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Healthy after school snack ideas

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By Heidi Janit Healthy snack options can be tricky. If you have crisps, sweets and cookies in the cupboards then your children are likely to know as much and expect those as snacks. Not to say you cannot have unhealthy treats at home, but giving your children healthier options is vital. Here are a few healthier after school or weekend ... Read More »

Potato, corn and tuna patties!

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By Heidi Janit Whether you are looking for a new idea on what to make your children for supper or something different to put in their lunchboxes, these potato and corn fritters are sure to please! (And they are a great way to sneak in some veges!) Recipe Source: www.taste.com.au Ingredients: utrition  500g potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped  1 x 185g ... Read More »

Yummy in my tummy

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By Yolandi Du Toit   It’s not even the end of March yet and already I feel out of lunchbox ideas FOR THE YEAR. It feels like I have done EVERYTHING that could possibly be done, and still I manage not to pack a lunch quite “as cool as the other kids” according to my precious little ones, who try ... Read More »

Massage and why it is good for you

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By Sheree Epstein Massage therapy has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, people use many different types of massage therapy for a variety of health-related purposes. Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. It is used to exercise or tone the muscles, dependent on the direction of ... Read More »

Meatballs for lunch boxes

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By Vicky Pollock As the New Year starts so does my lunch box dilemma. While my 7 year old loves all the good things in life (sushi, olives, gherkins etc,) there are the basics in life that she does not eat like bread of any kind, sausages, noodles (she will only eat spaghetti – you would think they were the ... Read More »

The key to health and wellness

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By Catherine Clark If I asked you what the key to your health is I am sure that I would get varying answers such as a healthy diet, exercise and drinking lots of water. All of these things are great and, in fact, very important as is getting enough sleep and enough sunshine to regulate your hormonal system. But at ... Read More »

Fats

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By Lauri Isserow Fats As with carbohydrates in recent years, fats have been wrongly accused of being “bad.” Too much fat can be a bad thing, but fat is an essential nutrient and some are definitely better than others. Certain kinds of fat are actually good for us and are an important part of a healthy diet. Adequate fat intake ... Read More »

Food allergies – dairy-free cooking

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By Heidi Janit   All recipes adapted from www.milkfreemom.com Dairy-Free Freezer French Toast Sticks makes 12 french toast sticks 3 eggs 1/3 cup any dairy-free milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 or 3 tablespoons sugar (optional) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon a shave or two of fresh nutmeg(optional) 4 slices bread, maple syrup,dairy-free margarine Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. In a ... Read More »

Unplug to reconnect – why it is important to unplug from technology

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By Heidi Meyer Have you ever felt like a robot? A multitude of wires feeding into systems, constantly on charge, loads of information to be processed, answers to be found, information to be shared, wires flowing out … feeling drained by internal and external expectations! What a wonderful experience it was, to get out of town for a mini-break, to ... Read More »

Pilates for babies

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By Robyn Borowsky Pilates for a baby may seem completely absurd but it’s never too early to start building CORE. Baby core is one of the best gifts you can give your child as this sets the foundation for posture and activity throughout childhood. It really is as simple as starting with placing your baby in certain positions to encourage ... Read More »