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April 25, 2018

We know fruit juice isn’t a healthy drink option, but what about smoothies?

With all of the food and nutrition crazes flying around, it’s hard to know exactly what ones we should buy into and what ones we park in the “don’t go there” zone. A craze that has been around for a while now and often falls under its healthy guise of being chocka full of all … Continued
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April 10, 2018

Saviour of the Store Cupboard – Tinned Tomatoes

If I had to choose one store cupboard item I couldn’t live without, it would probably be tinned tomatoes. Tomatoes have a tumultuous history. Originally thought poisonous due to their close relationship to deadly nightshade, tomatoes are native to Central and South America. They were a prime candidate for canning due to their high acidic … Continued
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March 20, 2018

Sugar and Skin

Today we are going to keep things skin deep and take a closer look at what too much of the sweet white stuff can do to our largest organ Our skin— all 1.5-2 metres square of it —  has many functions. To name a few, it protects against extreme temperatures, sunlight and chemicals. It manufactures … Continued
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March 10, 2018

Catering for children at parties

I love to cook. And I presumed that once I became a mother I would be making my children the most fabulous food. Turns out I’m often raiding the fridge for scraps to give my hungry children. Cheese on toast anyone? And then when we were entertaining it was the same – I’d cook something … Continued
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February 19, 2018

When will we stop advertising junk food to children?

In Australia, over a quarter of children are overweight or obese, and incidences of type 2 diabetes and (non-alcoholic) fatty liver are becoming more common in younger people- conditions that historically presented later in age and in alcoholics respectively. This situation hasn’t happened overnight, it has been brewing for a while. Our children are eating … Continued
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February 3, 2018

February in the kitchen and garden

Zucchini, zucchini everywhere! It’s that time of the year when the zucchini begins to take over the garden, one minute they are small and shiny, and the next they’re big enough to use for a stand-up paddle board. A great plant to grow in your home or school vegetable garden, the fruit just keeps on … Continued
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February 2, 2018

Weekly Meal Planning

As the summer holidays come to a close and we fall back into a normal routine, it can be stressful trying to get dinner on the table! Some weeks I try and plan ahead for each meal, but trying to get the groceries bought with two small children is a serious challenge! Inevitably I come … Continued
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January 16, 2018

January in the kitchen and garden

It’s that time of year when love is flourishing in the garden, and that love is the bond between basil and tomato. This complementary relationship extends beyond the garden, straight into the kitchen and is one that cannot be matched. It’s said that tomatoes taste sweeter when they are grown surrounded by basil. Planting tomatoes … Continued
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January 10, 2018

What nutrition trends can we expect to see in 2018?

While we have a long way to go with our current (health) state of affairs, the wheels are in motion towards a healthier future. We can thank the persistent public health workers, health-promoting advocates and (with the utmost respect) the kale-eating, yoga-doing, Instagramming foodies. Consumers are becoming more interested and informed about what they are … Continued
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December 5, 2017

Managing sugar overload this festive season!

Work parties, end of year wrap up, endless family gatherings – the festive season is upon us. As is the mountain of sugar it can supply. While a little added sugar is okay, we don’t want to go overboard! Here are a few ways to manage added sugar intake and avoid the extreme blood glucose … Continued
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December 2, 2017

What to do when you overload on sugar

As the festive season gets into its full swing, it seems that sugar is EVERYWHERE. Never mind the stuff hiding in seemingly healthy foods. It is easy to overload on the sweet stuff, only to crash in energy and resolve soon after. Just know, you are not alone, and there are things to do to … Continued
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November 30, 2017

Serious health risks associated with energy drinks

We wrote recently about the concern of energy drink consumption by kids. Since, a new mini-review looking into effects from energy drink consumption has been released. The conclusions aren’t good news for our Red Bull sipping friends. The latest review, published in Frontiers in Public Health, looked at advertised benefits, nutritional content and public health … Continued
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