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Coconut Strawberry Smoothie

November 27, 2014
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This is ideal for a quick breakfast or even a snack. It’s delicious and creamy and packed with protein from the almonds and antioxidants and vitamin C from the strawberries. Strawberries are also low in sugar and alongside the protein will help to balance blood sugars.

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Rainbow Egg-Fried Rice

November 27, 2014
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A great dinner option, incorporating a rainbow of vegetables therefore rich in nutrients and goodness.

Prep time: 20 minutes       Cook time: 10 minutes                  Serves: 4

Ingredients:

4 oz. dried basmati rice (brown), cooked

½ red pepper, diced

½ yellow pepper, diced

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Pea and Mint Fritters

November 27, 2014
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These fritters are full of flavour and rich in nutrients. Peas are a good source of vitamin K, C and manganese. They are also high in fibre, so great for gut health.

Prep time: 10 minutes       Cook time: 10 minutes                  Serves: 4 […]

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Nutty ‘Nana Loaf

November 27, 2014
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A great gluten free recipe, which is high in protein and low in sugar. Works well as a snack or a breakfast. Made with nuts as the base so also rich in essential fatty acids beneficial for brain health, skin and immunity.

Prep time: 10 minutes […]

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Easy Cheesy Flapjacks

November 27, 2014
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An easy savoury flapjack recipe as featured in The Week Junior Magazine. Great as a snack or for your child’s pack lunch box as an alternative to sandwiches. Oats are a slow release carbohydrate and reputed to be beneficial for gut bacteria.

Prep time: 15 […]

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Soft Almond Bakes

November 27, 2014
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These bakes are delicious and a great low sugar, high protein alternative to packaged biscuits. Rich in almonds, which are a good source of the minerals zinc, magnesium and potassium. They also contain the antioxidant vitamin E, beneficial for the brain and skin.

Prep time: 15 […]

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Coconut and Vanilla Blancmange

November 27, 2014
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An easy, delicious blancmange recipe, a far cry from the packet mixes of old! The setting agent used is Agar flakes, that comes from a sea vegetable used in Japanese cooking. Perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Works amazingly at setting jellies, blancmanges and other deserts and is totally […]

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A Rainbow of Snacks for under 5’s

November 11, 2014
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Children can experience dips in their blood sugar levels, which can affect their energy, behavior and concentration. For this reason snacking on the right things between larger meals can be beneficial. Many early years settings provide a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack and promoting healthy options is […]

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Simple Baking Swaps!

October 14, 2014
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Looking for healthy, tasty food that the whole family will enjoy is important. Using a traditional cake recipe of white flour, sugar, margarine and eggs or even a ready prepared mix alongside sugary toppings isn’t the most nutritious option. Finding healthier alternatives is always possible by just […]

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Superfood Series – Bee Pollen

October 3, 2014
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‘Superfoods’ are nutritionally dense foods that may offer significant benefits as we strive towards optimal health and vitality. They are often described as natures gift as they are real foods in their natural form that our bodies can recognise and utilise to our advantage. They are typically nutrient […]

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Growing Healthy: Farm to Fork

August 17, 2014
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“Back to basics” is a common theme throughout education and if we are to lay down foundations for teaching about food, the process is no different. The fundamental basis for educating children about nutrition has to begin with food and ensuring they understand the source; is it a […]

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How can I encourage my child to eat salad?

August 11, 2014
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Many health pioneers and advocates promote the benefits of a raw food diet to improve health and general well being. As a parent this knowledge reinforces our desire to encourage our children to eat more raw food in their diet and during the summer salad is high on […]

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