Thursday, April 30, 2015

Healthy Active Kids plus Nestle Giveaway


What's on your plate kids? You may remember that my kids were offered to take part in the Healthy Active Kids session which was held by Nestle at the Royal Easter Show. We couldn't say no to kids cooking and it was their first time at the Show. They made these easy Rice Paper Rolls and Yummy Apricot Balls on specially designed plates which shows the kids how much food they put in each section. Too easy.

As a mum I know we are always looking for a fantastic resource which gets kids involved in the kitchen and promotes awareness of what foods your kids should be eating and trying new things. Nestle have teamed up with the Australian Institute of Sport to raise awareness and promote physical activity among primary school age children.

As part of the program, the website www.healthyactivekids.com.au is an interactive resource for parents and teachers, to educate children to lead healthy, active lives.


Recently we made these ANZAC biscuits in honour of our heroes who fought in WWI. All the kids were involved and although it was tricky getting the balls made and a few tears were shed by my son we eventually got these delicious bikkies in the oven. I love, love, love these biscuits and the kids ate them and knew exactly what went into the product.

Most days I have these on the chopping board as part of the school lunch box. It's good to start healthy eating habits early and keep trying instead of going for packaged foods all the time. I really suggest you check out the Healthy Active Kids website as it has resources for families, teachers, and of course kids to start a healthy lifestyle.

We also made these Hazelnut balls as a sweet treat because you can have some sweetness in your life. My 8 yr old daughter enjoyed making these so much and they just include rice bubbles, hazelnut spread, hundreds and thousands and dessicated coconut.

** Now for the extra fun part, the Giveaway: Nestle have kindly provided some packs which includes 2 of the Healthy Kids plates, 2-3 aprons, two adult plates, and some lunch box stickers.

What you need to do: I'd love to see some recipes, pics and things you've done with your kids to promote a healthy active lifestyle. Please e-mail them to me at allthingsmum@hotmail.com and include any links to your own blog if you'd like. We'll choose a winner on 15 May 2015 and send out an e-mail.


**These views are the personal views of Kim of All Things Mum and do not necessarily reflect the views of Nestlé

Thursday, April 23, 2015

While we were on holidays


Oh the memories of the recent Easter/School Holiday Break brings me so much joy. It was magical, fun-filled, steady paced and enjoyable. We went to the show for the first-time (well for the kids anyway) and the kids loved it.

Look at that smile. Pure joy. Elijah was a bit scared at first but I held onto him and then as he got use to it he relaxed and enjoyed himself. You just have to go on the carousel when you're at The Show. The last day was great as it was Kids Day so rides were two for one until 5pm. Some Showbags ran out but we managed to get 3/4 that we wanted so it was great. I even got a bargain on the Womens Weekly bag as they ran out of stock but used the bags to put in spare items and sold it for $10. Awesome!


The older two kids attended the Nestle Active Healthy Kids session in the Food Farm. What a fantastic session which got a lot of kids cooking something healthy that they would eat themselves. My kids are use to rice paper rolls. We must have them at least once a week in the warm season. They were a bit wary of the apricots in the protein balls but they did try them.

Here is the lovely presenter who had done all of the sessions through the duration of the show and fed 2800 participants. Amazing job. Well done to her and her team.

Here are the kids next to the Super Slide (niece in the middle). I loved how the lights illuminated the darkness and everything felt so alive and magical. We didn't want the day to finish. It was perfect.

Now I'm trying to slide into the groove of things now that school has started and I'm back at work three days. My phone died so I was not contactable for a day (not fun). I'm still in the process of getting myself back up and running and with good friends who happen to have spare phones I am back on-line (but have lost some data etc etc.. go and back up your phone and contacts today!) Thankfully I did ask hubby to back up my pics from my phone last week so not all was lost.

Source:Fred Nile Democractic Party FB Page

We had (literally) torrential rain for three days. If you live in Sydney (see pic above) you know how bad it is. Rivers were overflowing, car parks and basements were flooding and our SES (State Emergency Service) volunteers had heaps of calls to attend to. Well done to them for their efforts. Today was the first day the sun shone down so I've got loads of washing to put out today.

I've got some fun giveaways coming up so please come back regularly to check them out and add me to your blogfeed ( I use Bloglovin').

See you soon peeps! xox