Category Archives: toddler activities

Yummy Veggie Packed, Egg Free Mini Sausage Rolls {Recipe Printable}

So we’ve gone completely egg free in this house due to Addison being diagnosed as allergic to them, both stand alone and in baked items. We’re prepared with her epi-pen and have the products containing eggs list seared into our brains. Luckily she didn’t test positive for nut allergies, but as I am allergic to all tree nuts, we don’t keep them in the house anyway. Add fish and eggs to that list and we’ve eliminated another lot of foods!

I’ve been compiling a whole lot of egg free recipes over the past few weeks and have found some to be great, some not so much. I’m not buying the egg substitute products for baking as I feel there are easier ways to get around using them. And to be honest, we don’t need to be eating cakes and biscuits that much anyway.

I am also trying to get as many veggies into Smush as I can; unsuccessfully. The kid can sniff them out a mile away, I swear. I’ve had to go all covert with them and so I figured a sausage roll sneakily filled with veggies would probably work. I tweaked my basic sausage roll recipe to lose the egg and the results were great. The tomato sauce and heavy processing of the meat and veggies bound the whole mix together really well. And using milk as a ‘wash’ was fine. Smushy loved them! Perfect toddler food.

(I’ve created a recipe printable if you wish to have a hard copy, the link is just down below!)

Egg Free Sausage Rolls Perfect for Toddlers

500g of Mince (I used lean beef as it was all I had, but lamb would work well too!)

1 diced onion

2 diced carrots

1 sliced zucchini

Cup of corn

2 cloves of garlic

1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon

Generous squeeze of coriander paste. (Use fresh if on hand)

2 tbsp of Tomato Paste or Tomato Sauce

4-5 sheets of puff pastry

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Line baking trays with baking paper.

Pop meat, veggies and spices into food processor and pulse till meat and veggies are finely processed. (This helps bind it together really well)

Cut the pastry sheets into 4 even squares. Place even amounts of the mixture along the edge of the pastry and roll the sheets up, pushing the seam down. Place the rolled up pastry seam down and cut into 4 small pieces and place on the baking trays. Continue until there is no mixture left.

I cannot use an egg wash obviously, so I washed the pastry with milk. If you are dairy free, use rice milk.

Cook for 15-25 minutes until golden and puffy.


Sausage Roll Printable

Print the recipe here!

I hope you and your little ones enjoy this recipe!


Fabric and Paper Sensory Boxes {Terrific Toddler Activities}

We went to a wedding recently and were given awesome favours in these great white boxes. I had to keep them as I knew they would be perfect for little sensory boxes. I chopped up all my extra fabric scraps, added some paper and popped them into the boxes.

Smushy loved it. I left them on the table for her to play with throughout the day and she kept coming back to them, doing some sorting, some scrunching and then moving on. It was a really cute little activity.

You could use any fabrics or papers you have on hand. Grab some boxes and you’re ready to go. No need for expensive equipment and easy to create and clean up.






Rainy Day Play {2 Terrific Toddler Activities}

It’s really wet in Sydney today, which is a very good thing for dousing those awful bushfires but not so good for keeping small people happy. Spouse took the car and I have tonnes to do round here, so it’s an inside day for sure.

I set up two little activities for the Smush today. She’s tired from a busy weekend and was happy to get involved with some quiet and easy play. These two activities are super easy to set up and you can source the materials from around the home!

   Sensory Rice Play





You’ll need:


*A bunch of bowls, scoops, spoons etc

* A mat.

Pour the rice in the bowls and let your little one go to town. It’s messy but easy to clean up, and if you do it on vacuuming day, it’s a non issue! Smushy spent ages transferring the rice between bowls and generally having a great time. Next time I might colour the rice first, as I know she’d love that.

Pegs in the Milk Bottle



You’ll need:


*Milk Bottle or Carton

Smush is obsessed with pegs. Utterly and completely obsessed. So I figured she’d love this and she did! She stuck them all in, one by one and then tipped them out. And then did it all again; over and over. It’s a great fine motor activity. Make sure the milk bottle is washed out first!