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Feed your Child’s Brain

July 31, 2015
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The brain has priority in nutrient supplies above all other organs, utilising 20% of oxygen and calorie intake making it the most metabolically active part of the body. Understanding how the brain develops, functions and an appreciation of its needs can help support optimal brain development.

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Citrus Mango Coco Bites

July 8, 2015
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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 […]

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Lime & Avocado Mousse

March 30, 2015
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This is a super simple and quick dairy-free pudding, which is light, nutritious and delicious.

Avocados are a rich source of beneficial mono saturated oils, which are thought to contribute to our circulatory health and joints. Their high levels of antioxidants and their anti-inflammatory properties are […]

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Coco-Choc Mousse

March 24, 2015
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This is a super simple and quick dairy-free pudding, which is light, silky and delicious.

It also works well in packed lunches as nut free too.

Read all about the potential benefits of Chocolate

Ingredients (6 servings):

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Apricot & Banana Almond Loaf

January 30, 2015
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This is a delicious, wheat free recipe, ideal for the whole family. Sweetened naturally with apricots, banana and maple syrup.

Apricots are high in fibre and contain many nutrients including vitamin C and E, zinc and copper so reputed to benefit eye and skin health.

 

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Nom Nom Kids – Creamy Butternut Squash and Carrot Sauce

January 30, 2015
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A nutrient rich sauce bursting with antioxidant carotenoids rich in complex carbohydrates and high in fibre. Works perfectly as a sauce for pasta or a topping for fish or chicken. A huge thank you to our guest recipe contributor Suzanne of Nom Nom Kids.
“I have been serving […]

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Easy Cheesy Flapjacks

November 27, 2014
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An easy savoury flapjack recipe. 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 minutes       Cook time: 30 minutes […]

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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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Universal Infant Free School Meals

October 23, 2014
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I am a qualified teacher and have worked as an education consultant in schools for over 12 years and am currently supporting schools with their unique ‘School Food Plan’ considering factors such as menus, suppliers, catering, the dining experience, improving the brand, curriculum development and involving the children […]

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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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