How to read your kiddies growth chart

My 12 year old daughter is terrified of puberty, she doesn’t want to grow up, because: “puberty is disgusting and being an adult is boring. All grown ups do is talk and pay taxes” I think I’ve been a bad role model: too much work not enough fun … But many teen girls fear puberty,…

17 nutrition myths busted!

Let’s bust some nutrition myths. 🥚eggs will not increase your cholesterol and give you a heart attack ☕️ coffee will not give you cancer 🥦Antioxidants in foods are great and may help prevent getting cancer. Antioxidants in supplements don’t work. 🍉 Vitamin supplements do not improve health or increase our life span (they’re best used…

Top Tips for raising healthy kids

Top Tips for raising healthy kids: 1. depending on age, kids need between 10 – 12 hours sleep 2. water is the preferred drink 3. follow the division of responsibility: it’s the parents job to provide the food at appropriate times. It’s the kiddies job to choose how much they eat from what is offered…

Orange Juice vs actual Oranges – the nutrition breakdown

High fibre OJ? 🤔 First off – what’s fibre? Fibre is the undigestable carbohydrates that feed the bugs in your gut and make up the bulk of your stools. We get our fibre from fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Adults need around 25 to 30 grams of fibre each day and most of us…

Top Tips for Healthy Living

Let’s cut through the nutrition BS! You don’t need swanky superfoods, green smoothies, detox teas, matcha powder, goji berries or the latest fad diet to gain optimum health. Here’s what you do need to be your healthiest you: 1. Get plenty of sleep – 8 hours for grown ups and 10 to 12 hours for…

How to sleep like a baby

Getting the ‘right’ amount of sleep is so important for our bodies. Sleep is beneficial for: 😴 reducing hunger – when you are sleep deprived your brain sends signals that increase your appetite, which can lead to weight gain. 😴 improving immune system function – when you sleep your body releases special cytokines which help…

Strawberry No Cheese Cake

Strawberry No Cheese Cake gluten free, dairy free, egg free, peanut free, low in added sugar To make the base: In the food processor whizz til smooth: 1 1/2 cups raisins 1/12 cups cashews 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp cocoa butter 2 tbsps cocoa powder Line the base with tin foil or baking paper…

Mango No-Cheese Cake

Mango No Cheese Cake gluten free, dairy free, egg free, peanut free, low in added sugar To make the base: In the food processor whizz til smooth: 1 1/2 cups raisins 1/12 cups cashews 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp cocoa butter Line the base with tin foil or baking paper into a round spongeform…