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The Battle of Real Food versus Packaging!

July 28, 2015
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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 […]

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Food Play for the under-fives

July 21, 2015
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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 […]

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Creative Healthy Swaps

July 8, 2015
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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 […]

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Spring into Summer with edible flowers!

May 27, 2015
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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 […]

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Lemon Lavender Cookies

May 27, 2015
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An amazing zesty flavour with a hint of calming lavender make these gluten and wheat free cookies taste delicious.  So easy to make and a great opportunity to introduce children to the benefits of plants.

Ingredients (6 servings):

220g […]

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Ice Lolly Alternatives!

May 22, 2015
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As the weather turns warmer children love ice-lollies and steering away from high sugar, processed options is not always easy. Here are some great healthier alternatives that children love to create and adults also enjoy eating!

Kiwi Choc Pops:

Cut kiwi into slices, put on […]

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The Power of the Cauliflower

March 7, 2015
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Many foodies have suggested that cauliflower should be recognised as the latest “superfood”. For the last few years it has barely had a mention alongside other brassica vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli. All things green seem to have taken the limelight, though cauliflower is also a […]

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Mother’s Day Recipe and Gift Box!

March 5, 2015
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Make Mothers Day Special with this raw chocolate recipe and gift box template.

Someone made these for me last year and they were delicious.

Perhaps pass on the link and then keep your fingers crossed!

Mother’s Day Recipe and Gift Box […]

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Power to Immunity!

February 24, 2015
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As the weather changes it’s that time of year when people are suffering from sniffles and sore throats and top tips for supporting immunity have become hot topic. Children’s immune systems are challenged every day so supporting their immunity is fundamental for optimum health.

Research suggests […]

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie

January 17, 2015
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Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditionally times when many countries enjoy pumpkin pie. Finding a recipe that is gluten-free and delicious isn’t always easy, so here’s hoping this recipe won’t disappoint. This time of year brings many delights in the kitchen and making some healthy […]

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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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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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