Blogs: Eating Well

Growing unusual veggies


In this busy modern world, cities are expanding and backyards are shrinking. Yet the desire to grow food is more pressing in the face of rising food costs and the instinctive need to give kids the freshest vegetables possible. Continue reading »

Why would you use a toddler milk?


Before having children I had no idea about the plethora of products that I would end up finding useful and toddler milk falls into that category. While toddler milk isn’t an essential food, it has many benefits, not all from a nutrition perspective, that make it a welcome addition to our increasingly busy lives. Continue reading »

Strategies for raising healthy little eaters

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Wal Herring is the author of Healthy Little Eaters, and she has a wealth of wisdom to share about kids and food.  The Kiwi Families team had the chance to ask her a few questions, which shed light on why this is such an important topic for parents to think carefully about.

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Chocolate Nut Granola

Nut granola

I don’t know about you, but breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day. But it is one so many of us have so little time for and allow so little time to get it right. Get it right and it sets you up for a great start to the day. Check out my Chocolate Nut Granola recipe for the right start! Continue reading »

Prawn rice paper rolls

prawn rice paper rolls

My daughter turned ONE recently and one of the dishes I created for my guests were rice paper rolls filled with prawns. This dish is beautiful to prepare and allows you to take the time to enjoy the rawness of the vegetables used in these rolls. When they are finished they look magical on the plate and almost burst with life and vitality. Continue reading »

Smoked chicken salad for summer

Smoked chicken salad

Coming into the summer months meals need to be simple, yet tasty. This smoked chicken salad is such a delightful dinner as a main course for 4-6 people but is also a great dish to bring dinner parties and used as a shared plate. Continue reading »

Lunch box ideas – it doesn’t have to be so hard!

lunch box ideas

School lunches… I can hear you groaning from here. They are one of those chores that causes a lot of worry and stress. Continue reading »

Do our children need to be passionate about food?

We are what we eat

I am passionate about food and health but I don’t expect my kids to be. I know I wasn’t when I was a kid. Continue reading »

Quinoa rainbow salad

Quinoa rainbow salad

Juggling family duties when a new born comes along, can have its challenges. Time to prepare a well balanced meal full of the right nutrition and meeting every individual’s requirements is one of the challenges on the top of my list. Continue reading »

Mexican treats from La Boca Loca

Mexican recipes

When we opened La Boca Loca in April 2011, we had a clear goal: to bring the freshest flavours of Mexico to Wellington. Our mission was to recreate and share the taste of our childhoods- in Sinaloa, Mexico and Napa, California- using fresh, locally available ingredients. Continue reading »

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