Articles tagged with: fussy eaters

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

Q. How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?

A. It's hard work! But it pays to be persistent. Over the years, I've worked out a number of techniques to help parents and used them on our kids when they were younger (and we had one of the world's fussiest eaters in our daughter!). 

12 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Why do kids refuse to eat vegies?

Q. Why do kids refuse to eat vegies?

A. Lots of reasons ranging from the colour (green means 'yuk' to many kids), texture, as well as their strong, distinctive taste. If...

17 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Picky eater Do's and Don'ts

Picky eater Do's and Don'ts

Fussy eaters driving you mad? Feeling guilty or frustrated when the kids won't eat a balanced meal you've cooked? Many children...

9 January 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

EatKit Archive: RAISING HEALTHY EATING KIDS

EatKit Archive: RAISING HEALTHY EATING KIDS

Scroll through the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat on how to encourage our kids to eat better and steer...

20 September 2012 by Catherine Saxelby

EatKit Archive: EATING VEGETARIAN IN A MEAT-CENTRIC WORLD

EatKit Archive: EATING VEGETARIAN IN A MEAT-CENTRIC WORLD

Scroll through the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat on how to eat less or no meat and more vegetables. And...

20 September 2012 by Catherine Saxelby

= Reviews =

  • Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

    Product Review: Campos Cascara

    15 February 2017 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Move over coffee, watch out tea! There’s a new kid on the block. It’s called Cascara and you’ll spot it at coffee chains like Campos as the new trendy hot or cold beverage (think iced teas). As they say online: “Not quite coffee, not quite tea, but both (and deliciously healthy).” So what the heck is it? And should you be buying some to brew?

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  • Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

    Product Review: V8 Power Blend Juices

    1 February 2017 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Convenience and taste have become the main criteria for our weekly supermarket shop. However, as the trend towards a more healthy diet with increased quantities of fruit and veg catches on, nutrition is becoming just as important. Enter the market, ready-to-drink juices. There are now whole aisles dedicated to them but they’re mostly made from fruit. There’s not much in the way of veg or fruit/veg combos, except Power Blend veg-fruit juices. So let’s take a look to see how they measure up

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  • Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

    Product Snapshot: Kellogg Breakfast Biscuits – are they healthy?

    25 January 2017 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Who hasn’t heard that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’? But who has time to cook eggs each morning? We have taste-tested and analysed the latest convenience offerings on the market, breakfast biscuits. Here we give our verdict on whether they are a healthy alternative for an on-the-go breakfast if you are rushing out the door.

  • Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

    Product Snapshot: Plain sweetened yoghurts - are they a healthier choice?

    30 November 2016 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Have you ever come home with the wrong yoghurt? In other words, did you think you were buying plain, natural and unsweetened yoghurt only to find you had plain, sweetened yoghurt when you opened the tub? It’s a common mistake and easy to do when you’re shopping in a hurry and aren’t familiar with the labels. Here’s a review of 3 three plain, sweetened yoghurts with our verdict on whether or not they’re a healthy choice.

  • New foods from the 2016 Healthy Food Guide Awards

    New foods from the 2016 Healthy Food Guide Awards

    19 October 2016 by, Catherine Saxelby

    This is the fourth year I’ve been a judge in these comprehensive Food Awards. I never cease to be amazed and impressed at the innovation and creativity of our food manufacturers. And grateful that a magazine like Healthy Food Guide takes the time and trouble to select such interesting, time-saving, and nutritious products. A win-win for shoppers as well as producers.

  • Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

    Product Snapshot: Sunsol 10+ Mueslis

    5 October 2016 by, Guest reviewer

    My new favourite breakfast! Usually I’m pretty disappointed with mueslis. They seem to promise a lot and then under deliver. That’s why, like Catherine, I usually make my own. That was until I discovered Sunsol 10+ Muesli.

  • Product Snapshot: Edgell Lentil Salad

    Product Snapshot: Edgell Lentil Salad

    31 August 2016 by, Guest reviewer

    There’s a new convenient meal option on the market. What’s more it’s just screaming out for pride of place next to the tinned tunas, microwavable rice tubs and baked bean pots as part of a quick and healthy lunch fix. Why? Because it’s healthy and it’s ready to eat! There’s no heating, draining or decanting needed. This new Edgell bean salad is a complete, balanced meal in a single ready-to-eat bowl. Intrigued? So was I...

  • Do you need a spiralizer? And if so, which one?

    Do you need a spiralizer? And if so, which one?

    17 August 2016 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Every time I post a tweet about my new spiralizer or upload an image of some zucchini noodles I’ve just made to Instagram, I get asked: “What brand of spiralizer did you buy?” and “Do you recommend a spiralizer?” So I thought I’d take a few pics and share how I came to decide on this brand.

  • Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

    Product review: Alpine Breads Super Natural (Protein) Sourdough

    18 May 2016 by, Catherine Saxelby

    I’m a big bread fan, as many of you know. Bread is my favourite carbohydrate, way above rice, pasta or potato, and I’d hate it if I couldn’t eat it. Having worked in the bread business, I appreciate how much effort goes into baking each loaf. Naturally I jumped at the chance to taste-test a little-known bread (did I need an excuse?) and put it through the Foodwatch review system. Here’s how we rated the Alpine Breads loaf sold under the label of Super Natural Protein

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  • Book Review: Reversing Diabetes by Dr Alan Barclay

    Book Review: Reversing Diabetes by Dr Alan Barclay

    4 May 2016 by, Guest reviewer

    Type 2 diabetes is everywhere and on the rise. According to Professor Peter Coleman, the Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, in his Foreword to this book, diabetes affects at least 1.1 million Australians. But does eating too much sugar cause it? Should you cut out all carbs to manage it? And is there really such a thing as reversing what is a chronic disease? All these questions and more are answered in Dr Alan Barclay’s new book ‘Reversing Diabetes’.

