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The Golden Ticket

Long before turmeric found its way into your trendy lattes, Western herbal medical practitioners used it as a powerful and commonly indicated herb with a wide range of indications and uses. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as both a culinary spice (it gives that yellow colour to curry powders) and as a medicinal herb. Whilst current research on turmeric is certainly yielding 'promising ...

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Recipe // Coconut Pikelets With Lemon Curd And Raspberries

  This is a delicious recipe that’s simple enough for the kids to make mum for breakfast or morning tea this Mother’s Day. Check out the variations below the main recipe to suit gluten, grain and dairy-free. Ingredients Pikelets 70g (1 cup) desiccated coconut 70g (½ cup) buckwheat or wholemeal spelt flour 3 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 free-range or organic eggs 120 ...

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Life Lessons Learned Young

Does your child have the basic food knowledge that will set them up to be competent adults in the kitchen? Here’s how. My husband was one of eight kids. His mum had seven kids in eight years and he came along 10 years later. He was consequently loved and doted on throughout his childhood - everything done for him. As a result, when I met him, he was domestically challenged to say the least. His mum admits t ...

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What is a low-FODMAP diet?

A Gold Coast teacher turned recipe book writer drew on her own intolerances for inspiration in her new low-FODMAP recipe book. Primary School teacher Elle Joy is one of the one in seven Australians who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. Her new book Low FODMAP and Gluten Free Recipes is filled with 60 recipes certified by the founders of the low-FODMAP diet, Melbourne's Monash University. The book has de ...

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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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Fuelling Sporty Kids

Keep your active minis fuelled with these hints and tips from an expert naturopath mum who’s speaking from experience. I don’t know about you, but my schedule is currently dominated by kids sports. My 13-year-old daughter has a serious passion for swimming that has her dragging me out of bed at 4.30am! Yes it is early, but she’s committed, so I can’t help but oblige! So I thought I’d share tips on the impor ...

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Easy Breezy Eating

Fast food is just that – fast. It doesn’t benefit you in many other ways. But did you know it’s not that hard to eat whole foods? Here’s how… One of the most common things I hear is 'I don't have time to eat well'. It is obviously more time consuming to eat whole foods over prepackaged, processed foods. However, processed and packaged foods simply don't support good health and when you're unwell, all aspect ...

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We’re Loving this Kid’s Party Food Book

Yes, you heard that right. Two mums are helping kids replace lollies with healthier alternatives at parties. Judy Mooosmueller and Jennifer Leckey are two mums who are passionate about helping kids enjoy and love healthy whole foods that are fresh from the ground (just the way food should be). haven had a chat with Judy and Jen to find out more about what led them to share this passion in not one, but two f ...

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Not All Snacks Are Created Equal

The snackfood aisle is a minefield for parents. haven spoke to the experts at The Source Bulk Foods to uncover some better ways to stave off our kids’ hunger. If you wander down the snack aisle of any supermarket nowadays, the selection of prepackaged nibbles, crisps, bars, rice cakes, slices and biscuits is mind-boggling. It’s a minefield for parents looking for healthy, tasty snacks for our kids. As paren ...

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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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