The Importance of Family Meals and Social Eating

The Importance of Family Meals and Social Eating

Eating meals together as a family are one of the most important things you can do as your children grow. The impact that family meals and social eating have on so many aspects of your child’s life is often underestimated and undervalued. Research shows that family...
Sneaky Protein Vanilla Cupcakes

Sneaky Protein Vanilla Cupcakes

Ingredients 60g butter, softened 1/4 cup vegetable oil, e.g. sunflower or canola oil ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 3 eggs 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup almond meal 2/3 cup milk   Method Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Beat the butter, sugar and...
White Bean Bread Scrolls with filling of choice

White Bean Bread Scrolls with filling of choice

The addition of a whole can of white beans to this recipe does not affect the flavour but adds a boost of nutrients including iron, zinc, protein, folate, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and fibre. Ingredients 2 cups of warm water (37oC)1 tablespoon of sugar1...
Eating for Exams, Study Snacks and Improving Concentration

Eating for Exams, Study Snacks and Improving Concentration

With the final year exams approaching it’s a good time to review what your child is eating to ensure their brain is performing at its peak during study and exams. Cognitive functions, such as learning and memory, are influenced by a variety of factors including...
Protein powder for teenagers, good or bad?

Protein powder for teenagers, good or bad?

As a mum of three boys, two of whom are in their early teens, I spend much of my weekend on the sidelines watching them play sport. What I love about this is that it’s a great opportunity to catch up with their friend’s parents and have a chat. Recently the...