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‘One Handed Cooks’ is a baby, toddler and family food blog and national magazine that inspires people to cook beautifully simple, healthy food for their children. From starting solids, to family foods and everything in between you will find hundreds of simple recipe ideas to try. Written with an Accredited Practising Dietitan, the blog also offers friendly and realistic nutrition information including food allergies and intolerances, and tips on managing fussy eating behaviour to ensure food remains a source of enjoyment and pleasure for our children. Developing positive food associations right from the very first spoonful is one of the most important gifts you can give your child. Join the community of One Handed Cooks on social media today for daily inspiration, recipes and tips.


3 Foods kids often refuse & recipes to inspire them

3 Foods Kids Often Don’t Like & Recipes to Inspire Them All kids are different and they all have different sensory preferences to one another. This means most children will have foods they love and some (or many!) that they are ‘learning to love‘. There’s often a common theme that categorises the foods they love or the…

Date, almond and sesame balls

Date, almond and sesame balls   Making bliss balls like these date, almond and sesame balls is a fantastic cooking activity to try with the kids plus you end up with a freezer full of portable snacks, win-win! Nutrition Note: Calcium containing almonds, dates, apricots and tahini combine together to make this little sweet snack a source…

Pick ‘n’ mix chicken and chickpea puree

Pick ‘n’ mix chicken and chickpea puree Use seasonal fruits and vegetables to create a versatile and delicious puree for your baby. This chicken and chickpea puree is a great recipe for you to adapt to your baby’s favourite tastes and textures. Nutrition Note: Chicken is often chosen by parents as one of the first…

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

Leftover chicken quesadillas Quesadillas are a great meal for kids and can use up many different leftovers. We have made these with bolognese, leftover meats, and even baked beans! Nutrition Note: Simple homemade meals using leftovers is an economical and often healthier choice than many fast food holiday meal choices e.g. fish and chips, takeaway…

Easter Baking Inspiration

Easter Baking Inspiration With the Easter long weekend just a few days away the kids are busy chatting non-stop about egg hunts, drawing bunnies, practising their egg hunting using hand drawn Easter eggs and requesting hot cross buns for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To find some balance amongst the chocolate and nurture their love of…

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