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Art With Mrs Red // April 2018

haven contributor and artist extraordinaire Mrs Red has put together a colouring-in sheet and an April calendar page for haven readers! Click here to download your colouring-in sheet. Tweet tweet. For your April calendar, simply download, print and then complete the picture. Maybe you could add in some branches and more birds, and then colour it all in! Don’t forget to note down important dates in the calen ...

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Recipe // Choc-Nut Iceblock

These delicious choc-nut iceblocks are a fast, easy snack on a stick that the kids can grab and eat on their way to training. The cacao, spinach, nuts and avocado are all great sources of minerals like potassium and magnesium which are really beneficial to muscle function. The coconut water is great for hydrating too. This is one high energy, yet sustaining snack or treat. Ingredients ½ large or one small a ...

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Bush Kindy Explorers

When Jenny Sheward-Spence, CEO of Early Ed Resources, witnessed the results of the Forest School on children overseas, she was determined to apply the same nature-based approach to learning back home. Now, her Bush Kindy Explorers program is opening little minds to the wonders of the bush. In a world of iPads and recommended ‘daily screen-time’ quotas, the concept of outdoor play feels a bit foreign. Which ...

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Recipe // Easter Jelly Belly Sheep Cupcakes

Let's get baking this Easter! Here's one eggcellent recipe to try... Jelly Belly Sheep Cupcakes. Ingredients 1 box (460g) French vanilla cake mix 3 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 6 creme filled oval cookies 1 cup dark cocoa candy melts 1 can + 1 cup pre-made vanilla frosting Neon pink, blue, green, red and yellow food coloring 4 cups Jelly Belly Spring Mix beans, or 3/4 cup each Cotton Ca ...

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Recipe // Hokey Bowl

This nutritionally balanced meal in a bowl is a great way to use up leftover rice or quinoa. This is portioned for two people but feel free to increase the amounts for more people. Serves 2 Ingredients 250g salmon or ocean trout, skinless fillet 1½ cups cooked brown rice or quinoa ¼ cup kim chi 1 carrot, peeled & julienned 1 red capsicum, julienned 1 avocado, sliced ¼ cup cashew nuts, toasted ¼ cup cori ...

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Colour Me Happy // February 2018

haven contributor and artist extraordinaire Mrs Red has put together a colouring-in sheet especially for haven readers. Plus, in conjunction with Ironlak Art & Design, we are giving away a $75 voucher to this issue’s best colouring-in. Ironlak stores are filled with high quality, low-cost art supplies and they can be found at Westfield Garden City, Westfield Chermside, in the Queen Street Mall and at ww ...

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Recipe // Mighty Meatballs

The mix of protein and a little veg makes these Mighty Meatballs a nourishing and versatile lunch box meal. If you’re making them for dinner, double the recipe and freeze leftovers for school lunches. These are great for parties too. We cannot store protein, so in order to replace and repair cells, grow and develop, kids need to consume protein very regularly. As many kids’ lunches are lacking protein and v ...

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Your FREE Valentine’s Day Card Printable

Our clever haven intern has put together a Valentine’s Day card printable especially for haven followers. Click below to download your FREE Valentine’s Day card for the kids to colour in and give out! COLOUR IT IN // READY TO WRITE ...

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I am my Change For 2018!

Another year bites the dust. What are you doing now to help 2018 be the year of your life?! Gone, in a flash, 365 days, again. It might have been a whole fresh start, or a year of carrying on as before and achieving satisfying results. It will be whatever it needs to be. Let’s reflect on what our year has been like. Were you happy, satisfied, hopeful and energised, or sad, low, depressed, peeved off, unsati ...

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Recipe // Beetroot Carpaccio with Maple Roasted Pepitas & Feta

Did you know that there are many different varieties of beetroot and many different colours too? From the common red variety to white, yellow, striped and so on, all are a powerhouse of goodness. Beetroot contains many vitamins, minerals and protective phytonutrients which reduce inflammation and support liver detoxification. The health-giving properties of beetroot is so helpful around the silly season. No ...

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