Getting your 5 a day

Ways to get your kids to eat more veg

Ways to get your kids to eat more veg

Some kids love veg. They happily hoover up their greens with gusto. I’m sure these amazing youngsters exist, but I don’t know any personally. Most kids I know of are at best ambivalent about their veg, at worst positively opposed to the very idea. My own two have their favourites – quite inexplicably both will

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encouraging children to try different food

Encouraging children to try different foods

As adults we all know what a healthy and balanced diet should look like. However, encouraging children to try different foods is not always easy. Some are just naturally picky, while others can be scared of trying new tastes. Here are a few simple tips that should make mealtimes a more pleasant experience. Make it

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packed lunches

Lunch box ideas

Lunch box ideas are so much easier to come up with during the school holidays. A cheese sandwich can be made more exciting by eating it in the garden or the park, while access to the cooker at home opens up a wide range of hot meal options. However, when faced with coming up with

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Healthy eating in the summer

Healthy eating in the summer

We love the summer, we love the long light nights, we love warmer sunshine filled days but we don’t always love needing to wear less! Revealing what we have all been hiding through the winter is not always met with glee! But healthy eating in the summer is perfect for trying all those healthier seasonal foods that can

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peach melba smoothie

Peach Melba Smoothie

Smoothies are a great alternative to sugary, fizzy pop and drinks that children seem to crave! The Peach melba smoothie tastes great and takes minutes to prepare. You could also try alternative fruits if your children are not keen on peaches. Ingredients 410g can peach halves 100g frozen raspberries, plus a few for garnish 100ml

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The benefits of eating more fibre

The benefits of eating more fibre

Fibre is essential for a healthy diet. Also known as ‘roughage’, the benefits of eating more fibre are great, keeping our bodies in tip top condition, so why as a nation do we not eat enough of it? The NHS recommends that adults should aim to eat 18g of fibre each day. At the moment

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