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Making dinnertime easier + a $150 Woolworths giveaway

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This post is a collaboration between Little Bud and Fat Mum Slim.

I’ve talked about the dinnertime dance before, and I’m sure it never eases {well, not until the kids are old enough and have moved out of home!}. It’s that dance where the kids are starving, and I’m juggling trying to finish work stuff and play mum, and do dinner, bath and eventually bed. It’s a badly choreographed dance of chaos and stress, and mess.

On my best days I’ve popped something in the slow cooker, or prepared and frozen something earlier. On my worst days I either drag the kids to sushi. or to be completely honest… resort to toast, cereal or microwave rice for dinner.

Hubby and I share the load with everything at home, including the cooking so when he’s on an evening shift and I’m doing the dinner dance alone, I get lazy. Don’t tell him that though. While I can seem complacent because I sometimes give my kids toast for dinner {honestly, it’s probably once in a blue moon}, I do care what my kids eat. So, I couldn’t be happier to discover Little Bud.

Little Bud began its life as a little start-up at Bondi Markets, and has now launched in select Woolworths stores in Sydney and Melbourne and will soon be available nationally in Coles in May. They are also available at local grocers and offer home delivery in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. They’re kid-sized meals that are all natural, low in salt, with no added sugar or preservatives – plus nearly all ingredients are sourced locally! It’s like what you’d want to put into your kids meals if you were having one of those perfect days with time to cook from scratch and make something delicious, and weren’t doing that crazy dinnertime dance.

The lovely team at Little Bud {mums who care about little tums} sent me the range to try out on the kids. And well, because I couldn’t resist and neither could Hubby… we tried them out too. Truth be told, I bloody loved them! Lulu, my fussiest eater, tested out the macaroni cheese with hidden vegetables.

I also tasted it, and it was really good. Like really good.

This is the rest of the range:

That cottage pie was my favourite, and I would happily eat it once a week for dinner myself. So yum. I’m not a huge fan of frozen meals… I feel like they fall a bit flat – so it’s so nice to find a kids’ range that is fresh not frozen! Check out their site for more details.

And now for the really GOOD news! I’ve got a giveaway! One person will win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card so they can stock up on yummy Little Bud meals for those crazy dinner times.

To be in the running, all you have to do is share your best dinner time tip! How do you get through that crazy hour/s of dinner/bath/bed with kids?

One entry per person, per day. Open to Australian residents only. This is a game of skill, and the best answer as judged by Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim will be awarded the price. Competition closes May 10th, 2017 at midnight.