Getting your kids to eat vegetables doesn’t have to be a struggle. While little taste buds might be turned off by the flavor and texture of certain healthy foods, with a bit of creativity you can hide veggies in plain sight. All of these recipes are easy to prepare and taste great. The fact that they’re also nutritious can be your little secret! Read More
For millennia animal milks were a staple for our farming ancestors, providing them with much needed calcium, vitamins, minerals and fats. Historically cow milk has been the largest source of calcium, for which it continues to be applauded; our food pyramids even dedicate a whole section to dairy! Whether you have “issues” with dairy products or not you can’t have failed to spot the ever increasing range of alternative milks supplied by our supermarkets these days. Fantastic news for all those long suffering lactose intolerant people amongst us, but what does it mean for the average dairy consuming consumer? Read More
Like it or not, our brains are hardwired for negativity. It’s a human survival mechanism. And that little voice in our head that questions everything, it’s something that has naturally evolved from the flight or fight reflex that kept our ancient selves out of the way of tigers and quicksand. Read More
When you are cooking with children, they are physically exploring subjects they can find boring or difficult when taught in the rigid environment provided by most schools. Read More
Let’s lick the spoon!
At a time when childhood obesity rates are higher than ever and food related illnesses have reached almost epidemic proportions globally, any weapon in the arsenal to tackle diet based problems must be embraced. Recent studies have shown that children that cook at home are more likely to have positive, healthy food experiences, allowing them to make better food choices throughout their lives. It’s not just about health though; cooking with children subjects them to all manner of subliminal learning experiences, allowing them to learn without even realising they’re being taught. A win win in anyone’s book!! Time to don that apron then, and get them started as soon as they can hold that mixing spoon!
You put your kid’s health as priority number one. You do everything you can and everything else you can think of. Although you think you might have everything covered, from getting in their vitamins to drilling it in their heads to wash their hands before eating, your child’s gut health might not be in the running for top priority in your daily routine. Read More
Mindfulness is an ancient practice that is gaining more and more acceptance as part of mainstream medical treatments and overall wellbeing. Mindfulness helps us (and children too) regulate emotions, improve concentration, and be kinder to ourselves. Read More