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  • Quick healthy dinners

    Quick healthy dinners

    Even those who love to cook can sometimes find it a bind to rustle up a healthy meal for the family. To avoid falling into the fast-food and ready-meal trap it’s vital to have an approach to mealtimes that makes shopping simple and preparation and cooking a breeze. A decent stock of varied, enticing recipes

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    Sugar Swaps And Healthy Alternatives

    Sugar Swaps And Healthy Alternatives

    We all know that too much sugar is bad for us, but when you’re craving a three o’clock pick-me-up it’s all too easy to reach for sugary snacks and drinks. High blood pressure, obesity and tooth decay are just some of the reasons for cutting down the amount of sugar in your family’s diet. Whether

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    making food fun for kids

    Making food fun for kids

    From the day weaning begins, most parents are collating an array of smart techniques to gain and hold their child’s interest in food. Veg in clever disguises, aeroplane antics with spoons, pasta arranged to look like a face. You name it, parents try it. Despite these best efforts, however, many kids develop picky eating habits

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    kids and food

    Kids and food

    We all want our kids to grow up healthy and offering them the right foods and a balanced diet helps that happen. But getting information on healthy foods can be a bit of a minefield. There are loads of sources out there presenting advice on what the best (and worst) foods are but unfortunately many

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    halloween biscuits

    Halloween biscuits

    Whip up some Halloween biscuits to delight little ghosts and ghouls. Try our simple biscuit dough, rolled out and cut into spooky shapes, you could have your children decorate them in their own spooky fashion! Preparation time: less than 30 mins Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins Serves: 6-8 biscuits Ingredients 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened

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    toffee apple cake

    Toffee apple cake

    A dash of cinnamon and chewy toffee make this moist toffee apple cake really special. Great served as a dessert with custard or in slices with a cup of something hot. Ideal for a Halloween treat or Bonfire night supper. Preparation time: Less than 30 mins Cooking time: 30 mins to 1 hour Serves: 6

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