  • Product review:  Jams and fruit spreads side-by-side

    Product review: Jams and fruit spreads side-by-side

    27 April 2016 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Do you prefer jam or fruit spread on your pikelets or scones? Is fruit spread a healthier choice than plain ol’ jam? It certainly sounds as if it is. Here we’ve reviewed four popular jams and fruit spreads, comparing the same strawberry variant against a straight strawberry conserve plus a spread with no cane sugar at the other extreme.

= Healthy Weight Loss =

  • What is your relationship with food and eating?

    7 best vegetables to help you lose weight (with serving ideas)

    8 February 2017 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) is back for 2017 and the theme is more healthy home cooking. That includes vegetables and salads! AHWW is an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia or DAA. Now in its tenth year, it aims to raise awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Sounds great to me.

  • What is your relationship with food and eating?

    7 weight loss hacks to do NOW

    11 January 2017 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Finding it hard to shed those extra kilos or pounds? New Year is traditionally a time for new beginnings so now is the ideal time to change your eating habits and the ways you exercise. It’s all about eating better on less and getting more movement into your day. Here are my fave 7 tips and tricks to boost your metabolism, burn more energy and promote healthy weight loss

  • What is your relationship with food and eating?

    Your 7 best New Year resolutions for weight loss

    4 January 2017 by, Catherine Saxelby

    It’s that time of year when we all turn over a new leaf and decide to lose those last stubborn kilos/pounds, exercise each day, quit smoking, give up alcohol, and become more healthy. In January, it’s a familiar mantra yet if done wisely can stay with you throughout the whole year.

  • What is your relationship with food and eating?

    Why the perfect diet might be no diet at all

    3 February 2016 by, Guest post

    Many women spend much of their lives going from one unsuccessful diet to another, convinced that they just haven’t found the right one yet, or that they lack the willpower necessary to stick to one. But what if the problem is actually DIETING itself?

  • What is a 'Healthy Bounty Bar'? And how does it compare to the original?

    What is a 'Healthy Bounty Bar'? And how does it compare to the original?

    7 October 2015 by, Catherine Saxeby and Megan Cameron-Lee

    Lately my social media feeds have been flooded with photos of ‘sugar-free’ sweet treats. Made popular by celebrity, Sarah Wilson, and her book ‘I Quit Sugar’, these recipes fill the hole left by traditional, sugar-containing sweets, chocolates, muffins and slices. Are they actually any better? 

  • Diet review: South Beach Diet

    Diet review: South Beach Diet

    15 July 2015 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Named after the celebrity-studded South Beach in Florida USA, the South Beach Diet promised to be easy and enjoyable with no suffering or deprivation. But once you read through the 14 days of the initial weight-stripping (Phase 1), you soon realize that it's a very restricted diet, only one degree better than Atkins. Will you lose weight on it? Absolutely, but not for the regime or combination of foodstuffs - simply because you're only taking in a meagre 4500 kJ/1070 cals per day!

  • Diet review: The Low GI Diet

    Diet review: The Low GI Diet

    6 May 2015 by, Catherine Saxelby

    The Low GI Diet won't eliminate all your carbs but it does make you think about choosing ‘smart carbs' to help your weight loss efforts. Legumes, pasta, grainy breads and the right types of cereal, rice and snacks are preferred over white bread and refined cereals.

    It's based on the Glycaemic Index (GI) concept which says that low GI carbs are digested and absorbed much more slowly and so last longer in your system. It was originally a concept for diabetes but now has advantages for dieters too.

  • Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

    Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

    29 April 2015 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Sandra Cabot's book Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X promises help for those struggling to shed weight. However, it's no magic bullet - you will still have to exercise and change the way you eat. Is it helpful or is it just another fad diet? Here's my review...

  • My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

    My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

    4 March 2015 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Is sugar the key culprit in the obesity crisis? If I cut out ALL sugar (including honey and agave) and everything sweet, will it be easier for my body to shed weight?  I ate and cooked from Week 1 of the IQS program by Sarah Wilson (see my review of the book here) to see if, and how, it would help me lose a little weight. Here's how I fared on the first week ...

  • The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

    The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

    1 October 2014 by, Catherine Saxelby

    Forget sugar as the sole villain. Don’t blame fat alone for the flab. Forget carbs as the culprit. There is no silver bullet for weight loss and there is no ONE single food or nutrient that can be blamed for our expanding waistlines. Nor ONE single reason for the decline in our physical activity levels. There are many and they’re different for each person who’s carrying excess weight. I’ve unearthed at least 13 possible causes but I’ll wager there are many more. So look down my list and tick off which of these 13 (unlucky for some) factors are responsible for your underlying problem. 

  • Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

    Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

    9 May 2014 by, Catherine Saxelby

    The best-selling CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has come under scrutiny over the validity of its research and the concern that a diet high in meat can lead to bowel cancer, which is one of the more common cancers at present in Australia. CSIRO has also been criticised for lending its name to a diet book as they are the country's national research agency.