals you can match to days of the week by cuisine.
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Make lunch boxes simple for yourself by making some freezable snacks once a week, cutting them into snack-sized portions and freezing them. No need to defrost them before school, as they defrost by recess (little lunch). Making your own snacks is cheaper and healthier than store-bought snacks, and you save on packaging. Rotate through some of these tasty treats so the kids don’t get bored.