Little Bird and the

's Megan May joins the

Bite

team this week and her

are hitting the spot - just in time for our warmer temperatures (finally!). Made from antioxidant-rich wholefoods, they are a good to have on hand in the freezer for late-summer snacking.

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Blueberry and coconut iceblocks. Photo / Bite magazine
Blueberry and coconut iceblocks. Photo / Bite magazine
Masterchef

's

is also here to help ease families in to the new school year and to start new kitchen habits - just getting them in there earns you a gold star - but seeing them tuck in to bowls of healthy goodness is the true reward. Get them snacking on

or

- which are also great for dinner or lunch and knowing they have some out of this world

waiting for them might get them up early for breakfast.

Kyle Street returns from a wee break during which he opened his own restaurant, Culprit, in Auckland City (if you haven't been yet you are seriously missing out). I don't think I have ever craved a carrot but Culprit's ugly carrot has me weak at the knees. But first, we're roasting beetroot to serve with a kombucha vinaigrette for dinner tonight.

Culprit's ugly carrot. Photo / Bite magazine
Culprit's ugly carrot. Photo / Bite magazine

Also in Bite this week:

• Peter Gordon on green papaya

• Allyson Gofton on the classic French duck breast salad

• Louise Thompson on flexing the happy muscle