Family Archives - Page 6 of 10 - The Food Teacher

The Battle of Real Food versus Packaging!

July 28, 2015
|
0 Comments
|

As parents we work very hard to raise our children to be happy and healthy. Sometimes this can be an uphill battle, especially when faced with advertising and marketing aimed at tapping into child pester power. As a parent, teacher and registered nutritional therapist I am always looking […]

Read more

Food Play for the under-fives

July 21, 2015
|
0 Comments
|

Encouraging children to eat and enjoy a healthy, varied-diet and develop positive nutritional behaviours is something every parent strives to achieve. Many factors including increasing costs, the rise in the availability of processed foods, reduced cooking skills and busy lifestyles have all impacted on children’s diets […]

Read more

Citrus Mango Coco Bites

July 8, 2015
|
Comments off
|

This is an easy, wheat free, no bake recipe, ideal for the whole family and without nuts they are also great for packed lunches.

Mangoes are high in beta-carotene and vitamin C and reputed to boost the immune system, protect eyesight and aid digestion. Coconut has a […]

Read more

Creative Healthy Swaps

July 8, 2015
|
0 Comments
|

Whilst searching for healthier choices many individuals have moved away from modern grain products for many different reasons often associated with health or simply to try something different. Looking for alternatives can prove nourishing, beneficial for our health and delicious.

 

The grain of today is far removed […]

Read more

What’s Iron got to do with it?

June 26, 2015
|
0 Comments
|

Iron is critical for life as seen by its many roles in the body. It’s main function being the formation of haemoglobin that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and carbon dioxide away from the tissues to the lungs. For this reason […]

Read more

CADA – Coconut, Almond, Dates and Apple

June 11, 2015
|
Comments off
|

A super speedy 4 ingredient breakfast sweetened with dates and apple. Includes almonds for protein and coconut which gives it an amazing almost tropical taste. Make up the night before or simply make and eat.

There are also so many variations of this theme using different nuts/seeds […]

Read more

Identifying and managing food allergies in young children

June 11, 2015
|
0 Comments
|

Childhood allergy is becoming increasingly common in the UK with 50% of children being affected. Food allergy symptoms can be wide ranging and for many they can be life threatening (e.g. anaphylaxis). As a parent it’s vital to work with your child’s teachers and carers […]

Read more

Italian Chicken Nuggets!

June 3, 2015
|
Comments off
|

Delicious and nutritious Italian chicken nuggets that children can make themselves. Rather than breadcrumbs, flavourings and preservatives these are coated in almonds, parmesan and basil.

Using almonds is a great way to increase fibre, healthy fats and vitamins and minerals, which may be beneficial for our heart health […]

Read more

Citrus Almond Cake

June 3, 2015
|
Comments off
|

My super speedy 4 ingredient gluten and wheat free cake. I have used coconut palm sugar to sweeten so this is a treat!

 

 

Ingredients (6 servings):

3 eggs

80g coconut sugar

180g ground almonds

2 oranges & 1 lemon, zested […]

Read more

What’s Magnesium got to do with it?

June 3, 2015
|
2 Comments
|

Magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals within our bodies and is vital for in excess of 300 biochemical reactions. It’s required for so many reasons but namely to maintain nerve and muscle function, support our immunity, heart function, bone strength, blood sugar balance, sleep and […]

Read more

Will my Child choose to eat that?

May 28, 2015
|
0 Comments
|

Hilarious reasons children refuse to eat food has recently become hot topic. This source of amusement and frustration for many parents has been indulged by social media in many ways including an Instagram account aptly named #MyKidsCantEatThis, which since it’s inception in April 2015 has already grown […]

Read more

Spring into Summer with edible flowers!

May 27, 2015
|
0 Comments
|

Edible flowers have been used for centuries for culinary purposes in jellies, teas, oils and cakes to bring both subtle flavour and glorious hues, which can make any dish look and taste amazing. There is an increased interest in combining new, exciting and unique flavours which has seen […]

Read more