I am a chef, holistic health coach and most importantly mum to two beautiful children, Leela and Frank. I have been privileged to combine these different ‘hats’ to provide my children with real, healthy and yet delicious food.
I also have the opportunity to teach my kids about what they are eating, why, and the importance of nutrition whilst they are still young. Their palette is being shaped to appreciate what is right for mind and body from the outset.
I appreciate that in this era convenience is king, and time is a luxury not all parents have, yet nutritious food is something all parents endeavor to provide their kids with.
My hope is for parents to not have to choose between nutrition and convenience and be able to give their children both, the way I have been fortunate enough to give. I want to be able to share what I have learnt over the years so all children can benefit from my experience, the way my little tribe has.
As a mum, all I want is to help put together the foundation blocks for them to build a happy and healthy life. Teaching my kids the right values is important, and just as important is giving them the right food: shaping their palettes to appreciate real food.
Leela and Frank help me stir pancake batter, clean rice or lentils, sprinkle in spices, and decorate cakes. Given the small amount kids their age eat, I need to make sure each morsel packs a serious nutritional punch.
This led me to experiment with recipes that are sure fire kiddy pleasers: chicken nuggets, fish fingers, pasta, pizza, cupcakes but filled with organic vegetable or fruit purees and whole grains, and free of refined ingredients, sugar, and chemical additives. I am gratified that it works... most of the time.