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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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Well, Well, Well // Tim O’Dowd, OBGYN

In 1977, the US Government condemned fat as the cause of heart disease and promoted carbohydrates as the way to reduce the rate of heart disease. While this wasn’t based on any scientifically valid evidence, many countries followed their lead. The processed food industry jumped on board and lowered fat where they could, substituting them with carbohydrate fillers like wheat flour, corn flour, soy products, ...

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Recipe // Chocolate Mousse Cups

This is such a perfect, easy to make ‘bring a plate’. Not only will it appeal to even the fussiest kids, it suits most dietary intolerances (being egg, nut, dairy and gluten-free). Don't be put off by the avocado. My kids both dislike avo but love this decadent chocolaty treat. Bonus points - even toddlers can help make this and older kids can easily handle making this from start to finish! Raspberry sauce ...

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Top 10 Nut-Free Bring-a-Plate Ideas

Bring-a-plate events should be embraced as learning opportunities so our kids grow up celebrating the sharing of food and the kindness surrounding that.   From a very young age, children love to play food games - they make mud pies, have tea parties and mimic the rituals of adults. Our role as parents is to ensure that a love of real food, and sharing and celebrating with food, is nurtured and supporte ...

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A League of Extraordinary Mothers

Staying on top of your kids’ health and nutrition is hard enough, so why do it alone? Let this group of experts (and mums!) guide you on your journey to incorporating more whole foods into your family routine with ease. Designed to empower women to make positive choices, this free online show offers an amazing line-up of interviews with health and wellness warriors, coordinated by qualified naturopath-turne ...

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Recipe // Chocolate Caramel Muesli Bar Slice

This Chocolate Caramel Muesli Bar Slice is a sweet, sticky nut-free treat that freezes really well for a quick, easy to pack lunchbox snack. Ingredients Base/crumble 125 grams butter, cubed 170 grams (½ cup) sweetener (rice malt syrup, maple syrup or honey) ½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda 120 grams (1 cup approx.) mixed seeds (I used sunflower seeds and pepitas) 120 grams (1 cup) wholemeal spelt flour 200 grams ...

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Learn Your Fruits & Veggies with Jamie Oliver

National research commissioned by The Good Foundation has revealed that 71% of Australian kids aged 3-17 are not getting the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables, with less than a third eating veggies every night. Knowing this, Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food and The Good Foundation are embarking on a mission to put fun back into fresh food and change the eating habits of kids nationwide – and t ...

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Recipe // Vietnamese Meatball Soup

This Vietnamese Meatball Soup is a delicious, fuss-free meal that is both nutritious and healing. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 4 cm piece ginger, finely grated 3 cloves garlic, finely grated or crushed 3 cups chicken bone broth/ stock 400 ml coconut milk 1 tablespoon turmeric, ground 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon coconut sugar 4 kaffir lime leaves, vein removed and thinly sliced 6-8 spring o ...

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Having a Moment // Grazing Platters

Just when you thought a cheese platter couldn’t get any better, grazing platters burst onto the scene on a mission to satisfy our most indulgent desires – and make our get-togethers as #instagrammable as possible. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a family reunion or just want to take your picnics to the next level, a grazing platter is the ultimate appetizer. A smorgasbord of cheese and crackers, breads a ...

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Supporting Your Child’s Gut Health

The importance of digestive health is a buzz right now both in the media and the scientific community, where the health of digestive system bacteria is recognised as being essential to our overall health and wellbeing. We are not just what we eat, but what we absorb. As parents, it's really important that we understand how to best support a healthy microbiome (the good bugs that live in our gut), for our ow ...

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