Matcha Porridge Recipe

High quality Matcha green tea has a sweet, deep flavor and many powerful health benefits.

It contains chlorophyll, theanine, antioxidants, polyphenols and caffeine, and can help improve your skin’s condition, boost your immune system, protect your body from free radicals and relieve joint and muscle pain.
It’s becoming widely used all over the world, and can be incorporated into everyday cooking or drunk as a herbal infusion.

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Beef and Broccoli Stir fry Recipe

Do you need an easy mid-week meal? This one takes a little prep in the chopping and organising but there’s nothing complicated about this meal. Beef provides zinc, iron, protein and B vitamins to name a few goodies. Broccoli is packed with dietary fibre, manganese and vitamins. This green vegetable is a must in a family household. You can mix and match the vegetables to suit what you have at home, just like any stir fry. Enjoy!

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10 meal prep tips for beginners

Meal prep in my house is really important. But that doesn’t mean I want to spend my whole weekend in the kitchen. I’m always learning and getting better at doing things though. And I’m not scared to change things around to suit my lifestyle. For example, I’ve switched my grocery shopping from earlier in the week to later in the week now. Why? I find that with three busy kids, and the ‘life’ that revolves around this, it really helps to have food in the house when we hit the weekend.

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Tuna Tartare Bites Recipe

These little awesome snacks are packed with nutrients. Plus they are super easy to make. Great as an after school snack too! Tuna is really well known for its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also a star player in reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems. Cucumber is packed with vitains and helps to keep you hydrated. This is a hit snack!

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Stuffed Capsicum Recipe

Using whole chilli peppers from the capsicum provides so much nutritional goodness. Did you know that the carotenoid present in peppers lowers the risk of macular degeneration and helps maintain healthy vision? The Vitamin C in capsicum encourages immunity and prevents cell damage. This yummy food is also high in vitamin A and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. You can also add some capsicum to my yummy recipes in my 30 Day Smoothie Challenge eBook, which you can do as a challenge or just use as an affordable recipe book!

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Chicken with Garlic-Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

I love a yummy baked dish, especially on Monday night. You can throw everything together and pop it into the oven for an easy start to the week. You can prepare this the day before and then have it ready for Monday too. Chicken is packed with protein while sweet potatoes provide an awesome nutritional punch. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin B6 and vitamin C. They are also a great source of magnesium. Magnesium is sometimes known as the ‘anti-stress’ mineral. That’s got to be a good thing!

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Kids Lunchbox Ideas and Tips for Busy Mums

I’ve watched that many food experts, even the ones I admire, suggest loads of elaborate lunchbox ideas. Here’s what I’ve learned after 11 years of parenting so far. The kids want to play. Most kids will not sit and eat a sandwich, a tub of yoghurt, a piece of fruit and lots of vege sticks all in one sitting. And there’s no chance while the playground is begging for their attention!

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Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

A hearty stew is just what’s called for to warm up the family on a cold winter’s night. I love this recipe because it’s so versatile. If you’re missing any of the ingredients it’s easy to replace them with other yummy options you have in the fridge. I’ve been known to replace the carrot with sweet potato from time-to-time and that works pretty nicely! Beef is packed with protein and iron so this dish, along with all the awesome vegies, is an awesome way to get goodness into your family in one pot.

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10 tips for plane trips with kids

As a mum of three kids I have done my fair share of plane travel with kids. There would be some of you that have done more, some less. But now that my eldest is 11 I have a bit more experience under my belt as to what works and what doesn’t. And yes it depends on where you are going. And yes it depends on their age.

If you’re reading this you are well aware that I advocate for healthy kids. I’m not fanatical about it. It’s about being real and realistic. And plane travel times are no different. So here are my tips for traveling as healthy as possible on long haul flights, or even short ones, with kids.

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What you need to know about non-stick pans

No matter how fond one is of scrambled eggs or similar dishes, the business of scraping the frying pan afterwards is a disagreeable chore. To a large extent this problem has been overcome by the introduction of non-stick plastic coated fry pans which eliminate the need to soak foods in fat to prevent them sticking to the surface.
A leaflet is usually supplied with non-stick cookware; read this carefully before using the equipment.

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Baked Cabbage Casserole Recipe

Cabbage has to be not one of the most popular choices in my household. But this is really good stuff for you. This recipe has a few different colours, which I am a massive fan of. Plus, once the preparation is done, it is essentially an ‘oven dish’. I love oven dishes. Nothing better than coming home on a Monday after a busy start to the week knowing that this was prepared yesterday. And now it’s ready to go in the oven on Monday night. It just starts the week off right in our house to have an ‘oven dish’ ready.

Cabbage is part of the cruciferous vegetable family. It’s great to try to get these types of vegetables into your weekly meal plan. In a nutshell this vege is packed with vitamins K, C and B. Plus it’s also a great source of manganese and fibre. That will keep you regular!

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Prawn and Avocado Salad Recipe

This prawn and avocado salad recipe is quick and easy yet so delicious. We often think about how good simple fish is for us it’s easy to forget the crustaceans. Prawns are a complete protein. This means that it contains all nine essential amino acids in the right proportion for the body to use easily. Red meat is another example of a complete protein source. The avocado in this salad is packed with fibre and monounsaturated fatty acids. Did you know that avocado contains more potassium than bananas?

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Ginger Carrot Soup Recipe

Who doesn’t love a delicious, hot soup in winter? This soup is packed with so much goodness it’s a definite winner in my house. Ginger has a long history of being used to relieve digestive problems, nausea, reduced appetite and motion sickness. Carrot benefits can mainly be attributed to their beta carotene and fibre content. Carrots are also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, Vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper an manganese.

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