Tagged: healthy food

5 Strategies for When Your Child Won’t Eat Dinner

Strategies for When Your Child Won't Eat Dinner

Many parents are stuck in an ever repeating cycle of foods that their child comfortably eats. Over time repetitive menus become boring and our child loses enthusiasm for eating altogether. Children become used to only eating favourites and this makes branching out more challenging. Here’s 5 strategies to try when your child won’t eat dinner. Continue reading »

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating – And What to Avoid

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating - And What to Avoid

As a parent or guardian, it can be quite tricky trying to cook family meals your adolescent kids will happily eat. We take a look at the 5 key food and beverage groups every teenager should be eating. Then we take a look at what your teens should be avoiding.  Continue reading »

Oat Pancakes recipe

Oat Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes continue to be the popular choice for ‘special’ breakfasts at our place (birthdays, Father’s Day, etc.). Bagels are pretty popular, and croissants come and go. But the good ol’ Oat Pancakes Recipe reigns supreme when it comes to a filling, satisfying and nourishing brekkie! Continue reading »

Healthy Eating for Under 5s

Healthy eating for under fives

I had the pleasure of being invited along to a Seminar on Nutrition Nuts & Bolts run by Robin Piggot, Active Families Preschool Coordinator. The seminar included healthy eating tips for under 5s, oral hygiene tips, as well as looking at our own eating habits, and how these affect the people around us. Continue reading »

Sushi sandwich rolls – 7 ways

Sushi sandwich rolls 6 ways

Sushi sandwich rolls are the perfect addition to the bento lunchbox. But forget all that fiddly face-making, shape-cutting madness, and make these sushi rolls instead. They are dead-easy, super-quick, and are sure to brighten up your child’s lunchbox this week! Continue reading »

Developing good food habits in kids

Developing good food habits in kids

There’s an old chant many parents will remember: “Nobody loves me, everybody hates me; I’m going down the garden to eat some worms.” Challenging behaviour from small children may well make the most saint-like parent feel unloved and inclined to eat worms, but rather than heading down the garden on your own, it might be worth taking the challenging small child with you. Not to eat worms, preferably, but to mess about in the garden. It might help both of you! Continue reading »

Avocado-chocolate bliss balls

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This recipe was inspired by the totally awesome New Zealand Avocado website. It has tonnes of recipes featuring avocados from lunch to desert, snacks and starters, baking, salads, smoothies and everything in between.  Continue reading »

The Happy Hormone Cookbook

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The Happy Hormone Cookbook by Emma Ellice-Flint with Jill Keyte is a collection of balanced and delicious whole food dishes. Emma and Jill show that by shifting the balance of food you eat daily, you can begin to bring about changes in your hormones and alleviate many of the symptoms you may be experiencing. Read the full review »

Learn, teach and grow

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This article’s title covers a lot of the parenting experience! Learning and teaching is a two-way street – you and your kids are both engaged in learning and teaching all the time, and it’s not always the parent who does the teaching. Continue reading »

Dr Libby’s tips for teaching children about food choices

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Children who refuse to eat certain things (or in some cases, most things) can be extremely frustrating for parents who want to ensure their little ones are getting the nutrition they need in their growing bodies. Continue reading »

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