Brain food….. it really is a thing.

The metabolites formed from the breakdown of the essential fatty acid, Omega 3, play a pivotal role in brain development, not just during utero, but also after birth and throughout our lifetime. The word ‘essential‘ is one to take notice of as it means that it is essential to us as our body’s cannot naturally…

Peas…….Please

Do children ever ask for more peas?

Sweet & Salty Apple Chips

Ingredients 2 Medium Apples Pinch of salt combined with cinnamon Preheat the oven to 275 degrees, gas mark 1. Thinly slice the apples by hand with a food processor or a mandolin (just mind the fingers). Place the sliced apples on a baking tray.  I prefer to use a tray that is used to bake…

Chocolate Protein Shake

1 Cup Hemp Milk 1/4 Cup Greek Yoghurt 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds 1 Tbsp Organic Dark Chocolate Powder 1 Banana (OPTIONAL: you can add peanut or any other nut/seed butter) Place all ingredients and blend.  Chill or drink straight away. This is a great drink to give your child after a strenuous and high intensity…

Desserts for Breakfast……say it isn’t so!

When you saw the heading were you thinking  “Dessert for breakfast, really, c’mon?” and my response would be WHY NOT!!? Children grow up being told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day yet it is the most frequently skipped meal of the day. In the case of children I would absolutely agree…

Time to get ready for those back to school germs!! Ugh

Aaaahhhhhh, I can hear all you parents exclaim.  Summer is at an end and kids are getting ready to return to school.  Rejoice! On the other hand maybe you are dreading the illnesses that generally follow their return to school. In a school year, children as young as 2 years of age can experience 6…

Revitalizing Refreshments

  There is no denying that children love sugar, especially sugar ladened drinks. Sugary beverages are everywhere!! Vending machines in schools, children’s play centers, fitness centers, airports, train stations, every store from small to large and the ice cream van. How do we encourage children to cut back on their consumption of high sugar containing…

Return of the mac……without all the fat!

Mac N’ Cheese is definitely one of my ultimate favourite foods.  To me, there is nothing better than cozying up on a cold night in front of the TV with a big heaping bowl of this golden delight.  The problem is, this golden delight is not friendly in calories or fat.  What is even worse…

‘Socca’ – A Pizza Party for the mouth and the tummy. Yummy!

With so many great tasting recipes to share with you all, I had to bring myself back to base to remember why I was writing this blog.  It’s for the younger generation.  Although my recipes would tantalise even the adult taste buds. Where is a great place to start?  What do kids love other than…

Now the Journey truly begins….

I never thought that in my mid-thirties I would have considered embarking on a career change into an entirely different field of work from what I had been doing since I was a teenager, I mean who does that? At this point in anybody’s life, the norm would be to have established a career and…