Healthy eating and weight management for kids

August 1, 2010

Did you know that weight problems among children in Australia are increasing? At least 1 in 4 school-aged children are now overweight or obese! As a parent the best thing you can do for your overweight/obese child is to address the problem and have your child’s weight assessed by a GP or dietitian. Research shows that […]

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PREGNANCY AND INFANT NUTRITION

August 1, 2010

  Iron, Folate & Iodine, why are they so important? During pregnancy your blood volume doubles. This means you need more iron in your diet to ensure enough oxygen is carried around the body for proper growth and development. Women require 600μg (micrograms) of folate a day before falling pregnant and in early pregnancy to […]

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Home-made Pizzas

July 9, 2010

Choose from 3 bases and 3 toppings: STEP 1 Choose your pizza base (see below for 3 very different options): Stephanie Alexander’s Pizza Base – This is from Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden for children recipe book which I love! It may look like a lot of work but it’s a great hands on activity for the […]

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Is your gut bothering you?

July 9, 2010

Is your gut bothering you?   Regular pain, bloating, diarrhoea and or constipation is not normal and isn’t something you should just have to put up with. In some cases making a change to your diet can really help. Case study 1 – 28 year old male Contracted a stomach bug while on holiday in […]

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Clean Out the Fridge Soup

June 30, 2010

CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE SOUP This will feed the masses and then some. Even though it’s a throw together soup, there are a few essentials and every effort should be made to keep the final mix colourful! INGREDIENTS Essentials: 2 diced medium to large onions 1kg salt reduced vegetable or chicken stock 2 cans of […]

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A perfect winter’s lunch

June 2, 2010

  Roasted vegetable soup   Choose any combination of your favourite vegetables, but here’s mine! Ingredients: 1 Leek 2 onions – remove skin and cut into quarters 1 whole clove of garlic – remove the outer papery skin and wrap whole in foil 1 large sweet potato – diced ½ a butternut pumpkin – diced […]

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Dinner the kids can make and enjoy!

May 25, 2010

CHICKEN, SPINACH AND RICOTTA PASTA ROLLS What you need: Chopping board Knife Large spoon for mixing Strainer/colander Large mixing bowl Pouring jug Microwave safe bowl tongs tea  towel Scissors Bar mix Ingredients: 4 fresh lasagna sheets 375g chicken mince 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 375 g spinach, trimmed 10 fresh basil leaves Salt and […]

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A colourful couscous salad

May 9, 2010

Ingredients 1 cup of couscous 2 chicken breasts ½  a red onion thinly sliced 1 punnet cherry tomatoes 3 tablespoons sliced olives 1 head of broccoli 1 bag of spinach and rocket leaves Handful of fresh basil leaves,  roughly torn   Dressing Mix together the juice of half a lemon, ¼ cup of sweet chilli sauce […]

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Healthy Cooking Classes for Kids

April 19, 2010

Healthy BEINGS does healthy cooking classes for kids! This afternoon Healthy Beings had 5 budding chef’s learning how to make a healthy dinner for the whole family. At only 5 and 6 years of age these little chef’s cooked an amazing meal to take home dinner for the whole family. On tonight’s menu there was a chicken, spinach […]

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Weight Management & Food

April 19, 2010

Diet or exercise for   weight loss?   If you are trying to lose weight through diet or exercise you have made the right decision. Being overweight is the result of an energy imbalance. The maths is easy: If the energy put into your body exceeds the energy you expend and this leads to excess […]

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