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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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Improve your Health in Three Easy Ways

Setting goals and forming healthy habits is really important for maintaining good health. However, take care to not overlook the basics. In my opinion, there are three healthy habits that really do hold the keys to profoundly improving your health and wellbeing. No amount of dietary supplements or superfoods can replicate the benefits of these three habits. Learning more about them, and incorporating them i ...

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5 Ways to Cut the Catering Costs of Your Next Kids Party

Something I see a lot at kids parties is over catering and food wastage! Kids generally don’t eat much at parties. They are busy running around playing games and are very distracted. So… Here are my top 5 tips to help you cut back on your party catering costs and waste. 1. PARTY LUNCH BOX This is seriously my all - time favourite! Individually portion each lunch box (cardboard or paper bag made in advance) ...

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Best Breakfasts for Kids

They say it’s the most important meal of the day, so it makes sense to pack as much goodness into your children’s breakfasts as you can. We’ve listed our Top 10 healthy breakfast ideas to give your child the very best start to their day. Avo on toast Avocado is packed full of goodness – from nutrients like potassium, folate and a range of vitamins, to monounsaturated fatty acids and loads of fibre – and avo ...

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Back to School Lunchbox Must-Haves

School is nearly back, which means so are school lunches *collective groan*. Don’t fret – you can ease your way back into the school year and your school lunchbox routine with these super-savers! Thank us later. The Collective Organic Suckies Founded by two chefs, these yoghurt suckies are vegetarian friendly, gluten free, time-efficient, extremely portable and of course, incredibly tasty for the family. No ...

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Five Family-Friendly Dining Ideas

The school holidays are here, and that means more opportunities to enjoy a meal with your little ones. But going out to eat every day can get expensive, so we’ve narrowed down the five best spots to grab a bite with your fam. ‘Kids eat free’ restaurants When it comes to family-friendly dining, it doesn’t get better than restaurants that let kids eat free. Whether it’s a participating Hog’s Breath Café (Cari ...

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Camp Grub Just Got Good

Don’t think that because you might be camping it’s too hard to cook delicious and nutritious meals? Put down those frozen sausages and step away from the onions and bread… Every year, we join the many Australian families camping over the Christmas holidays. I love getting back to basics with cooking when we camp and even though I’m without the gadgetry of my home kitchen, I still manage to prepare delicious ...

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Dr Tim O’Dowd // Changing Nutrition Advice

In 1977 – the year Elvis died – the best-selling songs were Queen’s “We are the champions” and “Don’t cry for me Argentina” by Madonna. In the UK, it was the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, marking 25 years of her reign. I’m sure there were many other notable events, but the one that stands out for me, above all the rest, was extraordinary. The US Government decided to take over from grannies and mothers everywhere ...

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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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