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Recipe // Healthy Instant Noodles

I've written about snacking and have listed some of my kids' favourite after school snacks on my website (you can catch up here), so I thought I would share with you their absolute favourite snack – my healthy version of those awful, fake instant noodles (or noodle cups). Instant noodles are a perfect example of not what to eat – heavily processed, nutritionally void, packaged… I can’t even call it ‘food’.  ...

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Recipe // Thyme Mushroom Pasta

This Thyme mushroom pasta is one of my favourite vegetarian mid-week meals. It’s quick and easy to make and really tasty. You can make it with any kind of mushrooms, but I like a mix of shiitake, oyster and field or Swiss brown mushrooms. Ingredients 50g butter 2 cloves garlic, finely diced 400g mushrooms, sliced or torn ¼ tsp thyme, dried (or 2 tbsp fresh leaves) Good pinch sea salt Black pepper, to taste ...

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Art Project // Happy Hearts

Love is in the air!!! Let’s celebrate it with this fun simple project that can be created using some basic cheap materials that I am sure you will have hiding in your house somewhere! In this budget-friendly heart design we will transform a piece of cardboard box, some pieces of paper, and a few buttons into a creative ‘hanging heart’ full of love!. Suitable for kids from 4 yrs and up – a great project for ...

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Cheers Big Ears

Now we don’t condone drinking excessive amounts of alcohol but if you are reading this and have survived another year of keeping your kids alive and educated then, dammit, here’s cheers to you, dear parent! You’ll no doubt get a bottle of wine or two given to you this festive season – here’s a great way to easily turn that bottle into some yummo summer cocktails. Just add friends! Chrissy sangria Ingredient ...

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Sail Through Silly Season

With everyone so busy at this time of the year I wanted to remind you of one of my favourite quotes by Carl Bryan. "Taking good care of yourself means that your family get the best of you rather than what's left of you." With this mantra in mind here are some tips to have you sail through the silly season plus a delicious mocktail recipe to get you in the spirit! Start your day with 5 minutes of meditation. ...

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Upcycle Dream Web

What do you do with all of your plastic lids??  Instead of throwing them in the rubbish  how about starting a collection of plastic bits and bobs usually destined for landfill or recycling, that can be creatively upcycled into some unique art projects. In this fun budget-friendly project we will transform a piece of cardboard box, some old plastic lids, and a couple of collected feathers into a creative Dre ...

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Four Kid-Friendly Summer Recipes

Summer offers a great opportunity to break away from old unhealthy routines into this seasons bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Here's 4 fresh and easy recipes to try out at home, in the lead up to the warmer months. They make for deliciously healthy dishes the little ones can help you create... Rainbow Wraps Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 10 mins Makes: 12 wraps Things you need: Beetroot - 225g can sli ...

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Crafty Halloween Bats

Forget about cute pumpkins and ghosts this Halloween! How about making with your little artists a few crafty spooky bats. In this fun, budget-friendly project we will transform some painted card into a very cool bat design, using limited resources and loads of creativity! Suitable for kids from 4 yrs and up – a great project for little kids to practice their cutting and gluing skills,  and improve their fin ...

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Creative Cactus Collage

Art is a fantastic way for kids of all ages, and adults too, to relax, unwind, and get reflective!! There is a real satisfaction in simple acts such as drawing, cutting, and glueing, as in this fun no-mess project. Suitable for kids from 4 yrs and up – a great project for little kids to practice their scissor skills, and improve fine-motor skills. This can be as simple, or as decorative and detailed as you ...

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Recipe // Peppermint Choc-Chip Ice Block

As well as adding vegetables to smoothies, they can also find their way into ice blocks. The avocado in this smoothie (as long as you use one that’s not too big) is undetectable and even though my kids aren’t keen on avo as is, they absolutely love this creamy dairy-free Peppermint Choc-Chip Ice block. Ingredients 400ml coconut milk Generous handful baby spinach 1 medium-sized avocado ½ cup sweetener (rice ...

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