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  • Smart snacking for kids

    Smart snacking for kids

    Honestly, the number of times each day I have to fight off demands for snacks from my kids! You’d think they were malnourished (they’re far from it). Even on three square, balanced, healthy and hearty meals a day our growing kids always seem to be hungry. Now, provided it’s not knocking their appetites at mealtimes,

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    Brain boosting foods for kid's breakfasts

    Brain boosting foods for kid’s breakfasts

    That old mantra about breakfast being the most important meal of the day has its roots in sound logic. Give your body the fuel it needs to run well and you can expect a smooth ride. For kids, this is doubly important. They are not just getting through each day, but learning, growing and stretching

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    Grow Your Own Produce With Limited Space

    Grow Your Own Produce With Limited Space

    Growing your own fresh produce has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do – there is nothing quite like pulling a handful of ripe tomatoes straight from the vine for a salad, or popping a just-picked strawberry into your mouth for an explosion of summer flavour. And contrary to much popular

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    Foods containing natural antibiotics

    Foods containing natural antibiotics

    Our bodies work hard. From tasks we take for granted, such as breathing, to the big stuff like running a marathon or giving birth, there is always something we expect out bodies to be getting on with and coping with. On top of all that, we also expect the body to be able to fight

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    Is chocolate really addictive

    Is chocolate really addictive

    We often joke about being a chocoholic or becoming addicted to chocolate. But for some people, even if it’s not an outright addiction, beating the craving to eat chocolate can be a real problem. Negative impact Everyone knows that chocolate isn’t particularly healthy for you. However, that doesn’t stop us chomping our way through an

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    Preparing and cooking food safely

    Preparing and cooking food safely

    You may be surprised (and somewhat troubled) to learn that research points to the kitchen as the room containing most germs within the average home. Yes, that’s right, even more germs than you’d find in the bathroom – yuck! We all know that germs can spread quickly and that diseases like salmonella and E.coli are

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