This collection of handy tips will help you and your family enjoy better eating habits. But don’t forget to also check out our ‘Good Habits’ recipes, as well as challenges to keep your family motivated.
If you're short on time, try a simple meal like tuna and packaged salad or pesto pasta made with pesto in a jar. For more ideas check out our simple and low cost Recipes.
You can introduce your baby to vegetables from around 6 months of age. When cooking your family meal, make extra vegies, then puree and freeze them in ice-cube trays.
At snack time, offer your child vegies with a dip or spread. Try low-fat cream cheese, peanut butter, avocado, salsa dip or hummus. For more healthy snack ideas, check out our Recipes.
At the end of a meal, instead of asking "Are you finished?" ask "Is your tummy full?". This helps your child pay attention to feelings of hunger and fullness.
Fresh herbs straight from your garden are lovely but the good news is that dried herbs actually contain more concentrated amounts of nutrients due to the absence of the water component. Dried herbs also have a longer shelf-life (but remember that they don’t last forever) and therefore can be a more cost-effective option than purchasing fresh herbs. Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.